Laverty on top at Donington test

The second test in a matter of days for riders readying themselves for the opening round of the British Superbike season ended today at Donington with Tyco BMW’s Michael Laverty finishing the sessions at the East Midlands circuit as the fastest runner on what was once again a very competitive outing. Laverty left it late, much like Leon Haslam did at Silverstone earlier in the … Continue reading Laverty on top at Donington test

BSB: Bennetts Suzuki brave the cold at Guadix

The Bennetts Suzuki team continue to step up their preparations for the opening round of the British Superbike season after a productive day in Spain. There were a few bikes out on the track today in cold but bright conditions as Tommy Bridewell and Ryuichi Kiyonari took advantage of a lonely track, Kiyo in particular rushing out of pit lane at the earliest opportunity to have … Continue reading BSB: Bennetts Suzuki brave the cold at Guadix

BSB: Hill happy with ePayMe Yamaha debut

Former British Superbike Champion Tommy Hill, has spoke of his delight at seeing his new team finally getting out on the tarmac for the first time ahead of the 2016 season. Hill has put together a very strong package for an assault on the British Superbike Championship this season, the Yamaha YZF-R1 already has a BSB title to it’s name and along with former MotoGP … Continue reading BSB: Hill happy with ePayMe Yamaha debut

Walker makes shock change to British Sidecar Championship for 2016

Walker’s set for the challenge.                          Photo: MCE BSB

British Superbike veteran Chris Walker made a shock announcement this week that he is to compete in the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship in association with Molson.

The BSB runner up will make his three-wheeled racing debut in May at Oulton Park, giving him plenty of time to get his skills up to standard. Walker has explained it’s now time to give younger riders more chances to race, but he couldn’t leave the BSB paddock just yet.

Following his abrupt end to 2015, the former Kawasaki rider vowed to return to the racing scene for another season, but not many could have predicted it would be aboard a sidecar: “The BSB paddock feels like my home and so I am really excited by this completely new challenge, especially as the British Sidecar Championship is going from strength to strength. I have no knowledge of it so I am full of anticipation, although I have to say it is still a bit daunting!

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BSB Brands: Brookes crowned champion

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes secured the British Superbike crown for the first time this weekend following a stunning season a solid victory at the Brands Hatch Finale weekend.

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Brookes holds off Byrne to be crowned champion.                                                         Photo: MCE BSB

Race one of the weekend saw the 2015 title wrapped up as Brookes secured the victory in an intense battle, mirroring the season as a whole.

Reigning champion and title rival Shane Byrne took the lead on the opening lap and was closely stalked by the Australian in the early stages of the race, and despite almost losing his chances on lap eight, Brookes made the move on lap 14 to secure the win and the championship with Byrne having to settle for second place.

John Hopkins secured the final trophy with his first podium for Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati, followed by Bennetts Suzuki’s Christian Iddon in fourth as Buildbase BMW’s Lee Jackson  was able to get his career best of fifth place. Continue reading “BSB Brands: Brookes crowned champion”

BSB Silverstone: One hand on the title?

Josh Brookes continued his stunning run of form this weekend at the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike season, securing the double win and increasing his points lead of 47 points. Brookes stood on top for both races at Silverstone Photo: MCE BSB Putting in a qualifying time of 2.03.984 which could have easily got him on the MotoGP grid earlier this year on … Continue reading BSB Silverstone: One hand on the title?

BSB: Brookes smashes Assen

The Milwaukee Yamaha squad will be celebrating all the way back to England after not only silencing critics on the capabilities of the new R1 Yamaha throughout this season, as well as number one rider Josh Brookes extending his championship lead over title rival, Shane Byrne. Brookes leads the field this weekend Photo: MCE BSB It was all to play for going into the opening … Continue reading BSB: Brookes smashes Assen