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Yamaha confirm replacement for axed Jerry Burgess

Matthew Birt, 11 November 2013 09:35

Valentino Rossi’s new factory Yamaha MotoGP crew chief will be Silvano Galbusera, who will take over from the Italian’s trusted chief engineer Jerry Burgess from today’s test session in Valencia. Burgess was unceremoniously dumped on the eve of the final race in Valencia  after a 14-year stint with Rossi that saw them win seven world titles and 80 races together ...

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Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

Liam Marsden, 30 June 2013 15:12

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes rode a faultless race to take the double win at Imola and come away with the champonship lead. Sykes got a great start and led from the first corner, with Davide Giugliano in tow until the Aprilia rider crashed out on lap three. Pata Honda rider Jonathan Rea capitalised on his good qualifying to finish ...

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Knockhill BSB: Hill takes pole

Liam Marsden, 23 June 2012 16:25

Reigning champion Tommy Hill will start the first of tomorrow's superbike races from pole position at Knockhill after setting the pace early in superpole. Samsung Honda's Michael Laverty will start from second on the grid after crashing in the final superpole session while on his fastest and final lap. Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes completes the front row in third. Rapid ...

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Oulton Park BSB: Walker wins wet first race

Liam Marsden, 07 May 2012 13:47

Bournemouth Pr1mo Kawasaki rider Chris Walker has taken his 21st race victory in BSB in wet conditions at Oulton Park today. Walker last won a BSB race at Brands Hatch in 2000. It was Shane Byrne who got to the holeshot and opened up a comfortable lead of three seconds ahead of Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes. Yesterday's race winner Tommy ...

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Thruxton BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Liam Marsden, 15 April 2012 17:02

Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes battled from 13th place at the end of the first lap to record his first victory of 2012 during the second BSB race at Thruxton. Brookes worked his way through the pack, passing Tommy Hill at the final chicane coming onto the final lap to take the lead. It was Hill and race one winner ...

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Positive first impressions for Haga

Gary Pinchin, 09 March 2012 16:20

Noriyuki Haga rolled into the pit lane this afternoon, dismounted from the Swan Yamaha and walked over to put his arm around his crew chief Simon Green. Haga had been in and out of the pit box every session, fine-tuning the new Motec system. It was obvious there had been a fundamental step forward in the bike set-up on this ...

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Checa wins first WSB championship with race one victory

MCN, 02 October 2011 13:30

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) won his first WSB Championship with his thirteenth race win of the season in the opening race at Magny-Cours. Having passed Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Checa held the lead, crossing the finish line with a 2.2 second gap over pre-race championship rival Marco Melandri in second place. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad) put in ...

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Silverstone WSB: Checa cruises to victory in race one

Austin Lindberg, 31 July 2011 13:51

Carlos Checa cruised to a race one victory in today’s World Superbike round from Silverstone, claiming Ducati’s 300th win in the class for the Althea team. Checa worked his way up from his fourth place on the grid before displacing Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty from the lead and winning by a margin of three seconds. But Checa was surprised with the result, ...

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Silverstone WSB: Hopkins secures maiden Superpole

Austin Lindberg, 30 July 2011 17:59

John Hopkins took pole positions for Sunday’s World Superbike races from Silverstone after the Samsung Crescent Suzuki man put in a 2.04.041 in the third round of Superpole. Hopkins’ time broke last year’s circuit record set by Cal Crutchlow by 0.05 seconds, and it was enough despite a last-minute push from Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty, who finished second just 0.027 seconds behind ...

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Silverstone WSB: World Superbike returns to normal as Checa takes provisional pole

Austin Lindberg, 29 July 2011 17:13

Carlos Checa closed out Friday as the fastest man at Silverstone, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon’s World Superbike qualifying session. With less than 10 minutes gone from the session, Checa put in the quickest time of the weekend with a 2.06.4 and held that position for much of the session before putting his Althea Ducati at the top ...

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