British Superbike Championship
Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne put in two superb rides on the Be Wiser Fuchs Silkolene sponsored factory Ducati at Brands Hatch today to claim an emphatic double victory and take over the lead of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship.
Riding the factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R, the five-times and defending champion from nearby Sittingbourne battled against the elements in the opening 20-lap race as rain threatened the Kent track but bounced back from ninth at one point to end up taking the lead with a couple of laps to go, when out came the red flags as a shower intervened.
The result provided Byrne with his 81st career win and 16th victory around the historic Grand Prix circuit and with it, claimed the championship lead for the first time this season as the series hit the halfway point.
Starting the second race from the front row, Shakey made a great getaway off the line and grabbed the lead on the opening lap before upping the lap record as he made his escape at the front. After early challenger Josh Brookes crashed out, Byrne never looked back, before going on to win by almost six seconds from James Ellison to make it four wins in a row after his double earlier this month at Snetterton. Byrne also won the coveted King of Brands trophy for a second year in succession.
Team-mate Glenn Irwin found the going tough on his comeback from injury although he was unlucky to miss out on scoring a point in race one, eventually crossing the line in 16th place. He started from the same position in the afternoon’s second race and was part of a six-rider battle for 12th place whereby the Carrickfergus rider maintained a good pace throughout and, still far from fit, he was rewarded for his sterling efforts with 14th place and two hard earned points.
Shane Byrne: “The first race was a lot tougher than what I was hoping for but the safety car coming out did me a favour and I got going straightaway again. The bike had felt really good all weekend in the dry and we were able to prove that in the race so a big thank you to the team. The pace was even hotter in the second race and with a good start decided I had to get to the front as quickly as possible and go for it. Once I’d got the lead, I just tried to stay as consistent as possible and watched my pit board. I just kept my rhythm and concentration so to get the double is brilliant and we’re achieving just what we wanted to at our strong circuits.”
Glenn Irwin: “I’ve had two tough races today but don’t think we got the results we deserved to be honest. In the first race, I had a mechanical issue and the team did a great job in putting in a new engine for the second race. I was struggling with my shoulder but altered my style in some areas of the track to make up for the lack of strength and it definitely helped. I was a lot smoother and steadier on the throttle and had really good pace. I haven’t lost any of my confidence after the injury and although I’ve got a mountain to climb to get into the Showdown, I’m two points closer than what I was at the beginning of the weekend.”
Phil Borley, Technical Director: “It’s been a fantastic day for Shakey and although it wasn’t an easy first race, he fought back brilliantly after dropping back and overtaking so many riders to get back into the lead was no mean feat. It was a fantastic ride and a great win. He made a good start in the second race and as soon as he got to the front he controlled things perfectly. He maximised the potential he’d shown in the dry all weekend and a double win and ten podium credits is great from a championship perspective. For Glenn, he obviously did the best he could given his fitness levels and he rode really well in his first ride back after what was a pretty bad injury. He just missed out on the points in race one but managed a couple in the second and that will be a big lift for him. Coming back from injury is never easy but he’s got the first race out of the way now and knows what he can do so I’m confident he’ll be a lot higher up the order at Thruxton where he’ll be closer to 100% fitness.”
MCE British Superbike Championship race one (18 laps)
1 Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Fuchs Silkolene Ducati)
2 Dan Linfoot (Honda)
3 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki)
4 Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing Fuchs Silkolene BMW)
16 Glenn Irwin (Be Wiser Fuchs Silkolene Ducati)
MCE British Superbike Championship race one (20 laps)
1 Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Fuchs Silkolene Ducati)
2 James Ellison (Yamaha)
3 Christian Iddon (BMW)
4 Peter Hickman (BMW)
5 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki)
6 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki)
14 Glenn Irwin (Be Wiser Fuchs Silkolene Ducati)
Championship Positions (after six rounds)
1 Byrne 190pts
2 Mossey 161
3 Haslam 159
4 O’Halloran 133
5 Brookes 129
6 Hickman 119
11 Irwin 65
The 2016 running of the Australian Junior National Motocross Championships will go down in history as one of the most testing and trying conditions both to the organisers and riders alike. The Riverland Junior Motorcycle club in South Australia along with all of the attending riders had to deal with a ‘once in 50 years’ storm that lashed the state, causing flash flooding and power outages state wide.
