SMART JOINS HAWK KAWASAKI

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Hawk Kawasaki are pleased to announce the signing of former Hawk rider Scott Smart. After a six week negotiation period, Team Owner Stuart Hicken and the 30-year-old Smart came to an agreement for Smart to contest the British Superbike Series on the Kawasaki ZX10. Smart has not ridden under the Hawk banner since 2004, where he took three wins, eight podiums and 21 top six places, finishing the … [Read more...]

PILLION RIDE WITH JR UP FOR GRABS

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IF you book your tickets in advance for the opening British Superbike round at Brands Hatch, you will be in with a chance to win a pillion ride with Rizla Suzuki’s triple BSB champion John Reynolds on race day. The opening round of the most competitive national Championship in the world kicks off on Bank Holiday Monday, April 9th, on Brands Hatch’s full-length Grand Prix circuit. Rizla … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI BSB STEP UP TO THE MARK

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RIZLA SUZUKI completed its penultimate pre-season outing at the Albacete circuit in Spain with Chris Walker heading today’s time sheets and Cal Crutchlow close behind in third place – good enough for third and fourth places over all three days of the test. Stalker spent much of the day working on his Ohlins forks and clutch settings. In the last session after completing his test programme, … [Read more...]

NEW SUZUKI GSXR1000s IN DEVELOPMENT

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RIZLA SUZUKI received three 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 production bikes last week to add to the single bike it has been using as a test bed for its new British Superbike racer. The four bikes are in the process of being modified to Superbike rules and regulations at Rizla Suzuki’s head quarters in the Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset. They will be fitted with the latest Ohlins … [Read more...]

SHAKEY BYRNE SIGNS FOR STOBART HONDA

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After weeks of speculation, Paul Bird Motorsport is pleased to announce that Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Tom Sykes are the two riders to contest the 2007 British Superbike Championship for the Stobart Honda team. Following two seasons in MotoGP followed by a year back in BSB in 2006, 29 year old Byrne, originally from Sittingbourne in Kent but now resident in Zurich, rejoins the team that took … [Read more...]

HASLAM & LAVILLA STAY WITH AIRWAVES DUCATI IN BSB

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Leon Haslam, the runner up in the 2006 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and Gregorio Lavilla, the 2005 British Superbike Champion, have both re-signed with GSE Racing and will compete in the British Superbike Championship for a third successive year in 2007. The team will remain in BSB with continued support from Ducati Corse who will be providing the team with technically improved … [Read more...]

WALKER DELIGHTED WITH GSX-R1000K7

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RIZLA SUZUKI’S Chris Walker is delighted with the performance of the new GSX-R1000K7 after completing a two-day test at Valencia in Spain. Walker rode the 2006 Rizla Suzuki at the Mallory Park Race of the Year and for the first morning of the Valencia test to get up to speed before trying the new fledgling GSX-R1000K7. Despite it featuring numerous standard production parts, within 15-laps he … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI SPORTCLASSIC RANGE

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READY FOR 2007, THE SPORT 1000 BIPOSTO, THE SPORT 1000 S AND A NEW TWO-TONE LIVERY FOR THE GT 1000 The SportClassic family, which has met with great success since its first appearance, replicates the styling of the motorcycles built in Ducati’s workshops in the 1970s, characterised by a minimalist, sporting look, with an exposed frame and bodyparts in soft, rounded shapes. To emphasis the … [Read more...]

BRITISH SUPERBIKES 2007 SCHEDULE

2007 British Superbike Championship schedule:   7-9 April: Brands Hatch GP* 13-15 April: Thruxton 5-7 May: Oulton Park* 18-20 May: Mondello Park 15-17 June: Knockhill 6-8 July: Snetterton 20-22 July: Oulton Park 10-12 Aug: Croft 25-27 Aug: Cadwell Park* 7-9 Sept: Mallory Park 21-23 Sept: Donington Park GP 5-7 Oct: Silverstone International 12-14 Oct: … [Read more...]

MX1: KAWASAKI HOPES DASHED AT HOLLAND

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Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tanel Leok and Bas Verhoeven where in action at the team’s ‘home Grand Prix’ on Sunday, Grand Prix of the Netherlands was staged in the deep and bottomless sands of the Lierop circuit some thirty minutes from the factory Kawasaki squad’s base near to Eindhoven.   Tanel Leok bounced back from a string of frustrating results in recent weeks to finish 4th … [Read more...]