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World Superbike 2009 dates confirmed

Rob Hull, 04 December 2008 11:05

The FIM has released the final calendar for the World Superbike Championship for 2009. WSB will be a big focal point for British motorcycle racing fans with an influx of home-grown talent wading into the championship next year. Note that the British round is now being held at Donington Park. Donington held the European round status last year, but with ...

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Colin Wright: “It’s all going to come down to time”

Rob Hull, 18 November 2008 15:59

GSE Racing Team Manager Colin Wright told MCN it’s going to be a battle against the clock to get ready for the 2009 season following the team’s recent visit to the Factory Yamaha World Superbike team’s headquarters near Monza. Wright and his two Race Engineers, Frankie Carchedi and Luca Ferracciolo, spent three days at the Yamaha Motor Italia workshop in ...

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Portimao World Superbikes: Corner entry concerns for HM Plant Honda

Rob Hull, 30 October 2008 15:10

HM Plant Honda Team Manager Havier Beltran has said grip levels, mainly on corner entry, will be the big concern this weekend for the final round of WSB at the new Portimao circuit. HM Plant Honda joined a small group of World Championship teams including newly-crowned WSB Champs Xerox Ducati and the circuits Supersport team, Parkalgar Honda, for a two-day ...

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Portimao World Superbikes: Leon Haslam eyes double podium

Rob Hull, 30 October 2008 14:51

Leon Haslam has his sights set on a double podium at the all-new Portimao circuit in Portugal this weekend. The runner-up in the 2008 BSB campaign will get an early shot at the WSB paddock with his current HM Plant Honda BSB team who will wildcard the final event of the WSB calendar. And following a successful two-day test out ...

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Jonathan Rea gets early Superbike ride at Parkalgar

Rob Hull, 27 October 2008 09:20

Jonathan Rea will make an early graduation up to the World Superbike class this weekend at Parkalgar. Rea has already signed a deal to ride for the Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team after a season with the squad’s World Supersport outfit. But with team-mate Andrew Pitt already securing the Supersport title, Rea has been granted early access to a ...

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No WSB at Brands Hatch in 2009: Jonathan Palmer reaction

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 16:29

MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer has spoken of his disappointment of losing a World Superbike slot for Brands Hatch in 2009, but has remained hopeful of a special one-off event to take place around August to substitute for the loss. It was revealed in MCN two weeks ago that Brands Hatch could lose it’s World Superbike allocation after series owners ...

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World Superbike announce provisional 2009 calendar

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 16:00

The FIM has released a 2009 provisional calendar for WSB and, as reported in MCN at the start of the month, Brands Hatch is not on the schedule. Below is the provisional calendar released today: The 2009 provisional calendar of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships and Superstock 1000cc FIM Cup is the following : March 1: Australia (Phillip ...

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James Ellison still on track for Donington Park WSB appearance

Rob Hull, 27 August 2008 14:51

James Ellison is on course to appear at Donington Park as a wildcard entry in a fortnight’s time for round 11 of the World Superbike Championship, despite injuries to his right hand that put him out of the Cadwell Park BSB last weekend. Ellison had to sit out the two races on Bank Holiday Monday when an injury to his ...

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Steve Plater lands World Supersport wildcard

Rob Hull, 29 July 2008 10:30

AIM Yamaha’s Steve Plater has been drafted in late to ride at this weekend’s Brands Hatch World Supersport round. Plater will be representing the Triumph Italia Be1 Racing squad, taking the spot of the injured Ivan Clementi in what team boss Giuliano Rovelli is calling ‘a charming marriage’ of an English rider at an English circuit. After struggling at the ...

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HM Plant and Hydrex Bike Animal Honda confirmed for Donington WSB

Rob Hull, 28 July 2008 14:16

Leon Haslam, Cal Crutchlow and James Ellison have all been confirmed for the Donington Park round of World Superbikes on September 7. The HM Plant team has hinted towards at appearance at Donington since the beginning of the season, and are also planning to compete in the final round of the championship in Portugal. However, the team hasn’t yet decided ...


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