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BMW focussed on 2009 World Superbike campaign

Michael Guy, 24 December 2008 08:30

Following the first official top teams Pirelli test in South Africa, BMW have revealed their intentions to be fighting for top five finishes by the end of the 2009 season. The German manufacturer will campaign the all-new BMW S1000RR, but face a huge challenge to get on par with established WSB teams and manufacturers Ducati, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki. In ...

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Bayliss tips Haga for 2009 WSB crown

Michael Guy, 23 December 2008 09:00

Troy Bayliss believes that Noriyuki Haga is one of three men capable of fighting for the World Superbike Championship in 2009. Haga has replaced Bayliss in the factory Xerox Ducati squad for 2009 and got his first test on the 1200cc v-twin at Kyalami in South Africa three weeks ago. During his first test, Haga crashed three times on the ...

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Tom Sykes suffers broken foot on final day of Kyalami test

Michael Guy, 15 December 2008 09:51

Tom Sykes has broken his right foot and sustained tissue damage in his right shoulder after crashing at the end of the final day of testing in Kyalami on Friday. The Yamaha Italia rider who had been suffering from a sickness and flu bug during the opening two days of the test had just started to get up to speed ...

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MotoGP man Sylvain Guintoli targets Yamaha WSB ride

Michael Guy, 09 September 2008 13:29

Current Alice Ducati MotoGP rider Sylvain Guintoli spent the Donington Park WSB round in a series of meetings with team bosses and has emerged as a possible candidate for the factory Yamaha Italia WSB squad in 2009. The 26 year old Frenchman has had some impressive rides during his two year MotoGP career, with a best result of fourth in ...

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Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on provisional pole

Michael Guy, 05 September 2008 16:55

Troy Bayliss claimed provisional pole position during this afternoons opening qualifying session for Sunday’s two World Superbike races at Donington Park. Get the latest WSB news Despite heavy rain throughout the one hour long session Bayliss traded places with Ten Kate Honda man Ryuichi Kiyonari as the two men set impressive lap times in the treacherous conditions. Bayliss said: “Compared ...

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Video: Ducati invades Carnaby Street

Michael Guy, 01 August 2008 11:31

Ducati invaded London's Carnaby Street ahead of this weekend's Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship with loads of Ducati motorcycles blocking the road and WSB rider Michel Fabrizio doing a burnout in the middle of the street. Check out the video below to see all the action and hear what team-boss Davide Tardozzi said about the weekend's racing. Zoom & ...

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Tommy Hill out of hospital following successful surgery

Michael Guy, 23 June 2008 16:55

Tommy Hill has left hospital today (Monday) after a successful operation to repair his broken right femur sustained at the Nurburgring World Supersport race eight days ago. Racing for the first time in seven months Hill impressed the World Superbike paddock with his immediate pace, but his race was cut short when out of control wild card rider, Arne Tode, ...

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Bayliss improves his 2008 Ducati , Fabrizio tests new 2009 spec machine

Michael Guy, 20 June 2008 10:57

The Xerox Ducati World Superbike squad of Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio have concluded three days of testing at the Mugello circuit in Italy this week. With Bayliss focussing on an improved chassis set-up, Fabrizio completed his first test on the 2009 machine. In an effort to resolve the handling problems experienced at the Nurburgring race last weekend, Bayliss spent ...

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Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss sets the pace in final free practice

Michael Guy, 14 June 2008 15:56

Troy Bayliss slashed over half a second off his provisional pole setting lap during the in final free practice session finishing 0.399 seconds faster than his closest rival Max Neukirchner. Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga led the session early on but was relegated to third ahead of team-mate Troy Corser in fourth. Michel Fabrizio put in his best time on his last ...

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Garry McCoy and SC Triumph forced out of Nurburgring race

Michael Guy, 13 June 2008 09:15

Garry McCoy and his SC Triumph World Supersport team have been forced to withdraw from the German round of the championship at the Nurburgring this weekend due to a shortage of parts. After a promising start to the season which earned McCoy an impressive sixth place at Phillip Island, finishing just 1.2 seconds off the win the team have been ...

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