World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • WSB: Silverstone Friday

    20 May 2006

    WSB: Silverstone Friday

    WSB First qualifying: Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser dominated the first qualifying session for Silverstone WSB despite big crashes for Bayliss and Toseland. Toseland, Chris Walker and Bayliss all...

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  • Hodgson's year improves

    20 May 2006

    Hodgson's year improves

    Britain's Neil Hodgson had a positive race weekend at the Infineon Raceway on May 20-21, as Suzuki's Ben Spies took a fifth and sixth consecutive win. Spies led from the start of both 28 lap races to...

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  • Corser takes Monza pole

    06 May 2006

    Corser takes Monza pole

    Troy Corser set the fastest ever qualifying lap at Monza to take pole position for Sunday’s World Superbike race. It looked like fellow Aussie Troy Bayliss was going to take pole with a...

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  • Bayliss dominates Monza

    06 May 2006

    Bayliss dominates Monza

    Troy Bayliss has taken the double race win in at Monza, his second in a row and his sixth Monza win. Race 1: Bayliss took his fifth Monza World Superbike win after dominating the majority of the...

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  • McWilliams to race AMA

    06 May 2006

    McWilliams to race AMA

    Jeremy McWilliams will race a Buell XBRR at the fourth round of the AMA Superbike championship at the Infineon Raceway on Saturday, May 20, 2006. However, he won't be up against fellow Brit Neil...

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  • WSB drops South Africa

    06 May 2006

    WSB drops South Africa

    The South African round of the World Superbike championship has been cancelled. The final race of the season was scheduled to be held in the country on October 22, but no circuit was ever confirmed...

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  • Brookes splits with team

    01 May 2006

    Brookes splits with team

    Josh Brookes has split from the SC Caracchi Ducati World Supersport team, in a mutual decision. Brookes is in final negotiation with a number of teams to be on the grid for the next round at...

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  • Haga tops Monza times

    01 May 2006

    Haga tops Monza times

    Friday afternoon's rain-affected qualifying practice for Sunday's Monza WSB round has finished with Noriyuki Haga fastest. The top four didn't change in the last half hour of the session. Many riders...

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  • Four in a row for Spies

    29 April 2006

    Four in a row for Spies

    Suzuki's Ben Spies took his fourth consecutive victory in today’s (Sunday) AMA Superbike race at Fontana in California. Spies drafted team mate and six times AMA Champion Matt Mladin on lap 18...

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  • Mladin slips further

    29 April 2006

    Mladin slips further

    Matt Mladin's dominance of the AMA Superbike championship slipped further today as he finished second to team mate Ben Spies at today’s race in Fontana, California. After his third non-win of...

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  • Honda win at Le Mans 24

    22 April 2006

    Honda win at Le Mans 24

    National Motos Honda won the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race after an eventful day of racing. The Suzuki 1 and 2 teams looked set to clear up but the number 1 team crashed out halfway through and had...

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  • Spies does US double

    22 April 2006

    Spies does US double

    Yoshimura Suzuki’s Ben Spies raced to his first-ever double-header victory at the weekend’s two US Superbike races at Barber, Alabama, taking the lead in the series after three rounds. ...

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  • Bayliss does the double

    22 April 2006

    Bayliss does the double

    Troy Bayliss did the double at Valencia leading two identical podiums ahead of Troy Corser and team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi. Both races played out pretty much the same with Corser dominating the first...

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  • Corser on pole

    22 April 2006

    Corser on pole

    Troy Corser took his 34th career pole position at Valencia almost two tenths of a second ahead of Troy Bayliss. Bayliss went out last and set a storming lap despite running on a race tyre instead of...

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  • Hodgson: Your questions

    22 April 2006

    Hodgson: Your questions

    MCN Editor Marc Potter is flying out to California this weekend to meet former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson. We’ve got an exclusive chance to meet up with the Brit, who now races in...

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  • Hodgson targets US title

    15 April 2006

    Hodgson targets US title

    Neil Hodgson aims to up his American Superbike challenge this weekend at the Birmingham, Alabama round of the series. The second round of the championship sees racing is on both Saturday and...

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  • Valencia: Corser fastest

    15 April 2006

    Valencia: Corser fastest

    WSB's first qualifying session for racing at Valencia on Sunday has finished with Suzuki's Troy Corser fastest. His best of 1:34.920 was just 0.043 of a second ahead of Aussie rival Troy Bayliss...

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  • 1200cc chance for WSB

    15 April 2006

    1200cc chance for WSB

    World Superbike organiser FG Sport has come one step closer to saying that 1200cc twins could compete in WSB. There has been rising pressure on the series to let the larger capacity twins –...

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  • Endurance qualifying

    15 April 2006

    The Suzuki Castrol team is on provisional pole for the Assen 500, with Vincent Philippe posting a time of 1:42.718 - half a second ahead of the rest of the field. Second quickest was the Alpha Technik Honda with Michael Schulten, third was Yamaha Austria's Igor Jerman, and fourth the Kawasaki Bolliger team's Patric Muff. Looking to buy a bike? Click here. Wondering which bike to buy? Click...

