World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Corser fit despite dislocation

    09 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser fit despite dislocation

      Troy Corser believes he will be fighting fit for this weekend Monza WSB race despite discovering that he dislocated his hip at Assen two weeks ago. Corser crashed out spectacularly of an...

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  • Biaggi searching for grip

    03 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi searching for grip

    Max Biaggi claims a lack of traction is preventing him from running at the front in WSB and that his team has to focus more on electronics. So far this season Biaggi has won one race and holds second...

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  • WSB teams glue tyres in place

    03 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB teams glue tyres in place

    WSB teams are having to take drastic measures to stop their rear tyres spinning on the rim and have even resorted to gluing them in place. So far this year both Troy Corser and James Toseland have...

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  • Video: Foggy talks MV WSB deal

    01 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Video: Foggy talks MV WSB deal

    Carl Fogarty has revealed to MCN that he will be returning to WSB in 2008 with MV Agusta factory backing. Watch our exclusive interview with Foggy below and read more about his plans in the all new...

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  • Having a ball at the WSB in Assen

    01 May 2007 by splattercash

    Having a ball at the WSB in Assen

    We went to the WSB in Assen at the weekend had a ace time, except the camp site wasn't the same as the last few years. The spoil sports have been cutting down on the late night party's and noisy...

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  • Bayliss denies Toseland in Assen race two

    29 April 2007 by MCN

    Bayliss denies Toseland in Assen race two

    Troy Bayliss denied James Toseland a double win at the Assen round of World Superbikes by just 0.009 of a second, with Max Biaggi on the final spot on the podium. Troy Corser recovered from a crash in...

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  • Toseland wins Assen race one

    29 April 2007 by MCN

    Toseland wins Assen race one

    James Toseland has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at Assen, winning a hard fought battle with Noriyuki Haga, Ruben Xaus, Troy Bayliss, and Troy Corser, who crashed out of contention...

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  • Corti demoted in Superstock 1000 results

    29 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corti demoted in Superstock 1000 results

    Claudio Corti took a classy race win in the Superstock 1000 Cup from his Yamaha team-mate Michele Pirro, but was then immediately relegated to second after he was judged to have passed Didier...

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  • Toseland tops Superpole times

    28 April 2007 by MCN

    Toseland tops Superpole times

    James Toseland recorded a new best lap at Assen in the Superbike class to claim pole for the World Superbike round on Sunday, with a time of 1:38.603. It's Toseland's first pole position of the year,...

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  • Video: Assen Superpole highlights

    28 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Assen Superpole highlights

    James Toseland took an incredible pole position for the Assen round of World Superbikes and you can watch the highlights here. Video provided by WorldSBK.tv

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  • Sofuoglu ups Supersport pace

    28 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Sofuoglu ups Supersport pace

    Championship leader Keenan Sofuoglu dipped 2/10th under the official lap record to secure pole position for tomorrow’s Supersport race. The Turkish rider had to pull out all the stops to beat his...

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  • Bayliss has the pace

    28 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss has the pace

    Troy Bayliss will go into this afternoons Superpole in confident mood after setting the fastest time during the second qualifying session along with the best laps on a race tyre. Bayliss, like most of...

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  • Charpentier bounces back to take pole

    27 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Charpentier bounces back to take pole

    Sebastian Charpentier showed no ill effects of his pelvis and coccyx injuries by securing provisional pole position in the first qualifying session today (Friday). In what was his first day on a bike...

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  • Toseland in control

    27 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland in control

    James Toseland saved his best till last by securing pole position in the dying minutes of first qualifying. Onboard the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Toseland’s final two laps were both good enough for...

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  • Xaus fastest in first WSB free practice

    27 April 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Xaus fastest in first WSB free practice

    Spain’s Ruben Xaus recorded the best time at the first WSB free practice in Assen. The Sterilgarda Ducati man completed his fastest lap in 1min 40.460secs just ahead of Britain’s James Toseland who...

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  • Charpentier back but Pitt stays

    24 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Charpentier back but Pitt stays

    Reigning world Supersport champion Sebastian Charpentier will be back in action at this weekend’s Assen round after missing the previous two races through injury. Charpentier suffered a painful fall...

