British Superbikes

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

Last season the KTM Super Duke Championship wowed BSB fans with brilliant bar to bar racing and after it’s successful debut season the series is back again in 2008. Click here to see Adam Child's...

Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

Steve Plater is now the team manager as well as BSB rider for AIM Yamaha. We spoke to him about his new role – and the forthcoming season. Click here to see Steve Plater's thoughts on the 2008 North...

Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

Jentin Racing have confirmed Simon Andrews will stay with the team in BSB this year. The Lloyds British-backed Yamaha team are building two brand new 2008 R1s and 23-year-old Andrews said: "I'm...

Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

Embassy Racing Moto has announced it will be the official Triumph factory-supported team in British Supersport in 2008. The team will run two riders in the hugely competitive Supersport class. Joining...

Beowulf switch to Yamaha

Beowulf switch to Yamaha

Beowulf Racing has decided to switch to Yamaha for their 2008 UK and European campaigns. The team has run Suzuki machinery since 1997 but the change is down to machinery availability. Joint Team Owner...

Video: Medd gets BSS Virgin Yamaha ride

Nick Medd has spent the best part of two seasons on the sidelines. Now fully recovered from an horrific crash at Silverstone testing his own Ducati, he’s landed a ride with the Virgin Media Yamaha team in British Supersport. In this video interview he tells MCN about his aspirations for 2008. Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British...

Video: Dickinson and Tucklinks with Yamaha

British Supersport rider Joe Dickinson is still backed by Trucklinks in 2008 but now he’s part of Rob McElnea’s official Yamaha set-up. He talks to MCN about his forthcoming season.  Nick Medd talks to MCN Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

Video: Harris with Yamaha

It’s been rumoured for some time but now it’s official.  Karl Harris is riding for Yamaha in BSB this year. Harris talks exclusively to MCN about his hopes for the season ahead. Nick Medd talks to MCN Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

It’s official: Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride

It’s official: Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride

Rob McElnea’s official Yamaha race team have a busy season ahead of them. Karl Harris and potentially a second rider in BSB, BJ Toal, Nick Medd and Joe Dickinson in British Supersport plus the...

R1 Cup ready to rock

R1 Cup ready to rock

The new Yamaha R1 Cup that blasts into action next year at BSB rounds is being backed  by Henderson Insurance Brokers. Rob McElnea, the man who gave us the Virgin Yamaha R6 Cup to allow...

Gearlink becomes official Kawasaki team in British Supersport

This week the Gearlink Kawasaki team announced their two rider British Supersport line-up of Chris Martin and Steve Neate, as well as stepping up to become the official Kawasaki team in the class. MCN spoke to Michael de Bidaph about this latest step up the ladder for his team … Click here to read our interview with Chris Martin MCN: Why Martin and Neate? de Bidaph: We were approached by ten...

Chris Martin gets a ride in new British Supersport Kawasaki team

Chris Martin was the 2006 BSB Cup champion. Now he’s one of two riders in the exciting new-look  Gearlink Kawasaki team in British Supersport. MCN spoke to him about his new ride. Read our interview with team boss Michael de Bidaph MCN: Chris, superbike to superposrt. How do you see this, as a step backwards or a positive career move? Martin: Very positive. People might view it as a...

Video: Easton gets superbike Kawasaki

He’s had a roller-coaster couple of years but Stuart Easton has bagged a top-line BSB ride with MSS Discovery Kawasaki this year. Check out this exclusive MCN video to get his thoughts on the season ahead…..

Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

This is where you can vote for MCN's presitigious Man of the Year Award for 2007. The 2007 motorcycle racing season produced a dramatic year of surprise, drama and British success. But who do you...

Video: Britain's young racing hopefuls

There are two very successful British racers this year that you may never have heard of. Scott Reading and Graeme Gowland have both been racing in Spain and both are moving to world level next year. Scott Redding is 14-years-old, from Gloucester. He won the last three races of the Spanish National Championship to earn himself a ride in the GP125 World Championship for 2008. Graeme Gowland, 21...

