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Portugal WSB: Rea secures pole position at Portimao

MCN, 15 October 2011 16:02

Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) secured a pole position start for tomorrow's race at Portimao with a storming first lap in the final super pole session, going straight out to set the fastest lap and convincingly break the 1'42 barrier. Championship winner Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) rode consistently to secure second on the grid, whilst Yamaha World Superbike team mates Eugene Laverty ...

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Aoyama confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

Michael Guy, 15 October 2011 08:00

Hiroshi Aoyama has been confirmed as the second rider to join Jonathan Rea in the Ten Kate Honda squad to race in WSB in 2012. Aoyama is currently competing in MotoGP with the San Carlo Honda Gresini team, but it will be all change in 2012 when he swaps his Honda RC212V for a production based Honda CBR1000RR. Aoyama was the ...

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Aoyama to Castrol Honda – decision imminent

Michael Guy, 14 October 2011 11:16

Current Gresini Honda MotoGP man Hiroshi Aoyama is set to join the Castrol Honda squad in WSB in 2012. Long time GP rider and 250 world champion, Aoyama will line up alongside multiple race winner Jonathan Rea onboard the new for 2012 Honda Fireblade. MCN understands that Aoyama who is currently competing in Phillip Island MotoGP round is yet to ...

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Laverty poised for Aprilia future, but not yet signed

Michael Guy, 11 October 2011 17:55

Eugene Laverty is on course to become an Aprilia rider in 2012, but contrary to reports on Italian websites has told MCN that he is yet to sign any contract. The 25 year old Irishman was in advanced negotiations to join the BMW Motorrad Italia team until late last week, when the deal collapsed. He has been linked with both ...

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Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

MCN, 03 September 2011 15:38

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new best lap at the Nürburgring  of 1.54:144 seconds the third Superpole session to secure his fifth pole position start of the season. Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Eugene Laverty qualified in second ahead of Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) in third and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team), who completes the front row ...

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WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

Michael Guy, 02 September 2011 15:49

Bridgepoint, the company that owns MotoGP promoters Dorna, will take over the company that ultimately owns WSB - Infront Sports and Media. Bridgepoint is now in control of both motorcycling world championships but a statement on the Infront website maintains that both series will continue to run side by side. "Bridgepoint will encourage the further development of Superbike and MotoGP ...

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Yamaha pulls out of WSB

MCN, 01 August 2011 16:46

Yamaha Motor Europe has decided to withdraw their official Yamaha World Superbike Team at the end of the current season from the FIM Superbike World Championship. This announcement follows a full strategic review of the Marketing Operations within Europe including all Motorsport activities and takes into account the continuing severe and rapidly changing Powered Two Wheeler market conditions throughout the ...

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Silverstone WSB: Checa extends championship lead with double win

Austin Lindberg, 31 July 2011 17:43

Carlos Checa did the double at today’s round of World Superbike action from Silverstone. The Althea Ducati rider moved past Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty early in the race and was able to slowly eek out a two-second gap over the Yamaha man. Checa was delighted to take maximum points at a circuit he prepared to struggle at before the World Superbike summer ...

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Silverstone set for World Superbikes

MCN, 22 July 2011 14:08

Silverstone Circuit is set to host the British round of the FIM Superbike World Championship on 29 – 31 July and with spectacular action and an exhilarating atmosphere guaranteed, the six British riders can expect plenty of home support. The Brits put on a fantastic show in front of their home crowd last year, with all-British podiums and a double-victory ...

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WSB Brno: Melandri holds off Biaggi for race one win

Tom Cambio, 10 July 2011 11:43

Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Marco Melandri held off Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) in an extremely close race one to take his fourth win of the season at Brno. Biaggi led from pole until Melandri stole the lead in the eighth lap. The Italian riders were then embroiled in a battle for first, trading places until Melandri reclaimed ...

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