Congratulations to Leon Haslam on his 2018 title triumph, who sealed his first BSB championship on October 14th at Brands Hatch! Thank you for following us this 2018 season, and we look forward to following Leon's WSBK season for 2019.

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One of the most fiercely competitive series worldwide, 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship is underway. Now in its 31st season, the 12-round series is drumming up plenty of drama, heartache and triumph with 16 teams vying for a position in the championship with the single goal of winning the coveted team title.

Kicking off over the Easter Bank Holidays in Donington Park, the Championship will head to Brands Hatch two weeks later, and take place in circuits across the country, culminating in a final round in Brands Hatch on the weekend October 12th to 14th.

Shane Byrne starts as this season's defending Champion, having claimed his sixth BSB title at the death, over nearest rivals Josh Brookes and Leon Haslam. Haslam, sponsored by Infinity Motorcycles, will look to bounce back from a dramatic last season after the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider's title hopes ended in the final round due to brake failure, suffering numerous injuries in the process.

 

ROUND 1

Donington Park GP - 31st March - 2nd April

Donington Park first opened its gates in 1931, initially for motorcycle racing and then two years later for car action. The circuit went on to stage Grand Prix for both motorcycles and cars in the pre-war era.

Donington Park was subsequently re-built and re-opened in 1977. Among other accolades, Donington Park staged the first ever round of the World Superbike Championship, as well as holding the F1 Grand Prix of Europe in 1993.

 

Race 1 (18 laps):

An action-packed first weekend for British Superbikes at Donington, the cold and wet conditions forecast saw Christian Iddon crashing out spectacularly, with Gina Rea also wiping out on the OMG Racing Suzuki. Shane Byrne qualified 3rd with JG Speedfit Kawasaki's Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey on 1st & 2nd respectively. 

Shane Byre launching the front wheel skyward at the start of Race One losing him places and allowing Bradley Ray, James Ellison, Dan Linfoot, and Gino Rea to catch up to the top 5 spots. By lap 6 Bradley Ray is in the lead, as Shakey is fighting his way up the positions he lost from the start. A problem with Haslam having issues with grip causes him to drop places finishing in 9th. The boys from Honda picking up places whilst battling with each other ends with Linfoot in 4th and O'Halloran in 7th. The final lap has us at the edge of our seat with Bradley Ray having James Ellison and Shane Byrne nipping at his heels, but with Ray pushing hard he staves off the attacks. Shakey passes Ellison at the Melbourne Hairpin but not quite close enough to make the pass on Brad.

They cross the line very closely together; Bradley Ray, Shane Byrne, and James Ellison in that order. Congratulations to the Buildbase Suzuki lad, Bradley Ray for securing a well deserved first ever win in BSB!

Race 1 - Results:

1. Bradley Ray, No. 28 GBR Buildbase Suzuki - 27m 12.977s

2. Shane Byrne, No. 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 27m 13.360s, +0.383s

3. James Ellison, No. 11 GBR Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha - 27m 13.698s, +0.721s

4. Dan Linfoot, No. 4 GBR Honda Racing - 27m 16.151s, +3.174s

5. Luke Mossey, No. 12 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 27m 17.407s, +4.430s

 

Race 2 (18 laps):

By Race 2 a drying track with a narrow racing line has riders opting for the slick tyre. Bradley Ray in pole shoots away from the pack quickly and Dan Linfoot slips up the inside into 2nd, past the two Be Wiser Ducatis. Leon Haslam meanwhile building himself up from 7th on the grid into 2nd by lap 8 and setting the fastest lap time in the process. James Ellison loses the rear at Melbourne causing him to high side. Then, Jake Dixon makes a tight pass on Luke Mossey into the Foggy Esses leaving the JG Speedfit man to go straight on, arm waving in anger! Although Luke doesn’t lose out too badly as Dixon ends up running on at Melbourne dropping him to 14th. With a big lead Bradley Ray does the double this weekend, our boy Leon coming in 2nd, Dan Linfoot 3rd, and Danny Buchan manages to hold off Shakey Byrne to secure 4th.

