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British Eurosport confirms 2010 WSB plans

Matthew Birt, 22 February 2010 17:25

British Eurosport has outlined details of its most comprehensive coverage of the World Superbike championship ahead of this weekend’s 2010 opener at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. Each race will be broadcast live on British Eurosport and from the second round in Portimao and for every European round of the championship, viewers can also enjoy coverage in stunning high ...

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800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

Matthew Birt, 05 February 2010 16:59

800cc four-stroke machines could race against a batch of new 1000cc bikes in MotoGP in 2012, MCN can reveal. In a surprise development on the second and final day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed to MCN that he fully expected a split grid of 800cc and 1000cc bikes in 2012. It was ...

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Silverstone World Superbike round confirmed

Matthew Birt, 22 January 2010 16:26

Silverstone will host the British round of the World Superbike championship in 2010, as was revealed by MCN earlier this week. Originally scheduled to take place at crisis-hit Donington Park on August 1, it will now take place at Silverstone on the same date. It means that the Northamptonshire circuit is now the undisputed number one venue for British bike ...

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Jake Zemke to replace John Hopkins at Stiggy Honda

Matthew Birt, 01 May 2009 14:01

American Formula Xtreme champion Jake Zemke is likely to replace injured Stiggy Honda rider John Hopkins in the Monza World Superbike race on May 10, MCN can reveal. Zemke, who is riding for the Erion Honda team in the 2009 Pro Daytona SportBike class, will join British rider Leon Haslam after Hopkins suffered a dislocated hip in a huge practice ...

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John Hopkins buoyed by Colin Edwards advice

Matthew Birt, 25 March 2009 10:53

John Hopkins has told MCN of his excitement and anticipation at joining up with the Stiggy Honda WSB squad for the first time having spoken to fellow American Colin Edwards about the move. Some of the Stiggy Honda crew used to work with Texan Edwards when he won his two World Superbike titles before moving to MotoGP in 2003 with ...

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John Hopkins targets World Superbike wins

Matthew Birt, 21 March 2009 21:00

John Hopkins is confident he will be fighting for victories in World Superbikes having finally signed a deal with the Stiggy Honda squad. The 25-year-old will try and rebuild his career in World Superbikes having been frozen out of MotoGP following Kawasaki’s shock decision in January to quit because of the worldwide credit crunch. Hopkins, who will make his race ...

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John Hopkins signing a ‘dream’ for Stiggy Honda

Matthew Birt, 21 March 2009 20:30

Stiggy Honda boss Johan Stigefelt reckons the capture of high profile American John Hopkins is like a ‘dream’ for the WSB squad. Hopkins will join British rider Leon Haslam for the rest of the 2009 WSB season and he will make his competitive debut for the Stiggy squad in Valencia on April 5. The signing of Hopkins, who scored four ...

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John Hopkins signs Stiggy Honda WSB deal

Matthew Birt, 20 March 2009 07:38

MotoGP exile John Hopkins has signed a deal to race for the Stiggy Honda World Superbike team, as was first reported by MCN four months ago. The 25-year-old, who was left without a ride following Kawasaki's shock withdrawal from MotoGP on January 9, ended a nightmare winter by confirming he will debut a Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR in Valencia on April ...

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Shinya Nakano impressed with Aprilia potential

Matthew Birt, 01 December 2008 11:50

Shinya Nakano is confident that Aprilia’s new RSV4 World Superbike contender has the potential to become a race winner in its debut season. The Japanese rider made his debut on the new bike in Valencia last week, and the former 250GP championship runner-up said: “The bike is new but it has a lot of potential for the future. "I was ...

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Anthony West poised for Stiggy Honda debut

Matthew Birt, 30 October 2008 10:27

Axed factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony West will make his Stiggy Honda World Supersport debut at the new Portimao circuit in Portugal next week. The Aussie, who has lost his ZX-RR berth to Italian Marco Melandri after a tough 2008 campaign, will make his debut for the Stiggy Honda outfit next Wednesday. Video: Guided lap of the Parkalgar circuit West, ...

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