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Leon Haslam: Sykes, Melandri and Laverty WSB title favourites

Matthew Birt, 11 February 2013 12:41

Ten Kate Honda rider Leon Haslam believes Tom Sykes, Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will kick off the new World Superbike season in Australia later this month as the main title contenders. Last year’s runner-up Sykes, BMW rider Melandri and Aprilia’s Laverty haven’t changed machinery for the forthcoming season, which gets underway at the spectacular Phillip Island track on February ...

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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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Crescent Suzuki blast Guintoli for reneging on 2013 contract

Michael Guy, 15 October 2012 12:28

Crescent Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his extreme disappointment over Sylvain Guintoli’s decision not to honour a signed contract to ride for his team in WSB 2013. As reported in MCN last week, Guintoli signed a contract with the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team on Sunday at Magny Cours, only to tell Denning on Monday morning that he had ...

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Nurburgring WSB: Davies takes maiden win

Liam Marsden, 09 September 2012 15:40

Welshman Chaz Davies has taken his maiden superbike win in the second race at the historic Nurburgring circuit today. Davies got off to a good start and was immediately at the front of the race behind early leader Tom Sykes and title hopeful Marco Melandri. After Melandri crashed out of race one, Biaggi took the lead in the championship standings ...

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Silverstone WSB: Guintoli dominates second race in torrential conditions

Liam Marsden, 05 August 2012 16:18

Pata Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli won the second World Superbike race at Silverstone today in torrential conditions which saw the race stopped and a result taken after nine laps, with half points awarded. The riders took to the grid on slick tyres, but the start was delayed as rain started to fall and the riders changed to wet tyres. Brit ...

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Donington Park WSB: Rea takes controversial race win

Liam Marsden, 13 May 2012 16:07

Honda rider Jonathan Rea has won an eventful second race at Donington Park in a race which saw plenty of aggresive overtaking from all the front runners. Rea was fourth at the start of the final lap, with Leon Haslam at the front. Marco Melandri attempted to pass Haslam going into the Melbourne Loop, but ran wide, while Rea passed Max ...

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Donington Park WSB: Sykes takes home pole

MCN, 12 May 2012 16:52

Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start from pole position at Donington Park tomorrow for the fourth time this season. Sykes set a fastest time of 1'27.716, beating the previous track best by 0.3 seconds. Fellow Brit Leon Haslam set the second fastest time onboard the BMW Motorrad S1000RR. Italians Marco Melandri and Max Biaggi complete the front row in third ...

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Imola WSB: Checa does the double

Liam Marsden, 01 April 2012 15:10

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa has won both WSB races at Imola today to take the lead in the championship. It was the same story as race one, with pole setter Tom Sykes getting off to a flyer and leading the race by up to 2.6 seconds and setting a new lap record of 1:47.553, before Checa slipped past on lap ...

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Superpole cancelled due to serious accident, Sykes on pole

Michael Guy, 25 February 2012 05:32

Following a serious accident in the Australian Supersport race, which resulted in the death of 17 year old Oscar McIntyre, organisers were forced to abandon the Superpole session due to on track investigations by local police. The Queensland rider was involved in a crash on lap two of the scheduled 12 lap race. MCN would like to express their sincere condolences ...

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Phillip Island WSB test: Checa ends test on top, Laverty injured

Michael Guy, 15 February 2012 10:24

Reigning World Superbike champion Carlos Checa picked up where he left off by finishing the three day test in Phillip Island at the top of the time sheets. The 39 year old set a best time of 1.31.8s on the final day of the test despite scorching 54 degree track temperatures. Checa was also riding with an additional 6kg’s of ...

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