World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Toseland wins Race 1

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Toseland wins Race 1

    James Toseland has got off to a winning start at the European round of WSB today (April 1) at Donington. The Sheffield rider started well, taking Laconi for second at McLeans on the opening lap and...

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  • Bayliss out!

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Bayliss out!

    Troy Bayliss has crashed out of the opening race at Donington today and put himself out for race two as well. The Aussie was leading from James Toseland when he crashed on lap five. Running through...

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  • Grid line-up

    01 April 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Grid line-up

    Take a look at the World Superbike stars on the grid at the European round at Donington today.   Ducati man Troy Bayliss, on pole for the first race, chilled out ahead of race one.

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  • 1098 wins first time out

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    1098 wins first time out

    The Ducati 1098 has won the first round of the Superstock 1000 Cup at Donington in its first appearance on the World racing scene. Niccolo Canepa took the win for the Ducati Xerox Junior Team, the...

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  • Corser fastest in Warm Up

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Corser fastest in Warm Up

    Troy Corser looks to have put his bad luck from yesterday behind him after clocking the fastest lap in this morning’s warm up for the European round of WSB at Donington Park. The two Troy’s were...

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  • Donington Sunday weather update

    01 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Donington Sunday weather update

    Those who feared rain for today’s (April 1) third round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park should not have worried, with dry conditions and track temperatures as high this morning...

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  • Video: WSB Superpole from Donington

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Video: WSB Superpole from Donington

    If you missed any of the action from today’s (March 31) Superpole session at the European round of the WSB Championship at Donington, then catch up with who was going fast and who was going to the...

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  • Bayliss on pole

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Bayliss on pole

    Troy Bayliss will start tomorrow’s World Superbike races at Donington Park from the pole positon spot, after a faultless Superpole lap just moments ago – boosted when his main rival for the honour...

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  • Riba on pole for WSS race

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Riba on pole for WSS race

    Kawasaki’s Pere Riba made the most of his track knowledge to grab pole position for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Donington Park. The Spaniard, who used to ride in British Supersport for the...

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  • Donington virgin

    31 March 2007 by kwakaian

    Donington virgin

    I have just had my first visit to Donington park (on Friday) and had great day out. As soon as I got into the circiut I got myself a paddock pass and wandered in. I walked up to the end of the paddock...

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  • Legends on track: Slight bins it!

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Legends on track: Slight bins it!

    The show ground to a halt at Donington this lunchtime, when some of the best known names from the series’ 20-year history took to the track in a celebration of the anniversary meeting this weekend –...

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  • Bayliss and Corser stay top in QP2

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Bayliss and Corser stay top in QP2

    Troy Bayliss heads into this afternoon’s Superpole session with the fastest time in QP2 beating fellow countryman Corser by less than a tenth. Bayliss set a blistering time of 1.31.05, nearly a...

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  • Sofuoglu tops crash-filled WSS FP2

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Sofuoglu tops crash-filled WSS FP2

    World Supersport Championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu has taken advantage of his closest rivals’ slip-ups yesterday to put in the quickest time of this mornings free practice. The Hanspree Honda rider...

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  • Donington Saturday weather update

    31 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Donington Saturday weather update

    The sun is out and track temperatures are already way up on yesterday for the second qualifying day of the European round of WSB at Donington Park. With times hampered in the first qualifying session...

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  • Cannot tell racers apart ?

    30 March 2007 by keith philpot

    I have just got in from the first day of WSB at Donington. I thought it must have been me, until I heard the commentators grumbling about how difficult it is to recognise riders. I thought that shell suit colourways were out of date but just about everybody has used them all over their bikes and helmets. Somewhere in this blurry mess is a number - but I couldn't see them on most bikes, which was...

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  • Haga's weird lines hampered

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Haga's weird lines hampered

    Everyone knows fans’ favourite Noriyuki Haga takes some of the wildest lines in World Superbikes – and today they saw him end the first day at Doninton Park well down the order. Haga’s double win at...

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  • Corser second after crash

    30 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser second after crash

    Troy Corser walked away unscathed from a high-speed crash during first qualifying today onboard his Yamaha Italia R1. The Aussie nearly high sided going through the ultra fast Craner Curves, but...

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  • Toseland happy to make it through the day

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Toseland happy to make it through the day

    Despite the pressure of riding in his home race, World Superbike title leader James Toseland is about as relaxed and comfortable as you could hope after today’s chilly first day at Donington Park. The...

