World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2004)

  • Blades storm Suzuka

    21 July 2004

    Blades storm Suzuka

    Fourteen out of the top 20 teams finishing in Sunday’s Suzuka 8 Hours used Honda Fireblades – including winners Tohru Ukawa and Hitoyasu Izutsu. They rode for No7 Seven Stars Honda and led...

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  • Vermeulen's WSB double

    07 July 2004

    Vermeulen's WSB double

    Fireblade rider Chris Vermeulen landed a WSB double at Laguna Seca on Sunday night, winning race one from Frankie Chili by 4.1 seconds but finishing less than half a second ahead of James Toseland in...

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  • FIM verdict in CBR row

    09 June 2004

    FIM verdict in CBR row

    The row over the weight of the rear axle in Honda's World Supersport CBR600s has been resolved and the six riders disqualified at the end of the Oschersleben round have had their points...

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  • Silverstone WSB winners

    09 June 2004

    Silverstone WSB winners

    Chris Vermuelen and Noriyuki Haga took the honours in Sunday's WSB round at Silverstone. We reported the action with live lap-by-lap updates. Here's how the day unfolded. Superbikes race two: Final...

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  • Ask the WSB stars

    02 June 2004

    Ask the WSB stars

    Ever wanted Toseland, Walker or Haslam to answer your questions? On Thursday June 10, all three of the British WSB regulars will be at Silverstone for a publicity day, and we want to put your...

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  • Drama in German first qualifying

    26 May 2004

    Drama in German first qualifying

    The first qualifying session at Oscheleben was red-flagged after Spaniard David Garcia crashed his NCR Ducati, but it was Pier-Francesco Chili who finished the session in provisional pole. First...

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  • Laconi takes victory in Race Two

    26 May 2004

    Laconi takes victory in Race Two

    1) Laconi. 2) Toseland. 3) Haslam. 4) McCoy. 5) Nannelli. 6) Sanchini. 7) Walker. 8) Vermuelen. 9) Clementi. 10) Meklau. 11) Bontempi. 12) Velini. 13) Mrkyvka. 14) Berthelsen. DNF: Haga. Martin.

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  • Martin fastest in Oschersleben practice

    26 May 2004

    Martin fastest in Oschersleben practice

    Australian Steve Martin has gone fastest in free practice for this weekend’s World Superbike racing at Oschersleben in Germany. Martin completed 22 laps on his DFX Ducati 999, and posted a...

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  • Monza Superpole

    12 May 2004

    1) Laconi 1:48.258. 2) Vermulen 1:48.594. 3) Chili 1:48.655. 4) Haga 1:49.152. 5) Haslam 1:49.259. 6) Toseland 1:49.422. 7) Nannelli 1:50.024. 8) Borciani 1:50.132. 9) Walker 1:50.434. 10) McCoy 1:50.525. 11) Martin 1:50.534. 12) Corser 1:50.996. 13) Bontempi 1:51.039. 14) Pedercini 1:51.487. 15) Sanchini 1:51.974. 16) Blora 1:52.056.Outside to 16: 17) Clementi 1:51.613. 18) De Matteis 1:51.558.

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  • Monza Supersport and Superstock results:

    12 May 2004

    Supersport:1) Muggeridge. 2) Parkes. 3) Vd Goorbergh. 4) Charpentier. 5) Kellner. 6) Neukirchner. 7) Bussei. 8) Guareschi. 9) Lagrive. 10) Hanson. 11) Roccoli. 12) Sacchetti. 13) Giugovaz. 14) Van Steenbergen. 15) LanziRetired: Fujiwara. Migliorati. Cruciani. Berta. Curtain. Wimbauer. Baiocco. Boccolini. Chambon. Corradi. Tortoroglio. Foret. Iannuzzo.Superstock:1) Vizziello. 2) Alfonsi. 3)...

