World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Hodgson third fastest

    04 March 2006

    Hodgson third fastest

    Neil Hodgson has gone third fastest after the first two practice sessions for the 2006 AMA championship opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Hodgson set his fastest time of 1:38.834...

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  • JT to play charity gig

    04 March 2006

    JT to play charity gig

    James Toseland’s band Crash is playing a charity gig in aid of Riders For Health at the Victoria pub in Coalville, Leicestershire on Thursday March 30. Admission is by ticket only. Call 01530...

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  • Oz WSB: Qualifying 1

    01 March 2006

    Oz WSB: Qualifying 1

    James Toseland was third fastest in the first qualifying practice for Sunday’s Australian WSB round on Friday. Alex Barros was second quickest – with championship leader Troy Bayliss on...

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  • Corser's clutch concern

    01 March 2006

    Corser's clutch concern

    Suzuki’s Troy Corser is warning that clutch problems on his GSX-R1000 are hampering the defence of his WSB title. Despite finishing the first qualifying practice session for Sunday’s...

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  • Champs share Qatar wins

    25 February 2006

    Champs share Qatar wins

    Troy Corser has won the second race at the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Qatar, sharing the victories with fellow former champion James Toseland. As in the first race, it was...

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  • Thomas 'ran out of fuel'

    25 February 2006

    Thomas 'ran out of fuel'

    Dean Thomas will race in Phillip Island for the GIL Motorsport Team following a great performance in Qatar which only ended as his ZX6-R ran out of fuel! The Hawk Kawasaki British Superbike star was...

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  • Brit team signs Aussie

    25 February 2006

    Brit team signs Aussie

    British-based World Endurance team Diablo 666 has completed its line-up with the signing of young Australian Alex Cudlin. Cudlin, 19, will ride alongside Englishman James Hutchins and Estonian Mark...

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  • McWilliams to race Buell

    18 February 2006

    McWilliams to race Buell

    GP star Jeremy McWilliams will ride a Buell XBRR limited-edition race bike at the 2006 Daytona 200 on March 11. Four Buell teams are set to compete in the AMA Formula Xtreme first round, with...

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  • Brit in World Supersport

    18 February 2006

    Brit in World Supersport

    Britain's Tom Tunstall has confirmed he will compete in the World Supersport championship this year for the Hardigne-Ice Valley Motorsport team. Tunstall, 27 from Huddersfield, will ride a Honda...

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  • Bayliss: provisional pole

    18 February 2006

    Bayliss: provisional pole

    Ducati’s Troy Bayliss is on provisional pole for Saturday’s opening WSB round in Qatar after a wet qualifying session on Thursday. Chris Walker was the fastest Brit on the ZX-10R. Former...

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  • Gobert back to WSS

    18 February 2006

    Gobert back to WSS

    Australian former World Superbike star Anthony Gobert will race in a world championship for the first time since 2000. Gobert, 31, will replace the injured David Checa in the Yamaha GMT94 World...

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  • Babies for WSB stars

    18 February 2006

    Babies for WSB stars

    Two of the World Supervike riders competing at the opening round of the 2006 season at Qatar will have extra reasons to celebrate this week as both are now proud fathers. Baby Chantal weighed in at...

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  • Foggy Petronas deal to end

    18 February 2006

    Foggy Petronas deal to end

    This year will be your last chance to see the distinctive Foggy Petronas FP1 racing in World Superbikes as Petronas has decided not to renew its sponsorship at the end of the season. Following on...

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  • Yamaha ready for Qatar

    18 February 2006

    Yamaha ready for Qatar

    The 2006 World Superbike championship begins on Thursday, February 23rd with practice and qualifying for the first round at Losail in Qatar, and the Yamaha team are confident. The main Yamaha Motor...

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  • Bayliss wins Superpole

    18 February 2006

    Bayliss wins Superpole

    Troy Bayliss is on pole for Saturday’s opening WSB round in Qatar after Friday's Superpole. He was the only rider to go under the two minute barrier. Karl Muggeridge was on course to beat two...