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  • Bayliss fastest but Kagayama out

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Bayliss fastest but Kagayama out

    Troy Bayliss has set the fastest time of the day in the first qualifying session for this weekend’s European round of the WSB Championship at Donington. The field were able to revert to full dry...

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  • Superpole times correction

    30 March 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    There was an error in the times published in MCN for the broadcast of this weekend's Superpole session on Eurosport. The final session before the race will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 from 4pm-4:45pm. The race day programme starts on British Eurosport on Sunday from 12-4:30pm.

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  • Jones privisionally heads second row

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Jones privisionally heads second row

    Craig Jones has mimicked his good form from this mornings WSS free practice session by ending the first Qualifying session provisionally from fifth. The rain has held off at Donington since this...

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  • Disaster for Supersport frontrunners

    30 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Disaster for Supersport frontrunners

    Three of the top World Supersport men have been ruled out of action today after crashing in the opening wet Free Practice session. Factory Yamaha men Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes have both been...

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  • Corser quickest in WSB free practice

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Corser quickest in WSB free practice

    Yamaha’s Troy Corser heads the way at Donington after the first free practice session, ending up 1.5 seconds faster than his closest rival Troy Bayliss. Three Aussies topped the group with Alto...

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  • Jones makes top five in FP1

    30 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Jones makes top five in FP1

    Britain’s Craig Jones proved his wet weather riding ability by posting the fifth fastest time in this morning’s World Supersport free practice (Friday, March 30, 2007). Jones tackled the difficult...

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  • Vermeulen expects Toseland and Bayliss battle

    29 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Vermeulen expects Toseland and Bayliss battle

    Factory Suzuki MotoGP rider Chris Vermeulen reckons home favourite James Toseland and fellow Aussie Troy Bayliss will be the stars of the show in this weekend’s crucial Donington Park World Superbike...

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  • Martin to keep racing in WSB

    28 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Martin to keep racing in WSB

    Australian Steve Martin is set to ride at the Donington round of World Superbikes, after reports that his ride had ended with the DFX team last week. Martin looked out of a ride due to the loss of...

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  • Hunt in Euro series

    28 March 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Hunt in Euro series

    Brighton racer Leon Hunt (18) makes his debut in the European Superstock 600 series this weekend at Donington. Hunt will be onboard a CBR Honda for the Italian-based CRS Grand Prix team. After several...

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  • Kagayama's fitness battle

    22 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Kagayama's fitness battle

    Yukio Kagayama is fighting to be fit for next weeks Donington Park after dislocating his collarbone and deflating his lung in a sickening crash at Phillip Island at the start of the month. Kagayama...

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  • MotoGP want Toseland

    21 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    MotoGP want Toseland

    James Toseland’s winning start to the WSB season has put him at the top of Honda’s MotoGP shopping list for 2008. Satellite Honda squads Gresini and LCR have both expressed an interest in the...

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  • Revised results for Philip Island WSB

    14 March 2007 by Dan Thornton

    Revised results for Philip Island WSB

    A results for the Philip Island round of World Superbikes have been revised after the close finish for Michele Fabrizio and Max Neukirchner in eighth and ninth places. The official SBK...

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  • Yukio on the mend

    07 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Yukio on the mend

    Factory Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama will crush Neil Hodgson's hopes of a dramatic World Superbike return at Donington Park next month. Hodgson has been linked with a replacement ride on Suzuki's...

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  • Legends back on track

    05 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Legends back on track

    Unexpected stars at the Phillip Island WSB event included some of the series' most famous riders of the past, and a much-appreciated reappearance for the first ever champion. Fred Merkel, who won the...

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  • Foret's fortune

    05 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Foret's fortune

    Kawasaki bagged their first World Supersport win for four years yesterday after their two top men in the series showed a remarkable sense of team spirit at Phillip Island. Fabien Foret took the win...

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  • Tyre woes for Jones in WSS

    05 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Tyre woes for Jones in WSS

    World Supersport Brit Craig Jones saw a mystery tyre problem wreck his hopes of a top 10 finish at Phillip Island yesterday. The former FoggyPetronas man, our lone representative in the class,...

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  • Starts must improve says Max

    05 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Starts must improve says Max

    Max Biaggi has admitted he needs to get up to speed faster at the beginning of World Superbike races. The four-time GP world champion has repeatedly been able to get off the line with lightning speed...

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  • Toseland v Max - a fan's perspective

    05 March 2007 by Si Dearing

    Toseland v Max - a fan's perspective

    I'm just heading back to the UK after going down to Phillip Island for the WSB this weekend. Gorgeous fast track in a great location with an almost perfect result possible for JT. That's the first...

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