Race 2 - Results:

1. Bradley Ray, No. 28 GBR Buildbase Suzuki - 28m 00.955s

2. Leon Haslam, No. 91 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 28m 04.405s, +3.450s

3. Dan Linfoot, No 4 GBR Honda Racing - 28m 12.399s, +11.444s

4. Danny Buchan, No 83 GBR FS-3 Racing Kawasaki - 28m 20.627s, +19.672s

5. Shane Byrne, No 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 28m 20.858s, +19.903s

 

Standings after Round 1

After the 2 races on the first weekend the top 5 are:

1. Bradley Ray, No. 28 GBR Buildbase Suzuki - 50 points

2. Shane Byrne, No. 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 31 points

3. Dan Linfoot, No. 4 GBR Honda Racing  - 29 points

4. Leon Haslam, No. 91 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 27 points

5. Luke Mossey, No. 12 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 19 points

 

ROUND 2

Brands Hatch Indy - 13th - 15th April

Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in Europe.

Having undergone a series of major improvements in recent years, the Kent circuit now attracts some of the biggest international events on the calendar. Ever since starting out as a dirt track motorcycle circuit in 1926, Brands Hatch has been characterised by its natural amphitheatre, with virtually the entire 'Indy' configuration visible from the spectator banking and grandstands.

A firm fans' favourite, Brands Hatch has also witnessed a number of significant moments in history.

 

Race 1 (30 laps):

A spectacular Round 2 at Brands Hatch, unfortunately, started with an injury. Honda Racing rider,  Dan Linfoot hit the ground hard at Graham Hill Bend fracturing his CB vertebra. Ouch! Get well soon Dan! The Donington Double winner, Bradley Ray, put in the fastest time qualifying placing him pole with Shane Byrne and James Ellison joining him on the front row.

Lights green and Bradley got off to a flying start fending off the Be Wiser Ducati with a rhythmic consistency. Haslam moves into 3rd and O'Halloran gets up into 5th from his 9th place start. O'Halloran closely battles with Tyco BMW rider, Micheal Laverty, for 4th almost touching tyres at times but squeezes his way through and even gets past Leon Haslam. In lap 21 Richard Cooper on the Buildbase Suzuki low sides into Graham Hill Bend. With Ray and Shakey still leading all the way through the race, the penultimate lap sees Ray make a mistake running wide into Paddock Hill. Shakey charges through to take the win, Bradley Ray in 2nd, followed by Jason O'Halloran, Leon Haslam, and Christian Iddon.

Race 1 - Results:

1. Shane Byrne, No. 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati  22m 58.754s

2. Bradley Ray, No. 28 GBR Buildbase Suzuki 22m 59.591 s, +0.837s

3. Jason O'Halloran, No. 22 GBR Honda Racing 23m 01.166 s, +2.412s

4. Leon Haslam, No. 91 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki 23m, 01.617 s, +2.863s

5. Christian Iddon, No. 21 GBR Tyco BMW Motorrad 23m, 03.855 s, +5.101s

 

Race 2 - Wet (22 laps):

As clouds began to darken and a smattering of rain red-flagged Race 2 at lap 6. Riders took this opportunity to change to wet tyres for the 22 lap restart. Haslam was quick off the mark with Richard Cooper giving him a battle for the lead. Christian Iddon and Jake Dixon followed by the 2 Be Wiser Ducati's. Cooper begins to drop behind the aforementioned riders before a low side into Clearways. Laverty and Dixon push their way in front of Leon Haslam, followed by Shakey Byrne and Glenn Irwin, leaving the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider in 5th place. By this point, O'Halloran retires from the wet track as he opted to go out on a slick rear which saw him slithering about all over the tarmac. Mustachio'd Josh Brookes gets past Tommy Bridewell, Bradley Ray and Christian Iddon to secure 5th place. The best position so far this season for the McAMS Yamaha rider. Leon Haslam brawls his way past Dixon and in retaliation high sides into Graham Hill Bend. On the final lap Glenn Irwin twitches on the brakes into Surtees allowing Haslam to slip through and obtain 1st place. Glenn Irwin takes 2nd, closely tailed by Michael Laverty, and Shane Byrne.

