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...]

HAYDEN FASTEST HONDA RIDER

MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden ended the MotoGP test at Sepang as the fastest Honda rider over the three-day session. The American has always worked hard in testing and today was no different Nicky put in 70-laps of the 5.548 km track in dry conditions and ventured out for another 17-laps when the expected late afternoon rain storm arrived. Hayden tested various alternative chassis and … [Read more...]

ULSTER GP: MCGUINNESS BACK ON THE ROAD

HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness makes his way to the challenging Ulster GP this week (16-19 August) where he will compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes aboard his Dunlop-shod Honda machines. McGuinness, who enjoyed a record-breaking two weeks at the Isle of Man TT in June, is looking to replicate his good fortune on the 7.28-mile Dundrod road circuit in the two … [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...]

HONDA HOTSHOTS AIM TO TAME TWISTY SACHSENRING

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With the title race now reaching boiling point with eight races to go, this German round of the 17-race MotoGP series assumes critical importance and no one knows this better than overall points leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V). The American suffered his worst result of the year so far at Donington with a seventh place finish. The Kentucky Kid suffered electronic problems in qualifying … [Read more...]

TT LAP RECORD SMASHED

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THE TT record book was smashed to smithereens on Wednesday evening with two stunning laps by the HM Plant Honda trio of solo ace John McGuinness and the formidable sidecar duo of Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam. Never before have the outright solo and sidecar lap records been broken in the same practice session, albeit unofficially, setting the 2006 TT up for a marvellous week of high speed … [Read more...]

MX BRITISH GP PREVIEW

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It's finally here, the one event everyone is looking forward to, the British Grand Prix. Almost matching World Cup status, the biggest off-road motorcycle racing event in the United Kingdom takes place this weekend at the newly constructed Matterley Basin circuit just outside the ancient city of Winchester. Honda riders will be out in force with Ken de Dycker looking to continue his fine season … [Read more...]

HONDA RIDERS HOME IN ON 200TH WIN

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As three vital races approach, Honda has three riders in the top four places of the overall MotoGP points standings. Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) shares the lead on 99 points with Ducati's Loris Capirossi. Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V) sits third on 89 with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) fourth on 86. This is shaping up to be a tough, tight title fight and the next three … [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...]