World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • Toseland tops Brno test

    17 June 2005

    Toseland tops Brno test

    Yamaha and Ducati have been testing new parts at Brno, in the Czech Republic this week, ahead of next weekend’s round at Misano. Yamaha tested a new gearbox, chassis settings and tyre...

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  • Bid for Chili's leathers

    17 June 2005

    Bid for Chili's leathers

    How do you fancy getting your hands on a set of Frankie Chili’s leathers and raising a bit of cash for charity at the same time? In our new MCN Auctions section we have got the leathers worn by...

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  • Hodgson's first AMA win

    03 June 2005

    Hodgson's first AMA win

    Neil Hodgson has claimed his first victory in his debut AMA superbike season at the Road America track on Saturday, June 4. Hodgson, who qualified eighth, made the most of wet conditions to win a...

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  • Kagayama on WSB pole

    27 May 2005

    Kagayama on WSB pole

    World Supersport Saturday practice: 1. Charpentier 1:29.924. 2. Parkes 1:30.524. 3. Jones 1:30.683. 4. Fujiwara 1:30.806. 5. Curtain 1:30.879. 6. Corradi 1:30.883. 7. Nannelli 1:31.054. 8. Stigefelt...

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  • WSB stars swap sport

    27 May 2005

    WSB stars swap sport

    As part of the publicity for the World Superbike round at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday, May 29, 2005, the stars of the championship swaps bikes for balls to take part in a special football...

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  • Silverstone WSB: Friday

    27 May 2005

    Silverstone WSB: Friday

    World Superbike first qualifying: 1. Laconi 1:27.578. 2. Toseland 1:27.627. 3. Corser 1:27.696. 4. Kagayama 1:27.832. 5. Chili 1:28.145. 6. Muggeridge 1:28.189. 7. Haga 1:28.240. 8. Vermeulen...

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  • Toseland wins race two

    27 May 2005

    Toseland wins race two

    World Supersport: The French invasion of the Silverstone WSb round has continued with Sebastien Charpentier taking the win from Kevin Curtain. Sadly the promising wildcard entries of Cal Crutchlow...

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  • Ducatis top WSB practice

    27 May 2005

    Ducatis top WSB practice

    The factory Ducatis of Regis Laconi and James Toseland head the first free practice session for the WSB round at Silverstone this weekend. Regis Laconi completed 22 laps with a fastest time of...

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  • WSB at Silverstone

    20 May 2005

    WSB at Silverstone

    The World Superbike champion arrives at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire this weekend (May 27-29), and preparations are well under way to make this the biggest and best biking event held at...

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  • 'Nitro Nori' for UK WSB

    20 May 2005

    'Nitro Nori' for UK WSB

    Noriyuki Haga has promised his British fans explosive action at the Silverstone round on Sunday, May 29, 2005, after admitting his season has been lacklustre so far. "So far I have not been able...

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  • Hose drama hits Hodgson

    20 May 2005

    Hose drama hits Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson was just one place out of a points-scoring psoition at the Pikes Peak AMA Superbike round on Sunday, May 22, after he was forced to pit with a water hose 'issue'. Hodgson had qualified...

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  • Hodgson 2nd on grid

    13 May 2005

    Hodgson 2nd on grid

    Niel Hodgson will start Sunday's AMA Superbike race in second position. Suzuki rider Matt Mladin set the best lap to take his 41st pole position with the time he set in the Friday qualifying session,...

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  • Hodgson back to fitness

    13 May 2005

    Hodgson back to fitness

    Ducati rider Neil Hodgson heads for the Infineone Raceway in California this weekend feelng fit for the battle and in third place in the US superbike championship He gained ground at the last round...

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  • Hodgson 3rd in race 1

    13 May 2005

    Hodgson 3rd in race 1

    Neil Hodgson took third place on the podium behind the Suzuki's of Matt Mladin and Aaron Yates in the first race at the fourth round of the American Superbike championship. Mladin was totally...

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  • Hodgson 5th in race 2

    13 May 2005

    Hodgson 5th in race 2

    Neil Hodgson took fifth place in the second America Superbike race on Sunday, failing to match his podium performance in the first race. The former World Superbike champ started from second on the...

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  • Kagayama on Monza pole

    06 May 2005

    Kagayama on Monza pole

    Yukio Kagayama has put himself in pole position for the Monza round of the WSB championship tomorrow, Sunday May 8,2005. Kagayama posted a time of 1:47.439 to put himself first on the grid, pipping...

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  • WSB Monza: Friday

    06 May 2005

    WSB Monza: Friday

    Monza Supersport free practice: 1. Charpentier 1:52.176. 2. Fujiawara 1:53.047. 3. Fabrizio 1:53.920. 4. Sanna 1:53.951. 5. Curtain 1:54.722. 6. Chambon 1:54.814. 7. Antonello 1:54.926. 8. Corradi...