Race 2 - Results:

1. Leon Haslam, No. 91 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki 19m 41.564s

2. Glenn Irwin, No. 2 GBR Be Wiser Ducati 19m 41.931s, +0.367s

3. Michael Laverty, No. 7 GBR Tyco BMW Motorrad 19m 42.162s, +0.598s

4. Shane Byrne, No. 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati 19m 49.297 s, +7.733s

5. Josh Brookes, No. 25 AUS McAMS Yamaha 19m 54.372s, +12.808s

 

Here's what Leon had to say on his Round 2 performance:

“Brands Indy has never been one of my strongest tracks so to leave here with a fourth and a win is positive. Normally I wouldn’t be happy with a fourth place but here at Brands I am. It has been a tough weekend with getting set-up on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

"We made some good changes between race one and two. I was running second before the red flag came out. We got a good set-up in the dry and that is really positive moving forwards to Oulton Park in three weeks.

"The second part of race two was good fun. We all had some good battles and it worked in my favour in the end. I am really looking forward to Oulton, it is one of my favourite tracks and hopefully we will continue this form now.”

 

Standings after Round 2

The top 5 in the championship after Brands Hatch:

1. Bradley Ray, No. 28 GBR Buildbase Suzuki - 79 points

2. Shane Byrne, No. 67 GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 69 points

3. Leon Haslam, No. 91 GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 65 points

4. Glenn Irwin, No. 2 GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 48 points

5. Michael Laverty, No. 7 GBR Tyco BMW Motorrad - 36 points

 

ROUND 3

Oulton Park - 5th - 7th May

Widely acknowledged as the most picturesque race circuit in the country, Oulton Park is recognised as much for its stunning surroundings as the spectacular racing that takes place on its hallowed tarmac. Voted the best UK circuit by BSB fans in 2007, Oulton Park features rapidly changing gradients and blind crests, and presents a supreme challenge to riders. Spectators can enjoy fantastic views of the action, with the outside of Knickerbrook, in particular, a favourite of the crowds.

Race 1 (18 laps):

Qualifying at Round 3 of the Bennetts British Superbikes Championship at Oulton Park sees Ryuichi Kiyonari. Peter Hickman & Bradley Ray taking a slide into the gravel as they charge round the track aiming to put in a quick time. Kiyonari rides for Honda Racing this weekend as Dan Linfoot recovers after breaking his C6 vertebrae in the last round at Brands Hatch. Teammate Jason O'Halloran places 5th on the grid behind JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam. Both Be Wiser Ducati's sit on the front row accompanied by Jake Dixon.

Race 1 and by the first turn Jake Dixon leads with Haslam shutting out the Be Wiser Ducatis. Micheal Laverty goes down on the final turn, followed by Peter Hickman and Kyle Ryde 2 laps later on different parts of the track. Rydes Yamaha jumps the tyre wall and ends up somewhere in the trees surrounding the track. Glenn Irwin and Carl Philips both lowside the lap after too, even though all riders were very smooth, it shows this bumpy course can bite you unexpectedly. Haslam hunts down Jake Dixon for pole and the RAF Regular and Reserves rider leaves the inside line open, allowing him through. Buildbase Suzuki rider, Bradley Ray, is up to third with O'Halloran and Shakey Byrne battling for fourth. A mistake by the Honda rider allows Shakey through and covers enough ground to take Ray, floating the front wheel in the air as he passes. Back out in front, Leon Haslam is stretching his lead out by a couple of tenths from Jake Dixon with every lap and taking the win! Shane Byrne finishes 3rd, five seconds after Dixon, followed by Bradley Ray and Jason O'Halloran. 

Race 1 - Results:

1. Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki 28m 41.418s

2. Jake Dixon GBR RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki 28m 43.042s, +1.642s

3. Shane Byrne GBR Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  28m 47.642s, +6.242s

4. Bradley Ray GBR Buildbase Suzuki 28m 51.588s, +10.170s

5. Jason O'Halloran GBR Honda Racing 28m 56.117s, +14.699s

 

Race 2:

Haslam starts on pole but a strong start by Dixon and Ray get the jump on him, with Glenn Irwin sticking it up the inside going into turn 1. Haslam returns the favour on Irwin a few corners later, followed by O'Halloran squeezing his way by the Be Wiser Ducati and eventually into 1st place by lap 6. OMG Racing rider Gino Rea goes down deploying his airbag. Shakey Byrne and Glenn Irwin storm past Bradley Ray. Race one winner Haslam reclaims 2nd place from Jake Dixon, with O'Halloran in his sights. Closing the gap behind Bradley Ray is Josh Brookes, who is up into 7th, followed by Tarran Mackenzie unfortunately lowsiding on the last corner of lap 10. Haslam charges past O'Halloran into turn one of lap 13 but the Honda Racing rider doesn't give in easily and is glued to the tail of the JG Speedfit Kawasaki with both bikes and riders pushing the bikes to the ragged edge. O'Halloran makes an attempt on the final turn of the last lap but can't quite get past allowing Leon Haslam the double at Oulton Park! Jake Dixon secures third, Shakey Byrne 4th and Glenn Irwin in 5th.

