ASHLEY MARTIN LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE

The latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park has been overshadowed by the death of Supersport rider Ashley Martin. The 18-year-old Tool Shop Direct Racing Honda rider was involved in a fall during qualifying on Sunday and was treated for head injuries at the circuit before being airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary, where he passed away early this morning … [Read more...]

BRITISH SUPERBIKES: CURRENT STANDINGS

Pos Rider Bike Pts 1 L. Haslam Ducati 352 2 G. Lavilla Ducati 337 3 R. Kiyonari HM Plant Honda Racing 326 4 S. Byrne Suzuki 211 5 J. Rea Red Bull Honda 192 5 K. Harris HM Plant Honda Racing 192 7 M. Laverty Honda 152 8 T. Hill Yamaha 151 9 M. Rutter Stobart Motorsport 138 10 G. … [Read more...]

HM PLANT HONDA RIDERS GO IN SEARCH OF MORE PODIUMS AT CROFT

HM Plant Honda British Superbike riders Ryuichi Kiyonari and Karl Harris head to Croft circuit this weekend (12/13 August) in search of points and podiums at round ten of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Last time out, Kiyonari revelled in his second double victory of his ’06 campaign and took his place at the head of the series points’ table. While the early part of the season … [Read more...]

RED BULL HONDA READY FOR CROFT CHALLENGE

Red Bull Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty return to the track this weekend (12/13 August) as they make their way to Croft circuit, North Yorkshire for round ten of the challenging Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the British Supersport Championship respectively. Both of the Red Bull riders completed a successful two day test at the 2.17-mile track last month, Rea was the … [Read more...]

RECORD BREAKING HARRIS ON POLE AT OULTON PARK

HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris gave himself the best possible chance of claiming his first-ever British Superbike win tomorrow as he clinched his first-ever British Superbike pole in record breaking time for round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, Cheshire today (22 July) The Sheffield-based rider was delighted with his time, the lap time of 1:34.515 was the … [Read more...]

EXCITING SHOOT OUT FOR THE BSB CROWN

BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND NINE – OULTON PARK – SUNDAY 23 JULY The outcome of the Bennetts British Superbike title chase is in the balance as the country’s top motor sport championship returns to Oulton Park for a second visit in what is proving to be a dramatic, all-action season. Three riders power into the Cheshire parkland circuit, as it hosts the ninth round, … [Read more...]

SHAKEY SPEARHEADS RIZLA SUZUKI CHALLENGE AT KNOCKHILL

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SHANE ‘SHAKEY’ BYRNE will be the sole Rizla Suzuki rider racing at the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this weekend. James Haydon is ruled out through injury and after the unprecedented events at Croft circuit last week the team has taken the decision to run with just one rider at Knockhill. The team attended an official MCRCB test … [Read more...]

NO REST FOR HAWK KAWASAKI

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As the British Superbike season has a three-week break the action is non-stop for the Hawk Kawasaki squad who are busy working hard preparing for the remainder of the season. Firstly an update on Hawk Superbike rider Dean Thomas who was involved in a serious incident with James Haydon at Snetterton. Thomas is now at home resting after being discharged from hospital on Thursday 22nd June, he … [Read more...]

HAYDON ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

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RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon will be discharged from the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital today after being admitted for examination following a crash in the second race at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton yesterday. X-rays have revealed James has broken two bones in his left foot that has now been encased in plaster and will be immobilised for six to … [Read more...]

BYRNE BEATEN UP IN 187MPH SMASH

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Rizla Suzuki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne had a spectacular high speed accident at Snetterton in Norfolk on Friday, ahead of round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The accident happened just four minutes into the first free practice session when Byrne ran straight on at the end of the Revitt straight. "Shakey went out and on his second lap he was coming down the Revitt … [Read more...]