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Kyalami WSB: Fabrizio fastest, Brits on the pace

Michael Guy, 15 May 2009 17:23

Monza race winner Michel Fabrizio continued his impressive run of form by topping the timesheets in the opening Free Practice session at Kyalami today. The Xerox Ducati rider who dominated the three day test at the South African circuit in December last year picked up where he left of by posting a 1m 40.067s best. Ten Kate Honda men Carlos ...

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Shakey ready to up his pace at Assen

Michael Guy, 20 April 2009 14:35

Shane Byrne has revealed just how frustrated he is at his results in the opening three rounds of the World Superbike Championship and is targeting a return to the front at this weekends Assen race. Byrne who topped the timesheets in winter testing has so far been unable to replicate the same stunning pace in the races. Despite not racing ...

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World Superbikes Blog: Two Qualifiers into Three Superpoles Doesn’t Work

Michael Guy, 06 April 2009 08:24

It’s amazing how often humans decide not to do the obvious thing. Like choosing to have three segments for Superpole qualifying in the World Superbike championship, but allowing teams to have only two rear qualifying tyres. The numbers don’t match up – but that’s deliberate on the part of the organisers, Infront Motor Sports. The fastest 20 riders in qualifying ...

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World Superbikes Valencia, Race 1: Spies Falls, Haga Wins

Mike Nicks, 05 April 2009 12:07

Ben Spies reversed everyone’s assumptions about the outcome of the opening World Superbike race in Valencia when he slid gracefully off his Yamaha R1 on the tenth lap on the Ricardo Tormo circuit. The American had scored his third consecutive pole and in the morning warm-up recorded a string of 1m 34s laps that rivals could not match. But championship ...

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John Hopkins buoyed by Colin Edwards advice

Matthew Birt, 25 March 2009 10:53

John Hopkins has told MCN of his excitement and anticipation at joining up with the Stiggy Honda WSB squad for the first time having spoken to fellow American Colin Edwards about the move. Some of the Stiggy Honda crew used to work with Texan Edwards when he won his two World Superbike titles before moving to MotoGP in 2003 with ...

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WSB Qatar: Spies Batters Haga Again

Mike Nicks, 14 March 2009 13:41

American new boy Ben Spies again drubbed the World Superbike Championship old guard when he won the second race at the second round of the series in Qatar on his Yamaha R1. The former AMA  Superbike king made his afternoon’s work look easy as he completed the first lap in third place, jumped to second in the fourth lap and ...

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WSB Qatar: Spies Cuts into Haga's Lead

Mike Nicks, 14 March 2009 10:14

American Ben Spies sent a chill through the Ducati Xerox pitbox in Qatar today when he won his second consecutive World Superbike Championship race on the new Yamaha R1 on the desert circuit. Noriyuki Haga spent the entire 18-lap race in a three-way battle with Spies and Aprilia’s Max Biaggi, but in the end his 1098R Ducati V-twin appeared to ...

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Qatar WSB: Spies takes second successive pole

Liam Marsden, 13 March 2009 12:55

Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies has taken his second successive pole and smashed another lap record at the Qatar World Superbike round. Spies - who has run at the front in all sessions - posted a lap of 1'57.280 to see off the competition of Jakub Smrz and Max Biaggi. American Spies said: "I think the most important thing is that we're on ...

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Biaggi convinced of podium potential

Michael Guy, 11 March 2009 10:51

Max Biaggi remains adamant that he can fight for podiums and race wins in 2009. Despite riding the all-new Aprilia RSV4 the Italian showed his and the bikes potential in Australia two weeks ago by qualifying on the front row and running at the front in race two. Get all the latest WSB news The Italian has so far been ...

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Max's Phillip Island crash

Jim Cottee, 06 March 2009 02:36

WorldSuperBikes - Phillip Island, Race 2, Lap 14, Siberia corner. Max had to take evasive action in a tight bunch of riders & ended up in the kitty litter on his new Aprilia. Luckily he bounced off the tyre wall & was able to resume the race.

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