World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Video: Review of the World Superbike year

    27 December 2007

    In the fourth of our reviews of the year we take a look at the 2007 World Superbike season. Check out the video below to see the highlights of the year chosen by MCN's World Superbike reporter Michael Guy.

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  • World Superbikes: 2008 calendar announced

    19 December 2007 by Michael Guy

    World Superbikes: 2008 calendar announced

    The 2008 World Superbike Championship has been announced with new races at the Nurburgring in Germany and Sentul in Indonesia making it a provisional 15 round series. The addition of Sentul in...

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  • Audio: Beowulf Racing working hard in testing

    14 December 2007 by Michael Guy

    Beowulf Racing riders Gino Rea and Dan Linfoot continued their winter testing programme in preparation for the 2008 Superstock 600 European Championship this week. Testing at the Alcarras circuit outside Barcelona in Spain the team braved near freezing conditions to continue developing the Superstock 600 bike and the new more powerful Supersport bike they plan to campaign as a wild card in the...

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  • Video: World Supersport: Andrew Pitt goes electronic

    12 December 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Check out the video below as MCN's World Superbikes reporter, Michael Guy, speaks to Hannspree Ten Kate Honda's Andrew Pitt about the new electronics for the 2008 motorcycle. The World Supersport rider, who will be joining the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team full-time for 2008, shared his thoughts at the Qatar test a couple of weeks ago. To read about the battle of the electronics for the 2008...

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  • Video: Beowulf Racing test at Cartagena for 2008

    06 December 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Beowulf Racing have just released this on-board footage of the team testing at Cartagena, Spain. In this video you can see on-board laps of the Spanish circuit from former 250MotoGP rider Dan Linfoot, Pat McDougall and Gino Rea. The Beowulf team look set to enter Linfoot in either the European Superstock 600 or FIM Superstock 1000 Cup championships for 2008. Gino Rea (18) continues with the...

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  • World Supersport: Tommy Hill back in the UK

    06 December 2007 by Michael Guy

    World Supersport: Tommy Hill back in the UK

    Tommy Hill has finally been repatriated back to the UK following his sickening crash 11 days ago and a nightmare stay in a Spanish hospital. Hill high sided his Hannspree Althea Honda first time out...

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  • Video: Ten Kate team owner interviewed

    30 November 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team boss Ronald Ten Kate has been speaking to MCN's World Superbikes reporter Michael Guy in Qatar about the progress made with his team this week. The downside was Kenan Sofuoglu's crash yesterday, but there have also been many positives with former MotoGP rider Carlos Checa surprising the team with his speed. Check out the video below to see what else Ronald Ten Kate...

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  • Video: World Supersport: Good progress for Triumph in Qatar

    30 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    The SC Caracchi team has spent the opening two days of the Qatar test getting the Triumph 675 up to speed with Australian riders Garry McCoy and Paul Young. With only one bike between both riders track time has been limited, but they have still been able to make good progress. On the opening day the team used a standard engine fitted with Triumph’s race kit, but by day two the riders benefited...

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  • Video: World Superbike Qatar test: Kenan Sofuoglu crashes in Qatar

    29 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    Reigning World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has crashed out of day two of the World Superbike test in Qatar. he Turkish rider came off his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade this afternoon and was receiving treatment in the circuit's medical centre for possible arm and facial injuries. Sofuoglu admitted to MCN yesterday how tired he was after the first day of testing but was keen to get back on track...

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  • Ducati 1098R WSB test pictures

    29 November 2007 by Andy Downes

    Ducati 1098R WSB test pictures

    Ducati's all new 1098 F08 is testing in Qatar at the moment with Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio putting the new bike to the test against many top World Superbike rival teams. We've put the best...

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  • Video: World Superbike Qatar test: Kenan Sofuoglu gets used to superbike

    29 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    Current world supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu is settling in to life as a World Superbike rider at the first test of the winter in Qatar. The Turkish rider, who has stepped up to the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team for 2008, spent a tiring first day getting used to the CBR1000RR Fireblade. Check out the video below to see what else Kenan Sofuoglu had to say about the Qatar test.

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  • World Supersport: Tommy Hill undergoes surgery

    29 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    World Supersport: Tommy Hill undergoes surgery

    Tommy Hill underwent a five and a half hour operation on his broken right hip and left leg in Spain on Tuesday following his sickening crash onboard the Hannspree Altea Honda on Sunday. Hill had only...

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  • Chris Walker fastest at Calafat test

    28 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    Chris Walker fastest at Calafat test

    Chris Walker made a dream start to his new World Supersport career by staying the fastest rider during the three day test in Calafat, Spain. Walker, riding the Gil Motorsport Kawasaki ZX6-R dropped...

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  • Corser fastest as Yamaha dominate

    28 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser fastest as Yamaha dominate

    The Yamaha Italia pairing of Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga ended the opening day of the official World Superbike test in Qatar in first and second position riding the 2007 specification R1. Corser was...

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  • Video: Troy Bayliss takes to the track on the 1098

    28 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Guy

    Video: Troy Bayliss takes to the track on the 1098

    Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio got to test the all new Ducati 1098 F08 at Qatar today. Riding for the first time alongside their WSB rivals, Bayliss completed a number of short runs on the all new...

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  • Video: Jonathan Rea interviewed at the NEC

    23 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    British Superbike rider Johnathan Rea has made the switch to World Supersport for next year so we caught up with him at the NEC to how he was looking forward to the championship, which will be dominated by brits next year. Check out the video to see JOhnathan talk about the coming year an how he's doing with his injuries.

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  • World Supersport: Jonathan Rea on the mend

    16 November 2007 by Michael Guy

    World Supersport: Jonathan Rea on the mend

    After leaving his sick bed to collect the Joey Dunlop Trophy as NGK Irish Motorcyclist of the year award, last week, Jonathan Rea is continuing to make a good recovery and remains focussed on...

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  • Milan show video: KTM unveils World Superstock race bike

    09 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Chris Slade

    Alongside the launch of the RC8 superbike at the Milan show KTM also announced it will race in the World Superstock championship in 2008 and unveiled the RedBull sponsored motorcycle it will use. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle unveiled then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

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