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Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Race day abandoned due to heavy snow

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Race day abandoned due to heavy snow

Round one of British Superbikes at Brands Hatch has been abandoned due to heavy snow, and the race weekend rescheduled for May 10-11, 2008. At 11.15 this morning (Sunday, April 6, 2008) Chief...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Snow storm hits opening round

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Snow storm hits opening round

What is it about British Superbikes and snow at the moment? After the disastrous three-day test at Snetterton was cut dramatically short by Baltic conditions, the season opener at Brands Hatch has...

A sample of Friday's Practice sessions

A sample of Friday's Practice sessions

A few pics from Friday's (sunny) practice sessions at brands ready for Sunday's (wet) race

Brands Hatch British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh to start from pole

Brands Hatch British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh to start from pole

After a less than emphatic first day on practice, Hudson Kennaugh appears to have found a winning setup up jumping from 17th in the first free practice session from yesterday up to the front in the...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops rain-hit qualifying

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops rain-hit qualifying

Shane Byrne will head-off from the first position on the grid tomorrow with a blisteringly fast pole lap that was some three tenths faster than anyone else in the field. Byrne set a best of 1:25.832...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Michael Laverty and Relentless Suzuki's electronic demons

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Michael Laverty and Relentless Suzuki's electronic demons

Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty is finding it difficult to replicate his outstanding form in pre-season testing at the British Superbike season opener due to an electronics issue. The current...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Bradley Smith pays BSB a visit

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Bradley Smith pays BSB a visit

Looking like he was still dressed for the sunny Spanish conditions after returning from last weekend’s 125 GP race at Jerez, Bradley Smith took time out to visit Brands Hatch for this weekend’s...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Cal Crutchlow lead Saturday practice

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Cal Crutchlow lead Saturday practice

You wouldn’t have been able to separate HM Plant Honda’s Cal Crutchlow and Shane Byrne aboard the Airwaves Ducati with a fag paper in this morning’s third free practice session of the weekend. Both...

Brands Hatch BSB: Airwaves Ducati wary of first weekend form

Brands Hatch BSB: Airwaves Ducati wary of first weekend form

Airwaves Ducati Team Manager Colin Wright told MCN he’s happy with how things have gone so far in testing and the first day of the opening race weekend at Brands Hatch, but he isn’t confident for the...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne sets Brands Hatch pace

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne sets Brands Hatch pace

He was tipped to be at the top this season and so far Shane Byrne hasn’t disappointed, dominating the first day of riding at Brands Hatch. Video: Airwaves Ducati testing in Almeria Byrne, who has won...

British Superbikes: Late Spain test a success for Hydrex Bike Animal Honda

British Superbikes: Late Spain test a success for Hydrex Bike Animal Honda

The Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team has managed to return from a late testing spell out in Spain in time for Brands, and confident to be on the pace. The team looked to be heading into the first race...

Leon Haslam answers your questions here live

Leon Haslam answers your questions here live

If you could ask a question to British Superbike star Leon Haslam, what would you say? Well now you can. Click back here tomorrow and you'll be able to see a live web chat with the HM Plant Honda...

Video: Yamaha R1 Cup launch at Croft

MCN Senior Road Tester has chosen his keys from the proverbial bowl and out came number 33. That is the number Neeves will be racing in the inaugural Henderson R1 Cup series, which launched at Croft Circuit last week. The round will be supporting the British Superbike Championship at all 12 rounds and all riders will ride standard Yamaha R1’s with sporty bodywork. That is the number Neeves will be...

Hydrex Bike Animal Honda head to Spain

Hydrex Bike Animal Honda head to Spain

The Hydrex Bike Animal Honda British Superbike team have headed off to Spain for last minute preparations just a week before the start of the new season at Brands Hatch next weekend. Team owner Shaun...

Snetterton BSB test 2008

Snetterton BSB test 2008

Think you will find that the mist was actually snow!

Beowulf Racing on the pace at final Valencia test

Beowulf Racing on the pace at final Valencia test

The Beowulf Racing team completed their final winter test session at Valencia this week in preparation for the opening round of the European Superstock 600 championship at the Spanish circuit on April...

Snetterton BSB test hit by bad weather

Snetterton BSB test hit by bad weather

This weekend’s Official Pirelli test has been cut dramatically short by treacherous weather conditions. The three-day test was, for some, the last chance to test machinery and tyres before heading to...

Snetterton BSB pictures

Snetterton BSB pictures

Here's some pictures of the pre season warm up at Snetterton this weekend.

Tommy "Rock on" Hill

Tommy "Rock on" Hill

You can't keep a good man down! Tommy (Rock on) Hill at a roasting Snetterton over the easter hols.

