British Superbikes

Meeting Shakey Byrne

Meeting Shakey Byrne

Here's a photo of my five year old daughter jemma bridgwater meeting her idol Shane shakey Byrne at british superbikes at oulton park.. it made her weekend, and mine to see her so happy...

Leon going into Sykes

Leon going into Sykes

Leon Haslam hitting Tommy Sykes

Henderson R1 Cup: Superstar in the making

Henderson R1 Cup: Superstar in the making

Sam Warren is a relative novice to road racing. He’s completed just a handful of club races to get his national licence, so he can take part in the Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup. But the 25-year-old...

British Superbikes: Jack Valentine denies Leon Haslam protest

British Superbikes: Jack Valentine denies Leon Haslam protest

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine has rejected the suggestions made by HM Plant Honda that he and his Rizla Suzuki team protested the move made by Leon Haslam that cost Tom Sykes a race two...

Hudson Kennaugh pleasing the crowd

Hudson Kennaugh pleasing the crowd

Well it was May Bank Holiday and the Bennetts British SuperBike tour returned to the picturesque Cheshire circuit of Oulton Park. Also returning to the circuit was one of the largest crowds to be...

Leon Haslam should take it like a man

I'm so glad Leon Haslam got done for that outrageous pass at Oulton Park. I have seen him do it loads of times there - even to his own team mate. If you can't win leon take it like a man - sykes outshone you and you just couldn't hack it.

MCN Daily 06/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 99 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we bring you a sporting special rounding up all the action from over the bank holiday weekend including Rossi’s win in Shanghai and problems for Leon Haslam at Oulton Park.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Christian Iddon swaps supermoto for superstock

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Christian Iddon swaps supermoto for superstock

Christian Iddon proved that it wasn’t just Sam Warren in the Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup who can make the transition from supermoto to road racing with one of four guest appearances this weekend with SMT...

A great weekend at Oulton Park

Just got back from an excellent weekend of racing at Oulton Park, Cheshire. I would just like to thank the organisers for a well run event - and what an entrance from Mr Palmer in his helicopter! He was like James Bond popping in with his secretary! It was then that I took a closer look at him. Now is it me or does he look like Coronation Street's Les Battersby? Never the less he...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam docked race two points

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam docked race two points

HM Plant Honda’s Leon Haslam has been stripped of his fourth place position in race two by British Superbike organisers after he was deemed to have ridden carelessly in the course of a meeting. Haslam...

Oulton Park BSB: Karl Harris crash

Oulton Park BSB: Karl Harris crash

It's been a while since I've seen the British superbikes live, but it's still great entertainment . Here is a picture of Karl Harris mid-crash

BSB: first race, first lap, first corner

BSB: first race, first lap, first corner

Let the pictures tell the story. Photography by Paul Bond & Stephanie Allen

Oulton Park BSB - 05/05/08 - Shakey Byrne's Double Win

Oulton Park BSB - 05/05/08 - Shakey Byrne's Double Win

Here's Shane Byrne, on his victory lap after his second win of the day... An awesome couple of wins after a 'shakey' couple of races...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes first Airwaves Ducati double win but under red flag conditions

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes first Airwaves Ducati double win but under red flag conditions

Shane Byrne completed a first double race win for Airwaves Ducati, but finished the second race under the red flags after a huge crash involving Cal Crutchlow whilst one of the cup riders was also...

Oulton Park British Supersport: Glen Richards takes victory

Oulton Park British Supersport: Glen Richards takes victory

Veteran rider Glen Richards has taken a thrilling first victory for Triumph on the 675 at Oulton Park in the British Supersport race as the Triumph man battled hard with Raceway Yamaha’s Hudson...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes race one win after battle with Leon Haslam

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes race one win after battle with Leon Haslam

Airwaves Ducati’s Shane Byrne has taken the first British superbike win of the day at Oulton Park this afternoon after a brilliant battle with Leon Haslam in the final few laps. Leon Camier announced...

Oulton Park British Supersport: Chris Martin puts Gearlink Kawasaki on pole

Oulton Park British Supersport: Chris Martin puts Gearlink Kawasaki on pole

Chris Martin has ensured the first three Supersport races of the season have a different manufacture on pole, landing the top qualifying position aboard he Gearlink Kawasaki. Martin put in a time of...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Second career pole for Cal Crutchlow

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Second career pole for Cal Crutchlow

HM Plant Honda’s Cal Crutchlow has built on his brilliant Honda debut performance from Thruxton by securing pole position for tomorrow’s Oulton Park races. Crutchlow set a fastest time of 1.36.605 to...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow quickest in final free practice

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow quickest in final free practice

Thruxton race-two winner Cal Crutchlow has set the fastest lap in extremely damp weather conditions in the final free practice session at Oulton Park. Crutchlow, who had set the top lap yesterday in...

