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Provisional 2011 BSB grid - UPDATED

The 2011 British Superbike grid continues to grow by the week - this is the updated list of entrants with two months to go before the opening round.
Less than a month ago, Crash.net ran an article providing an updated entry list for the upcoming British Superbike Championship – but yet more announcements have served to ensure that even that is now well and truly out of date.

Indeed, the 2011 BSB series is shaping up to be an epic one, at least in terms of numbers, because while its world championship counterpart is struggling to muster 20-plus grids, its domestic equivalent is galloping over the 30-marker – and there is still two months before the season starts…

In all, the provisional entry list has 32 entrants – with Crescent Suzuki and Relentless Suzuki still to possibly add an entry each alone.

Following on from John Hopkins confirmed arrival, the headline-grabbers in the latest wave of signings include Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp's return on the Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati, renamed Rapid Bathams Ducati on the back of a big sponsorship deal with Rapid Solicitors'.

Additionally, Jenny Tinmouth will become the first woman to compete at BSB level after signing with Splitlath Aprilia, while the EVO class received a boost with the announcement that Simon Andrews will ride a Kawasaki for PR Racing

Confirmed 2011 BSB grid – so far…:

HM Plant Honda
Ryuichi Kiyonari
Shane Byrne

Relentless Suzuki
Josh Brookes

Swan Yamaha
Tommy Hill
Michael Laverty

Crescent Suzuki
John Hopkins

Buildbase BMW
John Laverty
Ian Lowry
Barry Burrell (E)

MSS Colchester Kawasaki
Stuart Easton
Gary Mason

Rapid Bathams Ducati
Michael Rutter
Martin Jessopp

Motorpoint Yamaha
Loris Baz
James Westmoreland

Tyco Honda
Tommy Bridewell
Peter Hickman
Patric Muff (E)

Splitlath Motorsport
Hudson Kennaugh
Jenny Tinmouth

Sorrymate.com SMT Honda
Dan Linfoot

Jentin Honda
Steve Brogan

Boss D&B BMW
Nick Medd

WFR Honda
Glen Richards (E)
Alex Lowes (E)
Graeme Gowland (E)

PR Kawasaki
Simon Andrews (E)

Mark Bloom Kawasaki
Daniel Kneen (E)

Bournemouth Kawasaki
James Hillier (E)

Close Print Finance Honda
Craig Fitzpatrick (E)

777R Suzuki
Matteo Mossa (E)

Doodson Motorsport
Tom Tunstall



Related Pictures

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Michael Rutter, Martin Jessopp - Rapid Ducati
Josh Brookes
James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Buildbase BMW`S Ryuichi Kiyonari at Brands Hatch
Stuart Easton - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Patric Muff - Bathams BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Costello - Halsall Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot - Quatto Plant Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Chris Walker - GBmoto Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Chris Walker - GBmoto Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ben Wilson - Gearlink Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Barry Burrell - WD-40 Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Milwaukee Yamaha`s Josh Brookes

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Kimey - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 1:12 PM

Whilst I am a massive fan of stalker, I don't think he will get the nod. Obviously Jon K is favourite (and in my opinion deserving) to pick up one and I wonder if crescent might just run 1 bike?



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