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  • Martin to ride Yamaha 600 at Assen

    24 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Martin to ride Yamaha 600 at Assen

    Just hours after finding out he wouldn’t be riding his DFX Honda Superbike at Assen, Steve Martin received a call from Yamaha’s Kevin Curtain asking him if he’d ride his World Supersport R6 at this...

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  • McCoy still looking for a ride

    19 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    McCoy still looking for a ride

    Former 500GP and WSB race winner Garry McCoy hasn’t given up on making a return to top flight racing. McCoy has been on the sidelines since being dropped by the Illmor MotoGP squad at the start of...

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  • WSB Valencia pictures

    19 April 2007 by Mark Smith

    WSB Valencia pictures

    Thought I would send in some pictures of the Valencia round of world superbikes. Xaus won the first race with Toseland winning the second after a brilliant battle with Haga. I am lucky as my...

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  • Kagayama told not to crash

    17 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Kagayama told not to crash

      Yukio Kagayama had a disappointing weekend in Valencia after receiving strict instructions by his Alstare Suzuki team boss Francis Batta not to crash.   In the last two rounds at Phillip...

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  • Sufuoglu takes Valencia supersport win

    16 April 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sufuoglu takes Valencia supersport win

    An early battle for first place saw Kenan Sofuoglu (Honda), Andrew Pitt (Honda) and Pere Riba (Kawasaki) Broc Parkes rode through the pain barrier at Valencia following his broken collar bone injury...

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  • Video: Valencia WSB race 2 highlights

    16 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Valencia WSB race 2 highlights

    Watch the highlights from the second World Superbike race at Valencia. Check out the video below to see some fantastic acion from James Toseland as he extends his title lead even further. Video...

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  • Video: Valencia WSB race 1 highlights

    15 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Valencia WSB race 1 highlights

    Watch the highlights from the first World Superbike race at Valencia. Check out the video below to see some fantastic acion from Ruben Xaus and a very gutsy performance from the recently injured Troy...

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  • Toseland triumphs in Valencia race two

    15 April 2007 by MCN

    Toseland triumphs in Valencia race two

    James Toseland took a hard-fought victory in the second race at Valencia to triumph over Max Biaggi by 0.287. The top six places were close together for much of the race, until the top three of...

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  • Xaus takes WSB win at Valencia

    15 April 2007 by MCN

    Xaus takes WSB win at Valencia

    Ruben Xaus took his first win since 2003 in race on at Valencia, triumphing in changing conditions. The Spaniard was in fifth away from the line but battled his way through to take the win from...

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  • Video: Valencia Superpole highlights

    14 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Valencia Superpole highlights

    Troy Bayliss took an incredible ppole position for the Valencia round of World Superbikes and you can watch the highlights here. Click the video below to watch the wet session that saw Ruben Xaus and...

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  • Bayliss secures wet Superpole

    14 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss secures wet Superpole

    Troy Bayliss survived a trip through the gravel trap in the final ten minutes of the wet Superpole session to take pole position for tomorrows two WSB races at Valencia. Bayliss set a best lap of...

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  • Bayliss stuns in first qualifying

    13 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss stuns in first qualifying

    Troy Bayliss stunned his WSB rivals by securing provisional pole position at Valencia whilst setting a new Superbike best lap in the process. Bayliss saved his best until last and with less than three...

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  • Curtain surprise package

    13 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Curtain surprise package

    Kevin Curtain was the surprise package of the opening Supersport qualifying in Valencia after ending the first session in third place, despite having a heavily plated and pinned left collarbone.

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  • Roberts out of superstock

    13 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Roberts out of superstock

    Brendan Roberts has been ruled out of the Superstock 1000 race in Valencia race after completing just two laps in free practice today (Friday, April 13). The Xerox Ducati Junior team rider has been...

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  • Bayliss fastest despite injuries

    13 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss fastest despite injuries

    Troy Bayliss showed no ill effects of his groin and figure injuries during the first free practice at Valencia. The Australian dominated the session to finish first with a time of 1m35.142. Despite...

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