With conditions varying from dust storms to deep mud it was the reigning National Junior 250cc Champion Taj Marshall who backed it up to again clinch the title for BCP Pro Circuit Honda, however this time in the older 15 years 250cc category.
Marshall on board his Eight11 built Honda CRF250R was both fast and consistent all week, winning three races and also securing two second places to dominate the class by 10 points when the final points were tallied.
“I’m so happy to be able to get back to back Aussie titles both for myself and the team,” said Taj Marshall.
“We had a really solid lead up to the event and the whole week ran like clock work. We had a system in place from last year at Bunbury and we basically just tried to replicate that. Tim Vare from Eight11 looks after the bike and my team manager/mentor Lee Hogan is basically with me the whole week. We walk the track together, go to the line together and do what needs to be done. I couldn’t have done it without my dad, all of our awesome team sponsors and my mum’s support at home.”
After struggling in final number 1 with a 10th place after coming together with another rider, New Zealander Trent Collins charged through the final two races to finish a credible fourth place in the 15 years 250cc championship.
“The result is not what I was hoping for but I gave it my best shot. The team have supported me 100% and my dad was always there to keep me pushing hard,” said Collins.
Tom Bell strung together three solid finals to finish in 8th place overall and just two points behind 6th place.
“Overall I’m happy with how everything went. A silly crash in the final moto cost me a chance at 6th place overall but I didn’t leave anything on the table. It’s been a solid finish to the year and I couldn’t have done it without my mum and dad’s support, and of course Lee, Timmy and the team’s backing,” said Bell.
“I’m really proud of all of our riders and their families for the effort put in both this week and during the lead up,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“I’m particularly proud of Taj’s ability to rise when the big event comes around. And to turn senior coming off the back of consecutive 250cc National titles is a big thing.”
“We are also fortunate to have Tim Vare from Eight11-Racing in our corner doing our bikes and being on hand at the races. All of our bikes ran superbly all year and it is a credit not only to Tim but to Honda and all of our assisting sponsors that make our bikes what they are.”
Next year’s Australian Junior Motocross Championships will be held in Horsham, Victoria.
15 years 250cc National Championship
1st place- Taj Marshall BCP PRO CIRCUIT HONDA
2nd place- Riley Dukes FACTORY HUSQVARNA
3rd place- Cody Dyce YAIM YAMAHA
4th place- Trent Collins BCP PRO CIRCUIT HONDA
5th place- Jake Williams YAIM YAMAHA
That feeling when the dust settles after a huge task has been completed and the dust has started to settle…
We at Oilee Racing have just wrapped up our second year competing on the world famous Isle of Man. This month our team from Carrum, Victoria, Australia have had Joe Akroyd riding the Oilee GSXR 600 in both premier events at the Manx Grand Prix.
With fantastic efforts from all the team and great support once again from Warrian Enterprises, Fuchs Silkolene Australia along with their UK colleagues we are absolutely proud to share Joe’s success of two podium positions!
The gruelling event where man and machine wrestles with the mountain course Silkolene fluids and products have done us proud again. Top class technology from top class people.
Joe finished the Senior event with a final lap average of 119.8mph.
Not bad for his second time competing at the Isle of Man
“Keep er Lit!”
BCP Pro Circuit Honda continue their run of wins
It was another clean sweep of victories over the weekend for BCP Pro Circuit Honda riders Anthony Atanasovski and Trent Collins as the buildup continues towards the National Junior Championships late September.
Anthony Atanasovski on board his small wheel Honda CRF150R not only won all three races at Balranald in northern Victoria, he also took the overall in the ‘big wheel’ category while still competing on his small wheel bike. The number 11 rider has won an impressive six events since joining the BCP Pro Circuit Honda squad just three short months ago.
“I never imagined that I would find it so much easier to race the 150cc four stroke than the 85cc two stroke,” said Atanasovski.
“The main thing is the starts! Since hopping on this bike we’ve had 12 of the last 14 holeshots and it makes life so much easier. I need to keep working on my intensity and get a little stronger but I couldn’t be happier with how everything is going right now. Both Lee (Hogan) and Timmy (Vare) have been so supportive and made the transition a pleasure.”
