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blog size head.jpgGEORDIE superbike and former MotoGP rider Chris Burns is looking for a new ride - after what looks likes a parting of the ways between him and the STP-JHS Racing outfit.

The 28-year-old from Newcastle will not race at Oulton Park for the team after a believed fall-out earlier this week, and has revealed to Burning Rubber that he is now actively looking for another ride.

"It looks like I won't get to race with STP this year, and to be honest I feel like I'm going crazy at the moment." he admitted this evening.

World Superbike News...by Zoe Burn

Stu Easton.jpg 'RATBOY' Stuart Easton has been drafted in to replace the injured Broc Parkes at Assen this weekend.

The 24-year-old from Hawick will ride the Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki at the famous Dutch circuit.

Parkes, 27, was injured during a test at Snetterton this week, and was today having surgery on a damaged shoulder.

Why kill a good villain?

By Blog on the Box on Apr 20, 09 04:51 PM

The makers of Robin Hood missed a trick in last week's episode.
There was no Guy of Gisborne, at least for that episode, so they needed a good villain.
Step forward Newcastle-born Bill Ward.

21st birthday party chaos

By Ken Oxley on Apr 15, 09 11:32 AM

IT was the eldest son's 21st birthday on Tuesday, which came as a bit of a shock.

It seems like only yesterday that he was crawling around on all fours, getting his clothes into a state and throwing up everywhere.

Wait a minute . . . it was only yesterday.

"Women! Should not be allowed to do a man's job. Their place is the kitchen or the bedroom. What happened to the days when they knew their place?"

POLESITTER Sylvain Guintoli has taken the win in the opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch.

But it wasn't an easy ride for the Frenchman, who made a bad start at the green light, dropping back down the order.

HM Plant Honda's Glen Richards crossed the line second, while Hawick's Stuart Easton was the first of the North boys home in third. Cumbria's James Ellison and Northumberland rookie Graeme Gowland were fifth and ninth respectively.

Gowland Small 1.jpgSYLVAIN Guintoli announced his arrival in the UK by stealing pole for the opening round of the Visk.com British Superbike Championship.

But the star of the session was Northumbrian Graeme Gowland who finished eighth quickest in his first ever round on board a Superbike.

Fellow North boys Stuart Easton and James Ellison also had a strong qualifying, finishing the day third and seventh respectively.

JOE Burns will start from 28th on the grid for tomorrow's Metzeler National Superstock 600 race after being hit with a penalty this afternoon.

The 16-year-old had qualified second in his group during this morning's delayed session, which would have left him third overall.

But the youngster was hauled before race stewards this afternoon for a technical infringement with his Splitlath Motorsport Yamaha.


GEORDIE boys Joe Burns and Jonathan Dickson look well placed for Monday's opening race of the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship.

Burns, 16 and Dickson, 21, were well within the required top 14 of their respective qualifying groups in Saturday's first session.

Due to the amount of riders and the short Brands Hatch Indy circuit, qualifying and practice has been split into two groups - Burns is in Group A, while Dickson is in B.

The Government's has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at cutting the number of plastic bags people use.

Hold on, haven't we done this already!

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