ITV extends deal to show British Superbikes

ITV4 will continue to broadcast British Superbikes action

MotorSport Vision (MSV), the commercial and media rights holder of the MCE British Superbike Championship, and ITV have extended their long term partnership to broadcast free to air highlights coverage of the UK’s premier motorsport series to the end of the 2018 season.

Shakey on top at Donington

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki’s Shane 'Shakey' Byrne marginally edged out Josh Brookes in the final MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship test session of the day at Donington Park, with the pair eclipsing the series lap record of the Leicestershire circuit on the first UK test on the 17” Pirelli tyres.

Byrne and Brookes’ best time were both faster than last year’s MCE BSB pole position lap of the circuit with the pair swapping place at the top of the times until the chequered flag of the final session, as the title rivals bid to have the edge ahead of the Brands Hatch opener.

  • 1. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:29.550s
  • 2. Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.186s
  • 3. Jakub Smrz (Millsport Ducati) +0.780s
  • 4. Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +0.819s
  • 5. James Westmoreland (Buildbase BMW) +1.151s
  • 6. Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +1.378s
  • 7. Stuart Easton (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +1.426s
  • 8. John Hopkins (Tyco Suzuki) +1.600s
  • 9. Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +1.690s
  • 10. James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +1.764s

IWR Racing unveil new look for 2014

Michael Rutter returns to IWR Racing alongside Patric Muff

Credit: britishsuperbike.com

IWR Racing have revealed their all-new look for the 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, switching to BMW power ahead of the forthcoming season with Michael Rutter retuning with the Bathams-backed team alongside Swiss contender Patric Muff.

Kiyonari, Dunlop make Buildbase BMW debuts alongside Westmoreland

Buildbase BMW made their much anticipated debut of their full 2014 line up at Mallory Park yesterday (Wednesday) as triple MCE British Superbike title winner Ryuichi Kiyonari, multiple TT race winner Michael Dunlop and James Westmoreland continued their build up to the Brands Hatch opener.

Dunlop, Kiyonari and Westmoreland were in action at Mallory Park

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