Race 2 - Results:

1. Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 28m 40.954s

2. Jason O'Halloran GBR Honda Racing - 28m 41.040s, +0.086s

3. Jake Dixon GBR RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki - 28m 43.877s, +2.923s

4. Shane Byrne GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 28m 44.189s, +3.235s

5. Glenn Irwin GBR Be Wiser Ducati - 28m 50.906s, +9.952s

 

Here's Leon on his fantastic double at Oulton Park:

“It’s been a really good weekend, I had the fastest lap in race one, two race wins, pole position for race two, the Championship lead and most podium credits, I couldn’t really ask for more than that.

“I am over the moon, everyone worked hard this weekend and we made the soft tyre work for us. I had good pace all the way to the last lap, which is really important.

“There are still areas I’d like to improve, but for this weekend it couldn’t have gone any better for us. Off to Imola now for a World Superbike outing!”

 

Standings after Round 3

The top 5 in the championship after Round 3:

1. Leon Haslam No. 91 JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 115 points

2. Bradley Ray No. 28 Buildbase Suzuki  - 101 points

3. Shane Byrne No. 67 Be Wiser Ducati - 98 points

4. Jason O'Halloran No. 22 Honda Racing - 63 points

5. Glenn Irwin No. 2 Be Wiser Ducati - 59 points

 

ROUND 4

Snetterton 300 - 15th - 17th June

Snetterton race circuit underwent a major redevelopment over the winter of 2010 with the track transformed to become one of the best in the UK through a combination of rider exhilaration, spectator entertainment and safety.

The 3-mile Snetterton 300 incorporated a completely new infield section of approximately 1 mile integrated with a revised version of the original Snetterton circuit.

Snetterton 300 is the newest circuit in the UK and the second longest in the country and has been designed as an international circuit

Race 1 (16 laps):

Bradley Ray, Josh Brookes, and Glenn Irwin occupy the front row for the first race of Round 4 of the Bennett's British Superbike Championship. Lights go green and Ray is off like a shot gaining a good gap into the hairpin where both Honda riders Dan Linfoot & Jason O'Halloran are taken out with a failed late braking manoeuvre from Andrew Irwin. Micheal Laverty on the Tyco BMW was also caught up in the wipe-out resulting in the safety car coming out. 

 

The action restarts on lap 4 and Leon Haslam sneaks past Danny Buchan, both riding Kawasaki ZX-10R for different teams. James Ellison is picking up ground from the hairpin debacle he lost places avoiding downed riders. Jake Dixon goes for a move on Josh Brookes but leaves enough of a gap for McAms Yamaha rider Brookes to keep hold of his position by keeping the tighter line. Haslam moves through nips neatly underneath Jake Dixon, followed by another pass of Josh Brookes after slip-streaming down the Bentley Straight. Fellow JG Speedfit team member Luke Mossey ploughs straight on with no brakes hurtling his bike down the grass and across the track narrowly missing other racers. Brad Ray and Glenn Irwin leading out in front until the Buildbase Suzuki loses the front sending ray into the grass. 

 

Brookes battles with Jake Dixon securing 3rd. Scoping out the new leader, Haslam pulls the same move down the Bentley straight on Irwin as he did to Brookes with only 2 laps to go. Dixon trying to out-brake Brookes but ends up going straight on, aborting his manoeuvre but catching the slip road an rejoining where he left off and really puts the hammer down to get past the McAms Yamaha R1. He slips through on the inside at Coram, Brookes retaliates going into the final corner but going wide allows Dixon to push past and over the line into 3rd place. Haslam takes first, followed by Glenn Irwin in second, Jake Dixon, Josh Brookes, and Danny Buchan arrive across the line in that order.

