Billy McConnell

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Billy McConnell
NationalityAustralian
Born (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 31)
Current teamBuildbase Suzuki
Bike number3

Billy McConnell (born 24 December 1986) is an Australian motorcycle racer. He currently competes in the British National Superstock 1000 Championship, aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000.

He won the 2014 British Supersport Champion aboard a Triumph Daytona 675 for Smiths Racing before stepping up with the Smiths Racing team to the British Superbike Championship aboard a BMW S1000RR. During 2017 he rode a Kawasaki ZX-10R in the British Superbike Championship, but was injured at the Thruxton round in August and was unable to compete in any further races. His place was taken for the last three races of the season in October at the Brands Hatch round by Kyle Ryde, who had parted company with his Pucetti Kawasaki Racing team in World Supersport due to poor performances.[1][2]

Arrival in the UK[edit]

In 2004 McConnell was invited by Yamaha to compete in the British Superstock Cup, after a third-place finish in the Australian Superstock Championship despite missing the last 3 rounds.

In 2005 he competed in the Virgin Mobile Cup, winning the title and subsequently progressed to the full Virgin Mobile Superbike team. McConnell also won the Australian Young Sports Personality of the Year.

British Superbikes/Supersport[edit]

In 2006 McConnell rode at Virgin mobile Yamaha alongside Tommy Hill and Kieran Clarke.[3] He had a decent season winning the rookie of the year award. In 2007 he moved down a class to the British Supersport Championship. In 2008 he moved back to the British Superbike Championship with MSS Discovery Kawasaki,[4] finishing 12th overall in the championship with 91 points. In 2009 he moved once again back to the British Supersport Championship, on the MAP Raceways Yamaha.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2006 Yamaha BHI
17
BHI
Ret
DON
14
DON THR
12
THR
Ret
OUL
18
OUL
Ret
MON
C
MON
C
MAL
Ret
MAL
12
SNE
9
SNE
Ret
KNO
18
KNO
15
OUL
9
OUL
Ret
CRO
Ret
CRO
Ret
CAD
Ret
CAD
10
SIL
Ret
SIL
13
BHGP
12
BHGP
7
17th 47
2008 Kawasaki BHGP
C
BHGP
C
THR
14
THR
10
OUL
Ret
OUL
10
BHGP
8
BHGP
9
DON
Ret
DON
Ret
SNE
11
SNE
11
MAL
6
MAL
16
OUL
8
OUL
10
KNO
Ret
KNO
9
CAD
12
CAD
24
CRO
17
CRO
Ret
SIL
10
SIL
9
BHI
12
BHI
Ret
12th 91 [6]

British Supersport Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
2009 Yamaha BHI
1
OUL
10
DON
3
THR
1
SNE
Ret
KNO
4
MAL
4
BHGP
2
CAD
1
CRO
2
SIL
3
OUL
19
2nd 137 [7]
2010 BHI
3
THR
4
OUL
Ret
CAD
1
MAL
1
KNO
12
SNE
8
BHGP
8
CAD
Ret
CRO
Ret
SIL
11
OUL
4
5th 115 [8]
Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2011 Triumph BRH
13
BRH
15
OUL
9
OUL
5
CRO
4
CRO
3
THR
1
THR
5
KNO
9
KNO
13
SNE
5
SNE
13
OUL
1
OUL
C
BRH
5
BRH
DNS
CAD
3
CAD
3
DON
7
DON
5
SIL
6
SIL
6
BRH
3
BRH
7
BRH
7
3rd 253 [9]
2012 Triumph BHI
9
BHI
31
THR
Ret
THR
1
OUL
5
OUL
7
SNE
5
SNE
2
KNO
4
KNO
1
OUL
1
OUL
2
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
3
CAD
1
CAD
4
DON
2
DON
4
ASS
12
ASS
10
SIL
4
SIL
10
BHGP
1
BHGP
1
3rd 340 [10]

Notes:

1.^  – Race was abandoned after second restart, half points awarded.

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Races by year[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
2008 Kawasaki QAT AUS SPA NED ITA GER SMR CZE GBR
Ret
EUR ITA FRA POR NC 0
2010 Yamaha AUS POR SPA NED ITA RSA USA SMR CZE GBR
13
GER ITA FRA 31st 3
2012 Triumph AUS ITA NED ITA EUR
9
SMR SPA CZE GBR RUS GER POR FRA 31st 7
2013 Triumph AUS SPA NED ITA GBR
19
POR ITA RUS GBR
22
GER TUR FRA SPA NC 0
2014 Triumph AUS
Ret
SPA NED ITA GBR MAL SMR POR SPA FRA QAT
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyle Ryde to make BSB debut with FS3 Kawasaki Motorcycle News, 12 October 2017, Retrieved 15 October 2017
  2. ^ Partnership between Kyle Ryde and the Puccetti Racing Team ends Kawasaki Europe, 6 October 2017, Retrieved 15 October 2017
  3. ^ Rookie McConnell Just Misses Out At Brands
  4. ^ MSS Discovery Kawasaki – Ready For 2008 with Easton & McConnell!
  5. ^ British Supersport: Billy McConnell signs for Raceways Yamaha - | Motorcycle Sport | WSB | BSB | MotoGP | TT & Road races | MCN
  6. ^ round-12-brandshatch-race Archived 24 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2012.

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