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  • Le Mans qualifying

    15 April 2006

    Le Mans qualifying

    The Yamaha GMT94 team has taken pole for the Le Mans 24-hour World Endurance race which takes place on Satruday, April 22, 2006. Team Rider Sebastien Gimbert posted a time of 1:38.174 to put them on...

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  • World Endurance times

    15 April 2006

    World Endurance times

    The World Endurance riders have been learning the new Assen circuit in preparation for the Assen 500 event on Monday, April 17,2006, with the Suzuki Castrol team setting the fastest time. The best...

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  • Assen 500 win for Suzuki

    15 April 2006

    Assen 500 win for Suzuki

    The Suzuki Castrol team has won the opening round of the 2006 World Endurance Championship on the new Assen circuit in Holland on Monday, April 17, 2006. By the halfway stage of the Assen 500km race,...

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  • Bayliss tops Misano day 1

    08 April 2006

    Bayliss tops Misano day 1

    Troy Bayliss has stormed to the top of the time sheets at the last official World Superbike test this season. Fonsi Nieto was the second fastest rider in the 26-strong crowd at Misano finishing just...

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  • Brits test for Le Mans

    08 April 2006

    Brits test for Le Mans

    The Diablo 666 World Endurance team has tested at the Le Mans circuit in preparation for the start of the World Endurance championship at Assen on April 17, and the Le Mans 24 Hours race on April 22...

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  • Bayliss fastest at Misano

    08 April 2006

    Troy Bayliss remains fastest rider at the official Misano WSB tests after session one of the second and final day (April 13). His 1.33.411 places him 0.413 ahead of Troy Corser. Bayliss’s closest championship rival James Toseland was not taking part. Pick your Fantasy Road Race team here April 13: times after session 1 1. Bayliss Ducati 1:33.411 2. Corser Suzuki 1:33.824 3. Haga Yamaha 1:...

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  • Big names in Endurance

    01 April 2006

    Big names in Endurance

    The World Endurance championship will be boosted in 2006 with a number of famous names joining the series. Ex-250 and 125cc GP star Simon Sanna will ride for the Yama X-One team alongside Paolo...

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  • Bayliss top at Valencia

    25 March 2006

    Bayliss top at Valencia

    Troy Bayliss proved the dominant force over the three days of WSB testing which ended at Valencia on Wednesday, March 29. He was fastest for session after session and ended up the only rider with a...

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  • Channel 4 to show WSB

    25 March 2006

    Channel 4 to show WSB

    World Superbikes will be broadcast on Channel 4 for the rest of this year, according to broadcastnow.co.uk. It will be presented from the venue for each race by Jonathan Green and Fran Robinson.

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  • Bayliss quicker on day 2

    25 March 2006

    Bayliss quicker on day 2

    Troy Bayliss dominated day two of the WSB test in Valencia just as he had day one. Building on his 1.35.22 fastest lap on Monday, he clocked a withering 134.987 on Tuesday to leave Corser & Co...

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  • Bayliss tops test day 1

    25 March 2006

    Bayliss tops test day 1

    Ducati’s Troy Bayliss was fastest on day one of WSB tests at Valencia on Monday (March 27) – eight-tenths of a second ahead of Suzuki riding Troy Corser The test continues until...

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  • Zemke wins Daytona 200

    11 March 2006

    Zemke wins Daytona 200

    Jake Zemke took the win in the Daytona 200 race at Daytona, Florida, after a drama filled 68 laps. The Hondas of Zemke and five-time winner Miguel Duhamel took control of the race on lap 14 and...

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  • Mladin wins AMA opener

    11 March 2006

    Mladin wins AMA opener

    Reigning AMA super bike champion took the win at the opening round of the American super bike championship at Daytona Beach, Florida, after an intense batle with is team-mate Ben Spies. The two...

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  • McWilliams fastest Buell

    04 March 2006

    McWilliams fastest Buell

    Jeremy McWilliams heads the four Buell entrants for the Daytona FX event with the tenth fastest time in the second practice session. McWilliams is riding a Buell XB12R for London's Warr's...

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  • Toseland back on form

    04 March 2006

    Toseland back on form

    James Toseland put in another strong performance at Phillip Island to take home a second and third place finish leaving him just 1 point behind Bayliss in the championship. The race wins were shared...

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  • Daytona front rows

    04 March 2006

    Daytona front rows

    Miguel Duhamel is on pole for Saturday’s 65th Daytona 200. Mat Mladin has pole for the AMA Superbike round at the Florida circuit on the same day. Honda rider Duhamel set a fastest Daytona 200...

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  • Toseland starts from 3rd

    04 March 2006

    Toseland starts from 3rd

    The Aussies dominated qualifying for Sunday’s Australian WSB round but Brit James Toseland managed to hold on to take third place in Superpole. The two Troys battled it out for the top spot...

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