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WSB race day schedule given overhaul

On-going tweaking by rule makers in WSB will see a change to the weekend schedule for 2014. The most significant difference is the fact that the two WSB races will now be run earlier in the day. Since the championship begun back in 1988, race times were 12noon for race one and 15.30 for race two. In 2014 race one ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 17 December 2013

First look at Laverty onboard the Crescent Suzuki

Eugene Laverty got his first taste of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSXR1000 he’ll be campaigning in WSB in a scheduled two day test at Jerez today. The 26 year old Irishman joined the British Suzuki team after two years racing the factory Aprilia RSV4 squad where he finished second to Kawasaki man Tom Sykes in the final 2013 standings. Laverty ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 25 November 2013

Jerez WSB: Checa confirms retirement from racing

In a packed press conference held in Alstare Ducati's hospitality Carlos Checa confirmed that he has retired from racing. The 41-year-old Spaniard has had a long and illustrious career that has spanned two decades. He’s one of an exclusive few men who has won races in both Grand Prix and World Superbikes. He’s been a factory Yamaha and Ducati rider, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 19 October 2013

Jerez WSB: Aprilia domination continues

Aprilia’s domination of the Jerez World Superbike round continued in second qualifying today with the Italian manufacturer securing the top four positions in the 45 minute session. Provisional pole position went to the in form Italian Davide Giugliano who set a 1’41.371 second best to edge out fellow Aprilia privateer Toni Elias. The factory Aprilia men of Eugene Laverty and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 19 October 2013

HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

If success was based on looks alone, HRC would be odds on favourites to win the 2014 Dakar with their new Honda CRF450 Rally. HRC returned to the Dakar in 2013 after a 25 year absence fielding a strong three man team. Despite the having the might of HRC behind the project they were unable to make their mark on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 08 October 2013

WSB Blog: How many British Champs will be crowned this weekend?

If the Laguna Seca WSB round last week was anything to go by, this weekend’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Magny Cours promises to be a classic. In WSB, Brit Tom Sykes leads the overall championship standings by 23 points meaning that he can mathematically win the championship and become the first Brit since James Toseland in 2007 ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 03 October 2013

Sykes retains WSB series lead after Guintoli appeal rejected

Britain’s Tom Sykes maintains his position at the top of the WSB standings after a long standing appeal by Sylvain Guintoli and his Aprilia Racing team was rejected by the FIM International Disciplinary Court today.The incident in question took place during race two of the fourth round of the championship at Monza, when Sykes ran off the track at the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 13 September 2013

Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

Tom Sykes has blasted WSB race organisers for their decision to stop the final Superpole session and then restart it after declaring it wet. Moments before the red flags were shown, Sykes had set a stunning 2m 03s lap – the fastest ever Superbike lap and was set for another pole position. The decision to cancel the session and restart ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 03 August 2013

WSB Silverstone: Sykes stays on top despite failing to improve on first qualifying time

Tom Sykes secured provisional pole position at Silverstone despite being unable to better his first qualifying best in this morning’s second qualifying  session. The Kawasaki Superbike man spent the 45minute session dialling in his re-built ZX-10R after writing his number one bike off in a turn one crash in the dying minutes of first qualifying yesterday afternoon. Leon Camier set ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 03 August 2013

Silverstone WSB: Sykes from Camier in opening Free practice

Tom Sykes was the fastest man out of the blocks in free practice session today at Silverstone setting the fastest  time of the 45 minutes session. Sykes came under pressure from fellow Brit Leon Camier onboard the Fixi Crescent Suzuki in the dying minutes of the session, but was able to beat the Suzuki man on his final lap of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 02 August 2013

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