World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Donington WSB pictures

    12 April 2007 by Arthur Patchett

    Donington WSB pictures

    Here are some more of the pictures taken at WSB Donnington. All of the photographs were taken at Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin. Enjoy.

    Read more ...
  • Pitt: Riding in MotoGP will help me

    12 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Pitt: Riding in MotoGP will help me

    Andrew Pitt will tomorrow (Friday) ride the Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR in his first time on a supersport bike in two and a half years. Despite spending the last two seasons on a 200 plus bhp Superbike,...

    Read more ...
  • Bayliss: It's like I didn't pay the mafia

    12 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss: It's like I didn't pay the mafia

    Troy Bayliss reckons the injuries he sustained at Donington Park two weeks ago are more like a punishment beating by the mafia than a typical bike racing accident. Bayliss crashed out of the lead in...

    Read more ...
  • Charpentier out - Pitt in

    12 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Charpentier out - Pitt in

    Reigning World Supersport Champion Sebastian Charpentier has been ruled out of this weekend's Valencia race due to injury, paving the way for Australian Andrew Pitt to ride the Ten Kate Honda...

    Read more ...
  • Hellier after his crash at Brands

    11 April 2007 by Lee Rudrum

    Hellier after his crash at Brands

    This was Dane Hellier from the Virgin Media Cup in warmup at Paddock Hill. He crashed out of third place in the race too taking the second placed man with him.

    Read more ...
  • Ducati goes official with WSB quit threat

    11 April 2007 by Andy Downes

    Ducati goes official with WSB quit threat

    Ducati has officially confirmed it will quit superbike racing at the end of this year unless rules change to allow 1200cc twins to race in the championship. The Italian manufacturer insists the 1200...

    Read more ...
  • Bayliss fights to be fit for Valencia

    10 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss fights to be fit for Valencia

    Despite Troy Bayliss’ sickening injuries sustained in his Donington crash, current series leader James Toseland has warned not to write off the tough Australian. Bayliss crashed out of the lead in...

    Read more ...
  • Toseland targets Valencia win

    10 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland targets Valencia win

    James Toseland heads to the fourth round of the WSB championship at Valencia this weekend desperate to put his race two mechanical failure at Donington behind him by taking the win. Toseland looked...

    Read more ...
  • Response from Donington Park over camping

    10 April 2007

    A statement has been issued by Donington Park with regards to the story about not being able to camp in vans. “The decision to allow only purpose vehicles into Donington Park campsites was made some time ago based on health and safety guidelines issued by the local authority.” Anyone who pre-books a space on the camp sites receives an information leaflet outlining this. People who turn up on the...

    Read more ...
  • Gentlemen

    05 April 2007 by Az

    Gentlemen

    Toseland appeared to have some last minute nerves before qualifying on saturday! I also bumped into another gent coming out of the loo, the one and only JR I just hope they washed their hands before...

    Read more ...
  • Thanks WSB

    05 April 2007 by Mike Attwood

    Thanks WSB

    I just wanted to write in and say a huge thank you to the World Superbike guys who appeared at Donington last weekend. My fiance, Tracey, has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age...

    Read more ...
  • Top weekend at WSB

    05 April 2007 by Richard Mushet

    Top weekend at WSB

    I had an excellent weekend at Donington watching Toseland, Bayliss, Haga, Sofuoglu et al and just thought I'd share a few pictures. I was absolutley gutted for Toseland of course, and Bayliss. I...

    Read more ...
  • Changing my support from Max to JT

    05 April 2007 by Az

    I've been a huge Max Biaggi fan for years but didn't have the time off work or the money to go see a live race. That is until last weekend at Donington. I jumped in the car and travelled hundreds of miles, spent hundreds of pounds on tickets, b&b, petrol etc and had the best weekend ever. I spent time with James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga, Troy Bayliss and Bussei Giovanni. I...

    Read more ...
  • Win VIP treatment for WSB at Silverstone

    04 April 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Win VIP treatment for WSB at Silverstone

    Race fans are being given the opportunity to win themselves a treat at this year’s World Superbike round at Silverstone. Classic Dreams is offering you the chance to win two tickets to spend the day...

    Read more ...
  • Xaus needs more power

    04 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Xaus needs more power

    Hard charging Spaniard Ruben Xaus claimed his best result of the year with a fourth at Donington and reckons with more power he could go all the way. After crashing out of a safe fifth in race one,...

    Read more ...
  • WSB dog fight for win

    03 April 2007 by Alisdair Grant MacKenzie

    WSB dog fight for win

    This is a picture taken during race two at Donington on Sunday. The picture says it all - what a scrap. It's just a pity James Toseland and Troy Bayliss weren't in it too though!

    Read more ...
  • Donington camping

    03 April 2007 by Gary Marley

    I attend every WSB round in England and some BSB at places such as Silverstone and Brands Hatch. When Donington was announced I just had to go. I had half a day off work on the Friday, loaded up my van with bed, food, clothes the usual stuff. I then had to endure a four-hour trip down the M1 (it's gonna be worth it in the end I thought) I got to the camp site and to...

    Read more ...
  • Martin gets help from his friends

    03 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Martin gets help from his friends

    Steve Martin called upon members of the Foggy Petronas squad at Donington Park after nearly losing his ride just days before the event. Martin was told last week he didn’t have a ride by his DFX Honda...

    Read more ...
  • Picture Exclusive: Bayliss injured

    03 April 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Picture Exclusive: Bayliss injured

    This is the moment Aussie Troy Bayliss saw his hopes of retaining the World Superbike title suffer a crushing blow at last weekend’s Donington Park clash. Moments after he crashed at the Coppice...

    Read more ...
  • Track invasion warning

    02 April 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Track invasion warning

    Fans that ran onto the circuit at the end of the second race have been warned they could jeopardise the future of racing at Donington. Spectators rushed onto the track at the Old Hairpin to...

    Read more ...
  • Biaggi's team threatens WSB walk-out

    02 April 2007 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi's team threatens WSB walk-out

    World Superbikes faces losing it biggest star, biggest sponsor, and biggest team in 2008, after the man behind Max Biaggi and Suzuki’s revival said he will quit the series and take the Italian legend...

    Read more ...
  • Corser flames

    01 April 2007 by Chris While

    Corser flames

    WSB at Donington was a good (if not cold) day out. It was a shame about Bayliss and Toseland's luck, but race two at the final esses was excellent. Poor old Max!! Just thought I'd let you...

    Read more ...
  • Haga wins Race 2: JT goes bang

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Haga wins Race 2: JT goes bang

    In a dramatic turn of events, James Toseland’s WSB weekend has taken a big pounding after the Hanspree rider had to pull out of the race at the start of lap four of the second race at...

    Read more ...
  • Video: Highlights from WSB Race 1 at Donington

    01 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Highlights from WSB Race 1 at Donington

    If you missed any of the action from today’s (April 1) World Superbike race at the European round of the WSB Championship at Donington, then catch up with all the highlights here. Watch out for some...

    Read more ...
  • WSS: Sofuoglu wins: Jones fourth

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    WSS: Sofuoglu wins: Jones fourth

    Kenan Sofuoglu, Hanspree Honda’s lone rider for the weekend, has won the third round of the World Supersport Championship at Donington to extend his lead at the peak of the table. The race was red...

    Read more ...