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Pedercini Kawasaki confirm 2012 WSB line-up

World Supersport runner-up David Salom will make the switch to the World Superbike Championship in 2012 with the long standing Pedercini Kawasaki squad.Salom, aged 27 will ride alongside Argentinian Tat Mercado who already has experience in the Italian team having competed in the Superstock 100FIm Cup in 2011.Salom previously rode for the team back in 2009 before switching to the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 17 January 2012

Vote for your MCN Man of the year

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED In what has been another brilliant year in the world of motorcycle racing there is once again an array of outstanding riders vying to secure your vote in MCN’s Man of the Year competition. While there have been stand out performances in virtually every class of racing, highlights include the epic battle for the British Superbike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 January 2012

Laverty talks about his first Aprilia crash

Eugene Laverty suffered his first crash onboard his factory Aprilia at Portimao yesterday  - and it was a big one. The 25 year old Irishman who finished the day second fastest had a huge high side on the approach to turn ten. Although heavily winded, Laverty sustained no serious injury and returned to the track after the crash on his ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 30 November 2011

Haslam and BMW in control on day one at Portimao test

BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam ended day one of the three day test at Portimao at the top of the time sheets. The 28 year old completed 56 laps and set a 1.43.6s best shortly before the circuit closed at 4pm local time. Haslam was up to speed from the start of the day having spent three days testing his ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 28 November 2011

Rea and Aoyama working well in Qatar test

Castrol Honda riders Jonathan Rea and new to WSB, Hiroshi Aoyama are mid way through their second day of testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The two men have benefited from near perfect testing conditions with 33 degree air temperature and 50 degree track temperature. Grip levels at the circuit are also good due to the amount of rubber ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 16 November 2011

Davies completes two day Aprilia WSB test at Portimao

Newly crowned World Supersport Champion Chaz Davies made his WSB debut at Portimao this week riding an Aprilia RSV4. Davies was expected to make the step up to WSB with his ParkinGO team onboard a Ducati 1198, but a change of plan saw him get his first ever laps onboard a Superbike on an Aprilia. Although there has been no ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 04 November 2011

Camier and Crescent Suzuki form British WSB dream team

Leon Camier will ride for the Crescent Suzuki Racing team in WSB in 2012 after signing a one-year deal with the British team. The deal is a dream signing for Camier, the Crescent team and UK fans who will get to see a thoroughbred all-British effort go head-to-head with their international WSB rivals. Camier said: “There will be a big push ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 01 November 2011

Portimao test times: Laverty stuns in first Aprilia outing

Eugene Laverty fired a warning shot to his 2012 WSB rivals in Portugal today by setting the fastest lap time first time out onboard his factory PATA Aprilia. The 25 year old Irishman set an impressive 1.42.8s best at the end of the test to top the time sheets and show beyond doubt that he will be a serious title ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 18 October 2011

Davies confirmed to ride ParkinGO Ducati in 2012

As reported in MCN last week, Chaz Davies will be graduating to WSB in 2012 onboard a Ducati with his current ParkinGO squad. The six time WSS race winner and 2011 World Supersport champion is set to get a factory supported bike with engineers and will go head to head with the likes of Biaggi, Melandri, Checa along with his ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 16 October 2011

Biaggi cautious about weekend ahead

Max Biaggi has revealed to MCN that he won’t know if it will be possible to race this weekend at Portimao until he has completed a full day on the bike tomorrow. The 2010 world champions has a broken metatarsal in his left foot, sustained at the Nurburgring race at the beginning of September and was forced to miss the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 13 October 2011


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