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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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WSB men already faster than AMA regulars

Michael Guy, 30 May 2008 23:49

It took just two sessions for the World Superbike contenders to beat the best times set by the American Superbike regulars at the Miller Motorsport Park. Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss set the benchmark and provisional pole with a best lap of 1min 49.394secs with both Troy Corser and Jacob Smrtz also dipping under the AMA race record. The World Superbike ...

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World Superbike entry list confirmed

Michael Guy, 18 January 2008 12:53

The 2008 WSB entry list has been announced with 28 permant riders confirmed in this years 15 round championship. WSB regulars will be joined by MotoGP men Carlos Checa and Makoto Tamada with BSB champions Ryuichi Kiyonari and Gregorio Lavilla also coming into the mix. Honda will field the most bikes with a total of nine riders set to campaign ...

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WSB Phillip Island: Bayliss stays in control at Phillip Island

Michael Guy, 09 January 2008 10:20

Troy Bayliss stayed at the top of the time sheets on day two of the official Pirelli WSB test at Phillip Island after taking a further 0.3 seconds off his day one best. The 38 year old Australian completed a massive 99 laps where he continued to experiment with suspension setting in an effort to improve the rear end feeling ...

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Fonsi Nieto and Max Neurkirchner get first taste of Alstare Suzuki

Michael Guy, 08 November 2007 14:03

Alstare Suzuki’s 2008 riders got their first taste of the factory Suzuki GSX-R1000 in preparation for next years championship campaign. Spaniard Fonsi Nieto and German Max Neukirchner completed a one-day test at the Valencia circuit in Spain onboard this year’s bikes, which were ridden by Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. Fonsi Nieto rode the ex-Biaggi bike and despite having a ...

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World Superbikes: Carl Fogarty abandons racing project

Michael Guy, 28 September 2007 21:08

Carl Fogarty has been forced to abandon plans to race in World Superbikes next season with MV Agusta after being unable to secure the sponsorship to run the team.   Foggy had been searching for a title sponsor since 2006 in preparation for his Petronas sponsorship ending at the end of that season but despite over 18 months of searching they ...

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