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WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

Michael Guy, 25 September 2009 19:58

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio made the most of the single, one hour free practice session at Imola to set the fastest time of the day. The 25 year old Italian was the only man to lap under 1m 50s, but was still over one second slower than his best time from the two day test at the circuit in ...

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WSB Imola: Riders refuse to race on slippery Imola track

Michael Guy, 25 September 2009 14:14

Leading World Superbike riders have refused to ride in the opening free practice session at Imola due to slippery track surface. In a session than only lasted five minutes and 36 seconds before it was red flagged after Tom Sykes crashed (see separate story), riders complained of an acute lack of grip around the historic Imola venue. Within minutes of ...

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Spies: “It’s crunch time”

Michael Guy, 24 September 2009 18:03

World Superbike series leader Ben Spies has admitted that this weekends Imola showdown is pivotal point in his title aspirations and the result will play a major part in how he rides in the final two rounds of the series. The 25 year old American currently leads Xerox Ducati man Noriyuki Haga by 18 points with six races and 150 ...

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Share Haga's pit box at Imola

Michael Guy, 15 September 2009 14:20

The Xerox Ducati World Superbike squad will provide race fans the chance to see Noriyuki Haga and his team in action at Imola next weekend thanks to an innovative new web cam giving live footage direct from the pit box. With the aim of offering fans a ‘fly on the wall’ experience, the team will show live footage from Saturday ...

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Brno WSB: Biaggi the dominant force after first qualifying

Michael Guy, 24 July 2009 18:31

Max Biaggi saved his best until last by snatching provisional pole position from fellow Roman Michel Fabrizio in the final seconds of the opening qualifying session at Brno. The factory Aprilia man became the only man to lap under the two minute barrier around the long 3.35 mile circuit with a lap time of 1m 569.982 seconds. Throughout his career, ...

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Brno WSB: Biaggi tops Free Practice after intense battle with Fabrizio

Michael Guy, 24 July 2009 13:49

Max Biaggi made an impressive start to the Brno race weekend by topping the timesheets in the opening Free Practice session this afternoon. On board the factory Aprilia RSV4 the Italian clearly benefited from a two day test at the Czech circuit three weeks ago and led the session from start to finish.Biaggi was pushed all the way by fellow ...

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WSB men ready for two day Imola test

Michael Guy, 10 July 2009 16:24

WSB’s big guns head to Italy next week for an official two day test at the revised Imola circuit, which was last used by SBK back in 2006. Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will sit out of the test following injuries sustained at the Donington Park race. Ducati has denied rumours that reigning champion Troy Bayliss could test in his place ...

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Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

Liam Marsden, 28 June 2009 13:44

Ben Spies took a lights to flag victory during race one at the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park in the UK. The Yamaha riding American was never headed and his nearest rival was Max Biaggi aboard the Aprilia who got close but was never able to put a move on him. Biaggi had a problem ...

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Spies drafts in American chief mechanic to cure technical issues

Michael Guy, 26 June 2009 16:06

Ben Spies has called upon his long time AMA chief mechanic to join him in WSB in an effort to eradicate the technical issues experienced during the opening eight rounds of the championship. The American rider remains philosophical about his and the teams performance this year, but knows something has to change if he is to ultimately be crowned champion ...

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Spies targets home double at Miller

Michael Guy, 29 May 2009 19:33

Ben Spies enters the seventh round of the World Superbike championship in confident mood with the clear aim of leaving his home race with the double win. The 25 year old American has an impressive record at the Miller Motorsports track in Salt Lake City having won five out of his last six races in AMA at the circuit.Having struggled ...

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