World Superbikes (January 2005)

  • Times tumble for Pitt

    21 January 2005

    Times tumble for Pitt

    The Yamaha World Superbike riders completed their final day of testing in Phillip Island today, inching closer to the hot pace set by the Suzuki squad last week. Andrew Pitt was the fastest rider...

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  • World Endurance entries

    21 January 2005

    World Endurance entries

    The provisional entry list for the World Endurance championship has been released with 18 permanent teams and 44 riders already confirmed. British-based yamaha Phase One Endruance will field Dean...

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  • 05 WSB GSX-Rs on test

    21 January 2005

    05 WSB GSX-Rs on test

    Yukio Kagayama got his first taste this week of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 that he will be riding in World Superbikes this season. The Japanese rider and British favourite spent three days lapping the...

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  • Haga debuts on Yamaha

    21 January 2005

    Haga debuts on Yamaha

    Noriyuki Haga has had his first chance to ride the R1 he will campaign this season in a three-day Yamaha test at Phillip Island. Haga spent the first day, Sunday, just getting used to the four...

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  • Valentine joins Foggy

    14 January 2005

    Valentine joins Foggy

    Carl Fogarty has chosen former Triumph race team boss Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of Foggy PETRONAS Racing. Valentine, 51, has scored a succession of British championship and TT...

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  • WSB entry lists revealed

    14 January 2005

    WSB entry lists revealed

    The FIM has published the final entry lists for WSB and World Supersport and provisional lists for the Superstock FIM Cup series. Check them out and you'll know exactly who is racing for who this...

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  • Walker fined and banned

    14 January 2005

    Walker fined and banned

    Chris Walker has been fined £1000 and banned from driving for 60 days after being clocked at 130mph in his Subaru car. WSB star Walker was driving in Leicestershire on a 70mph stretch of the...

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  • Toseland's Tsunami aid

    07 January 2005

    Toseland's Tsunami aid

    WSB champion James Toseland has pledged to play a charity gig with his band for the victims of the south Asian Tsunami. MCN is looking into staging the gig so if you can help with a venue or want to...

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  • Haga back to Yamaha

    07 January 2005

    Haga back to Yamaha

    Noriyuki Haga has now been confirmed to return to the Yamaha World Superbike team in 2005. Haga will race a YZF-R1 for the Milan-based Yamaha Motor Italia team, having rode for Renegade Ducati last...

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  • Chili on WSB Fireblade

    01 January 2005

    Chili on WSB Fireblade

    After months of rumours Frankie Chili has finally confirmed that he will be riding a Fireblade in World Supebikes this year. The Italian was forced to abandon the Ducati 998/999 hybrid he ran last...

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  • Hodgson starts AMA test

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson starts AMA test

    Neil Hodgson has shown early promise on day one of the Daytona tyre test which marks the start of the AMA Superbike season. At the end of the first day of testing, the top two times belonged to the...

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  • Jordan bosses bike team

    01 January 2005

    Jordan bosses bike team

    American basketball legend and sometime film star Michael Jordan has announced he will run a team of Suzuki GSX-R1000s in the AMA Superbike championship. Keen biker Jordan owns a Ducati 998 and 999...

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  • Hodgson second in tests

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson second in tests

    Neil Hodgson finished the final session of the three day AMA Superbike test at Daytona second on the time sheets, with a time of 1:40.711. British former MotoGP rider and World Superbike champion...

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  • Hodgson hot in Daytona

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson hot in Daytona

    A dramatic second day of the three-day AMA Superbike test at Daytona saw Neil Hodgson finish the session third quickest as pace-setter, Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin, was knocked unconscious in a...

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