World Superbikes (August 2006)

  • 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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  • 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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