World Superbikes (April 2006)

  • 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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