ALEX LOWES EXCELS DESPITE TOUGH COMPETITION AT CROFT

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Alex Lowes  swept to a brace of wins in the Evo class at Croft but despite producing a pair of fantastic rides on his WFR Honda the Lincoln rider insisted he was frustrated he could not finish higher than fifth and 11th overall at the North Yorkshire venue. The incident-packed race one, which was run in wet-dry conditions, saw an intermediate tyre-shod Lowes run as high as third … [Read more...]

DOUBLE TOP FOR AIRWAVES DUCATI

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Gregorio Lavilla continued his winning form today with another double win in round 2 of the British Superbike Championship. Leon Haslam achieved two 6th places in an exciting days racing at Thruxton. At the start of race one Greg dropped 3 places but a series of good moves saw him work his way back up to 2nd by the end of lap 4. Team mate Leon got a good start and was in 4th. On the following … [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...]

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...]

PREVIEW – MONDELLO PARK

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Gregorio Lavilla has a healthy points advantage as he heads for the fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park but the defending title holder knows all too well that the opposition is closing in on him. Both Shane Byrne, the title winner of three years ago, prior to a couple of terms in World MotoGP, and Karl Harris showed in the previous races at Oulton Park … [Read more...]

PROGRESS FOR RIZLA SUZUKI AT CROFT

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SHANE ‘SHAKEY’ BYRNE and James Haydon completed more than 100-laps each during a test at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire today. The 2.12-mile flat, twisty and fast track is Rizla Suzuki’s chosen test circuit as its variety of corners and braking zones is ideal for proving developments to the GSX-R1000 race bikes. Both Shakey and James rode the latest versions of the Rizla Suzuki … [Read more...]

OULTON: LAVILLA WINS RACE ONE

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Gregorio Lavilla extended his championship lead in the first Bennetts British Superbike race by taking the lead from Shane Byrne in the final stages of the race. Haslam had taken the lead from the start and had pulled out an advantage by lap eight but was reeled in by Lavilla and the flying Rizla Suzukis of Shane Byrne and James Haydon. Lavilla took the lead on lap nine, taking the advantage … [Read more...]