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Phillip Island WSB test: Checa surprise fastest, Haslam third

Michael Guy, 21 February 2010 10:02

Spaniard Carlos Checa stole the show on the opening day of the two day pre season test by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati 1098R. The former Ten Kate Honda rider set a blistering 1m 31.959s best in the afternoon session to finish a significant 0.390 seconds faster than his closets rival Michel Fabrizio. Leon Haslam put his ...

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2010 WSB grid: 25 riders, 7 manufacturers, 6 world champions

Michael Guy, 05 February 2010 16:45

In three weeks the 2010 World Superbike championship kicks off at Phillip Island in what promises to be one of the most hotly contested title fights in history. With no clear favourite and up to ten men capable of race wins this years series is wide open. These are the confirmed riders and their stats: APRILIALeon Camier - BSB Champion ...

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Camier aims to learn from Biaggi

Michael Guy, 04 February 2010 17:16

Leon Camier believes that he can glean valuable information from his team-mate Max Biaggi in an effort to get to the front of WSB this year. In testing Camier has spent time recalibrating his mind and riding style to suit the Aprilia RSV4 after jumping off his Airwaves Yamaha R1 in BSB. Speaking to MCN, Camier said: “Max understands how ...

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WSB teams expected to test today, Aprilia go home

Michael Guy, 28 January 2010 11:29

After two days of cold damp conditions, WSB teams are expected to take to the track this morning on the final day of the Valencia test. At 11.30am local time the sun was out but due to overnight frost the track temperature was still only seven degrees. The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier have already left ...

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Rea leads Brit dominance of Portimao WSB test

Michael Guy, 24 January 2010 21:03

Jonathan Rea set the pace on the third and final day of the WSB test in Portimao with a lap time under the circuit best lap set by Ben Spies. Riding the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Rea spent the three days dicing at the top of the timesheets with fellow countryman Leon Haslam riding the Alstare Suzuki. Shane Byrne saved ...

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WSB Test: Rea fastest at wet Portimao

Michael Guy, 23 January 2010 13:33

Jonathan Rea overhauled Leon Haslam on his final lap of a rain hit opening practice session at Portimao circuit this morning. After heavy overnight rain no one ventured out on track for over one hour until Sylvan Guintoli braved the elements on his Alstare Suzuki. Aprilia’s Leon Camier looked smooth and impressive to set the early pace before Aussie Chris ...

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Top WSB teams ready to test

Michael Guy, 18 January 2010 16:07

World Superbike testing kicks of at Portimao on Friday with all the 2010 top teams and riders going head to head for the first time. With seven manufacturers present along with leading privateer teams the three day test will be the first indication of what to expect in 2010. Leading the way will be the Xerox Ducati pairing of Noriyuki ...

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Byrne relishing battle of the Brits in 2010

Michael Guy, 18 December 2009 14:09

Shane Byrne has revealed that he can’t wait for next years WSB championship to start and is intrigued as to how things will pan out between the Brits. In total there will be seven British riders all on full factory or factory-supported bikes. Jonathan Rea (Ten Kate Honda), Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) Shane Byrne (Althea Ducati), Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Superbike), ...

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Biaggi ends 2009 on top at Valencia test

Michael Guy, 10 December 2009 18:05

Aprilia Racing’s Max Biaggi stormed to the fastest lap time of the two day test at Valencia with an impressive 1m 33.8 second best set on race tyres. Biaggi was in impressive form throughout the two days, but saved his best until his final lap of the day before returning to the pits, getting changed and leaving the circuit to ...

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Camier talks about his new Aprilia WSB ride

Michael Guy, 27 November 2009 08:18

Following months of speculation, Leon Camier has spoken about his new deal that will see him ride for the Factory Aprilia squad in World Superbike alongside Max Biaggi in 2010. After riding the Aprilia RSV4 at the penultimate round of the WSB championship at Magny Cours and then again at the season finale in Portugal, Camier has been the favourite ...

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