Shakey dumps it in morning warm up

The morning of the last day of the BSB season and for the second time this weekend Shake Byrne has crashed in warm up. Luckily for him he was able to remount and continue back to the pits covered in mud apparently unharmed. Although his chances of the title are gone Shane will for sure be wanting to put on a good show for the fans. Today will for sure be exciting. Picture kindly supplied by Snowy from Seventy Point three

shane byrne crashed in sunday warm up

its muddy here at Brands Hatch

Donnington BSB September 2011

What a great days racing. I have always loved Donnington park and i for one am really glad it has returned to the schedule. I feel desperatly sorry for Shakey in race 2 going into the gravel at Redgate, i am sure he would have been on the podium of not for that, still, 8th is OK. Thats racing.
There was some extremely tight racing this weekend, i cant know the commitment of the riders who had made it into the top 6. A strange situation to be sure but it has certainly produced some quality racing.
John Hopkins has once again amazed me. For a Rookie to the BSB series he has done very well and if he ends up winning the title i will be very please. Considering the damage to his hand i am amazed he did so well. Really good job.
The question is will Tommy Hill miss out again?

John Hopkins wins at Oulton Park

Well done to newbie John Hopkins who held off a strong challenge from some seasoned riders at a circuit he had only ridden on a road bike. Could we be seeing the next Troy Bayliss?

Its early days but i can see him moving swiftly to WSB.

All in all a good race day with some quality action. Just a shame that Jenny Tinmouth did not qualify.

Tom Sykes does Brands Hatch double

After a pretty crappy season in WSB Tom Sykes made a return to the BSB series at Brands Hatch this weekend and did the double on the Sunday. After an indifferent and damp Saturday race Tom gave it everything to take 2 wins. Looking like he was going sideways even when he was on a straight he showed that the Kawasaki ZX10R has some fight in it after all. Tom Sykes Kawasaki

Neil Hodgson Retires

Neil Hodgson has anounced his retierment from racing due to injuries sustained in a motorcross crash last year. Hodgson was due to ride for Motorpoint Yamaha this season in BSB but having had a large highside at Brands Hatch a few weeks ago he has agraviated the injury leading him to make the decision to stop.
I for one was looking forward to seeing Neil fighting for the title this year and maybe even having a few battles with his old nemisis Walker.

We at MCRR wish Neil all the best and hope to see him doing sone punditry on the television soon.

Movers and shakers

A bit of news today is that Sylvain Guintoli is going to partner Leon Haslam in the Alstare works Suzuki WSB squad next year. This makes way for Yukio Kagayama to come back to old blighty to entertain us once again.
Max Neukirchner has signed for the Ten Kate Honda team for 2010. And of course James Toseland is back in WSB having swapped bikes with Ben Spies.