 

Race 1 - Results:

1. Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 30m 10.370s

2. Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  30m 10.777s, +0.407s

3. Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  28m 47.642s, +1.727s

4. Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha  28m 51.588s, +1.878s

5. Danny Buchan GBR Kawasaki - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki  28m 56.117s, +9.220s

 

Race 2 (16 laps):

The front row looking similar to Race 1 with Glenn Irwin, Bradley Ray, and Leon Haslam up front and the Buildbase Suzuki Rider off to a similar fast pace. Haslam drops back into 6th with a sluggish start meanwhile Josh Brookes pushes past Irwin & Ray into 1st place. James Ellison dives up the inside of Glenn Irwin, followed by Leon Haslam causing Irwin to stand the bike with a wobble. Its not long after that Ellison is off as the front tucks under him, giving way to the JG Speedfit Kawasaki that was close behind him. 

As the counter clicks over to lap 9 across the start finish line Haslam has lined up Bradley Ray and smoothly passes him under braking into the the first corner. After seeing the Buildbase Suzuki being passed, Glenn Irwin goes for Ray but the young rider has none of it shutting the door on the Ducati. Jake Dixon takes his opportunity as the to slip past the Be Wiser Ducati, who launches an attack on the 2 who just came past him. It doesn't end well as Ray takes the inside line to reclaim his place but tucks his front in doing so takes out a now furious Glenn Irwin. Danny Buchan is working hard battling with Hickman to secure 5th place, just pipped by Linfoot on the Honda CBR1000RR in 4th. 

The last lap is a tense clash between Haslam, Brookes, and Dixon packed in tightly through the last section of track. Brookes dives past Haslam but goes wide allowing Haslam to pick up the gap putting them side by side colliding up the hill. Dixon is flat out and misses out on pole by 0.04 of a second to Leon Haslam, and 0.129 seconds later by Brookes. 

A real exciting, edge-of-your-seat bit of racing this weekend at Snetterton seeing Haslam do the double and take 1st for the 5th race in a row!

 

Race 2 - Results: 

1. Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki - 29m 01.207s

2. Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki - 29m 01.247s, +0.040s

3. Josh Brookes GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha - 29m 01.336s, +0.129s

4. Dan Linfoot GBR Honda - Honda Racing - 29m 12.632s, +11.425s

5. Danny Buchan GBR Kawasaki - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki - 29m 13.475s, +12.268s

 

Here's what Leon had to say on his double Snetterton win:

“’I'm over the moon, I definitely didn’t expect this here, I was aiming to get wins and obviously continue the win streak of five in a row, but to do it here at Snetterton as well – I’ve no other words.

“Snetterton has always been one of those I’ve struggled at in the past so to come away with a double win is fantastic. Every year I’ve told my dad I’m going to win here for father’s day and this time I’ve managed to do it for him.

“I knew Josh was going to have a go, I watched race one back and I saw him do it to Jake so I kind of anticipated it and as soon as he came past I set the exit up which gave me a really good exit on him.

“I was nearly all the way past but as he just came to the left I don’t know if it was arms or handlebars but we just kind of connected, so yeah it was a little bit hairy, but I just managed to stay on the track.

“If I hadn’t won I’d have probably been a bit more p*****d off but yeah, the fact we managed to get the win, I’m happy with that.”

 

Standings after Round 4

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 4:

1. Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 165 points

2. Bradley Ray No. 28 Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki  - 101 points

3. Shane Byrne No. 67 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati - 98 points

4. Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 91 points

5. Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati - 79 points

 

ROUND 5

Knockhill - 6th - 8th July

Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife is Scotland's national Motorsport centre. The circuit is located in the Fife countryside about 10 miles north of Dunfermline.

The track, initially opened in 1974, is 1.3 miles long and was created by joining service roads to a nearby disused railway.

Since the 1980s Knockhill has been extensively developed to a point where it is able to host rounds of most of the major British car and motorcycle racing championships.

RACE 1 (30 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  24m 02.179s

2.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 24m 04.096s +1.917s

3.    Danny Buchan GBR Kawasaki - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki  24m 03.888s*

4.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  24m 04.958s +2.779s

5.    Bradley Ray GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 24m 06.600s +4.421s

* Danny Buchan #83 handed one-place penalty for overtaking Leon Haslam under yellow flags.

 

RACE 2 (30 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  23m 57.841s

2.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 23m 58.056s

3.    Danny Buchan GBR Kawasaki - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 23m 59.732s +1.891s

4.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  24m 03.069s +5.228s

5.    Michael Laverty GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 24m 07.024s +9.183s

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 5:

1.    Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 210 points

2.    Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 136 points

3.    Bradley Ray No. 28 Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki  - 112 points

4.    Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 105 points

5.    Shane Byrne No. 67 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati - 98 points

ROUND 6

Brands Hatch GP - 20th - 22nd July

Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in Europe.