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  • Aussies win in Monza

    06 May 2005

    Aussies win in Monza

    Race Two results: 1. Vermeulen. 2. Laconi. 3. Corser. 4. Mugegridge. 5. Toseland. 6. Pitt. 7. Chili. 8. Walker. 9. Haga. 10. Nannelli. 11. Bussei. 12. Abe. 13. Sanchini. 14.

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  • Hodgson battles illness

    01 May 2005

    Hodgson battles illness

    Neil Hodgson claimed a gutsy fifth place at the AMA round at Fontana, despite an illness making it doubtful the British rider would race at all. The former British and World Superbike champion was...

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  • Supersport first practice

    22 April 2005

    Supersport first practice

    The Ten Kate Hondas of Katsuaki Fujiwara and Sebastien Charpentier have dominated the opening practice session for the World Supersport race at Valencia - with Fujiwara taking the fastest lap of the...

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  • WSB bans big bang

    22 April 2005

    WSB bans big bang

    The FIM has voted to ban big bang engines from being used in the World Superbike championship. The move came after the Virgin Yamaha team developed a big bang engine to compete in the British...

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  • Supersport 1st qualifying

    22 April 2005

    Supersport 1st qualifying

    Sebastien Charpontier has topped the first qualifying session for the Valencia round of the World Supersport championship, just beating teammate Katsuaki Fujiwara. The two riders lead the way in the...

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  • WSB: First practice times

    22 April 2005

    WSB: First practice times

    Troy Corser is fastest in Valencia after first practice for Sunday's WSB races. See below for our as-it-happened timings from this morning's session. We'll be bringing you live updates from the...

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  • Corser on Valencia pole

    22 April 2005

    Corser on Valencia pole

    Troy Corser has continued his domination of the Valencia superbike weekend by taking the fastest superpole lap and pole position for Sunday's race. Corser topped all the free practice and qualifying...

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  • WSB testing for Monza

    22 April 2005

    WSB testing for Monza

    Tha Yamaha, Suzuki and Ducati squads have all completed testing at Monza in Italy to prepare for the next round of the World Superbike championship on May 8, 2005. The Motor Italia Yamaha sqyad...

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  • AMA podium for Hodgson

    22 April 2005

    AMA podium for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson has taken second place in the third round of the AMA Superbike championship at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The British ex-BSB and WSB champion took fourth in the racing on...

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  • WSB: Walker 2nd fastest

    22 April 2005

    WSB: Walker 2nd fastest

    Britain's Chris Walker finished second fastest in a last minute dash for the front row in Friday first qualifying for Sunday's WSB races at Valencia. ZX-10R rider Walker was only bested by...

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  • Corser does the double

    22 April 2005

    Corser does the double

    Troy Corser has won both races at the Valencia round of the World Superbike championship, with Brit Chris Walker taking third place in race two behind Chris Vermeulen. Race 2: For Corser race two...

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  • GMT94 win Le Mans

    15 April 2005

    GMT94 win Le Mans

    Reigning world endurance champions GMT94 have won the Le Mans 24 hours with riders David Checa, William Costes and Sebastien Gimbert. The team qualified on pole position, with David Checa holding the...

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  • WSB arrives in Europe

    15 April 2005

    WSB arrives in Europe

    The WSB championship hits Europe for the first time this season this weekend with defending champ James Toseland focused on clawing his way back into the title fight. We'll be bringing you live...

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  • Foggy: I'd beat Rossi

    08 April 2005

    Foggy: I'd beat Rossi

    Tough-talking former WSB champ Carl Fogarty reckons he would have spanked current MotoGP champ Valentino Rossi had the two ever gone head-to-head. The Foggy Petronas Racing WSB boss - who has four...

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  • Do you want airhorns?

    08 April 2005

    Do you want airhorns?

    The owners of Silverstone race circuit want you to decide whether to allow the use of airhorns during race meetings. This year the circuit will host two major bike events, with World Superbikes on...

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  • WSB: Corser does double

    01 April 2005

    WSB: Corser does double

    The Alstare Corona Suzuki team has dominated the top of the World Superbike leader board for the second time with Troy Corser taking both wins at Phillip Island and team-mate Yukio Kagayama taking a...

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  • WSB: Kagayama on pole

    01 April 2005

    WSB: Kagayama on pole

    Yukio Kagayama has taken pole position for the Phillip Island round of the World Superbike championship despite setting only the fifth fastest time in the second qualifying session. The Alstara Corona...

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  • WSB: First qualifying

    01 April 2005

    WSB: First qualifying

    Australians dominated the first world superbike qualifying session at Phillip Island on Friday April 1, with Troy Corser taking the fastest lap and six of the top eight riders hailing from Australia. ...

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  • Brits Endurance success

    25 March 2005

    Brits Endurance success

    The British Diablo 666 team are celebrating after claiming a podium finish at the start of their second full season in the World Endurance championship. The team fielded British riders James Hutchins...

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