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WSB Brits clash ahead of Portimao race

Michael Guy, 03 July 2014 11:21

The general consensus as to why WSB is suffering from dwindling spectator interest despite its close racing is a combination of no terrestrial TV coverage and a lack of personalities and character coming out in the riders. While the riders themselves can do little about the TV situation – that’s down to series promoters Dorna, the riders are at least ...

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WSB Donington: Sykes secures emphatic race one victory

Michael Guy, 25 May 2014 15:25

Tom Sykes secured a stunning victory in the opening WSB race at Donington Park after fighting back from 11th on lap one to secure victory. The reigning WSB champion looked to be struggling in the early laps and dropped down the field from his third row starting position. He spent the first part of the race at the back of ...

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WSB men pay tribute to Simon Andrews

Michael Guy, 25 May 2014 09:26

World Superbike riders Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty, Alex Lowes and Leon Camier were among members of the paddock that turned out to pay tribute to Simon Andrews. The hugely popular 29 year old lost his life following a crash at the North West 200 last week.

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WSB Superpole: Haslam on front row

Michael Guy, 24 May 2014 15:39

Leon Haslam made the most of the wet track conditions to storm to second position and a front row start for tomorrow’s two World Superbike races at Donington Park. The PATA Honda rider excelled in the difficult conditions to post a best time of 1’45.009 on his final lap.It marked a welcome return for Haslam to a front row grid ...

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Laverty Jumps Up On Day One Of Official WSB Tests

Michael Guy, 17 February 2014 14:31

The first of two days of official testing at the Phillip Island circuit saw the Voltcom Suzuki of Eugene Laverty lead the field at a pace that shocked even the fastest rider on show himself. “This morning was probably the best conditions I have ever rode Phillip Island in and that is why the lap times were so good.” said ...

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WSB race day schedule given overhaul

Michael Guy, 17 December 2013 12:59

On-going tweaking by rule makers in WSB will see a change to the weekend schedule for 2014. The most significant difference is the fact that the two WSB races will now be run earlier in the day. Since the championship begun back in 1988, race times were 12noon for race one and 15.30 for race two. In 2014 race one ...

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First look at Laverty onboard the Crescent Suzuki

Michael Guy, 25 November 2013 15:49

Eugene Laverty got his first taste of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSXR1000 he’ll be campaigning in WSB in a scheduled two day test at Jerez today. The 26 year old Irishman joined the British Suzuki team after two years racing the factory Aprilia RSV4 squad where he finished second to Kawasaki man Tom Sykes in the final 2013 standings. Laverty ...

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Jerez WSB: Checa confirms retirement from racing

Michael Guy, 19 October 2013 13:50

In a packed press conference held in Alstare Ducati's hospitality Carlos Checa confirmed that he has retired from racing. The 41-year-old Spaniard has had a long and illustrious career that has spanned two decades. He’s one of an exclusive few men who has won races in both Grand Prix and World Superbikes. He’s been a factory Yamaha and Ducati rider, ...

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Jerez WSB: Aprilia domination continues

Michael Guy, 19 October 2013 13:46

Aprilia’s domination of the Jerez World Superbike round continued in second qualifying today with the Italian manufacturer securing the top four positions in the 45 minute session. Provisional pole position went to the in form Italian Davide Giugliano who set a 1’41.371 second best to edge out fellow Aprilia privateer Toni Elias. The factory Aprilia men of Eugene Laverty and ...

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WSB Blog: How many British Champs will be crowned this weekend?

Michael Guy, 03 October 2013 14:31

If the Laguna Seca WSB round last week was anything to go by, this weekend’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Magny Cours promises to be a classic. In WSB, Brit Tom Sykes leads the overall championship standings by 23 points meaning that he can mathematically win the championship and become the first Brit since James Toseland in 2007 ...

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