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Haslam and BMW in control on day one at Portimao test

Michael Guy, 28 November 2011 17:49

BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam ended day one of the three day test at Portimao at the top of the time sheets. The 28 year old completed 56 laps and set a 1.43.6s best shortly before the circuit closed at 4pm local time. Haslam was up to speed from the start of the day having spent three days testing his ...

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Davies completes two day Aprilia WSB test at Portimao

Michael Guy, 04 November 2011 09:21

Newly crowned World Supersport Champion Chaz Davies made his WSB debut at Portimao this week riding an Aprilia RSV4. Davies was expected to make the step up to WSB with his ParkinGO team onboard a Ducati 1198, but a change of plan saw him get his first ever laps onboard a Superbike on an Aprilia. Although there has been no ...

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Camier and Crescent Suzuki form British WSB dream team

Michael Guy, 01 November 2011 17:30

Leon Camier will ride for the Crescent Suzuki Racing team in WSB in 2012 after signing a one-year deal with the British team. The deal is a dream signing for Camier, the Crescent team and UK fans who will get to see a thoroughbred all-British effort go head-to-head with their international WSB rivals. Camier said: “There will be a big push ...

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Video: Laverty, Melandri, Haslam and Rea testing at Portimão

MCN, 24 October 2011 14:02

Following the final race of the season at Portimão, MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy was given exclusive access to testing in which Eugene Laverty made his debut on the PATA Aprilia RSV4 and Marco Melandri got his first ride on the BMW S1000RR. Both Melandri and Leon Haslam were able to try the 2012 BMW S1000RR and test some of ...

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Portimao test times: Laverty stuns in first Aprilia outing

Michael Guy, 18 October 2011 16:51

Eugene Laverty fired a warning shot to his 2012 WSB rivals in Portugal today by setting the fastest lap time first time out onboard his factory PATA Aprilia. The 25 year old Irishman set an impressive 1.42.8s best at the end of the test to top the time sheets and show beyond doubt that he will be a serious title ...

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Video exclusive: Eugene Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

MCN, 18 October 2011 13:43

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Portimao this morning. The 25-year-old completed an out lap before returning to the pits for adjustments to the gear lever and quickshifter to improve feeling on down shifts. Laverty will continue testing throughout the day at the Portugese circuit. ...

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Checa does the double at Miller, winning second WSB race

Tom Cambio, 30 May 2011 23:17

Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) completed his consistent domination at Miller Motorsports Park to win the second World Superbike race on a considerably drier track, enabling faster lap times for the Spaniard who led from the start and finished the race with a 7.1s gap ahead of British Aprilia Alitalia rider Leon Camier. Camier put in a strong performance to secure ...

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MCN Donington WSB: Melandri takes first WSB win

Liam Marsden, 27 March 2011 12:35

Factory Yamaha rider Marco Melandri has taken his first win in WSB in the first race at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round. Melandri was ninth after the first lap and had to battle past Biaggi and the rest of the front runners to catch the leader. Leon Haslam took the holeshot into the first corner and opened up a gap ...

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WSB 2011: Who will be the top Brit?

Liam Marsden, 25 February 2011 14:29

The long winter lay-off is finally over and the racing season is here again. The WSB season has kicked off down under in Phillip Island, and the racers have already completed the first qualifying session for Sunday's races. This year there's six Brits in WSB hoping to be battling for the title; Jonathan Rea on the Castrol Honda, Leon Camier ...

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Checa on provisional pole, Laverty on front row

Michael Guy, 25 February 2011 07:09

Carlos Checa maintained his relentless pressure on his WSB rivals by setting the pace yet again in the first qualifying session at Phillip Island. The in-form Spaniard made his pace setting 1m 31.577s lap look effortless onboard his Althea Ducati and with similar race pace he remains the odds on favourite for victory on Sunday. The only consolation for his ...

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