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British Superbike Pre Season Test Day 26/03/2015

I’d decided to take a hospitality tester at Donington Park in the Goddards suite for my first  outing of the year. A bargain at £35, it turned out to be a wise move, the wind was bitterly cold and it was good to have shelter and hot drinks on hand.  The external viewing areas were excellent for photography. Practising got off to a quiet start due to the damp conditions, a number of riders waiting for the track to dry out.
Conditions improved in the afternoon and it was no surprise to see both Kiyonari and Byrne looking the class of the field. Unfortunately Kiyo crashed near the end of the final session leaving Byrne to top the timing sheets with Danny Buchan on the Be Wiser Kawasaki taking second place. Kiyonari who was bruised but otherwise ok finished in third spot.

1 Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki) 1m:31.145
2 Danny Buchan (Be Wiser Kawasaki) +0.222s
3 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0230s
4 Jakub Smrz (Lloyds British Ducati) +0.243s
5 Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +0.284s
6 James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.303s
7 Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki) +0.318s
8 Richard Cooper (Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki) +0.380s
9 Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.680s
10 Tommy Bridewell (Tyco BMW) +0.890s


Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW)


Kiyo in the pit lane walkabout


Over at the MV garage….


Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha)


Domain Name Scam - YG Registry

I thought I'd post the following email as a warning to others. I've received these before but I'm surprised its still happening. It seems someone in China wants to register alanmedlock as a domain name, presumably because they share my name, pretty unlikely I'd say.

Dear Manager,(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China. We received an application from Huake Ltd on December 15, 2014. They want to register " alanmedlock " as their Internet Keyword and " alanmedlock .cn "、" alanmedlock " 、" alanmedlock "、" alanmedlock " domain names etc.., they are in China domain names. But after checking it, we find "alanmedlock " conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?Best Regards,Jim General Manager  Shanghai Office (Head Office) 3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China Tel: +86 216191 8696 Mobile: +86 1870199 4951  Fax: +86 216191 8697 Web:

If you get one of these just ignore it. If you reply you will receive an application form to protect your domain name together with a price list. By all accounts the charges can be thousands of dollars. For more info just tap YG Registry into your the search engine and you will see just how busy they are.

Sam Burman Racing 2015 Calendar Launch 22 November 2014

I recently called in to the Green Tree Pub in Messingham for Sam Burmans calendar launch. Sam, a work colleague is once again contesting the Motorstar British Championship in 2015 and her immaculate WNT sponsored Honda NSF 250R bike was on display in the pub. As I was early the bar wasn't open and it was coffee and cake for me but I was surprised how many were there given the time. The bar opened at midday and later in the evening there was live music from North Lincs Band - Box Pavilion. Also in the afternoon one of Sams sponsors, Richtoy was demonstrating Oset electric off-road bikes in the car park. Regretably I missed out on all of this as I couldn't stay but not before I grabbed my copy of the calendar which was even better than last years. You can follow Sam on her website, twitter and Facebook.

sam burman


British Superbikes Qualifying 24 August 2014

Conditions were surprisingly good given the weather forecast with some good warm sunny spells which would ultimately be in direct contrast to raceday.
The qualifying session saw Shane "Shakey" Byrne smashed the Cadwell Park lap record on his way to claiming pole position by nearly a full second in front of Ryuichi Kiyonari, Buildbase BMW, with Tommy Bridewell completeing the top three positions.


Ryuichi Kiyonari, Buildbase BMW

josh brookes milwaukee yamaha

Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha failed to set a time in final qualifying.

scott smart kawasaki

Scott Smart, Anvil Hire Kawasaki.

triumph triple philip atkinson

Philip Atkinson was badly shaken but unhurt during the Triumph Triple Challenge race.

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