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Checa exceeds all expectations by topping time sheets in final test

Michael Guy, 19 February 2013 13:07

Carlos Checa stunned his WSB rivals on the final day of testing at Phillip Island by setting the fastest time onboard his Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R. His leaderboard topping lap time is the first indication of the pace and potential of the all new Ducati. Checa’s pre –season testing has been a disaster due to poor weather and medical ...

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Lowes sets pace in World Supersport testing

Michael Guy, 18 February 2013 15:17

Sam Lowes got his pre-season testing campaign off to a perfect start by setting the fastest time of the day onboard his Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6. The 21-year-old set a best lap of 1.39.950 to pip reigning WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu onboard his Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki. Third place went to Lowes’ team-mate Vladimir Leonov despite crashing out at ...

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Camier tops the timesheets again in Phillip Island

Michael Guy, 18 February 2013 14:26

The first day of official World Superbike testing concluded today with Britain’s Leon Camier picking up where he left off in last week’s private testing by setting the overall fastest time. The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider spent the day dialling in his GSX-R1000 after the team had to rebuild it following his 125mph crash last week. He said: “We changed ...

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Sykes diagnosed with fractured radius

Michael Guy, 14 February 2013 12:59

Tom Sykes has suffered a fractured radius in a testing crash at Phillip Island today. The 27 year old factory Kawasaki rider crashed six laps into the opening session of day one of testing.A team insider told MCN: “The crash was completely unexpected. Tom wasn’t pushing and after studying the data we can see that he did absolutely nothing different ...

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WSB Phillip Island test – Day 1 – Laverty leads the way, Sykes suffers finger injury

Michael Guy, 14 February 2013 10:45

The first round of testing got underway at Phillip Island today with factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty taking first blood to top the timesheets at the end of day one.The 26 year old Irishman set a 1’31.7s best on the newly surfaced Phillip Island track in dry conditions.Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier showed just how far he and the ...

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WSB 2012 – a year to remember

Michael Guy, 08 January 2013 11:00

The 2012 WSB season will be remembered for a multitude of reasons. After 14 rounds and 27 races (Monza race two was cancelled) the championship fight came down to the wire. In fact it was the closest WSB finale in the championships 25 year history with half a point separating the old guard Max Biaggi and the new kid on ...

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Laverty tops time sheets in Jerez – out paces Ducati MotoGP men

Michael Guy, 29 November 2012 10:07

Eugene Laverty concluded his 2012 season in the best possible way by topping the time sheets at the end of his three day test in Jerez. The factory Aprilia rider set a stunning 1.40.185 to topple early pace setter Tom Sykes on his Kawasaki. Laverty also had the accolade of outpacing a host of MotoGP riders including the factory Ducati ...

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Honda satisfied after final round of testing in Jerez – Sykes leads

Michael Guy, 28 November 2012 09:27

In what will be the final week of World Superbike testing of 2012 before the winter testing ban comes into effect all of the top teams descended on the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. With action scheduled for the full week not all the teams are testing at the same time. Honda, Kawasaki and Aprilia were the main teams to ...

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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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Biaggi retires from racing

Michael Guy, 07 November 2012 11:20

Six time world champion Max Biaggi has announced that he will retire from racing. The 41 year old Italian addressed a packed press conference in Vallelunga in his native city of Rome this morning where he revealed his decision to stop racing. Biaggi has enjoyed a spectacular career than has spanned over two decades competing in 250GP, 500GP, MotoGP and ...


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