SHAKEY BYRNE’S ACCIDENT CAUSED BY BRAKE FAILURE

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Rizla Suzuki has concluded an investigation into the possible causes of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's 187mph accident during Friday's first practice session at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton. Telemetry shows Shakey's bike was operating at full braking power on the previous lap and first two corners of the second lap immediately preceding the incident – … [Read more...]

HM PLANT HONDA – SNETTERTON PREVIEW

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HM Plant Honda riders Ryuichi Kiyonari, Karl Harris and John McGuinness head to Snetterton circuit this weekend (17/18 June) for round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and rounds five and six of the National Superstock Championship. Japanese rider Kiyonari, who scored an impressive victory at Mallory Park two weeks ago, will be looking for his third win of the season at the … [Read more...]

KIRKHAM STEPS IN FOR INJURED BYRNE

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Jon Kirkham will stand in for an injured Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend after the Rizla Suzuki rider suffered a high-speed crash in the first practice session today. Byrne ran straight on at the end of the kilometre-long Revett straight early in the session and crashed at 187mph. He lost consciousness but … [Read more...]

REA AND LAVERTY AIM FOR THE PODIUM AT SNETTERTON

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Red Bull Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty head to Snetterton this weekend (17/18 June) with their sights set on podium finishes in round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and British Supersport Championship respectively. Rea is long overdue his maiden podium, after an excellent start to the season that has seen the 19-year-old consistently challenge the … [Read more...]

AIRWAVES DUCATI READY FOR SNETTERTON

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The Championship leaders, Airwaves Ducati, head to Norwich this weekend for round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam will be looking to maintain their recent form and continue their dominant presence at the top of the championship standings. The 1.952 mile Snetterton circuit holds the reputation as being one of the fastest tracks visited during … [Read more...]

NEW TURN AT MALLORY PARK FOR RIZLA SUZUKI

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RIZLA SUZUKI racers James Haydon and Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will race at a revised Mallory Park circuit featuring a new chicane for the first time when the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visits the Leicestershire track for the sixth round this weekend. The chicane has been placed approximately half way round the famous Gerard's 180 degree corner in a bid to slow the Superbikes down to … [Read more...]

REA AND LAVERTY IN SEARCH OF ROSTRUM FINISHES AT MALLORY

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Red Bull Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty head to Mallory Park circuit this weekend (3/4 May) for round six of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the British Supersport Championship respectively. Currently, 19-year-old Jonathan Rea lies in sixth place in the ultra-competitive British Superbike Championship and is raring to claim his first-ever BSB podium. So far this … [Read more...]

DOUBLE POINTS FOR BSB AT BRANDS HATCH

Competitors in the British Superbike Championship will compete for double points at the final round in Brands Hatch on 1 October.   Heavy rain forced the abandonment of last weekend's two races at Mondello Park in Ireland. Organisers have opted not to rerun the races. Instead, each of the two races at Brands Hatch in October will carry double championship points. The British … [Read more...]

DUCATI LOOK TO MALLORY PARK

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Even with the heavens opening Airwaves Ducati's Gregorio Lavilla still managed to post the fastest time in the wet morning warm up which ran before the cancellation of the fifth round of the Bennetts British Sueprbike Championship at Mondello Park. During the warm up a number of riders succumbed to the wet track and crashed, including Airwaves Ducati rider Leon Haslam who fell on lap four, … [Read more...]

RED BULL HONDA IN SEARCH OF POINTS AND PODIUMS AT MONDELLO

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Red Bull Honda riders Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea make their way to Mondello Park this weekend (20/21 May) for round five of the British Supersport and the Bennetts British Superbike Championship respectively. Laverty currently heads the Supersport points table with a slim one-point lead over Cal Crutchlow. The 19-year-old has won the last two Supersport races and will be looking forward to … [Read more...]