British Superbikes

On the British Supersport grid at Brands Hatch

On the British Supersport grid at Brands Hatch

Here's a photo of me and my friend Jason on the start grid of the final round of the Silkolene British Supersports 600 race at Brands Hatch. We managed to blag full Yamaha hospitality - thanks to...

BSB Blog: Bloody foreigners, taking our jobs…

BSB Blog: Bloody foreigners, taking our jobs…

In the first of a new series of weekly sports blogs, MCN reporter Rob Hull says BSB should follow the example of the Premier League when it comes to foreign signings. The best talent will secure the...

Q&A: James Westmoreland

Q&A: James Westmoreland

James Westmoreland was arguably the surprise package of 2008 in the British Supersport Championship. The former 125cc front-runner proved his Supersport prowess in his second year with Centurion...

Sykes meets Sykes

Sykes meets Sykes

Josh Sykes from Huddersfield meets Tom Sykes from Huddersfield at Brands Hatch.

Centurion Honda retain Hobbs and Cooper

Centurion Honda retain Hobbs and Cooper

Centurion Racing will field a two-rider line-up in 2009, retaining both Dennis Hobbs and Dan Cooper. Get the latest BSB news Centurion’s top points scorer from 2008, James Westmoreland, made a switch...

HM Plant Honda confirm Glen Richards and Josh Brookes

HM Plant Honda confirm Glen Richards and Josh Brookes

HM Plant Honda has announced the signatures of both Glen Richards and Josh Brookes to ride in the factory Honda team for 2009 in BSB. Both emerged as favourites to sign in the last two weeks after the...

James Westmoreland stays in British Supersport

James Westmoreland stays in British Supersport

James Westmoreland has signed to ride for NCT Racing in BSS next season after finishing fourth last season with three impressive rostrum finishes. Get all the latest BSB news Westmoreland was...

Q&A: Josh Brookes on BSB hopes in 2009

Q&A: Josh Brookes on BSB hopes in 2009

With Josh Brookes expected to be named in the 2009 HM Plant Honda line-up alongside 2008 British Supersport Champion Glen Richards, MCN spoke to the 25-year old about his one-off appearance in the BSS...

STP Superbike gets Portimao WSB wildcard slot

STP Superbike gets Portimao WSB wildcard slot

Chris Burns and the STP Superbike team will line-up alongside the World’s best Superbike riders for the final round of WSB in Portugal. STP will join HM Plant Honda at the totally-new Parkalgar...

British Eurosport extend BSB deal

British Eurosport extend BSB deal

British Eurosport has signed a new two-year deal to cover the British Superbike series. Part of the deal included a four-hour live show from each of the 12 rounds for the next two seasons and repeat...

Shane Byrne-out

Shane Byrne-out

Picture of Shane Byrne at Druids bend on the last race of the season, has to be one of the best pictures i took while i was there. What a race!

A few snaps from Brands

A few snaps from Brands

Here's a few snaps of brands. Good luck to shakey and the boys on the world stage next season. Great weekend, all the riders we met are so down to earth and always ready for a chat.

Skakey's celebration

Skakey's celebration

Shakey's celebratory burnout after taking the double at Brands Hatch

British Supersport: Billy McConnell signs for Raceways Yamaha

British Supersport: Billy McConnell signs for Raceways Yamaha

Billy McConnell will make a step down back into the British Supersport Championship in 2009 with Raceways Yamaha after a season in BSB with MSS Discovery Kawasaki. The Aussie finished the season in...

British Superbikes: James Ellison signs for GSE Racing

British Superbikes: James Ellison signs for GSE Racing

James Ellison has landed what he called his ‘dream move’ to the four-time British Superbike Championship winning team, GSE Racing. The former MotoGP and AMA Superbike ace penned a deal with the...

Guy Martin looks like Wolverine

Guy Martin looks like Wolverine

I got to meet with Guy Martin another rider who you dont seem to see much of around the pits. He also reminds me of Wolverine from the X-Men, no offence Guy! a lovely man.

Finding James Ellison

Finding James Ellison

Myself and James Ellison.. a hard man to find, but I found him in the end, it may of taken me a whole weekend but got him in the end!

Pics from the BSB finale

Pics from the BSB finale

Shots from the the BSB finale at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BSB

Brands Hatch BSB

Here are a few pictures from the British Superbikes at Brands Hatch. My son Kelland was invited to have his picture taken on Peter Hasler's KTM Superduke with the AOR brolly babes. Kelland and his...

