World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Brits at German 24hrs

    12 August 2006

    Brits at German 24hrs

    The British Yamaha Phase One team took third, with fellow Brits Diablo 666 finishing sixth at the Oschersleben 24 Hours round of the 2006 World Endurance Championship. The race was won by the Suzuki...

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  • Superhero Bayliss

    05 August 2006

    Superhero Bayliss

    Tory Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi will be racing in fancy dress at Brands Hatch this weekend. The two Xerox Ducati riders are celebrating the launch of the new Superman movie by racing in special...

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  • Brands photo gallery

    05 August 2006

    We’re down at Brands Hatch all weekend to bring you all the latest from World Superbikes so we thought we’d share the best of our photos with you. Click here to see the motorcyclenews.com group on Flickr and browse our photos. And why not join the group and add your photos of Brands Hatch or anything else bike related. It’s really easy to do and you can even comment on...

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  • Brands video highlights

    05 August 2006

    Brands video highlights

    We spent the weekend in the pits at Brands Hatch so we thought we’d show you what it’s like to be in the thick of it. Check out the videos below to see all the bikes and pit action from...

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  • Wins for Bayliss/Haga

    05 August 2006

    Wins for Bayliss/Haga

    Noriyuki Haga improved on his second place in race one, to take a victory at Brands Hatch despite the close attention for Troy Bayliss throughout the race. Bayliss pushed his Ducati to the limit,...

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  • Brands Sunday warm-up

    05 August 2006

    Brands Sunday warm-up

    James Toseland has gone fastest in the morning warm-up session for the Brands Hatch round of World Superbikes, with Tommy Hill third quickest. Reigning champion Troy Corser fell during the session at...

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  • Tough race for Hodgson

    05 August 2006

    Tough race for Hodgson

    Britain's Neil Hodgson salvaged a fifth place from the second race of the AMA Superbike round at Mid-Ohio, following a 16th in the first race due to mechanical problems. Both Hodgson and team-mate...

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  • Bayliss on Brands pole

    05 August 2006

    Troy Bayliss posted a new best lap at Brands Hatch to take pole position as as the last man out onto the circuit for Superpole. Karl Muggeridge had posted a time of 1;25.901 early in Superpole which proved hard to beat, with James Toseland, Troy Corser and Andrew Pitt all coming close. But it was Noriyuki Haga who improved as the penultimate rider, only to lose out to Bayliss within the space of...

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  • WSB: Brands Sat am

    05 August 2006

    Superstock 1000 free practice two times: 1 Badovini A. 1'30.162 2 Sacchetti D. 1'30.612 3 Scassa L. 1'30.631 4 Polita A. 1'30.724 5 Corti C. 1'30.901 6 Roberts B. 1'31.018 8 Silva I. 1'31.298 9 Dionisi I. 1'31.446 10 Rocamora E. 1'31.541 11 Cooper R. 1'31.646 12 Dell'Omo D. 1'31.691 13 Sanders G. 1'31.741 15 Lunadei R. 1'31.787 16 Boy Lee J. 1'31.809 17 Morais S. 1'31.898 18 Smrz...

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  • Foret splits with Suzuki

    01 August 2006

    Foret splits with Suzuki

    World Superbike rider Fabien Foret has split with the Alstare Suzuki team with immediate effect. Foret will be replaced in the squad by Max Neukirchner, who will ride alongside Tory Corser and Yukio...

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  • Brands WSB: Fri AM

    01 August 2006

    Brands WSB: Fri AM

    Troy Bayliss has topped the first free practice session for the Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship with a time of 1:26.681, heading Troy Corser (1:27.091), and Britain's James...

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  • Ito wins Suzuka 8 Hrs

    29 July 2006

    Ito wins Suzuka 8 Hrs

    The Suzuka 8 Hours has been won by the F.C.C. TSR Honda team of former GP racer and now triple Suzuka winner Shinichi Ito, and five-time 125cc GP winner Takeshi Tsujimura, on a CBR1000RR. The duo...

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  • Suzuka video highlights

    29 July 2006

    Suzuka video highlights

    It doesn't look like the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race is being shown on UK TV so we’ve had a dig around to find some video of the event. You can read a full report on the race by clicking here...

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  • Haga takes Brno pole

    22 July 2006

    Haga takes Brno pole

    Noriyuki Haga has taken his first pole position since 2002 after setting the fastest lap in the superpole session for the Brno round of the World superbike championship. The day’s practice and...

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  • Brits take on Suzuka

    22 July 2006

    Brits take on Suzuka

    The British-based Diablo 666 team has begun the battle against the top Japanese factory teams at the Suzuka 8 Hours event in Japan. The team has been busy preparing since the previous round at...

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  • Hodgson AMA podium

    22 July 2006

    Hodgson AMA podium

    Neil Hodgson took a fine third place in the AMA Superbike round at Laguna Seca, which formed part of the MotoGP weekend. Hodgson rose from sixth place in the early stages to pressure Kawasaki's Tommy...

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  • Top ten for McWilliams

    22 July 2006

    Top ten for McWilliams

    Jeremy McWilliams took eighth place at the AMA Formula Xtreme round at Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 23, 2006. McWilliams was riding the Warr's Harley-Davidson Buell XBRR in the race, which was part of...

