World Superbikes

  • WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

    12 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

    Leon Camier will join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team for the 2018 season, it has been confirmed. The 2009 British Superbike Champion has been linked with the team since earlier this year when...

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  • WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

    05 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

    Alex Lowes made a welcome return to the World Superbike rostrum in Magny Cours this weekend, matching his best result of the year with an impressive second-place behind race winner Chaz Davies. While...

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  • WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

    03 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

    Ducati Corse Superbike boss Ernesto Marinelli will leave Ducati at the end of 2017, the Bologna factory has announced. Marinelli joined Ducati in 1995, before working as a track engineer for names...

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  • WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

    01 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

    The chance of the glory of a double win was cruelly robbed from new triple champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as eventual race winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) took advantage of...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

    01 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

    Kenan Sofuoglu will miss today’s World Supersport race at Magny Cours after suffering a triple hip fracture following a crash in qualifying. The Turkish ace was on course for a front row start for...

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  • WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

    30 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

    Jonathan Rea was lost for words after storming to a record third World Superbike title in Magny Cours this afternoon. The Northern Irishman dominated the wet opening race in France to place himself...

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  • WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

    30 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

    Champion elect Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was just one of many riders to fall in the Superpole competition thanks to a slick wet track surface. He got back on to score a superb Superpole win,...

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  • WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

    29 September 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) started his potentially historic weekend in France in perfect shape, setting the fastest Friday practice time at Magny-Cours. As he goes for his third world...

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  • WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

    26 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

    Tom Sykes is hoping to return to action at Magny Cours this weekend after the fireball crash that ruled him out of the last round in Portimao. A massive crash for Sykes in FP3 at the Portugese circuit...

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  • WSB: Rea on brink of historic third title

    26 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea on brink of historic third title

    Jonathan Rea is poised to clinch a historic third successive World Superbike crown at Magny Cours this weekend. The Ulsterman holds a crucial 120-point advantage heading into the 11th round of the...

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  • WSB: Rea refutes Suzuki MotoGP talk

    22 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea refutes Suzuki MotoGP talk

    Jonathan Rea has refuted reports that there’s a plot that would see him slot into Suzuki’s MotoGP team for 2018 in place of the struggling Andrea Iannone. Rumours emerged a few weeks back that there...

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  • WSB: 2018 calendar begins to take shape

    20 September 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: 2018 calendar begins to take shape

    The 2018 WorldSBK calendar is starting to take shape, although still highly provisional at this time. The new San Juan track in Argentina will host a round but only if it is ready in time.  If...

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  • WSB: Jonathan Rea's Portimao column

    20 September 2017 by Jonathan Rea

    WSB: Jonathan Rea's Portimao column

    That was probably one of the most solid weekends of my career. Everything was pretty much plain sailing!   Right from the first session the bike was in the ballpark. Normally we go from race...

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  • WSB: Tyre drama at Portimao

    17 September 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Tyre drama at Portimao

    Pirelli brought a new rear tyre for the WorldSBK riders to use at Portimao, the W0735. It is a soft new development option featuring different structural solutions in comparison to the standard SC0...

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  • WSB: Rea dominates opening race

    16 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea dominates opening race

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored a remarkable start-to-finish victory in the first 20-lap WorldSBK race at Portimao, winning by just over six seconds and easing up on the final lap from a...

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  • WSB: Sykes out after FP3 fireball

    16 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes out after FP3 fireball

    Tom Sykes looks likely to miss the remainder of the World Superbike round in Portugal after a terrifying crash in the third free practice session. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider lost control of his...

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  • WSB: Tech chief quits Red Bull Honda

    14 September 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Tech chief quits Red Bull Honda

    With four rounds of the 2017 season remaining Pieter Breddels, the long-term Technical Manager in the Red Bull Honda team, has left his position – seemingly a victim of the incredibly tough season...

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  • WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

    30 August 2017 by Jonathan Rea

    WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

    Now that the Lausitzring round is over, I’m really happy that it sounds like we won’t be going back there! It’s not one of the strongest tracks for me or the bike, there’s a lot of first gear corners...

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  • WSB: Suzuki return unlikely for 2018

    24 August 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Suzuki return unlikely for 2018

    There is ‘no realistic plan’ for Suzuki to make a return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018, series bosses have told MCN. After the Japanese marque released a new model in 2017, speculation...

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  • WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

    20 August 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) overcame a third row grid position to pass even championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and early leader Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing -...

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  • WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

    19 August 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured the first win of the Lausitz WorldSBK weekend – and the first after the summer break –despite starting sixth off the grid. A pass on early leader Tom...

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