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Checa completes first test on 1199 Superbike

Michael Guy, 21 June 2012 17:32

World champion Carlos Checa completed his first official test on the all new Ducati 1199 Panigale at Misano today. Riding at the Italian circuit which is currently playing host to World Ducati Week the 39 year old Spaniard lapped in blistering hot air and track temperatures. Checa was lapping alongside three time WSB champion Troy Bayliss who has been instrumental ...

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Castrol Honda back with a bang

Michael Guy, 18 January 2011 13:06

Eight years after American Colin Edwards won the WSB crown in 2002, Castrol Honda are back. In an official launch at Castrol’s Technology Centre in Berkshire today the new look team was officially unveiled. Riders Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus were at the launch where the world's media got their first chance to see the return of the iconic Castrol ...

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Bayliss saves best till last to top Ducati test

Michael Guy, 14 June 2010 19:50

Despite announcing that he will not make a comeback and race in the World Superbike Championship, Troy Bayliss left Misano at the top of the time sheets having out paced Noriyuki Haga, Michel Fabrizio, Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne. The three time WSB champion set a stunning 1.35.6s best on his very last lap of the day to lead the ...

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Bayliss on the pace despite crash

Michael Guy, 14 June 2010 15:35

In the final day of testing at Misano, Troy Bayliss remains on the pace of factory riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio despite crashing just before lunch. The three time world champion who revealed on Saturday that he will not be making a return to WSB competition as either a full time rider or wild card lost the front of ...

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Bayliss: “No comeback, no wildcard – I’m retired”

Michael Guy, 12 June 2010 14:37

Three time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss shocked a packed press conference at World Ducati Week in Misano this afternoon by renouncing his plans to make a racing comeback. The WSB legend revealed to MCN his desire to return to the series four weeks ago at Monza. He then backed up his intention by testing at Mugello where he set ...

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Minimum weight reduced for Ducati from Miller

Michael Guy, 20 May 2010 16:17

From the next round of the World Superbike Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, USA, Ducati will have their minimum weight reduced from 168KG to 165KG. For the first time since 2008 when the technical regulations were changed to allow 1200cc twins to race against 1000cc fours, the pre agreed balancing rule has been activated. From the start of the 2008 ...

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Ducati will support Troy Bayliss comeback

Matthew Birt, 19 May 2010 10:07

Ducati will wholeheartedly support Troy Bayliss’s bid to make a dramatic return to the World Superbike championship in 2011. Bayliss stunned the racing world earlier this month when he declared his intention to step out of retirement and return to World Superbikes next season – two years after he walked away from the sport.  The Aussie retired at the end ...

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Bayliss to make WSB comeback

Michael Guy, 12 May 2010 08:35

WSB legend Troy Bayliss has revealed to MCN that he wants to make a Superbike comeback in 2011. The three time champion retired at the end of 2008 after emphatically wrapping up his third crown, but now he say’s he could make a return to the series he once dominated and has his first test on a development Ducati 1198 ...

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Tyre life key to success at Phillip Island

Michael Guy, 25 February 2010 10:07

Ahead of the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island all the talk in the paddock is revolving around tyre choice for Sunday’s two 22 lap races. The Phillip Island circuit is notoriously hard on tyres due to it being made up predominantly of long, fast left hand corners. It seems that teams are faced with two ...

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Tardozzi confirms switch to BMW World Superbike squad

Michael Guy, 05 January 2010 12:01

Former Xerox Ducati boss, Davide Tardozzi has joined BMW to become the team manager of the factory World Superbike squad. Tardozzi has enjoyed an illustrious career with Ducati having won WSB crowns with Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, James Toseland and Troy Bayliss. The 50 year old Italian left Ducati at the end of the 2009 season citing the need for ...

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