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British Superbikes, Snetterton 17 June 2018


A good days racing but the highlight of the meeting for me was the second British Superbike race and that incredible drag to the finish between Josh Brookes, Leon Haslam and Jake Dixon, with Haslam completing the race double. The start finish line isn't my usual vantage point as action shots there are generally confined to boring side on panning shots. However on this occasion nothing could have been further from the truth witnessing one of the most exciting finishes I've seen for some time.



leon haslam

Leon Haslam studies Josh Brookes and his McAMS Yamaha on the grid

josh brookes

Josh Brookes, McAMS Yamaha flat out along the straight

brookes haslam and dixon

The last corner and Brookes leads Haslam and Dixon

Haslam gains on Brookes followed by Dixon

Haslam starts to gain on Brookes closely followed by Dixon

Haslam and Brookes collide

Haslam and Brookes collide on the drag to the line - Jake Dixon hidden behind Haslam

Haslam and Brookes collide

Knees and elbows come into play, with Josh Brookes eventually losing out to Haslam and Dixon.

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British Superbikes Snetterton 1st and 2nd July 2017

Two great days of racing with perfect weather for the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Snetterton. The Norfolk track seems to have the best traffic management in place of all the MSV circuits, easy to park and more importantly easy to leave. I made my way back to the car after Sundays last race slightly apprehensive of what may be waiting in the car park. I shouldn't have worried, there were no queues and I just got in my car and drove away - if only it was like this every time!


tom booth-amos

Tom Booth-Amos won both Motostar races and left Snetterton 2nd in the championship behind City Lifting teammate, Jake Arthur.



cameron horsman

Cameron Horsman, Motostar, currently 5th in the Motostar standard class.


burman and best

Sam Burman and Edmund Best during warm up.


john hopkins

John Hopkins, Moto Rapido Ducati, got up to third position in the second Superbike race before dropping to 5th due to front tyre problems .


jason ohalloran

Jason O'Halloran, Honda Racing, scored two third places.


josh brookes

Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha, second in both races. Leading from the start of the second race I thought a win was on the cards but Shane Byrne edged him out to win by 0.686 seconds.

peter hickman

Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW, left Snetterton in 6th place of the championship.


big_ed_snet

Am I the only one who finds Big Ed slightly scary?

tom neave

Tom Neave and Dan Stamper at the start of the Superstock 600 race. Neave went on to win, Stamper finishing 3rd.

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British Superbikes Snetterton. 10 July 2016

First time at Snetterton for many years and I was greatly impressed with the whole layout and facilities. In particular the MCE BSB Victory Circle was a brilliant idea allowing fans to witness post race interviews of the riders by Matt Roberts, James Haydon and Jamie Whitam. Hopefully this will become a regular BSB feature.


snetterton BSB grid
The BSB grid is always a busy place

Laverty Tyco BMW
Michael Laverty showing no nerves

Shane shakey Byrne grid interview
Shakey Byrne gives James Haydon his thoughts for the race

laverty Tyco BMW
Michael Laverty on the Tyco BMW gets ready for the race

Shane Byrne Be Wiser Ducati
A last minute adjustment on the beautifully turned out Be Wiser Ducati

Leon Haslam Kawasaki
Leon Haslam at the ready.

Dan Linfoot
Dan Linfoot gets all the information he needs

Matt Roberts interviews young rider
They just seem to get younger and younger!

Honda RC213V-S
On display outside Honda hospitality the highly desirable Honda RC213V-S

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