BSB Pirelli Test Snetterton 22.3.08

BSB Pirelli Test Snetterton 22.3.08

On Saturday afternoon only Shakey Byrne and James Ellison managed to get on the track during the 1st afternoon BSB session and this was cut short after only a couple of laps by a blizzard

BSB Snetterton snowballing

BSB Snetterton snowballing

Tom Sykes, unable to take to the track because of inclement weather, did, however, manage to hone his snowballing skills

Michael Laverty

Michael Laverty

Michael Laverty/Relentless/TAS Suzuki 22/03/2008, Enkalon Trophy races, Bishopscourt.

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam - 'I've been waiting to get back with Honda for a long time'

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam - 'I've been waiting to get back with Honda for a long time'

With 2006 and 2007 British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari now departed to World Superbikes and 2007 runner-up Jonathan Rea following him to the Hannpsree team in World Supersport, you’d be fairly...

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow vowing to win title for HM Plant Honda

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow vowing to win title for HM Plant Honda

Heading in to just his second season as a British Superbike rider, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind what 22-year-old Cal Crutchlow wants to do this season – help Honda retain the...

British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda ready for action

British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda ready for action

MCN caught up with HM Plant Honda Team Manager Havier Beltran at the launch of the 2008 team at the Sports Café in Newcastle taking a look at the season ahead. MCN: What are your plans heading to the...

British Supersport: Steve Brogan gets first factory ride with HM Plant Honda

British Supersport: Steve Brogan gets first factory ride with HM Plant Honda

At the age of 27 most riders will be thinking they have missed their chance to get their first factory ride, but not HM Plant Honda’s Steve Brogan. The Liverpudlian has been signed up to ride in the...

Video: Revving Off - HM Plant Honda British Superbike team launches new Fireblade

The HM Plant Honda British Superbike team has officially unveiled their 2008 Honda Fireblades to be ridden by Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow at the team launch in Newcastle yesterday. Haslam, who has moved to HM Plant Honda after three years with Airwaves Ducati, is sure to be a favourite for the title and is looking forward to the season ahead. Crutchlow is also hopeful to carry on the...

British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati positive for 2008 after Calafat test

British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati positive for 2008 after Calafat test

Airwaves Ducati spent a successful four days last week testing at Spain’s Calafat circuit and are now confident about the season ahead with the new Ducati 1098. The only set back was Leon Camier...

British Superbikes team up with BKS to improve rider safety

British Superbikes team up with BKS to improve rider safety

Manufacturer BKS has teamed up with the British Superbike Championship to improve rider safety. Throughout the 2008 championship the Northamptonshire-based company will be sent all crash-damaged...

Alex Camier signs for Bournemouth Hawk Kawasaki in Superstock 600 Championship

Alex Camier signs for Bournemouth Hawk Kawasaki in Superstock 600 Championship

Alex Camier has signed up to ride for Hawk Kawasaki in the 2008 Superstock 600 Championship. The younger brother of British Superbike rider Leon Camier rode for Hawk Kawasaki last year at Croft in the...

Video: British Superbikes Guadix test: HM Plant Honda riders Cal Crutchlow and Leon Haslam interview

The Guadix test took place last week and saw one of the first show downs of the two big British Superbike teams - HM Plant Honda and Airwaves Ducati. MCN's Rob Hull caught up with HM Plant Honda riders Cal Crutchlow and Leon Haslam to see how the test was going and how they are adapting to life after their respective moves Watch the video interview below to see the answers and...

British Supersport: 2008 confirmed BSS entry list

British Supersport: 2008 confirmed BSS entry list

Five Manufacturer/works teams representing Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Triumph will take to the grid for the 2008 British Supersport Championship. There will be a packed entry of 42 permanent...

British Superbikes: 2008 confirmed BSB entry list

British Superbikes: 2008 confirmed BSB entry list

British Superbikes goes into the new season with tougher supersport-spec engine tuning rules, a single tyre rule – and a whopping grid of 32 riders headed up by machinery from Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki,...

Cadwell Park safety improvements

Cadwell Park safety improvements

Cadwell Park has recently unveiled safety improvements which were made through the winter to the Lincolnshire circuit. For riders the biggest benefit will be the Armco and extended run-off at Chris...

Cadwell Park safety improvements

Cadwell Park safety improvements

Cadwell Park has recently unveiled safety improvements which were made through the winter to the Lincolnshire circuit. For riders the biggest benefit will be the Armco and extended run-off at Chris...

Video: British Superbikes Almeria test: Airwaves Ducati's Shane Byrne and Leon Camier impress in testing

Shane Byrne made sure everyone stood up and took notice of his return to Ducati as he lines up alongside Leon Camier for the Airwaves Ducati team in the 2008 British Superbike Championship. Byrne was on blistering form consistently lapping fast times each day while running race-distance simulations at the three day Pirelli test in Almeria, Spain. Meanwhile the Pirelli test was the first...