World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Corser tests Yamaha

    21 October 2006

    Corser tests Yamaha

    Troy Corser has tested with the Yamaha Motor Italia squad for the first time, following his switch from Alstare Suzuki. Corser rode a 2006-spec YZF-R1 for 74 laps of the Mugello circuit in Italy to...

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  • Corser on French pole

    07 October 2006

    Corser on French pole

    Sebastien Charpentier has kept his World Supersport title hopes alive by taking pole position for the final race of the series on Sunday. The Frenchman posted a time of 1:42.506, over half a second...

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  • Corser moves to Yamaha

    07 October 2006

    Corser moves to Yamaha

    Troy Corser has signed for the Yamaha Italia team in WSB after being dropped by the Alstare Suzuki squad last week. Corser will line-up alongside rival Noriyuki Haga in what will be a Yamaha dream...

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  • Biaggi tests WSB Suzuki

    07 October 2006

    Biaggi tests WSB Suzuki

    These are the first pictures of Max Biaggi testing for the Alstare Suzuki team for 2007. Biaggi appears to be riding the 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to get an idea of handlebar and footpeg positions etc...

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  • Haga stays fastest

    07 October 2006

    Haga stays fastest

    Cold and wet conditions for the second qualifying session at Magny Cours mean that Noriyuki Haga goes into Superpole top of the timesheets, as no rider was able to improve on first session times. ...

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  • Toseland/Bayliss win

    07 October 2006

    Toseland/Bayliss win

    James Toseland and Troy Bayliss have both taken wins at the final round of the World Superbike championship as Sebastien Charpentier retained his World Supersport title. Race one saw Toseland fight...

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  • Yamaha keep WSS duo

    07 October 2006

    Yamaha keep WSS duo

    Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes will stay with the Yamaha Motor Germany team for 2007, despite Curtain crashing out of the World Supersport title at the final round at Magny-Cours on Sunday, October 8,...

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  • Stiggy signs 2007 riders

    07 October 2006

    Stiggy signs 2007 riders

    Swedish World Supersport rider Johan Stigefelt will concentrate on team management in 2007 with new rider Yoann Tibeiro joining Robbin Harms on Honda CBR600RRs. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports will be...

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  • Brookes signs for 2007

    01 October 2006

    Brookes signs for 2007

    Former Australian Superbike champion Josh Brookes will stay with the Team Bertocchi squad in World Superbikes in 2007, riding a Honda Fireblade. The team will be totally restructured, with new owners...

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  • Haga on provisional pole

    01 October 2006

    Haga on provisional pole

    Noriyuki Haga is on provisional pole for the final WSB round of 2006. The Yamaha rider posted a time of 1:40.474 to put himself ahead of James Toseland with 1:40.734, and Lorenzo Lanzi on 1:40.821.

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  • Spies takes AMA title

    01 October 2006

    Spies takes AMA title

    Suzuki's Ben Spies won the 2006 AMA Superbike championship on Sunday October 1, 2006, with a seventh place in the race at Mid-Ohio. The race was won by team-mate Mat Mladin from fellow Suzuki rider...

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  • Kawasaki riders for 2007

    01 October 2006

    Kawasaki riders for 2007

    Both the PSG-1 Kawasaki WSB team and the Team Gil Motorsport World Supersport team have announced their riders for 2007, and Britain's Chris Walker won't be riding for PSG-1. Despite taking a first...

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  • Corser tops WSB times

    01 October 2006

    Corser tops WSB times

    Troy Corser has topped the free practice times for the final round of the World Superbike championship at Magny-Cours in France. Despite fellow Australian Troy Bayliss winning the championship at the...

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  • Bayliss takes WSB title

    01 October 2006

    Bayliss takes WSB title

    Troy Bayliss has secured the World Superbike title after a fifth place and a win at Imola. The Ducati rider is now 98 points ahead of James Toseland with only 50 points left at the last round in...

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  • Bayliss takes Imola pole

    30 September 2006

    Bayliss takes Imola pole

    Troy Bayliss has taken pole position for the penultimate round of the World Superbike champiship at Imola. The Ducati rider was only fifth fastest in the final qualifying session but pulled it out of...

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  • 2007 WSB riders

    23 September 2006

    2007 WSB riders

    As the season ends and riders confirm where they will be riding in 2007, we've compiled all the latest moves and teams, so you can find out easily who will be riding which bike next season. 2007 WSB...

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  • Suzuki win WEC title

    16 September 2006

    The Castrol Suzuki team has claimed the 2006 World Endurance Championship with victory at the final round at Magny Cours in france on September 16, 2006. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider Keiichi Kitagwa crossed the finishing like of the Bol d'Or 24 hr race at 3pm local time, 13 laps ahead of nearest rivals Yamaha Austria. The race had been one of the toughest of the year, with wet qualifying...

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  • Martin moves to DFX

    16 September 2006

    Martin moves to DFX

    Australian WSB rider Steve Martin has signed for the DFX Treme team for 2007, joining MIchel Fabrizio on Hondas. Martin has ridden for Foggy Petronas for two seasons, but with the Petronas...

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  • Bol d'Or warm-up

    16 September 2006

    There's renewed hope for the British teams competing at the Bol d'Or 24 Hrs race today, Saturday, September 16, 2006, as dry conditions have seen the Diablo team jump from 32nd to 4th fastest, and Phase One jump up to 8th quickest. The time sheets were headed by the Suzuki Castrol team, from Yamaha GMT 94 and Team Kawasaki Fuchs. Diablo's Mark Rohtlaan put in the fastest time for the squad and...