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  • Supersport and Superstock free practice

    12 May 2004

    Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:52.930. 2) Lanzi 1:54.083. 3) Foret 1:54.098. 4) Curtain 1:54.230. 5) Fujiwara 1:54.334. 6) Vd Goorbergh 1:54.607. 7) Parkes 1:54.805. 8) Charpentier 1:54.990. 9) Iannuzzo 1:55.166. 10 Giugovaz 1:55.195. 11) Migliorati 1:55.384. 12) Kellner 1:55.566. 13) Guareschi 1:55.587. 14) Chambon 1:55.642. 15) Hanson 1:55.642. 16) Tortoroglio 1:55.833. 17) Corradi 1:55.953 18)...

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  • Laconi fastest at Monza

    12 May 2004

    Laconi fastest at Monza

    Regis Laconi has gone quickest in free practice for the WSB round at Monza on Sunday, May 16.The factory Fila Ducati rider recorded a best time of 1:49.581, almost a second quicker than Pier-Francesco...

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  • First qualifying: Supersport and Superstock

    12 May 2004

    Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:51.939. 2) Foret 1:53.166. 3) Charpentier 1:53.159. 4) Vd Goorbergh 1:53.694. 5) Lanzi 1:53.698. 6) Curtain 1:54.235. 7) Chambon 1:54.521. 8) Parkes 1:54.529. 9) Migliorati 1:54.576. 10) Kellner 1:54.617. 11) Fujiwara 1:54.617. 12) Gugovaz 1:54.846. 13) Hanson 1:55.101. 14) Iannuzzo 1:55.164. 15) Bussei 1:55.215. 16) Neukirchner 1:55.278. 17) Guareschi 1:55.323. 18)...

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  • Laconi does Monza double

    12 May 2004

    Regis Laconi has won both races at the World Superbike round at Monza today, May 16.The Frenchman completed a one-two with team-mate James Toseland in race one, but the pair found themselves split by Chris Vermuelen on the Honda in race two. However, the Australian rider was later excluded when the tilt-switch was found not to work. The switch is a safety measure and should cut the engine when a...

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  • Laconi takes provisional pole

    12 May 2004

    Laconi takes provisional pole

    Regis Laconi has taken provisional pole for the Monza round of the World Superbike championship on Sunday.The Frenchman recorded a time of 1:48.701, putting him ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili, and Honda...

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  • Walker qualifies second at wet Misano

    14 April 2004

    Walker qualifies second at wet Misano

    Foggy Petronas boss Carl Fogarty will be jumping pit walls again after first qualifying at a wet Misano circuit in Italy.British rider Chris Walker has ended the session second fastest, 0.349 seconds...

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  • Amazing Chili comeback takes race two

    14 April 2004

    Amazing Chili comeback takes race two

    Pierfrancesco Chili has taken a win in the second race at Misano after an amazing comeback. The Italian was 11 seconds down on leader Regis Laconi with 11 laps left in the race, but managed to catch...

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  • Martin on Misano pole

    14 April 2004

    Martin on Misano pole

    Australian Steve Martin has taken pole for the third round of the World Superbike championship at Misano with a Superpole lap of 1:36.823Martin managed to put his Ducati 999 just ahead of the factory...

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  • Corser fastest at wet Misano

    14 April 2004

    Corser fastest at wet Misano

    A wet Misano circuit for round three of the World Supberike championship has seen the Foggy Petronas FP-1 of Troy Corser top the time sheets in the first free practice.Corser has posted a time of...

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  • Misano result: Supersport and Superstock

    14 April 2004

    Supersport:1) Muggeridge. 2) Curtain. 3) VD Goorbergh. 4) Fujiwara. 5) Corradi. 6) Lanzi. 7) Chambon. 8) Bussei. 9) Ianuzzo. 10) Tortoroglio. 11) Roccoli. 12) Carlacci. 13) Lagrive. 14) Sacchetti. 15) Chen. 16) Wimbauer.DNF: Parkes. Baiocco. Foret. Charpentier. Kellner. Curciani. Brogan. Neukirchner. Tumminello.Superstock: Top ten:1) Alfonsi. 2) Vizziello. 3) Polita. 4) Vankeymeulen. 5) Lunadei.

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  • Toseland fails to make Misano Superpole.

    14 April 2004

    Toseland fails to make Misano Superpole.

    World Superbike championship leader James Toseland has failed to make the top 16 eligible for Superpole, and will start from 20th place for tomorrow’s race at MisanoThe British factory Ducati rider...

