World Superbikes

  • Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

    30 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli is aiming for a return to full fitness in time for the opening round of the 2015 season, after a testing crash at Jerez left him with neck and ankle...

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  • Guigliano tops final European WSB test

    27 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guigliano tops final European WSB test

    Davide Guigliano has taken Ducati to the top of the time sheets on the final day of European pre-season testing before the World Superbike championship kicks off next month in Australia. The Italian...

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  • Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    24 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    Pata Honda have unveiled their 2015 livery at the Verona Motorcycle Expo, with their pair of reigning World Champions in the form of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark officially stepping out...

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  • Camier now waits for Australia

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Camier now waits for Australia

    As one of the smaller manufacturers in WSB racing MV Agusta has not got the resources of some other teams but it is a full factory effort in 2015, with one rider to focus on in the tall shape of Leon...

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  • Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    The weather was usually unkind at the well-attended two-day Portimao tests in Portugal, but there was enough in the track later in the final dry afternoon to allow Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) to...

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  • One hour more for Portimao tests

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    One hour more for Portimao tests

    After two red flags in the final afternoon a request from the teams testing at Portimao was granted and they got the chance to run on from the scheduled finish at 5pm to what will now be 6pm. For many...

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  • Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    One-man Barni Racing team member Leandro Mercado is still carrying the effects of a recent left wrist injury, suffered in winter tests in 2014, but is making progress after having a pin removed from...

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  • New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and...

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  • Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    Before the Portimao weather changes halted his progress new Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa enjoyed some track time on his big vee twin 1190 RX, after a recent test in the USA. With team manager the...

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  • Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    MotoGP and WSB legend Max Biaggi joined 2015 Red Devils Aprilia riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on track at the first day of wet and dry Portimao testing - but his mission was not to help with the...

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  • Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship. “The team...

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  • Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

    With two major racing projects to look after – a completely new one in MotoGP and a whole new set of regulations in WSB - Aprilia and its racing chief Romano Albesiano have had a busy few months...

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  • WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

    20 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

    After a full morning of sunshine on the track surface at Motorland Aragon the temperatures trickled up high enough for the first action to be joined by some of the big name riders. Both Pata Honda WSB...

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  • Pedercini still deciding on team size

    20 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Pedercini still deciding on team size

    In landing the services of 2014 WSB Evo championship winner David Salom and with those some extra support from Kawasaki in terms of technical parts and staff, Team Pedercini may well be looking at the...

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  • Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

    20 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

    Of all the possible rivalries in WSB in 2015 the most eagerly anticipated is the one between 2013 World Champion Tom Sykes and his new official KRT team-mate Jonathan Rea. Last year some expected...

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  • First day no show from top riders

    20 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    First day no show from top riders

    Because of seriously low track temperatures none of the Kawasaki Racing Team and Pata Honda riders took the chance to ride on day one Motorland Aragon testing. Only the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki...

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  • Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

    20 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

    During the first day of the Motorland Aragon tests the Pata Honda team measured the track temperature at 1.8°C at one stage; readings so cold they kept the teams inside their garages as there is...

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  • No action yet at Aragon WSB test

    19 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    No action yet at Aragon WSB test

    With track temperatures in single figures and a damp track surface lingering after overnight rain 12.30pm came and went without any track action at Motorland Aragon, where KRT, Grillini Kawasaki,...

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  • Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

    19 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

    The official Pata Honda WSB duo of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark found both dry and wet weather conditions at Portimao over their three-day opening test session of 2015, with wet winning...

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  • Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

    16 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

    The Pata Honda WSB squad has been the first major team out of the starting blocks in pre-season testing, with WSS champion Michael van der Mark and WSB champion Sylvain Guintoli starting to lap...

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  • KRT now sponsored by Monster

    16 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    KRT now sponsored by Monster

    The official Kawasaki Racing Team WSB squad will add Monster to their list of sponsors for 2015 in a move that can be seen as a positive initiative for the Superbike series in general. The new...

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  • Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

    15 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

    The final 2015 technical regulations that will take WSB into a more stock-based era from now on were ratified shortly before Christmas but the vast majority of the new limitations were already agreed...

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  • Pata Honda nears first 2015 test dates

    08 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Pata Honda nears first 2015 test dates

    The number one plate holders will get a jump on most of their 2015 WSB competitors when Pata Honda riders Sylvain Guintoli (2014 WSB champ) and Michael van der Mark (2015 WSS champ) start testing at...

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  • Team EBR Hero start early testing

    07 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Team EBR Hero start early testing

    Team EBR Hero riders Larry Pegram and Niccolò Canepa have kickstarted their 2015 testing early, making the most of the Southern US sunshine to get in track time at Louisiana’s NOLA circuit and also at...

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  • 2015 WSB testing updates

    06 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    2015 WSB testing updates

    With the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship being the first major road racing series to kick off the new season the top teams are now preparing for their last European tests before they head off to...

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