World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • Mladin is AMA champion

    02 September 2005

    Mladin is AMA champion

    Mat Mladin claimed his sixth AMA Superbike title in the final race of the season at Road Atlanta on Sunday. The Australian gave himself a challenge after initially making a good start. With the race...

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  • Toseland tops Assen

    02 September 2005

    Toseland tops Assen

    James Toseland has topped the timesheets for the first qualifying session at the Assen World Superbike round. The reigning champion posted a time of 2:04.742 on his factory Ducati 999F05. He was...

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  • Mladin close to AMA title

    26 August 2005

    Mladin close to AMA title

    Mat Mladin won both races at the penultimate round of the 2005 AMA Superbike championship as Britain's Neil Hodgson struggled to lone fifth place after a race one crash. Mladin looks likely to take...

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  • Bid for signed leathers

    26 August 2005

    Bid for signed leathers

    MCN Auctions is offering you a unique opportunity to own a set of leathers that have featured in a well-known biking DVD AND been signed by a host of top WSB, Supersport and British Superbike riders...

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  • Goorbergh tests Suzuki

    19 August 2005

    Goorbergh tests Suzuki

    Jurgen van den Goorbergh has tested the Riza Suzuki GSX-R100 he will use at the Assen round of the World Superbike championship at a private test at the Silverstone circuit on Tuesday, August 23,...

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  • Mladin 'would walk WSB'

    19 August 2005

    Mladin 'would walk WSB'

    Neil Hodgson has ruled out a return to MotoGP and claims that AMA star Matt Mladin – and four or five other AMA riders - would walk off with the WSB title if they rode in the world...

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  • Lougher tops Ulster GP

    12 August 2005

    Lougher tops Ulster GP

    Honda rider Ian Lougher has taken three wins out of five at the Ulster GP. Lougher dominated all the 1000cc races taking the win in the Superstock and both Superbike races, while also taking fourth...

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  • Rizla Suzuki to race WSB

    12 August 2005

    Rizla Suzuki to race WSB

    The Rizla Suzuki squad will race at the Assen round of the World Superbike championship with a wildcard entry for Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh. The Dutch rider began the 2005 season riding in World...

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  • Endurance win for Suzuki

    12 August 2005

    Endurance win for Suzuki

    Castrol Suzuki has secured the World Endurance championship after winning the Oschersleben 24 hour race, which saw the MCN-backed British team Kawasaki Diablo 666 finish in third. After taking the...

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  • Prepare for Brands WSB

    05 August 2005

    Prepare for Brands WSB

    Brands WSB remains one of the biggest bashes on the biking calendar. Make the most of it with the free guide in this week’s MCN (out on Wednesday, August 3) – edited by James Toseland,...

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  • 12-page Brands special

    05 August 2005

    12-page Brands special

    Relive Brands if you were there - or feel as if you were - with our 12-page special on the WSB round. You'll find it - starting on the back page - in the this week's MCN - out August 10, 2005.. The...

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  • Jones 8th in Supersport

    05 August 2005

    Jones 8th in Supersport

    Stephan Charpentier has taken the win in the Supersport race at Brands Hatch but it was the Brit wildcards that put on the best show. Northpoint Honda rider Craig Jones was the man of the race,...

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  • Brands: Friday

    05 August 2005

    Brands: Friday

    The Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship is now officially underway. We'll be updating live from the event throughout the weekend. And if you're going to Brands, take your camera.

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  • Corser on Pole

    05 August 2005

    Corser on Pole

    Troy Corser continued his domination of Brands Hatch World Superbikes by taking the pole position for Sunday's race. The Aussie was the last man out and slowed in the first split but he managed to...

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  • Haga tops warmup

    05 August 2005

    Haga tops warmup

    Noriyuki Haga has topped the World Superbike warmup session on a gloriously sunny Sunday morning at Brands Hatch. The crowds have already poured in to catch the first session of the day and see the...

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  • Brands in pictures

    05 August 2005

    Brands in pictures

    There was so much going on at Brands Hatch for World Superbikes that the only way you can really get a feel for what was going on is to see it, so here are the best pictures of everything that’s...

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  • Brands: Your pictures

    05 August 2005

    Brands: Your pictures

    We asked you to send in your pictures of Brands Hatch world superbikes and here are some of the best that we’ve had so far. Click the images on the right to view a larger picture then check out...

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  • Haga takes second race

    05 August 2005

    Haga takes second race

    Noriyuki Haga has taken the win in the second race at Brand Hatch World Superbikes after another fairing bashing battle with championship leader Troy Corser. Haga dominated the race but only managed...