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  • Laconi takes Misano race one

    14 April 2004

    Laconi takes Misano race one

    Fila Ducati factory rider Regis Laconi has won the first race at Misano today, April 18.Tory Corser was second, with Pierfrancesco Chili in the final podium place.Britain’s Chris Walker finished...

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  • Suzuki win World Endurance opener

    07 April 2004

    Suzuki win World Endurance opener

    The 2004 World Endurance championship began with a 500km race at Assen this weekend, and a victory for the Suzuki Castrol team of Vincent Phillipe, Olivier Four and Matthieu Lagrive.The trio finished...

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  • Laconi and McCoy share wins in Australia

    24 March 2004

    Laconi and McCoy share wins in Australia

    Regis Laconi and Garry McCoy shared one victory each at the second round of the World Superbike championship today, Sunday March 28.The first race was initially led by Britain’s Leon Haslam, but...

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  • Toseland confident despite poor Oz record

    24 March 2004

    Toseland confident despite poor Oz record

    James Toseland is feeling confident for this weekend’s Phillip Island WSB round – despite crashing at the Australian circuit in pre-season testing.The 23-year-old Brit, who leads the WSB title fight...

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  • Laconi leads Oz first qualifying

    24 March 2004

    Laconi leads Oz first qualifying

    Regis Laconi heads the timesheets after first qualifying at Phillip Island in Australia on Friday, March 26.The Frenchman has returned to form after a disappointing opening round of the series by...

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  • Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

    03 March 2004

    Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

    Eric Bostrom is on provisional pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after setting a track record qualifying lap of 1:46.84Riding a Ducati 999 on Wednesday, March 3, he averaged 119.58mph on the lap.Bostrom...

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  • Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

    03 March 2004

    Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

    Eric Bostrom is on pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after final qualifying on Thursday.The Ducati 999 rider’s track-record qualifying lap of 1: 46.84 seconds, set on Wednesday, wasn’t bettered during...

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  • Mladin takes Daytona 200

    03 March 2004

    Mladin takes Daytona 200

    Mat Mladin has won the first round of the American superbike championship, taking the honours by more than seven seconds at the end of the 200-mile race at the Daytona International Speeday in...

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  • Valencia Supersport results

    25 February 2004

    1) Vd Goorbergh . 2) Foret. 3) Fujiwara. 4) Lanzi. 5) Chambon. 6) Iannuzzo. 7) Daemen. 8) Muggeridge. 9) Curtain. 10) Cruciani. 11) Lagrive. 12) Tode. 13) Baiocco. 14) Neukirchner. 15) Andersen. 16) La GrelleRetired: Fores. Carrasco. Kellner. Tortoroglio. Corradi. Kirmeier. Sachetti. Bussei. Parkes. Jones. Ex: Charpentier.Fastest Lap: Broc Parker: 1:39.065.

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  • Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

    25 February 2004

    Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

    Noryuki Haga has bounced back from a disappointing retirement on his return to WSB to take victory in the second race at Valencia in Spain.The Japanese rider was able to take the win despite a moment...

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  • Are you ready for WSB?

    25 February 2004

    Are you ready for WSB?

    The season’s WSB title fight starts this weekend at Valencia, Spain, with Britain’s James Toseland among the favourites and Leon Haslam ready to make his mark.Factory Ducati rider Toseland, says in...

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  • Toseland second fastest despite fall

    25 February 2004

    Toseland second fastest despite fall

    James Toseland recovered from a fall midway through first qualifying at Valencia to eventually finish the session second quickest.His Factory Ducati team-mate, Regis Laconi, took provisional pole with...

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  • Toseland dominates free practice

    25 February 2004

    Toseland dominates free practice

    James Toseland has finished the first Free Practice session of the 2004 WSB season quickest, in preparation for the races on Sunday, February 29. Sunny weather helped the Factory Ducati rider, with a...

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  • Toseland wins first race of the year

    25 February 2004

    Toseland wins first race of the year

    James Toseland has started his 2004 World Superbike campaign with a victory in the first race at Valencia in Spain.And there were more reasons for British fans to celebrate with Chris Walker giving...

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