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WSS Phillip Island: Lowes cruises to pole

Simon Patterson, 23 February 2013 10:14

Sam Lowes has cruised to his first pole position of 2013 on his Yakhnich Yamaha, with his time from qualifying 1 good enough to ensure that no one could match him in the second session. His blistering lap in Q1, the fastest 600 lap ever of the coastal circuit, was over a second faster than his nearest rival, Kenan Sofuoglu, ...

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WSB Phillip Island test – Day 1 – Laverty leads the way, Sykes suffers finger injury

Michael Guy, 14 February 2013 10:45

The first round of testing got underway at Phillip Island today with factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty taking first blood to top the timesheets at the end of day one.The 26 year old Irishman set a 1’31.7s best on the newly surfaced Phillip Island track in dry conditions.Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier showed just how far he and the ...

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Ducati discontinue Althea link

MCN Sportsdesk, 29 October 2012 17:00

Ducati has issued a press statement finalising its plans for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, both in the development of the 1199 Panigale and how it will participate in the series. Ducati say they have already confirmed the renewal of its contract with Carlos Checa, who won the 2011 World Superbike Championship on a Ducati 1198,  and the Spanish rider  ...

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Jules Cluzel joins FIXI Crescent Suzuki

Michael Guy, 29 October 2012 15:41

World Supersport sensation Jules Cluzel has signed for the British Fixi Crescent Suzuki team to race in WSB in 2013. Cluzel arrived in the WSB paddock riding the PTR Honda in WSS in 2012, finishing runner-up in the standings with four wins and eight podiums to his credit. The exuberant Frenchman showed both pace and consistency which as a result ...

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Silverstone WSB: Loris Baz takes win in tricky conditions

Liam Marsden, 05 August 2012 13:26

Frenchman Loris Baz has won the first Superbike race at Silverstone in a tricky race which saw both wet and dry conditions. The first run of the race was red-flagged after several riders fell off on the opening lap. Ducati rider Carlos Checa got off to a good start in the race, which was declared wet, but the following pack ...

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Melandri Double win at Brno

MCN Sportsdesk, 22 July 2012 18:28

  Marco Melandri  scored a double today.  Winning the second  race of the weekend at Brno. Melandri made a final pass on Tom Sykes in the final lap with just enough space  on the final few corners to make sure the Englishman would finish second, by only 0.140 seconds.  Carlos Checa finished in  third place  with championship leader Max Biaggi ) in fourth. Eugene ...

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Monza WSB race one cancelled for safety reasons

Michael Guy, 06 May 2012 12:10

The opening World Superbike race at Monza has been cancelled for safety reasons following heavy rain at the Italian circuit.The race initially got underway in dry conditions with Tom Sykes and Sylvan Guintoli leading the way, but was red flagged on lap three when it began raining.The circuit was then hit by torrential rain and after on-going discussions between the ...

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Tyre issues could jeopardise Monza WSB races

Michael Guy, 06 May 2012 09:11

Following yesterday’s Superpole session which saw full wet weather tyres disintegrating along the 200mph front straight at Monza there is genuine concern for today’s two WSB races.Through a mixture of the track being fully wet and completely dry in places, riders opted to use full wet weather tyres, but because of the conditions and extreme heat build up the tyres ...

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Poll: Should MotoGP and WSB be merged?

MCN, 11 April 2012 10:19

MotoGP and WSB are now owned by the same company, and althought WSB is a production-based class historically cheaper that MotoGP, Biaggi used 28 engines throughout 2011. Some of the top factory WSB bikes are more powerful and have many more trick parts on them than their CRT cousins. Vote in the poll below and don't forget to post a ...

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Joan Lascorz injury update

Michael Guy, 03 April 2012 11:21

Following his serious accident at Imola yesterday in testing, Joan Lascorz underwent surgery last night in Italy to repair damage to his back. The 28-year-old Spaniard underwent an operation to relocate a broken vertebra which had moved partly damaging his spine. The factory Kawasaki rider will continue to be treated and assessed in the Hospital Maggiore di Bologna, but there ...

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