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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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Crescent Suzuki poised to confirm WSB future

Michael Guy, 20 October 2011 14:01

The British-based Crescent Suzuki Racing team are expected to confirm their switch to WSB in 2012. As reported in MCN this week, the current BSB squad have been in on-going discussions with WSB bosses about graduating to the world championship. The BSB runner-ups proved themselves when they competed as wild cards at this year’s Silverstone WSB round where rider John ...

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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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Picture exclusive: Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Michael Guy, 18 October 2011 10:23

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the World Superbike Championship in 2012. Riding at Portimao this morning the 25 year old completed an out lap before coming straight back into the pits to make changes to the gear lever and quickshifter to improve his feeling on down shifts. His immediate response ...

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Laverty confirmed at Aprilia for 2012

Michael Guy, 16 October 2011 11:28

Eugene Laverty will become a factory Aprilia rider in 2012 after signing a two year deal with the Italian manufacturer this morning. It remains unclear the exact structure of the team, but it seems unlikely that he will be lining up alongside Max Biaggi in the Alitalia squad. The more likely scenario is that he will be run out of ...

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Checa takes control in first qualifying at Portimao

Michael Guy, 14 October 2011 18:02

Carlos Checa ended the opening day of qualifying at the top of the time sheets in Portimao today. The newly crowned world champion held off a late charge from Irishman Eugene Laverty who enjoyed one of his best first qualifying performances of the year. Sylvan Guintoli continued to show good pace onboard his Effenbert Ducati with Castrol Honda’s Jonathan Rea ...

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Laverty poised for Aprilia future, but not yet signed

Michael Guy, 11 October 2011 17:55

Eugene Laverty is on course to become an Aprilia rider in 2012, but contrary to reports on Italian websites has told MCN that he is yet to sign any contract. The 25 year old Irishman was in advanced negotiations to join the BMW Motorrad Italia team until late last week, when the deal collapsed. He has been linked with both ...

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Biaggi out for Imola, Magny Cours race also in doubt

Michael Guy, 22 September 2011 18:44

Max Biaggi will miss the Imola round of the World Superbike Championship this weekend with his participation for next weeks Magny Cours round also in serious doubt. The reigning world champion has a badly displaced fracture of his first metatarsal of his left foot. Despite the injury happening three weeks ago at the  Nurburgring an x-ray at the circuit today ...

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