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

Last year Ian Hutchinson was a valued commodity. Honda snapped him as a banker for success in the Isle of Man Centenary TT, alongside their other top name John McGuinness. And Hutchinson delivered,...

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Repli-Cast UK Racing move up to CEV Spanish Championship for 2008 with British 125 GP Cup runner up Alec Wright. The Team have decided that they need stronger competion to make Alec even faster and...

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli tyres for the next three seasons. Here’s how it will all work….. SUPERBIKE: The minimum assortment available to each rider to be as...

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Like everyone else I’m a bit taken aback by the announcement Pirelli getting the tyre deal in British Superbikes and British Supersport – subject to contract of course. I kind of figured that since...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

This is the last in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the fourth in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

Video: Review of the British Superbike year

In the third of our Reviews of the year we move on to racing with a look back at the 2007 British Superbike season. Check out the video below to see MCN Sports Editor and BSB reprter Gary Pinchin take us through the highlights of the year.

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

This is the third in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams.   Never before has there been so much...

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

This is the second in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the first in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie the show miester, always ready to please. A wheelie for everyone who knew and loved him. I give you the Milky Bar Kid.  

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater has joined French-based GMT94 to race in the Le Mans and Bol d’Or 24 hour races in 2008…. and has still got two options to do the full series with other teams. Steve Plater said: “I’d be...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki boss reflects on Calafat test

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki boss reflects on Calafat test

Rizla Suzuki completed three days of testing at Calafat last week with Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe.   Motorcyclenews.com spoke to team manager Jack Valentine to get the low down. MCN:...

Stalker's a God

I was at Brands Hatch for the full three days of the last round of B.S.B, and on that damp, foggy, October Friday morning amoungst the media photographers were the die hard fans. The largest fan base was the Stalker's Army, from Kilt wearing Scotsmen with Suzuki blue hair, to little old Ladies with their 'don't look back' Union Jacks we were all there waiting to see the Stalker, and he did not...

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe's first Rizla Suzuki ride

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe's first Rizla Suzuki ride

Japanese superbike champion Atsushi Watanabe is testing the Rizla Suzuki at Calafat, Spain, along with new team-mate Tom Sykes this week. The team are starting their third and final day at the 3.25km...

British Superbikes: British Superbikes and British Supersport on Pirelli tyres for 2008

British Superbikes: British Superbikes and British Supersport on Pirelli tyres for 2008

British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli control tyres for the next three seasons. The decision to select Pirelli was announced this morning in a press statement from the MRCB,...

Video: Interview with Guy Martin and James Eillison

Last week it was confirmed Bike Animal Honda would be joining forces with Hydrex Honda for the 2008 British superbike Championship. Check out the video below as Sean Muir, owner of the newly named Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team introduces continuing rider Guy Martin and new signing James Ellison.

Stalker at Brands

I was at Brands earlier this year and saw Chris Walker signing his book with a smile on his face. Then I saw him all but crawl back to the pits. He's still my hero and I'd ride another 55 miles without whinging.

British Superbikes: MV Agusta's Chris Burns speaks to MCN

British Superbikes: MV Agusta's Chris Burns speaks to MCN

Chris Burns will race an STP MV Agusta in the British Superbike Championship next year. MCN spoke to him about his new deal. MCN: Chris you’re likely to be the only guy racing an MV Agusta in British...

What a disgrace!

Chris Walker is a hero of mine, and when I heard of his book signing in Manchester I was made up. The missus had taken the car so I decided to brave the horrific weather and travel the 55 miles on my bike. I was soaked to the skin and freezing cold, but it didnt bother me - I was going to meet my hero. The book signing was from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. I got there at 2:10pm, to find...

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison will be back in the British superbike series in 2008 after he signed a deal with the new Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team. Ellison, who last raced full-time in the BSB series in 2004, will...