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Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole with fastest ever superbike lap

Liam Marsden, 31 March 2012 14:56

Yorkshireman Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races from pole position at the Italian track of Imola after setting the fastest ever lap of the circuit on two wheels with a 1:46.748. It's the second round in a row Sykes has put his Kawasaki on pole position and he said: "In superpole three with a combination of small changes and ...

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Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

Liam Marsden, 25 September 2011 15:05

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa moved to within a whisker of securing his first World Superbike championship with victory in race two at Imola after Jonathan Rea suffered a mechanical problem while leading the race. Checa leads championship rival Marco Melandri by 97 points going into the final two rounds, as Melandri finished sixth, despite running off track. Rea again dominated ...

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Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

Liam Marsden, 24 September 2011 15:46

Championship leader Carlos Checa has taken his sixth pole position of the season at Imola, setting a new lap record on the way. Checa beat Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea to pole position by a tenth of a second, with Pata Aprilia rider Noriyuki Haga in third. The final rider on the front row is Kawasaki's Tom Sykes, fresh from his ...

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Misano WSB: Tom Sykes takes pole

Liam Marsden, 11 June 2011 15:47

Factory Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races at Misano from pole position after knocking Carlos Checa off the top spot in damp conditions. Championship leader Carlos Checa set the fastest time during the second superpole session, but was unable to beat Sykes in the slippery coniditions during the final session. Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati rider Jakub Smrz ...

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Monza WSB: Laverty does the double

Liam Marsden, 08 May 2011 15:02

Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has won both superbikes races at Monza today after Max Biaggi was given a ride through penalty.  Max Biaggi got a good start and pulled away from the rest of the field, opening up a five second lead before he ran straight on at the end of the front straight with seven laps remaining. The race ...

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Monza WSB: Laverty takes first WSB win

Liam Marsden, 08 May 2011 11:31

Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has taken his first victory in World Superbikes after dominating race one at Monza today.  Laverty took the lead on the second lap, but pole-setter Max Biaggi was right with him, the speed of the Yamaha no match for the Aprilia. Laverty was able to keep Biaggi at bay on the brakes, and after eight ...

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Assen WSB: Carlos Checa takes race two victory

Liam Marsden, 17 April 2011 15:23

Championship leader Carlos Checa has won the second superbike race at Assen to continue his excellent start to the 2011 WSB season. The Spaniard led for the majority of the race after choosing a softer compound tyre for the second race. Second place finisher Max Biaggi, on hard compound tyres, stayed with Checa for the entirety of the race and ...

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Assen WSB: Jonathan Rea takes race one win

Liam Marsden, 17 April 2011 11:36

Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea has continued his good from at the Assen circuit with a victory in the first race of the day. It looked as though Carlos Checa would dominate the race from the front after getting a good start and pulling away slightly from the rest of the field. But Jonathan Rea and Max Biaggi both blasted ...

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Assen WSB: Carlos Checa on pole

Liam Marsden, 16 April 2011 15:01

World Superbike championship leader Carlos Checa has continued his dominance of the 2011 season by taking his third successive pole position at Assen today. Checa set pole with a fastest lap of 1'35.292 ahead of Jakub Smrz and factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty in third. Pata Aprilia rider Noriyuki Haga completes the front row in fourth. Despite setting the fastest ...

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MCN Donington WSB: Checa dominates race two

Liam Marsden, 27 March 2011 16:04

Carlos Checa extended his championship lead with a dominating victory in the second MCN-backed WSB race at Donington Park. Brit Leon Haslam again got to Redgate corner first, but was unable to stop Checa's charge to the front as he overtook the BMW rider at the Melbourne loop on the third lap. Haslam was unable to respond and Checa slowly pulled away ...

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