JT's #1 fan

JT's #1 fan

Thanks to JT & Roger Burnett for spooling my daughter Shannon at this weekends BSB round at Brands. Roger spotted her in the queue & took her to the front for a chat with JT who immediately...

Rizla part company with BSB Crescent Suzuki Team

Rizla part company with BSB Crescent Suzuki Team

The Crescent Suzuki British Superbike team has announced that next season they will not be carrying the familiar Rizla livery. The team released the following statement: Rizla has decided to exit the...

Brands Hatch: Man seen holding up bike singlehandedly!

Brands Hatch: Man seen holding up bike singlehandedly!

This is a photo I took at Brands on Sunday. A fantastic display of strength. Firstly a bike jumps off a ramp 40 feet into the air and this bloke catches it by the front wheel with one hand. Amazing!

Rizla officially out of BSB

Rizla officially out of BSB

Crescent Suzuki has released a statement this morning confirming the departure of title sponsor Rizla. Rizla has become an iconic part of BSB, sponsoring the factory team for the last seven years. But...

Sykes at Brands

Sykes at Brands

Tom Sykes is a top bloke, signed my jacket, had pic with my kids, then in last race of season breaks down and get best seat in the place!!

Cal Crutchlow - top bloke!

Cal Crutchlow - top bloke!

On the TV you see Cal Crutchlow as a pretty sound, down-to-earth guy. But after being in his presence for the past 3 days I can safely say he is the single funniest guy out there.

Good day at the BSB

I took my kids to the final round of the british superbikes at the weekend. A good day had by all. My only disappointment was no extra lap at the end of final race as mentioned. I'd just like to say- loyal fans are all around the track, not just at the grandstand.

Fed up with MSV

Is it just me who is fed up with MSVR appearing to not give a damn about us after they have taken our money? I refer, of course, to yesterday's debacle at Brands commonly referred to as "leaving the car park". Traffic control? Nope. Help for us punters? Nope. I couldn't take the bike and so chose to go by car. Over an hour to get out of the car park? And, MSVR, please don't blame the local...

Jimmy Hill's Brands Hatch off

Jimmy Hill's Brands Hatch off

I was at Brands Hatch for BSB at the weekend. I was teaching my son to use the camara and he managed to get Jimmy Hill mid-crash. I thought Jimmy Hill was very plucky and I will be...

An evening with Airwaves Ducati

An evening with Airwaves Ducati

Leanne Fisher & Jon Beadle enjoying an evening with Shane Byrne and Leon Camier.

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: SMT Honda reaction to 12th and 15th place finishes

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: SMT Honda reaction to 12th and 15th place finishes

SMT Honda owner Robin Croft was over the moon with Jason O'Halloran's performance during the Brands Hatch British Superbike races at the weekend.   After a difficult qualifying session on...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Mechanical failure means Tom Sykes finishes fourth

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Mechanical failure means Tom Sykes finishes fourth

After a sixth place finish in race one, Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes was dealt a massive blow when hi GSX-R1000 came to a stop in race two, meaning he finishes the championship in fourth place...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham and Rob McElnea comment on surreal weekend

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham and Rob McElnea comment on surreal weekend

Looking back over a hectic weekend, Karl Harris' replacement Jon Kirkham, finished ninth and 10th in his first races on the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha R1. Reviewing his British Superbike race performances,...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Podiums all round for HM Plant Honda

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Podiums all round for HM Plant Honda

Reflecting on their final weekend for the team, HM Plant Honda riders Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow were satisfied with their efforts. A fourth in race one followed by a desperately unlucky second in...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: James Ellison and Hydrex Honda part company

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: James Ellison and Hydrex Honda part company

After a successful season on the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda, James Ellison is moving elsewhere for his 2009 racing season. In a statement released by the team, Ellison was quoted as saying:   ...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne does the double

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne does the double

Airwaves Ducati's Shane Byrne completed the double in his final British Superbike weekend today.   Taking the lead from Leon Haslam at McLaren on the final lap, Shakey forced his way past,...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne romps to win in race one

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne romps to win in race one

Shane Byrne took the win in race one at Brands Hatch British Superbikes today. Starting from pole, Byrne was beaten by HM Plant's Cal Crutchlow into turn one, and Crutchlow lead until lap two.  ...