Smiths Racing expand team for 2016

Double British Supersport title-winners Smiths Racing have announced they will be expanding their team to a two-strong rider line-up for the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season, with Czech contender Jakub Smrz and Kent’s Howie Mainwaring.

Czech contender Jakub Smrz and Howie Mainwaring will line-up for Smiths Racing.


Watch British Superbikes highlights on ITV4 at 7.30pm

Watch British Superbikes highlights on ITV4 tonight at 7.30pm


If you missed any of the highlights from the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season finale last weekend at Brands Hatch then tune into ITV4 tonight (Wednesday) from 7:30pm to relive all the celebrations.

The final round of the Showdown delivered some incredible lap record-breaking performances and produced drama for some of the leading title contenders and if you missed any of the action, ITV4 is the place to be to watch all the thrilling Brands Hatch action.

Relive all the incredible overtakes and all of the reaction with expert analysis and commentary from three-times British Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie and Barry Nutley, plus pre-race grid walks, post-race interviews and behind-the-scenes features from former race winner James Haydon.

Brookes beats off Ellison for Dutch win

Josh Brookes pulled off the victory in a dramatic second MCE British Superbike Championship race at Assen as the Milwaukee Yamaha rider fought off the challenges from James Ellison and the chasing pack in a tense battle for the win.

The start of the race was the battle of the nerves as the rain started to fall, but then halted and as the track continued to dry before the start all of the riders opted for slick tyres apart from Dan Linfoot and Honda Racing.

Championship standings after Oulton Park

  • 1 Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha 553
  • 2 Shane Byrne PBM Kawasaki 551
  • 3 James Ellison JG Speedfit Kawasaki 522
  • 4 Tommy Bridewell Tyco BMW 507
  • 5 Dan Linfoot Honda Racing 507
  • 6 Michael Laverty Tyco BMW 500
  • 7 Stuart Easton PBM Kawasaki 139
  • 8 Richard Cooper Buildbase BMW 119
  • 9 Luke Mossey Quattro Plant Kawasaki 118
  • 10 Jason O'Halloran Honda Racing 103