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  • Suzuka qualifying

    22 July 2006

    Yoshiteru Konishi is on provisional pole for the Suzuka 8 Hour event on the No 101 Toy Story Honda, ahead of Akira Watanabe and Noryuki Haga. Although the morning qualifying sessions were dry, the mixed weatehr for the afternoon sessions saw them declared officially "wet" sessions, which meant teams could use more than the usual four sets of tyres for qualifying, despite little rain...

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  • Kagayama takes race 1

    22 July 2006

    Kagayama takes race 1

    Yukio Kagayama has ridden to his second ever World Superbike win at the Brno round of the championship. The Japanese Suzuki rider stormed through the pack to take the lead and win comfortably. The...

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  • Double for Kagayama

    22 July 2006

    Double for Kagayama

    Yukio Kagayama has taken his first ever double win at the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. Spurred on by his race one win the Japanese Suzuki rider stormed past his team-mate and...

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  • Kagayama tops practice

    15 July 2006

    Kagayama tops practice

    Yukio Kagayama has set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. The Suzuki rider just 0.06 of a second ahead of former champion James...

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  • Toseland on prov. pole

    15 July 2006

    Toseland on prov. pole

    James Toseland has topped the first qualifying session for the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. The former world champion took his Honda Fireblade to a new fastest lap of the circuit...

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  • Toseland takes pole

    24 June 2006

    Toseland takes pole

    James Toseland has taken a surprise pole position for the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The Brit had finished all the previous qualifying sessions in eighth place but put in an...

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  • Pitt takes first WSB win

    24 June 2006

    Pitt takes first WSB win

    A dramatic days racing at Misano sees Troy Bayliss and Andrew Pitt share the race wins. James Toseland lead the first half of the first race after starting from pole but lost out to Troy Bayliss on...

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  • Podium hopes crash

    17 June 2006

    Podium hopes crash

    Continued from page 2 “A great shame after the Team had done so fantastically this weekend and been lying in third with just two hours to go!” was all Miles needed to say. Alex was...

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  • Bayliss tops first day

    17 June 2006

    Bayliss tops first day

    Troy Bayliss has taken provisional pole for the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The Ducati rider topped the first qualifying session that saw exactly the same top three as the...

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  • Hodgson secures fourth

    17 June 2006

    Hodgson secures fourth

    Neil Hodgson had to settle for staying static in fourth place in the American Superbike championship after fourth and sixth place finishes. The former world champion fought to fourth place in...

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  • Bayliss top at Misano

    17 June 2006

    Bayliss top at Misano

    The two Troys are again battling it out for the top spot after the first practice session for the Misano round of World Superbikes. Troy Bayliss took his Ducati to the fastest lap but Troy Corser was...

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  • Bayliss tops Brno times

    10 June 2006

    Bayliss tops Brno times

    Troy Bayliss has topped the three days of World Superbike testing at Brno with a fastest time of 2:00 on qualifying tyres. The current WSB title leader also recorded a time of 2:00.8 on race rubber,...

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  • Bayliss flies at Brno

    10 June 2006

    Bayliss flies at Brno

    Troy Bayliss has embarrassed the rest of the World Superbike field by setting an incredibly quick lap at Pirelli’s Brno test. The Ducati rider ended the first of three days with and amazing...

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  • Edwards to race Suzuka

    10 June 2006

    Edwards to race Suzuka

    Colin Edwards is teaming up with Yamaha WSB rider Noriyuki Haga to take on the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race in Japan. The pair will ride a factory backed Yamaha R1 on Michelin tyres at the event...

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  • Hodgson still in title hunt

    03 June 2006

    Hodgson still in title hunt

    Britain's Neil Hodgson took a fourth and fifth place at the AMA Superbike meeting at Road America on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2006, as championship leader Mat Mladin took a double win. In...

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  • Bayliss does Brit double

    27 May 2006

    Bayliss does Brit double

    Troy Bayliss has completed a World Superbike double with two wins at the Silverstone round of the championship on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Bayliss had to fight hard in both races to overcome a strong...

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  • A weekend with Toseland

    27 May 2006

    A weekend with Toseland

    Motorcyclenews.com’s Angus Farquhar has spent the weekend working as part of James Toseland’s pit crew and you can read his account here. Click the links below to follow Angus through the...

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  • WSB: Hill on pole

    27 May 2006

    WSB: Hill on pole

    World Supersport free practice 2: 1 Lagrive M. 1'37.530 2 Leblanc G. 1'37.673 3 Sofuoglu K. 1'38.043 4 Andersen K. 1'38.055 5 Vizziello G. 1'38.126 6 Parkes B. 1'38.643 7 Veneman B. 1'38.930 8 Fores...

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  • Suzuki wins at Albecete

    20 May 2006

    Suzuki wins at Albecete

    The Suzuki Castrol team of Keiichi Kitagwa, Matthieu Lagrive and Vincent Philippe has won the Albacete 8 Hour endurance race. The team ran a consistent race despite drama from the start when a...

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