Results tagged “Brands Hatch” from Sunday Sun Blog

Dutch superbikes.jpgTHE North East will not host a round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next season after Croft has been sensationally cut from the calendar.

Instead, the series will cross the channel to The Netherlands as it tackles the famous Assen Circuit for the first time in September

It is believed that Croft had turned down the offer of a round of the successful and highly popular championship next year as it struggles to work around its tight noise restrictions.

Tommy_Hill_takes_Pole_for_Race_One_-_300.jpgTOMMY Hill starts from pole for today's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch after shattering the lap record - while local boy Graeme Gowland leads the Evo class.

Hill secured the top spot at his local track with a hot lap of 1.26.360 onboard the Guisborough-based Swan Yamaha, ahead of this afternoon's race at the Grand Prix circuit.

And in the BSB-Evo Championship, it was the WFR Honda of Gowland which was the cream of the crop, qualifying first in class and an impressive 10th overall.

tommy win brands blog.jpgSWAN Yamaha riders Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty are chasing victory as they head to Brands Hatch for a triple-header.

This weekend will see Round Eight of the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship roar into action at the Kent track with three races around the GP circuit.

Hill is looking to build on his win at Oulton Park last month as he heads to his home track, but he can expect to have Laverty snapping at his heels as both riders bid to reach the top six in the overall standings as the Showdown heads ever closer.

#55 Chrissy Rouse_300.jpgBy Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold. Images by Full Throttle Imaging

CHRISSY Rouse has stunned the Sunoco British 125GP paddock after qualifying ninth for his first ever round.

And astonishingly, the 15-year-old from Burnhopfield revealed to Burning Rubber that he still has much more to come.

Rouse has joined forces with the new SGR Racing team, and together they're proving to be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.

Shane Byrne (4)_300.jpgMCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch
By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold. Images by Full Throttle Imaging.

SHANE "Shakey" Byrne smashed the Brands Hatch Indy lap record this afternoon with a hotlap of 45.112secs around the Kent track.

The two-times BSB champion had already proved himself to be the fastest man on two wheels around the circuit a lap previous when he knocked his HM Plant Honda team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari down to P2 with a 45.171.

But the local hero still had a little bit left in the tank as he knocked in a second fast lap, this time clocking the 45.112, a time which was to go unbeaten with just 26 seconds of the session remaining.

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