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Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

Marco Melandri defied team orders to take victory in the second race at Magny Cours and his 100th WSB race. It was again Jonathan Rea who took the lead and this time out managed to stay at the front ahead of Sylvain Guintoli and Melandri until he highsided on lap 11. A lap later Sylvain Guintoli ran wide, handing the lead to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 05 October 2014

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli splashes to race one win

Sylvain Guintoli cut the gap to championship leader Tom Sykes to just 19 points with victory at a wet Magny Cours today. Both Sykes and Guintoli benefited from team orders, with their team-mates letting them through. With the rain coming down it was Jonathan Rea who got the best start, and opened up a gap on the chasing pack before ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 05 October 2014

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

Reigning champion Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races from pole position after setting a new circuit best lap of 1'36.366. Sykes will be joined on the front row by Ducati's Davide Giugliano and Honda's Jonathan Rea, who will be looking to keep his title hopes alive in tomorrow's races. The second row consists of Chaz Davies ahead of the Aprilai team-mates ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 04 October 2014

Laguna Seca WSB: Sykes takes pole

Reigning world champion Tom Sykes claimed his 23rd World Superbike pole position at Laguna Seca ahead of tomorrow's races. The Kawasaki rider set a best time of 1'21.811 to hed the front row ahead of Sylvain Guintoli and Chaz Davies. Davies' team-mate Davide Giugliano will start from fourth, ahead of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty. Jonathan Rea, who won last ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 12 July 2014

Jerez WSB: Laverty does the double

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty finished the 2013 WSB season with a double win at Jerez after also setting pole position. The Irishman got a good start, but was soon pushed back to second by newly-crowned champion Tom Sykes. Sykes stayed at the front as the pair streaked away from third place man Sylvain Guintoli. Sykes was unable to get ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 20 October 2013

Jerez WSB: Laverty wins, Sykes crowned champion

Tom Sykes has won the 2013 World Superbike championship at Jerez after finishing third in race one. Sykes becomes the fourth Brit to win the World Superbike crown. The race was one by Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty from pole position. The Irishman rode a strong race to hold off BMW rider Marco Melandri to the line. Melandri moved in to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 20 October 2013

Jerez WSB: Laverty takes second career pole

Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty gave his championship hope a boost today by taking pole position for tomorrow's two races at Jerez. Aprilia has dominated all previous sessions, but championship leader Tom Sykes distrupted the domination by setting the second fastest time. Davide Giugliano completes the front row in third. GoldBet BMW rider Marco Melandri heads the second row ahead of the Aprilias ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 19 October 2013

Turkey WSB: Double win for Laverty

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty made it two wins in two in Istanbul today to narro the gap to championship leader Tom Sykes. Sykes finished second ahead of his main championship rival Sylvain Guintoli in third. Marco Melandri finished fourth on the GoldBet BMW ahead of an impressive Toni Elias in fifth. 1. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 34'58.7752. Tom ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 15 September 2013

Turkey WSB: Laverty takes race one honours

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty has won the first race of the day in Turkey - his fifth race win of the season. The Irishman rode a good race to take first place from Tom Sykes, who struggled in the latter stages of the race. Sykes managed to fend off championship rival Sylvain Guintoli to take third spot and extend ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 15 September 2013

Turkey WSB: Sykes on pole

WSB championship leader Tom Sykes will start from pole position for tomorrow's races intanbul. Sykes will be joined on the front row by factory Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli and Althea Aprilia's Davide Giugliano. Eugene Laverty heads the second row in fourth ahead of WSB new boy Toni Elias in fifth and Jules Cluzel in sixth. 1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 14 September 2013

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