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Laverty Jumps Up On Day One Of Official WSB Tests

Michael Guy, 17 February 2014 14:31

The first of two days of official testing at the Phillip Island circuit saw the Voltcom Suzuki of Eugene Laverty lead the field at a pace that shocked even the fastest rider on show himself. “This morning was probably the best conditions I have ever rode Phillip Island in and that is why the lap times were so good.” said ...

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WSB entry list released

Simon Patterson, 31 January 2014 14:29

Just 22 days away from the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, race organisers have released an entry list of who we can expect to see on the Philip Island grid in three weeks’ time. The table brings few surprises, although one thing it does serve to highlight is the number of teams already moved to the new Evo spec ...

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Lowes and Laverty set the WSB world order

Gordon Ritchie, 20 January 2014 18:20

When Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty signed to ride the ageing Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team in 2014 few would have thought that they would leave the first major winter test of 2014 1-2 in the lap time rankings. Fewer would have also put Lowes above Laverty at a track he has had much success at in ...

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Sykes leads second day in Spain

Gordon Ritchie, 27 November 2013 10:31

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) carried on at top pace again on day two at the unofficial Jerez tests, setting an identical best time to day one, 1’40.3. His team-mate Loris Baz scored a 1’40.9 on a race tyre. Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) rode to a 1’41.2, a time equaled by the reigning BSB champion Alex Lowes, who had ...

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First look at Laverty onboard the Crescent Suzuki

Michael Guy, 25 November 2013 15:49

Eugene Laverty got his first taste of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSXR1000 he’ll be campaigning in WSB in a scheduled two day test at Jerez today. The 26 year old Irishman joined the British Suzuki team after two years racing the factory Aprilia RSV4 squad where he finished second to Kawasaki man Tom Sykes in the final 2013 standings. Laverty ...

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Ducati confirm Feel Racing as WSB partners

Simon Patterson, 15 November 2013 14:40

Ducati have unveiled their official WSB team for 2014, as they, as reported weeks ago in MCN, link up with former factory BMW outfit Feel Racing to run Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, in an attempt to return to their winning ways. The squad, officially named  the Ducati Superbike Team, will be ran out of Ducati Corse in Bologna by  ...

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Eugene Laverty rubbishes Suzuki MotoGP link

Matthew Birt, 14 November 2013 14:34

Eugene Laverty has rubbished suggestions that his new World Superbike deal with Suzuki comes with a guarantee that he will switch to the Japanese factory’s MotoGP project in 2015. The Irishman ended a turbulent few weeks surrounding his future when he inked a deal to join the British-based Crescent Suzuki effort earlier this week. Laverty had been linked with Aspar ...

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Laverty joins Fixi Crescent Suzuki for 2014

Simon Patterson, 13 November 2013 09:40

Eugene Laverty has joined the Fixi Crescent Suzuki squad for 2014, as revealed by MCN weeks ago. Laverty will race the World Superbike Championship for the Dorset-based team, probably alongside Alex Lowes, who tested the bike last week at Jerez. He will make his debut on the bike at the next round of testing on 25th and 26th November, but ...

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Davies gets first taste of Ducati

Gordon Ritchie, 05 November 2013 16:15

Chaz Davies had his first ride on the latest version Ducati Corse Panigale 1199R at Jerez, with the Welshman making his first steps in understanding the feel of the bike he will ride for the next two seasons. “It was definitely different, so there was a lot of learning and adjustment,” said Davies, a three-time race winner for BMW in ...

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Chaz Davies to factory Ducati WSB with Giugliano

Simon Patterson, 28 October 2013 11:37

Ducati have announced their 2014 WSB plans, with Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano joining the to-be-confirmed team in an attempt to return to winning ways. Ducati, who announced last week their split with WSB partner Alstare Racing, have yet to confirm who will run the new team, but it is rumoured that Feel Racing, Davies current team and runners of ...

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