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  • Bayliss on pole

    09 September 2006

    Bayliss on pole

    Troy Bayliss has continued his domination at the Lausitz Ring taking pole position for Sunday's race. The Ducati rider set the best lap in the qualifying session then went on to take the top spot by...

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  • Wins for JT and Yukio

    09 September 2006

    Wins for JT and Yukio

    Troy Bayliss failed in his attempt to wrap up the World Superbike title early after conceding the Lausitz Ring races to Yukio Kagayama and James Toseland. Bayliss look like he was going to take the...

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  • Suzuki on Bol d'Or pole

    09 September 2006

    Suzuki on Bol d'Or pole

    Julian da Costa has put the number two Suzuki team on pole position for the final round of the World Endurance championship at Bol D'Or on September 16, 2006, amid persistent rain. The number one...

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  • Biaggi signs up for WSB

    09 September 2006

    Biaggi signs up for WSB

    After months of rumours Max Biaggi has finally signed for the Alstare Corona Suzuki World Superbike team. The Italian lost his ride in MotoGP at the end of 2005 and failed to get a ride in 2006 but...

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  • Assen WSB results

    02 September 2006

    Chris Walker has taken his first World Superbike race win in dramatic style at a wet Assen circuit, see the full results below. Race 1: C.WALKER A. PITT 4.97 M.FABRIZIO 24.13 F. NIETO 36.97 N. ABE 37.18 M.NEUKIRCHNER 37.32 L. LANZI 40.93 R. ROLFO 41.86 K. MUGGERIDGE 53.38 J. TOSELAND 55.87 I. CLEMENTI 1:39.835 S. MARTIN 1:59.724 S. NAKATOMI 1 Lap H. VAN BEEK 1 Lap V.

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  • Bayliss top at Lausitz

    02 September 2006

    Bayliss top at Lausitz

    Troy Bayliss has set the fastest lap after the first day at the Lausitz Ring World Superbike round. Bayliss could rap up the title this weekend if he continues this form, but Troy Corser seems...

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  • Corser takes Assen pole

    02 September 2006

    Troy Corser has stormed to pole position after a dry superpole session for the Assen round of the World Superbike championship. The Suzuki rider was the only rider to drop below the 1:39 mark in the Superpole session. Noriyuki Haga stormed to second place on the grid just 0.044 seconds behind Corser followed by Corser's team-mate Yukio Kagayama and Troy Bayliss taking the final place on the...

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  • Walker's first WSB win

    02 September 2006

    Walker's first WSB win

    Chris Walker has taken his first World Superbike race win in dramatic style at a wet Assen circuit. The Brit rider took Kawasaki's first WSB win since 2000 after almost coming off in the first...

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  • Hodgson fight for podium

    02 September 2006

    Hodgson fight for podium

    Neil Hodgson was unlucky not to take a podium at the Road Atlanta round of the AMA Superbike championship on Sunday, September 3 as he finished just 0.098 away from the rostrum. Hodgson had run as...

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  • WEC rookie rewarded

    02 September 2006

    WEC rookie rewarded

    World Endurance rider Alex cudlin has been awarded the title of Rookie of the Year for 2006, receiving 59 per cent of votes cast by fans. The 19-year-old Australian races for the British Diablo 666...

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  • Wildcards for Bol d'Or

    02 September 2006

    Wildcards for Bol d'Or

    The provisional entry list for the Bol d'Or 24 Hour round has been released with permanent teams being joined by some interesting wildcards entries. You'll be able to cheer on the British-based...

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  • Bayliss tops qualifying

    01 September 2006

    Bayliss tops qualifying

    Troy Bayliss has put his factory Ducati on provisional pole for the first World Superbike meeting at the revised Assen circuit in Holland. Bayliss posted a fastest lap of 1:39.336 to head Ducati...

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  • Bayliss tops Assen times

    01 September 2006

    Bayliss tops Assen times

    Troy Bayliss has gone fastest in the opening practice session for the Assen World Superbike round, reassured, no doubt, by the anouncement of a two-year extension of his contract with Ducati. The...

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  • Assen '06 preview

    26 August 2006

    Assen '06 preview

    The ninth round of the WSB championship kicks off at Assen in the Netherlands this weekend with series leader Troy Bayliss for Ducati and rival Noriyuki Haga in second place battling it out. ...

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  • Ducati stick with Bayliss

    26 August 2006

    Ducati stick with Bayliss

    Troy Bayliss will race for the factory Ducati squad in WSB in 2007, as confirmed in a blog post by Ducati boss Federico Minoli. Describing the decision to retain both MotoGP star Loris Capirossi and...

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  • AMA crash for Hodgson

    19 August 2006

    AMA crash for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson suffered a mixed weekend at the Virginia International Raceway round of the AMA Superbike season on August 19/20 2006, taking third in the first race on Saturday, but crashing out of the...

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  • Ducati quit AMA in 2007

    19 August 2006

    Ducati quit AMA in 2007

    Ducati North America and Ducati Corse have announced that their participation in the AMA Superbike Championship with a factory team will stop at the end of the 2006 season. The Amercian-based Ducati...

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