Having undergone a series of major improvements in recent years, the Kent circuit now attracts some of the biggest international events on the calendar.

Ever since starting out as a dirt track motorcycle circuit in 1926, Brands Hatch has been characterised by its natural amphitheatre, with virtually the entire 'Indy' configuration visible from the spectator banking and grandstands.

A firm fans' favourite, Brands Hatch has also witnessed a number of significant moments in history including the epic 2011 BSB title decider.

RACE 1 (20 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 28m 49.695s

2.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  28m 49.922 +0.227s

3.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 28m 52.809s +3.114s

4.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  28m 57.632s +7.937s

5.    Christian Iddon GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 28m 58.525s +8.830s

 

RACE 2 (20 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 28m 40.671s

2.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team  28m 40.761 +0.090s

3.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  28m 46.329s +5.658s

4.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  28m 47.090s +6.419s

5.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 28m 48.355s +7.648s

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 6

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 6:

1.    Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 242 points

2.    Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 162 points

3.    Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 145 points

4.    Josh Brookes No. 25 Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha - 130 points

5.    Bradley Ray No. 28 Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki  - 115 points

 

ROUND 7

Thruxton - 3rd - 5th August

Originally built in 1940 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield and home to both the RAF and USAF, the site was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders during the D-Day landings.

In 1946 it was decommissioned and from 1950 it was used for motorsport. Motorcycling was the first sport to be staged there, with four-wheeled racing commencing from 1952.

Thruxton is one of the fastest circuits on the British Superbike Championship calendar and one which has hosted events as varied as World Endurance motorcycles, European F2 cars and trucks.

The demands of the circuit range from the long, fast straights and flowing corners to tight, demanding Complex and Chicane sections.

RACE 1 (20 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 25m 33.822s

2.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  25m 33.940 +0.118s

3.    Peter Hickman GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 25m 34.705s +0.883s

4.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha  25m 35.378s +1.556s

5.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Waiser Ducati Racing Team 25m 36.027s +2.205s

 

RACE 2 (20 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 25m 30.686s

2.    Peter Hickman GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 25m 30.991s +0.305s

3.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  25m 32.413s +1.727s

4.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  25m 32.540s +1.854s

5.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 25m 32.923s +2.237s

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 7:

1.    Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 280 points

2.    Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 198 points

3.    Josh Brookes No. 25 Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha - 168 points

4.    Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 163 points

5.    Bradley Ray No. 28 Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki  - 119 points

 

ROUND 8

Cadwell Park - 17th - 19th August

A real mecca for bike fans, Cadwell Park hosts the biggest round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, with thousands of spectators travelling to the circuit fondly nicknamed the 'Mini-Nurburgring' every August.

Cadwell Park is probably most famous for 'the Mountain', where bikes frequently get airborne, and it's the striking mix of twists, cambers and gradients that have led to the circuit's burgeoning popularity over the years.

RACE 1 (18 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 25m 33.822s

2.    Bradley Ray GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki +0.117s

3.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.890s

4.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Waiser Ducati Panigale R +1.013s

5.    Tommy Bridewell GBR Ducati - Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R  +1.247s

 

RACE 2 (18 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  26m 12.279s

2.    Bradley Ray GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki +5.091s

3.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki +7.197s

4.    Peter Hickman GBR BMW - Smiths Racing +8.383s

5.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Waiser Ducati Panigale R +8.878s

ROUND 9

Silverstone GP - 7th - 9th September
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Currently the home of the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, this former wartime airfield circuit can boast being one of the world's foremost motorsport venues.

Silverstone hosted the first ever round of the F1 World Championship in 1948, and over the years has developed to meet the needs of the modern sporting era.

The circuit held the British Motorcycle Grand Prix for a decade, following the event's switch to the mainland from the Isle of Man and has staged World Superbike Championship action in recent years in addition to the domestic series.