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  • Gimbert blames tyres

    18 February 2006

    Gimbert blames tyres

    Sebastien Gimbert – the man who was fastest in the rain on Thursday morning in Qatar - missed out on Superpole on Friday after failing to come to terns with the 06 Pirelli tyres and a problem...

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  • Checa test crash injury

    11 February 2006

    Checa test crash injury

    David Checa will miss the opening rounds of the 2006 World Supersport championship following a crash in testing, which has left his with a broken wrist. The Spanish brother of MotoGP star Carlos...

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  • Brit WSB star burgled

    11 February 2006

    Brit WSB star burgled

    British WSB star Craig Jones has been burgled with thieves raiding his home just weeks before the start of the World Superbike season. The Petronas rider was asleep at home when thieves broke into...

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  • Bayliss fastest in WSB

    04 February 2006

    Bayliss fastest in WSB

    Troy Bayliss has topped the latest World Superbike test in Valencia, finishing almost a second ahead of second placed man James Toseland. Bayliss, who replaced Toseland on the factory Ducati,...

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  • Bayliss stays on top

    04 February 2006

    Bayliss stays on top

    Ducati dominated the second day of testing at Valencia with Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi stealing the top two times of the day. The Ducati riders were closely followed by the Honda duo of James...

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  • Barros signs for WSB

    01 February 2006

    Barros signs for WSB

    Brazilian MotoGP legend Alex Barros officially became a World Superbike rider in the last hour. Barros signed a contract on the morning of Friday, February 3, 2006, at the Rome offices of Honda...

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  • WSB riders for 2006

    21 January 2006

    WSB riders for 2006

    Here are all the confirmed rider entries for World Superbikes and World Supersport in 2006: Alstare Corona Suzuki: Troy Corser. Yukio Kagayama. Fabien Foret. Bertocchi: (Kawasaki) Franco...

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  • Walker tests in Sepang

    21 January 2006

    Walker tests in Sepang

    Britain's Chris Walker and PSG-1 Kawasaki team-mates Fonsi Nieto and Regis Laconi have finished the first test of the 2006 ZX-10R at Sepang. The circuit isn't part of the WSB calendar, so the team...

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  • Suzukis top WSB test

    21 January 2006

    Suzukis top WSB test

    The Suzukis of AMA champion Mat Mladin and WSB champion Troy Corser have dominated a four day World Superbike test at Phillip Island in Australia. Yoshimura factory rider Mladin toppped the...

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  • Toseland tests Ten Kate

    21 January 2006

    Toseland tests Ten Kate

    James Toseland has been testing the Ten Kate Honda he'll ride in the 2006 World Superbike championship, alongside WSB team-mate Karl Muggeridge and WSS Sebastien Charpentier. Toseland completed 183...

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  • Brit team signs Estonian

    21 January 2006

    Brit team signs Estonian

    The British Diablo 666 World Endurance team has signed young Estonian Marko Rohtlaan to ride alongside Brit James Hutchins for 2006. Rohtlaan first rode in the championship in 2004, and is a Shell...

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  • Corser tops first day

    14 January 2006

    Corser tops first day

    Troy Corser has put in the best time on the first day of WSB testing at Phillip Island, clocking a time just 0.1 seconds off the 2005 best race lap. Six-times American superbike champion took the...

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  • Biaggi denies Suzuki deal

    14 January 2006

    Biaggi denies Suzuki deal

    Max Biaggi has denied recent reports that he has signed for the Alstare Corona Suzuki World Superbike squad, saying he was “shocked” at the reports. The story first surfaced in Italian...

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  • Rolfo tests at Valencia

    07 January 2006

    Rolfo tests at Valencia

    Roberto Rolfo has begun testing the SC Carrachi Ducati 999 he will race in the World Superbike championship in 2006. The former MotoGP star was at the Valencia circuit last week for a three day test,...

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