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Shinya Nakano impressed with Aprilia potential

Shinya Nakano is confident that Aprilia’s new RSV4 World Superbike contender has the potential to become a race winner in its debut season. The Japanese rider made his debut on the new bike in Valencia last week, and the former 250GP championship runner-up said: “The bike is new but it has a lot of potential for the future. "I was ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 01 December 2008

Eugene Laverty rubbishes Suzuki MotoGP link

Eugene Laverty has rubbished suggestions that his new World Superbike deal with Suzuki comes with a guarantee that he will switch to the Japanese factory’s MotoGP project in 2015. The Irishman ended a turbulent few weeks surrounding his future when he inked a deal to join the British-based Crescent Suzuki effort earlier this week. Laverty had been linked with Aspar ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 14 November 2013

Leon Haslam: Sykes, Melandri and Laverty WSB title favourites

Ten Kate Honda rider Leon Haslam believes Tom Sykes, Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will kick off the new World Superbike season in Australia later this month as the main title contenders. Last year’s runner-up Sykes, BMW rider Melandri and Aprilia’s Laverty haven’t changed machinery for the forthcoming season, which gets underway at the spectacular Phillip Island track on February ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 11 February 2013

Max Biaggi names first son Leon

World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has named his first son after his biggest rival in 2010. Biaggi and partner Eleonora Pedron have named their son Leon, who was born earlier today in Italy. The four-times world 250GP champion defeated British rival Leon Haslam to win the World Superbike crown for the first time in 2010 for Aprilia. Leon Alexandre is ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 16 December 2010

British Eurosport confirms 2010 WSB plans

British Eurosport has outlined details of its most comprehensive coverage of the World Superbike championship ahead of this weekend’s 2010 opener at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. Each race will be broadcast live on British Eurosport and from the second round in Portimao and for every European round of the championship, viewers can also enjoy coverage in stunning high ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 22 February 2010

John Hopkins buoyed by Colin Edwards advice

John Hopkins has told MCN of his excitement and anticipation at joining up with the Stiggy Honda WSB squad for the first time having spoken to fellow American Colin Edwards about the move. Some of the Stiggy Honda crew used to work with Texan Edwards when he won his two World Superbike titles before moving to MotoGP in 2003 with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 25 March 2009

Eugene Laverty hails stunning podium

Eugene Laverty hailed his brilliant World Supersport podium in Vallelunga as the ‘best day’ of his career. The Irish rider, who has quit his Blusens Aprilia 250 squad for the remaining four races to focus on clinching a top World Supersport deal for 2009, finished third in a thrilling race. Riding injured Fabien Foret’s Yamaha R6, Laverty produced a brilliant ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 22 September 2008


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