RACE 1 (30 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 27m 25.739s

2.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Waiser Ducati Racing Team +0.171s

3.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.608s

4.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha  25m 35.378s +0.651s

5.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  25m 33.940 +1.067s

 

 

RACE 2 (30 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27m 23.270s

2.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha YZF-R  +1.472s

3.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R +1.863s

4.    Jason O’Halloran AUS Honda Racing CBR1000RR +2.694s

5.    Christian Iddon GBR Tyco BMW S1000RR +4.988s

RACE 3 (30 LAPS)

RACE 3 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27m 23.270s

2.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.075s

3.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.274s

4.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R +0.822s

5.    Jason O’Halloran AUS Honda - Honda Racing CBR1000RR +1.495s

 

ROUND 10

Oulton Park - 14th - 16th September

Widely acknowledged as the most picturesque race circuit in the country, Oulton Park is recognised as much for its stunning surroundings as the spectacular racing that takes place on its hallowed tarmac.

Voted the best UK circuit by MCE BSB fans in 2007, Oulton Park features rapidly changing gradients and blind crests and presents a supreme challenge to riders.

Spectators can enjoy fantastic views of the action, with the outside of Knickerbrook, in particular, a favourite of the crowds.

RACE 1 (16 LAPS) WET RACE

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28m 37.789s

2.    Tommy Bridewell GBR Ducati - Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R +6.142s

3.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR +16.677s

4.    Andrew Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R +18.564s

5.    Michael Laverty GBR BMW - Tyco BMW S1000RR +19.513s

 

RACE 2 (20 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki  - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28m 42.530s

2.    Leon Haslam Kawasaki - GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1.129s

3.    Tommy Bridewell GBR Ducati - Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R +3.586s

4.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +6.301s

5.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +6.404s

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 8

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 6:

1.    Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 330 points

2.    Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 230 points

3.    Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 187 points

4.    Josh Brookes No. 25 Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha - 174 points

5.    Bradley Ray No. 28 Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki  - 159 points

 

ROUND 11

TT Circuit Assen - 28th - 30th September

Assen circuit is steeped in motorcycle racing history and has been an iconic track for fans across Europe and renowned as 'The Cathedral'. Assen has rapid changes in direction, and is fully surrounded by grass banks and grandstands, providing excellent viewing for the thousands of spectators who visit. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is known for its festive and extravagant atmosphere.

The original Assen track was first used for the 1925 Dutch Tourist Trophy race, held on country roads through the villages. The circuit remained unchanged until 1955, when a new circuit was built close to the site of the original. The circuit was fundamentally redesigned in 2006, becoming the Assen TT Circuit. All alterations aside, only one section of the circuit is original; the finish line never moved.

In 1999 the circuit was modified with a new grandstand, control tower and renovated pit garages. Modifications to the circuit over the winter of 2005/6 saw the length reduced to 2.822 miles.

RACE 1 (20 LAPS)

RACE 1 - RESULTS:

1.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 25m 33.822s

2.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  25m 33.940 +0.118s

3.    Peter Hickman GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 25m 34.705s +0.883s

4.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha  25m 35.378s +1.556s

5.    Glenn Irwin GBR Ducati - Be Waiser Ducati Racing Team 25m 36.027s +2.205s

 

RACE 2 (20 LAPS)

RACE 2 - RESULTS:

1.    Josh Brookes AUS Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 25m 30.686s

2.    Peter Hickman GBR BMW - Smiths Racing​ 25m 30.991s +0.305s

3.    Jake Dixon GBR Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  25m 32.413s +1.727s

4.    Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki - Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  25m 32.540s +1.854s

5.    Tarran Mackenzie GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 25m 32.923s +2.237s

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 10

Here's what the top 5 looks like after Round 10:

1.    Leon Haslam No. 91 Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki  - 654 points

2.    Jake Dixon No. 27 Kawasaki RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki  - 593 points

3.    Josh Brookes No. 25 Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha - 557 points

4.    Glenn Irwin No. 2 Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati 554 points

5.    Peter Hickman No. 60 BMW - Smiths Racing BMW - 549 points

ROUND 12

Brands Hatch GP - 12th - 14th October
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Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in Europe.

Having undergone a series of major improvements in recent years, the Kent circuit now attracts some of the biggest international events on the calendar.

Ever since starting out as a dirt track motorcycle circuit in 1926, Brands Hatch has been characterised by its natural amphitheatre, with virtually the entire 'Indy' configuration visible from the spectator banking and grandstands.

A firm fans' favourite, Brands Hatch has also witnessed a number of significant moments in history including the epic 2011 MCE BSB title decider.

Friday

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