For fans of those rather enigmatic, red, twin cylinder works of art, Ducati UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup will once again feature as part of the British Superbike Championship in 2019. For those that don’t know, Ducati have shared the following, enjoy: This one-make series featuring the 959 Panigale, has become an important and popular support series to the British Superbike championship. The enduring popularity of the Cup has never been more evident in the last two years with record entries. The championship has been admired within the paddock for its competitiveness and high … Continue reading News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019
Honda (UK) have shared with MotorMartin that they are pleased to announce that Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will remain with the Honda Racing squad for the 2018 British Superbike Championship, once again spearheading the team’s assault on the series aboard the all-new Fireblade. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the decision to keep both riders, is a unique set-up in the British Superbike paddock as 2018 will mark Jason’s 11th year as an official Honda rider, his eighth with Honda UK, and for Dan the new season will be his fourth consecutive year with the Honda team. 2017 was … Continue reading News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
What an end to the season. Looking like it was finally Leon’s Championship year going into the last Brands Hatch round, over the course of three races and two days everything changed. Ducati have shared with MotorMartin the following race reports and they’re well worth reading, they tell quite a tale. Be Wiser Ducati’s Shane’ Shakey’ Byrne got his title defence off to the best possible start at Brands Hatch after topping all 3 practice and qualifying sessions before going on to claim pole in Q3 with a storming 1:24.163s lap around his local race circuit. John ‘Hopper’ Hopkins had … Continue reading News: SHAKEY SCORES AN UNPRECEDENTED 6TH BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BACK-TO-BACK TITLE DEFENCE
Accepted wisdom in the motoring world is that you must own or have driven an Alfa Romeo to class yourself as someone who enjoys the automotive side of life and that if you haven’t, you’re somehow less of a driver. Now MotorMartin doesn’t actually agree with this argument as there are other, fine driving machines out there. Jaguar anyone? And yet, there really can’t be any disagreement about the looks of an Alfa, that Italian flair, the deep reds, that iconic triangular front grill, that beautiful badge. The recent history of Alfa Romeo is littered with superb looking saloons and … Continue reading Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6 JTDM-2: Lady In Red.
In the second ever Motorcycle News story it is definitely time to have a brief check on preparations for the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship, often regarded as the strongest National Superbike series in the World. The Honda Racing British Superbike team continued its pre-season testing schedule this week, with two official MCE BSB tests, where all-three riders were pleased with their progress aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Tuesday, MotorMartin was told, saw cold and windy conditions at Silverstone but Dan Linfoot, Jenny Tinmouth and Jason O’Halloran were all able to gain crucial settings for the opening round at the … Continue reading News: HONDA RACING READY FOR OPENING BRITISH SUPERBIKE ROUND