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  • Brands WSB in pitlane

    05 August 2005

    Brands WSB in pitlane

    Our intrepid MCN reporters have been braving the dangers of the Brands Hatch WSB pitlane during qualifying to give you the best view of the action in both pictures and video. Throughout the Brands...

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  • Corser wins close Race 1

    05 August 2005

    Corser wins close Race 1

    Troy Corser has just managed to hold on to first place to take the win in the first race at Brands Hatch world superbikes. The Australian rider started on pole and took the holeshot but Yamaha rider...

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  • BSB star wins '05 Suzuka

    01 August 2005

    BSB star wins '05 Suzuka

    British Superbike star Ryuichi Kiyonair has won the Suzuka 8 Hour race riding the No.7 Seven Stars Honda Fireblade alongside team-mate Tohru Ukawa. The pair survived the rain, thunder and lightning...

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  • Bike lane for Brands

    29 July 2005

    Bike lane for Brands

    Riders using the Dartford Crossing to head home at the end of the World Superbike event at Brands Hatch on Sunday, August 7 will benefit from two dedicated bike lanes northbound. In addition the...

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  • Suzuka 8 Hours begins

    29 July 2005

    Suzuka 8 Hours begins

    Qualifying has been underway for the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance race on Sunday, July 31, with 80 teams competing for just 70 grid places. Teams include the MCN backed British Diablo 666 team,...

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  • FREE Brands WSB day

    29 July 2005

    FREE Brands WSB day

    WSB fans have an opportunity to meet the racers in a series of autograph sessions being organised at Brands Hatch on Thursday, August 4. The signing sessions are in advance of the WSB weekend at the...

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  • Hodgson fourth in AMA

    22 July 2005

    Hodgson fourth in AMA

    Former WSB world champion and ex-MotoGP star Neil Hodgson was fourth in Sunday's second race at the Lexington round of the US Superbike championship (July 24). He was fifth in the first race, on...

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  • MCN backs Suzuka Brits

    22 July 2005

    MCN backs Suzuka Brits

    The most prestigious endurance event in the World Endurance Championship takes place this weekend, with the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance race on July 31, 2005, and one bike will be carrying MCN backing. ...

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  • Walker tops qualifying

    15 July 2005

    Walker tops qualifying

    Britain's Chris Walker has qualified on provisional pole for the Czech round of the World Superbike championship on Sunday, July 17. Walker completed 15 laps with a best time of 2:03.064 to put him...

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  • Corser on Brno pole

    15 July 2005

    Corser on Brno pole

    Troy Corser has put his Suzuki GSX-R1000 on pole position for the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. Corser pulled out all the stops in the Superpole session after being beaten to second...

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  • Wins for Corser and Haga

    15 July 2005

    Wins for Corser and Haga

    Race one positions: T. Corser J. Toseland R. Laconi C.Walker P. Chili L. Lanzi N.Haga C. Vermeulen N. Abe A. Pitt Y. Kagayama F. Nieto K. Muggeridge M.Neukirchner D. Checa J.

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  • Brno bonus for Corser

    08 July 2005

    Brno bonus for Corser

    WSB series leader Troy Corser has good reason to feel confident going into this weekend’s racing at Brno. The last time the championship raced at the Czech Republic circuit Corser won both races...

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  • Hodgson's Laguna crash

    08 July 2005

    Hodgson's Laguna crash

    Neil Hodgson missed the chance to win in front of the MotoGP paddock at Laguna Seca last weekend, when the AMA Superbike championship provided one of the support races for the MotoGP round. The...

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  • Brits to race Suzuka

    24 June 2005

    Brits to race Suzuka

    The British Diablo 666 World Endurance team will compete at the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race in Japan on July 31 due to their high placing in the Endruance championship. The team hadn't planned to...

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  • Double win for Laconi

    24 June 2005

    Double win for Laconi

    Regis Laconi took a double win at the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The French rider led both races to an identical first-four order with Chris Vermeulen taking two second places,...

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  • Corser tops first day

    24 June 2005

    Corser tops first day

    Troy Corser has taken provisional pole position after the first qualifying session at the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The Ducati squad dominated the opening practice but Regis...

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  • Laconi tops WSB practice

    24 June 2005

    Laconi tops WSB practice

    Ducati has dominated the first practice session for the Misano round of the world sueprbike championship with Regis Laconi setting the fastest lap, just ahead of team-mate James Toseland. Laconi set...

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  • Corser on pole

    24 June 2005

    Corser on pole

    Troy Corser has taken the pole position for the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. Corser set a best lap of 1:36.135 beating Honda rider Chris Vermeulen in to second place. Regis...

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