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Aitchison back in WSB with Effenbert Ducati

Gordon Ritchie, 05 April 2013 09:21

Mark Aitchison will make a return to the WSB paddock in 2013, alongside the returning Effenbert Team, which had an incident-laden 2012 season. Despite the Ducati 1098’s homologation now expired due to the arrival of the 1199 Panigale, the team have been given late dispensation allowing the 1098R to return to battle once more. Aitchison, was set to race in ...

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Lowes sets the bar high in final day of testing

Michael Guy, 19 February 2013 13:39

Sam Lowes picked up where he left off on the opening day of testing to secure top spot at the end of the final day. The Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha rider slashed a massive 0.443 seconds off his day one best to finish ahead of multiple world champion Kenan Sofuoglu on his Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki. Sofuoglu ended the day ...

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Alstare Ducati unveil new WSB contender

Simon Patterson, 07 February 2013 12:00

Alstare Ducati have unveiled their 2013 colour scheme, as the Belgian-owned team become the official Ducati Corse WSB squad. The Panigale 1199 will make its World Superbike debut this year after a disappointing 2012 running the 1098R under the Althea banner. The new paint job will make its track debut next week at Philip Island prior to the first round of ...

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500cc four-stroke class to join World Superbike schedule?

Matthew Birt, 17 January 2013 11:18

A non-world championship category for 500cc four-stroke machinery could join the World Superbike schedule from 2015 onwards. With MotoGP rights owners Dorna now controlling World Superbikes too, plans to drastically reduce costs and the technical specification of machinery in WSB and World Supersport means the European Superstock 1000 and 600 classes look certain to be cut off the schedule in ...

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Ducati confirm Alstare WSB partnership for 2013 and 2014

Michael Guy, 11 November 2012 19:58

Ducati’s official World Superbike effort will be run by the Belgian Alstare squad in a new two man team called Team Ducati Alstare.The two year deal will see riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini campaign the all new Ducati 1199 Panigale.Alstare wre the long tie factory Suzuki team competing in WSB until they left the championship for financial reasons at ...

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2013 WSB Calendar confirmed

Michael Guy, 06 October 2012 13:35

The 15 round World Superbike Calendar has been confirmed in Magny Cours today. The unconfirmed race on 23 June is expected to take place in Brno, Czech Republic. 24 February       Australia                        Phillip Island 10 March           India                             Buddh Circuit 7 April               Spain                             Aragon 28 April             The Netherlands             Assen 12 May              Italy                              Monza 26 May              UK                                Donington 9 June               Portugal                        Portimao (STC) ...

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WSB Moscow: Melandri takes race two win and championship lead

Michael Guy, 26 August 2012 14:05

Marco Melandri stormed to his sixth race win of the season with a brilliant ride in race two at Moscow Raceway. The 29 year old Italian made his way up through the field and although unable to pull away at the front held on for victory onboard his factory BMW.His win sees him move to the top of the WSB ...

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Silverstone WSB: Smrz steals pole from Camier

MCN, 04 August 2012 16:18

Effenbert Ducati rider Jakub Smrz will start from pole position at Silverstone tomorrow after snatching pole position from Leon Camier during a wet superpole session. Superpole was split in to two 20 minute sessions due to the weather, with Brit hopefuls Jonathan Rea, Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies failing to make the second session. Tom Sykes, Davide Giugliano and reigning ...

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Impressive first race win for Melandri at Brno

MCN Sportsdesk, 22 July 2012 15:07

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) posted an impressive win in the first race at Brno after making his way through from a mid-pack position in a race that started with many wet patches on the circuit, Tom Sykes Long time leader(Kawasaki Racing Team) finished second and his team-mate Loris Baz third, the first podium place for the teenage French rider. ...

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Aragon WSB: Sykes dominates to take pole

Liam Marsden, 30 June 2012 14:58

Brit Tom Sykes took his sixth pole position of the season in spectacular fashion at Aragon today. Sykes was 0.708secs faster than second quickest man Max Biaggi. Biaggi's team-mate Eugene Laverty will start tomorrow's races in third ahead of Leon Haslam in fourth. Marco Melandri heads the second row in fourth on the second factory BMW, ahead of Jonathan Rea, Carlos ...

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