British Superbikes

Superbikes in the Square

Superbikes in the Square

Shakey Byrne & Leon Camier brightened up a rainy Glasgow day for my daughter Robyn at the Superbikes in the Square event, at Glasgow's George Square on Wednesday 6th August prior to the...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam: “We’ve struggled to overtake all season”

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam: “We’ve struggled to overtake all season”

Leon Haslam has said both he and the team have made some changes for this weekend’s eighth round of the British Superbike Championship to improve his overtaking capabilities. Haslam has had a tough...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam and Shane Byrne a dead heat FP2

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam and Shane Byrne a dead heat FP2

You wouldn’t have been able to separate Leon Haslam and Shane Byrne with a Rizla paper this afternoon at Knockhill British Superbikes. Both riders set the exact same time, a 49.004 to top the time...

Knockhill British Superbikes: John Laverty injury update

Knockhill British Superbikes: John Laverty injury update

MCN caught up with North West 200 Ducati Team Owner John Hackett following the injury to his Daily Star Cup rider, John Laverty, Laverty highsided at the exceptionally fast left-hander, Hislop’s on...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Stuart Easton out of home BSB

Knockhill British Superbikes: Stuart Easton out of home BSB

Stuart Easton has had to pull out of his home British Superbike round at Knockhill after just one session this morning. Easton was hoping to make a comeback after his massive 181mph crash at...

Knockhill British Superbikes: BSB to pay tribute to Craig Jones

Knockhill British Superbikes: BSB to pay tribute to Craig Jones

British Superbike Series Director Stuart Higgs has released this official statement today concerning a tribute to Craig Jones. ‘Like all within the BSB community we are deeply saddened at the loss of...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops FP1; John Laverty out

Knockhill British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops FP1; John Laverty out

Shane Byrne has topped the opening British Superbike session of the weekend at Knockhill, but only just. The current series leader, who is a point shy of a hundred in front of the rest of the chasing...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jack Valentine: ‘Our chassis will be ideal for Knockhill’

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jack Valentine: ‘Our chassis will be ideal for Knockhill’

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine has high hopes for round eight of the British Superbike Championship following the incredible double win they took at Oulton Park last time out. Tom Sykes not...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam still searching for elusive ’08 win

Knockhill British Superbikes: Leon Haslam still searching for elusive ’08 win

Leon Haslam says he’s confident for a victory in 2008, and Knockhill could be the location of choice for a win. The HM Plant rider had a productive Suzuka Eight Hour visit, finishing the endurance...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow: “This will be a hard weekend for me”

Knockhill British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow: “This will be a hard weekend for me”

Cal Crutchlow has admitted this weekend will be one of the toughest in his career following the passing of his good mate, Craig Jones, at the Brands Hatch World Supersport race. The HM Plant Honda...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Cameron Donald pens 2009 Relentless Suzuki deal

Knockhill British Superbikes: Cameron Donald pens 2009 Relentless Suzuki deal

Road racing sensation and Metzler Racetec National Superstock 1000 runner Cameron Donald has signed to stay with the TAS Relentless Suzuki team for 2009 today. The Aussie scored a fantastic double win...

Behind the scenes on the North West 200

Behind the scenes on the North West 200

IF you’re counting down the days until next year’s North West 200, you can get your NW200 fix early by reading the inside story of Michael Rutter’s victory at the 2008 race. Click on the link below to...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati duo looking to bounce back after Oulton Park

Knockhill British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati duo looking to bounce back after Oulton Park

Both Leon Camier and British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne said they want to recover from a disappointment round seven of the championship at Knockhill this weekend. Byrne scored his worst...

Have lunch with Leon Camier at Knockhill BSB

Have lunch with Leon Camier at Knockhill BSB

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. Want to ‘Kick Up A Gear’ and have lunch with a rising star in British Superbikes? MCN has teamed up with Airwaves too offer one lucky...

Win paddock passes to the Knockhill BSB round with Bennetts

Win paddock passes to the Knockhill BSB round with Bennetts

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED. THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. MCN has teamed up with insurance firm Bennetts to offer three pairs of paddock passes for the Knockhill BSB race meeting this...

Win a weekend with Rizla Suzuki at Brands Hatch World Superbikes

Win a weekend with Rizla Suzuki at Brands Hatch World Superbikes

Motorcycle News and Rizla Suzuki are offering one lucky reader the opportunity to spend the Brands Hatch World Superbike weekend with Tom Sykes and the Rizla Suzuki squad. We’re giving away a very...

BSB Oulton Park pictures

BSB Oulton Park pictures

Had a great weekend at Oulton Park, here's some photos. They were taken just before Hizzy's. 