Martin Finnegan's accident

I was at the race at Tandragee and witnessed the horrific accident which Martin Finnegan was involved in. As Martin was coming forward towards the right hand corner which really is a T junction his motorcycle locked up about 50 or 60 metres from the turn. He made really good work keeping the bike upright and straight and was really fighting with it hard to keep it inline. The...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati concentrate on practice race runs

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati concentrate on practice race runs

Both Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Camier and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne have said they’ve used today’s two Free Practice sessions to complete vital race runs before Monday’s two 18 lap BSB races. The...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson suffers further injury set back

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson suffers further injury set back

After suffering a broken right arm and wrist at Thruxton a fortnight ago, Adam Jenkinson has turned up to the Oulton round this weekend with a cast not just on his right arm, but his left as...

Martin Finnegan killed in Irish road race

Martin Finnegan killed in Irish road race

TT and road race regular Martin Finnegan has been killed while competing in the Tandragee 100 in Northern Ireland today. The 29-year old from Dublin, who is married and a father-of-one, died in...

Relentless complete North West 200 shakedown

Relentless complete North West 200 shakedown

All four Relentless Suzuki representatives in BSB, BSS and road racing took to the Kirkistown circuit earlier this week with the main aim of preparing the road bikes for the North West 200, which...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow tops Free Practice two

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow tops Free Practice two

HM Plant Honda has ended the first day of practice at Oulton Park with the top two times, headed by joint championship leader Cal Crutchlow. The race two winner from the opening race weekend at...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne heads first Free Practice

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne heads first Free Practice

Shane Byrne has topped the first Superbike table of the bank-holiday weekend at the Oulton BSB round in the first Free Practice session. The Airwaves Ducati rider ended the 50 minute long session six...

British Supersport: James Webb on a warning after Thruxton crash

British Supersport: James Webb on a warning after Thruxton crash

Padgetts Honda’s James Webb has been given a slap on the wrist by race organisers after his big off at Thruxton that also took out former Padgetts man, Dennis Hobbs. Hobbs, now riding for Centurion...

Drama from Thruxton

Drama from Thruxton

Hi, Sue and I were taking photographs at Thruxton on Sunday and wondered if you would be interested in any of our pictures. We did get some close-ups of the drama of the Tom Sykes and Karl Harris...

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe slips in Oulton trackday

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe slips in Oulton trackday

Atsushi Watanabe has squeezed in a quick trackday at Oulton Park just a couple of days before the BSB field rolls into paddock at the Cheshire circuit. The two-time Japanese Superbike Champion is...

British Superbikes: Leon Camier to put injuries behind him

British Superbikes: Leon Camier to put injuries behind him

Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Camier says he’s ready to put his injury problems behind him and secure a top result at Oulton Park this weekend. Camier scored a fifth and a fourth on his debut race weekend...

British Supersport: Gearlink Kawasaki head to Oulton Park on a high

British Supersport: Gearlink Kawasaki head to Oulton Park on a high

After securing a podium finish at the first race of the season at Thruxton a fortnight ago, the Gearlink Kawasaki squad is looking to better that result this weekend and Thruxton. Team Owner and...

British Superbikes: Tom Grant to replace injured Adam Jenkinson

British Superbikes: Tom Grant to replace injured Adam Jenkinson

Former Virgin Yamaha R6 Cup champion Tom Grant will replace the injured Adam Jenkinson at Oulton Park about the SMT Honda. Jenkinson’s race two crash at Thruxton left the Mancunian with a broken right...

Rutter at Thruxton

Rutter at Thruxton

Michael Rutter celebrating his podium in the second race at Thruxton with a huge burnout.

Steve Plater group on bebo

Just set up a Steve Plater supporters' group on a social networking site. If you are a beboer the add the group, and show your support for the best road race to come from Lincolnshire, England ever simpily go onto http://www.bebo.com/steve-plater become a member, add your photos and leave a comment. Let's try and drum up support for the greatest road racer in recent years, in what could be his...

Video: Think! Academy Blog competition winner

The THINK! road safety campaign’s sponsorship of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship is now in it’s fifth year and this year we will be offering readers of MCN the chance to win VIP hospitality at each of the BSB races to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the racing. But that’s not all. Winners of each THINK! race promotion will also be given the task of becoming an MCN video blog reporter...

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

After what seems like an enternity the first ever race of the inaugural Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup kicked off at Thruxton at the weekend in front of a huge British Superbike crowd. But best of all the...