Trent Collins continues his lead up to the junior Nationals back home in New Zealand and once again dominated over the weekend winning every race that he contested. It has been an almost unbeaten 12 month period for Collins back in New Zealand which included winning the National Junior Motocross Championships some six months ago.
“Everything seems to be clicking nicely,” said Collins after his recent win over the weekend.
“Our buildup is solid and I can’t wait to head back to Australia in a couple of weeks for the Aussie Juniors. Last year’s second place behind my team mate Taj Marshall was really good but I want to go one better for my final year in juniors.”
The remaining BCP Pro Circuit Honda team members Taj Marshall and Tom Bell continued their ‘on bike’ training over the weekend after both coming off race wins in the week prior.
“All four of our riders are fit, healthy and in a good head space as we get ready for September,” said team manager Lee Hogan.
“The National Junior Titles are the only 6 day motocross event in Australia and you really need to be on your game if you’re going to do well. We’ll put our best foot forward this year once again for Honda and all of our sponsors.”
BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team rider and current National Junior Champion Taj Marshall has dominated proceedings for the second weekend in a row as he won all three motos contested over the weekend at the South Australian State MX Titles held in Port Augusta north of Adelaide.
With his starts once again on point the young Victorian lead for most of the day and made minimal mistakes on his way to a dominant victory.
“It’s been a good couple of weeks,” said Marshall.
“I’ve finally been able to get a good run going mid week with plenty of time on the bike and it feels great. My Eight11 prepped bike is working awesome as always.”
Marshall’s team mate Tom Bell finished a very impressive third place at Port Augusta scoring himself a fourth, a third, and a solid second place behind team mate Taj Marshall in the final moto of the day.
Anthony Atanasovski earned himself second overall on the BCP Pro Circuit Honda CRF150R ‘small wheel’ at the SA State Titles after a huge crash in practice almost put the hard charger out for the day.
“I took a big hit in practice, just getting on it too hard out of a slippery corner and it bit me,” said Anthony.
“I’ve only had two races on the 150R and I felt comfortable straight away. We had a win last weekend and a second this weekend which isn’t too bad! I’m looking forward to my next race and to keep on improving each time I ride.”
Training for the upcoming National Junior Motocross Championships will bump up a notch for Lee Hogan’s BCP Pro Circuit Honda riders with the week-long event less than two months away.
Taj Marshall and Trent Collins will hope to defend their number one and number two plates in the premier 250cc class against Australia’s best junior racers when in late September the event will be hosted by the Riverland Motorcycle Club in Renmark, South Australia.
TRE Racing Sponsorship
26th June 2016
On Behalf of TRE Racing, I would like to thank Silkolene, once again for their very generous sponsorship during the 2015-2016 Season.TRE Silkolene Race Team riders Darrin Treloar and Blake Cox, had their best season ever. Starting off the season by winning the Queensland Sidecar Title in North Brisbane on the 19thDecember 2015.On the 2nd January 2016, in the Victorian Sidecar Title Mildura, the TRE Silkolene Team won all races on the night, taking home the Victorian Sidecar Title. The NSW Title’s in Tamworth on the 13TH January consisting of six races. Darrin and Blake successfully came home with five wins and a DNF. Resulting in an overall win and taking out the NSW Title. The World Sidecar Title in Gillman, South Australia on the 26th March is the largest Sidecar race in Australia and the World. The Race brings together riders from all around the globe. Riders from America, New Zealand and England are all competing for the Title. Darrin and Blake kept the audience entertained and on their feet as the crowd watched the boys take home the world title, over the six races.The Oceania Championship series runs over two events. Gillman South Australia on the 26th March, Shepparton Victoria on the 2nd April. The points are accumulated at each meeting to decide the overall winner of the Championship. The first round was won with maximum point score, giving them a great advantage. The second round they had to make the top four. With a third finish the Oceania Title was won by TRE Silkolene Racing.
Australian Sidecar Championship Title is the most competitive of all races, for Australian Riders. The top eight riders from the previous year automatically qualify. With 16 riders in a qualifying round, the top eight are entered into the Title. This is the top 16 riders in Australia, competing for the Australian Title. With a convincing win, the TRE Silkolene Race team took out number one position. Making this their 9th Australian Sidecar Title, winning the last race of the 2015-2016 season.
