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Melandri guilty of tax dodging

Anonymous, 31 October 2012 15:16

BMW World Superbike rider Marco Melandri has received a nineteen month suspended sentance in his home town of Ravenna, after being convicted of tax evasion offences. In a case similar to Valentino Rossi's conviction in 2008, Melandri was prosecuted for failing to pay taxes on millions of pounds of earnings from 2003-2005, while riding for Tech 3 and Movistar in ...

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Yamaha open to World Superbike return

Matthew Birt, 31 October 2012 11:45

Yamaha could be tempted back to World Superbikes if new owners Dorna introduce radical technical changes that will reduce costs and make the bikes more closely linked to a Superstock level of tuning. The Japanese factory pulled its factory team out of WSB at the end of 201, but boss Lin Jarvis said it would be closely monitoring the changes ...

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Crescent Suzuki blast Guintoli for reneging on 2013 contract

Michael Guy, 15 October 2012 12:28

Crescent Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his extreme disappointment over Sylvain Guintoli’s decision not to honour a signed contract to ride for his team in WSB 2013. As reported in MCN last week, Guintoli signed a contract with the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team on Sunday at Magny Cours, only to tell Denning on Monday morning that he had ...

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Nurburgring WSB: Davies takes maiden win

Liam Marsden, 09 September 2012 15:40

Welshman Chaz Davies has taken his maiden superbike win in the second race at the historic Nurburgring circuit today. Davies got off to a good start and was immediately at the front of the race behind early leader Tom Sykes and title hopeful Marco Melandri. After Melandri crashed out of race one, Biaggi took the lead in the championship standings ...

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Rea: WSB remains my priority

Michael Guy, 06 September 2012 17:28

In the next five weeks Jonathan Rea will complete over four hours of free practice, seven hours of qualifying and 3 ½ hours of racing in both WSB and MotoGP. Having been drafted in the Repsol Honda MotoGP team to replace Casey Stoner, Rea will be switching between his WSB and MotoGP commitments riding in alternate championships and bikes for ...

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Silverstone WSB: Guintoli dominates second race in torrential conditions

Liam Marsden, 05 August 2012 16:18

Pata Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli won the second World Superbike race at Silverstone today in torrential conditions which saw the race stopped and a result taken after nine laps, with half points awarded. The riders took to the grid on slick tyres, but the start was delayed as rain started to fall and the riders changed to wet tyres. Brit ...

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Checa completes first test on 1199 Superbike

Michael Guy, 21 June 2012 17:32

World champion Carlos Checa completed his first official test on the all new Ducati 1199 Panigale at Misano today. Riding at the Italian circuit which is currently playing host to World Ducati Week the 39 year old Spaniard lapped in blistering hot air and track temperatures. Checa was lapping alongside three time WSB champion Troy Bayliss who has been instrumental ...

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Donington Park WSB: Rea takes controversial race win

Liam Marsden, 13 May 2012 16:07

Honda rider Jonathan Rea has won an eventful second race at Donington Park in a race which saw plenty of aggresive overtaking from all the front runners. Rea was fourth at the start of the final lap, with Leon Haslam at the front. Marco Melandri attempted to pass Haslam going into the Melbourne Loop, but ran wide, while Rea passed Max ...

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Donington Park WSB: Sykes takes home pole

MCN, 12 May 2012 16:52

Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start from pole position at Donington Park tomorrow for the fourth time this season. Sykes set a fastest time of 1'27.716, beating the previous track best by 0.3 seconds. Fellow Brit Leon Haslam set the second fastest time onboard the BMW Motorrad S1000RR. Italians Marco Melandri and Max Biaggi complete the front row in third ...

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Get £10 off Donington Park WSB tickets!

MCN, 23 April 2012 13:50

MCN and Donington Park have teamed up to offer you a fantastic £10 discount on Donington Park World Superbike weekend and race day tickets. The 2012 season is shaping up to be the best in years - with no less than six home grown heroes in with a shout of lifting the trophy, you can guarantee some of the closest racing ...

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