World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2004)

  • Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    25 February 2004

    Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    Factory Ducati rider Regis Laconi has taken pole for the opening WSB round at Valencia with a Superpole lap over one second quicker than his nearest rival.Laconi put himself on pole with a 1:35.935...

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  • Times tumble at Valencia test

    11 February 2004

    Times tumble at Valencia test

    Regis Laconi took the top spot at the World Superbike test session in Valencia for the second day in a row.The Frenchman knocked over half a second off his time from the first day to finish with a...

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  • Haslam heads for the top

    11 February 2004

    Haslam heads for the top

    Renegade Ducati rider Leon Haslam has already put his stamp on the World Superbike series by finishing the opening day of the first major test of the season as the second fastest rider.Fila Ducati...

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  • Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    11 February 2004

    Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    Factory Fila Ducati rider Regis Laconi has ended the three-day Valencia test as the fastest rider.As each rider was given the chance to perform a flying lap on their new Pirelli qualifying tyres, nine...

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  • Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    04 February 2004

    Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    Ten Kate Honda WSB rider Chris Vermeulen has had to pull out of his appearance at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Thursday.He has been testing his new Fireblade this week and those tests have...

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  • Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    04 February 2004

    Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    GP star and reigning WSB champion Neil Hodgson has stepped in to replace Carl Fogarty at the MCN London Show on Friday February 6.Foggy has been forced to cancel due to tonsillitis, but fortunately...

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  • 2004 WSB dates announced

    28 January 2004

    2004 WSB dates announced

    The 2004 World Superbike calendar has been announced. There will be two British rounds, with Silverstone on June 13 and Brands Hatch on July 25. Plus, there is a Canadian round, which is yet to be...

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  • Put your questions to WSB boss

    21 January 2004

    Put your questions to WSB boss

    MCN is flying to Rome to meet World Superbike boss Paolo Flammini next week, and we’re offering you the opportunity to put your questions to him.It’s been a time of change for the championship.

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  • Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    14 January 2004

    Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    Both the factory Ducati and Foggy Petronas teams have completed a traumatic three-day test session at Phillip Island, Australia with some good news.James Toseland suffered a major crash on his factory...

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  • Haga set for WSB return

    07 January 2004

    Haga set for WSB return

    Noriyuki Haga is set for a World Superbike comeback with the British Renegade Ducati team.The popular Japanese rider will join Leon Haslam in the squad on Ducati 999 RS04s, after a disappointing three...

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  • Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    07 January 2004

    Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    Fancy having dinner with the HM Plant? Here's your chance. To celebrate taking third and sixth places in last year's World Superbike championship HM Plant is holding a party at the Hilton Hotel,...

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