World Title Podium Presentation
World Title Gillman South Australia
OVERALL CAREER RESULTS FOR TRE RACING
2007 FIM World Sidecar Gold Cup Isle Of White England
2011 FIM World Sidecar Champion Murray Bridge Australia
2016 FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup Gillman Austalia
Oceania Titles 2015 Overall winner
2015 Oceania Sidecar Title Round 1 Gillman First
2015 Oceania Sidecar Title Round 2 Mildura First
2015 Oceania Sidecar Title Round 3 Kurri Kurri First
Oceania Titles 2016 Overall winner
2016 Oceania Sidecar Title Round 1 Gillman First 2016 Oceania Sidecar Title Round 2 Shepperton Third
1993 Australian Champion Northline N.T First
1995 Australian Champion Newcastle NSW First
2006 Australian Champion Gosford NSW First
2007 Australian Champion Pioneer Park QLD First
2008 Australian Champion Gillman S.A First
2012 Australian Champion Kurri Kurri NSW First
2013 Australian Champion Gillman S.A First
2014 Australian Champion Kurri Kurri NSW First
2016 Australian Champion Mildura VIC First
Australian Best Pairs
1996 Australian Best Pairs Championship Mildura VIC First
2014 Australian Best Pairs Championship Kurri Kurri NSW First
2000- 20016 5 Times Australian Long Track Championship
1990 – 2016 18 NSW State Titles
2002-2016 5 QLD State Titles
2002-2016 6 S.A State Titles
2008-2016 3 VIC State Titles
1991 1 TAS State Title
TOTAL 33 STATE TITLE
2016 Australian Title Mildura
2015 Australian Junior Championship 1st and 2nd places.
Shakey on Ducati return: “Today has been amazing”
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Lee Hogan’s Honda Junior MX Team competing in the Australian Championship In WA Lee Hogan and Honda Junior MX team use Fuchs Silkolene Lubricants in all of the bikes
Byrne Vows To Bounce Back After Tough Time At Cadwell
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One of the bike parks at Cadwell Park!!!
Photo courtesy of John Warrian
Photo of Shane “Shakey “Byrne” in action at Donnington
1st Round of the BSB 2015 Championship held over the Easter weekend at Donnington.
Shane “Shakey” Byrne riding the Paul Bird Motorsports Fuchs Silkolene Kawasaki finished second in the first leg and won the second leg.
So after the first round of the Championship the points are
1st Byrne 45 points
2nd Linfoot 33
3rd Ellison 29
4th Brookes 28
5th Hickman 24
6th Easton 21
The second round will at the Brands Hatch circuit on 17-19 April 2015.
Below is Stuart Easton practising for the BSB championship to be held at Easter weekend 2015
Below is Shakey Byrne current BSB champion, getting ready for the first round of the BSB championship this Easter weekend 2015
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Un-Solicited Email from Steve Ross
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After using the product for the last month, I can honestly say it is far and away the best Chain lube I have ever used in over 40 years of riding.
The main criteria for my lubricant is no fling, as I take great pride in having a clean bike (Triumph America) . After several long, high speed trips there has been no discernible trace of lube on either my wheel or tyre. As far as lubrication action, my chain is now as quite as a belt (which I was considering retro fitting!) and the lubrication properties seem to last much longer than my previous product.
As an aircraft ground engineer, I am quite familiar which lubrication products, so I know a good product when I use it. Fuchs Silkolene is my go-to product for all my motorcycling needs!
Thank you for your suggestion
Above and below is Cheyne Boyd on his Fuchs Silkolene Yamaha
Mick Withers on his Fuchs Silkolene Powered Suzuki Hyabusa running on Shinko Hook up drag tyres
“Paynter Partners with FUCHS Silkolene As Season end Approaches in Sydney”
Queensland’s Mitchell Paynter is proud to announce a partnership with Warrian Enterprises, the Australasian distributors of the Fuchs Silkolene motorcycle lubricants range as he heads towards the final round of the Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park.
2015 Honda Junior MX team will use Fuchs Silkolene Lubricants.
The Team will be managed by Lee Hogan 12 time Australian Champion under his BCP Pro Circuit Honda junior development team banner
Great Flat Track action from USA
California Superbike School USA changed bikes from Kawasaki to BMW but founder Keith Code kept with Fuchs Silkolene as his oil of choice
The Australian California Superbike School use Fuchs Silkolene Lubricants in their large fleet of Suzuki GSXRs exclusively
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