Tom Sykes's celebrations

Tom Sykes's celebrations

Just two photos of Tom Sykes after his double at Oulton Park. It was great racing all round.

Are all bike racers midgets?

I keep hearing on MotoGP commentary about how Dani Pedrosa has an advantage because he's so small and light. Well, unless James Cracknell's a giant, then most of the riders associated with BSB are midgets, especially John Reynolds, but you don't hear talk about them in the same way. Why not?

Outlon Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes does the double

Outlon Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes does the double

Tom Sykes has cemented his first ever British Superbike race win by making it a double at Oulton Park. Leon Haslam got the whole-shot but Sykes soon managed to get past on the second lap and then hold...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes takes maiden win

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes takes maiden win

Tom Sykes has taken his first win on the Rizla Suzuki after putting in a strong performance in the first British Superbike race at Oulton Park. Sykes initially got the whole-shot but was pushed back...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes looking for front-end feel

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes looking for front-end feel

Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes secured third spot on the grid for today’s British Superbike races but says he needs more front end feel in the dry. The weekend has seen a mixture of conditions with...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow over the moon with second pole of season

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow over the moon with second pole of season

Cal Crutchlow secured his second pole of the season yesterday for round seven of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park – the same place he secured his maiden pole back in May for round...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne content with second on the grid

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne content with second on the grid

British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne has said he’s not too concerned about not grabbing pole for today’s two Oulton Park races. The Airwaves Ducati rider was beaten to the top spot by HM...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes pole

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes pole

Cal Crutchlow has made the most of the wet practice session this morning to go on and set the fastest lap in the afternoon qualifying for the Oulton Park round of the British Superbike...

Crutchlow tops wet final practice

Crutchlow tops wet final practice

Bad weather during the final British Superbikes free practice session at Oulton Park saw many riders decide to stay in the pits. The session was topped by Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who joined an...

Oulton Park British Superbikes; Shane Byrne looking to add to May Oulton double

Oulton Park British Superbikes; Shane Byrne looking to add to May Oulton double

Shane Byrne has started the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park from where he left off last time he visited the Cheshire circuit. Byrne, who took a double victory here...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe pleased with Friday performance

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe pleased with Friday performance

Reigning Japanese Superbike Champion, Atsushi Watanabe, has had his best start to a British Superbike weekend by scoring the ninth fastest time in Free Practice 2 yesterday. The Rizla Suzuki man has...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: One-off helmet design for Shane Byrne

Oulton Park British Superbikes: One-off helmet design for Shane Byrne

Shane Byrne has a new helmet design for this weekend’s Oulton Park British Superbike round; a helmet scheme drawn up as part of a competition run by Airwaves. The current British Sueprbike...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris: “I just want to enjoy myself”

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris: “I just want to enjoy myself”

Karl Harris has said his only aim for this weekend at Oulton Park is to go out and enjoy riding after dismal luck has tarnished his season. The two-time British Supersport Champion had high hopes for...

Oulton Park British Supersport: Triumph top Supersport session with Glen Richards

Oulton Park British Supersport: Triumph top Supersport session with Glen Richards

Glen Richards has continued to prove the Triumph 675’s racing prowess with a runaway performance in the first day of practice for BSS at Oulton Park today. The MAP Embassy Triumph man set a best time...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Dominant opening day for Karl Harris

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Dominant opening day for Karl Harris

Karl Harris followed-up an impressive morning Free Practice session with another time-sheet-topping performance in this afternoons 50-minute practice. The RM Racing Yamaha rider set a best of 1.37.530...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris takes BSB first blood

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris takes BSB first blood

Rob Mac Racing Yamaha’s Karl Harris has gone quickest in the first session of the weekend at Oulton Park. The 28-year old set a best of 1.37.530 in cloudy but dry conditions at the Cheshire...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: James Ellison to continue working with new electronics

Oulton Park British Superbikes: James Ellison to continue working with new electronics

James Ellison is set to continue development with the electronics system on one of his two machines today before making a decision on which bike he’ll be using on race day. Team Principal Shaun Muir...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam ready for a second half season kickstart

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam ready for a second half season kickstart

Leon Haslam has said he’s ready to put his dramas from the first half of the season behind him this weekend at Oulton Park. The 25-year old currently sits fourth in the championship, 132 points adrift...

Bogey circuits out of the way for charging Shane Byrne

Bogey circuits out of the way for charging Shane Byrne

British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne says he’s ultra confident for the second half of the season with the circuits he likes the least already out of the way in the first six race weekends...