Official Bennetts BSB 2018 Entry List

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By Michael Mann
MannOnABike BikeSocial's Web Editor. Been riding bikes since 1984 and writing about them since 2013. Commuted in Central London for 10 years, fast and smooth road rider, does a reasonable job in a track day quick group. 6 ft and 14 st.

 

The 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Donington Park from 31st March – 2nd April for round one as Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne looks to add to his six titles, back on board his Be Wiser Ducati for the third consecutive season as he looks to add to his back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017 both of which came down to the final round.

He lines up once again alongside Ulsterman Glenn Irwin while Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper are confirmed at Buildbase Suzuki. In a seat swap, Josh Brookes and James Ellison trade teams but are both still racing Yamaha’s. Honda Racing’s duo of Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran remain unchanged as do the JG Speedit Kawasaki’s of Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey. At Tyco BMW Michael Laverty returns after a season at McAms Yamaha while Christian Iddon changes his number from 24 to 21.

24 is inherited by 2016 British Superstock Champion, Taylor Mackenzie, who replaces the injured John Hopkins at Moto Rapido Racing Ducati while his brother, and 2016 British Supersport Champion, Tarran Mackenzie, returns from a tough Moto2 season to join Josh Brookes on the second McAms Yamaha.

 

 

The youngest Mackenzie is among several new faces to BSB alongside Kyle Ryde, Carl Phillips, Gino Rea, Sylvain Barrier and Mason Law.

2017 British Superstock 1000 Champion, Danny Buchan, steps back up to a full-time superbike ride while Tommy Bridewell joins his former team manager, Martin Halsall, at the new Movuno.com Halsall Racing team.

 

28 riders are confirmed for the 2018 Bennetts BSB season:

 

2018 ENTRY LIST

TEAM

MANUFACTURER

RIDER

NATIONALITY

NUMBER

Be Wiser

Ducati

Shane Byrne

Great Britain

67

Be Wiser

Ducati

Glenn Irwin

Great Britain

2

Buildbase

Suzuki

Richard Cooper

Great Britain

47

Buildbase

Suzuki

Bradley Ray

Great Britain

28

CF Motorsport

Yamaha

Kyle Ryde

Great Britain

77

FS3 Racing

Kawasaki

Danny Buchan

Great Britain

83

Gearlink

Kawasaki

Carl Phillips

Great Britain

32

Honda Racing

Honda

Dan Linfoot

Great Britain

4

Honda Racing

Honda

Jason O'Halloran

Australia

22

JG Speedfit

Kawasaki

Leon Haslam

Great Britain

91

JG Speedfit

Kawasaki

Luke Mossey

Great Britain

12

McAMS

Yamaha

Josh Brookes

Australia

25

McAMS

Yamaha

Tarran Mackenzie

Great Britain

95

Moto Rapido Racing

Ducati

Taylor Mackenzie

Great Britain

24

Movuno.com Halsall Racing

Suzuki

Tommy Bridewell

Great Britain

46

OMG Racing

Suzuki

Gino Rea

Great Britain

44

Platform Hire

Yamaha

Aaron Zanotti

Great Britain

64

PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker

BMW

Jakub Smrz

Czech Republic

96

RAF Regular & Reserves

Kawasaki

Jake Dixon

Great Britain

27

Ridersmotorcycles.com

BMW

Martin Jessop

Great Britain

40

Silicone Engineering Racing

Kawasaki

Dean Harrison

Great Britain

5

Smiths Racing

BMW

Peter Hickman

Great Britain

60

Smiths Racing

BMW

Sylvain Barrier

France

20

TAG Racing

Yamaha

James Ellison

Great Britain

11

TAG Racing

Yamaha

Shaun Winfield

Great Britain

8

Tyco

BMW

Michael Laverty

Great Britain

7

Tyco

BMW

Christian Iddon

Great Britain

21

WD40

Kawasaki

Mason Law

Great Britain

55

 

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