World Superbikes (October 2006)

  • Biaggi delights fans

    28 October 2006

    Biaggi delights fans

    Fans of World Superbikes have had their first glimpse of Max Biaggi on his new Team Alstare Suzuki Corona GSX-R1000. The Italian took to the Vallelunga circuit on Saturday, October 28 near his home...

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  • Biaggi a happy man

    28 October 2006

    Biaggi a happy man

    Max Biaggi ended his first testing session with Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra a happy man following more than a year away from circuit racing. The Italian has spent the three days on the GSX-R1000...

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  • Corser tests Yamaha

    21 October 2006

    Corser tests Yamaha

    Troy Corser has tested with the Yamaha Motor Italia squad for the first time, following his switch from Alstare Suzuki. Corser rode a 2006-spec YZF-R1 for 74 laps of the Mugello circuit in Italy to...

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  • Corser on French pole

    07 October 2006

    Corser on French pole

    Sebastien Charpentier has kept his World Supersport title hopes alive by taking pole position for the final race of the series on Sunday. The Frenchman posted a time of 1:42.506, over half a second...

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  • Corser moves to Yamaha

    07 October 2006

    Corser moves to Yamaha

    Troy Corser has signed for the Yamaha Italia team in WSB after being dropped by the Alstare Suzuki squad last week. Corser will line-up alongside rival Noriyuki Haga in what will be a Yamaha dream...

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  • Biaggi tests WSB Suzuki

    07 October 2006

    Biaggi tests WSB Suzuki

    These are the first pictures of Max Biaggi testing for the Alstare Suzuki team for 2007. Biaggi appears to be riding the 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 to get an idea of handlebar and footpeg positions etc...

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  • Haga stays fastest

    07 October 2006

    Haga stays fastest

    Cold and wet conditions for the second qualifying session at Magny Cours mean that Noriyuki Haga goes into Superpole top of the timesheets, as no rider was able to improve on first session times. ...

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  • Toseland/Bayliss win

    07 October 2006

    Toseland/Bayliss win

    James Toseland and Troy Bayliss have both taken wins at the final round of the World Superbike championship as Sebastien Charpentier retained his World Supersport title. Race one saw Toseland fight...

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  • Yamaha keep WSS duo

    07 October 2006

    Yamaha keep WSS duo

    Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes will stay with the Yamaha Motor Germany team for 2007, despite Curtain crashing out of the World Supersport title at the final round at Magny-Cours on Sunday, October 8,...

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  • Stiggy signs 2007 riders

    07 October 2006

    Stiggy signs 2007 riders

    Swedish World Supersport rider Johan Stigefelt will concentrate on team management in 2007 with new rider Yoann Tibeiro joining Robbin Harms on Honda CBR600RRs. Dark Dog Stiggy Motorsports will be...

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  • Brookes signs for 2007

    01 October 2006

    Brookes signs for 2007

    Former Australian Superbike champion Josh Brookes will stay with the Team Bertocchi squad in World Superbikes in 2007, riding a Honda Fireblade. The team will be totally restructured, with new owners...

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  • Haga on provisional pole

    01 October 2006

    Haga on provisional pole

    Noriyuki Haga is on provisional pole for the final WSB round of 2006. The Yamaha rider posted a time of 1:40.474 to put himself ahead of James Toseland with 1:40.734, and Lorenzo Lanzi on 1:40.821.

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  • Spies takes AMA title

    01 October 2006

    Spies takes AMA title

    Suzuki's Ben Spies won the 2006 AMA Superbike championship on Sunday October 1, 2006, with a seventh place in the race at Mid-Ohio. The race was won by team-mate Mat Mladin from fellow Suzuki rider...

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  • Kawasaki riders for 2007

    01 October 2006

    Kawasaki riders for 2007

    Both the PSG-1 Kawasaki WSB team and the Team Gil Motorsport World Supersport team have announced their riders for 2007, and Britain's Chris Walker won't be riding for PSG-1. Despite taking a first...

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  • Corser tops WSB times

    01 October 2006

    Corser tops WSB times

    Troy Corser has topped the free practice times for the final round of the World Superbike championship at Magny-Cours in France. Despite fellow Australian Troy Bayliss winning the championship at the...

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  • Bayliss takes WSB title

    01 October 2006

    Bayliss takes WSB title

    Troy Bayliss has secured the World Superbike title after a fifth place and a win at Imola. The Ducati rider is now 98 points ahead of James Toseland with only 50 points left at the last round in...

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