World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Toseland takes title lead with win

    04 March 2007 by MCN

    Toseland takes title lead with win

    James Toseland has taken the lead in the 2007 World Superbike championship with a hard-fought victory in the second race at Phillip Island. Max Biaggi led up to the first corner, but got pushed back...

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  • Pics of JT from Aussie WSB

    04 March 2007 by ANDREW FOWLER

    Pics of JT from Aussie WSB

    MY MATE DARREN TOOK THESE PHOTOS OF JAMES TOSELAND IN THE WSB RACES AT PHILLIP ISLAND THIS WEEKEND. HE IS CHUFFED TO BITS WITH THE ONE OF JAMES WITH HANNAH AND CALUM SIMPSON.

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  • Bayliss is back

    04 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss is back

    Troy Bayliss bounced back from his nightmare weekend in Qatar with vengeance by winning the opening WSB at Phillip Island today. Bayliss who was expected to struggle with tyre life was able to stick...

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  • Bayliss on Australian pole

    03 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss on Australian pole

    Troy Bayliss put in an impressive Superpole lap to secure pole position for Sunday’s two WSB races. Bayliss set a new lap record in this mornings second qualifying session and although he couldn’t...

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  • Toseland in control

    02 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland in control

    James Toseland blitzed the first qualifying session at Phillip Island with a lap time 0.6 seconds faster than his closest rival. Toseland, clearly on a high after last weekends win and second place...

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  • Max: Love me or hate me

    01 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Max: Love me or hate me

    Don't feel bad if you haven't become a fan of Max Biaggi yet,  that's the way he wants it. After taking a win and a second last weekend in Qatar it's clear that Biaggi is here to win, but...

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  • Bayliss' focus

    01 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss' focus

    Troy Bayliss knows that he's got to turnaround his fortunes this weekend after a disastrous start to his WSB title defence in Qatar. Last weekend the reigning world champion slumped to a fifth and...

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  • Corser still behind

    01 March 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser still behind

    Double WSB champion Troy Corser remains optimistic about his chances this weekend in Phillip Island despite admitting his bike is behind his rivals. In Qatar last weekend Corser was the only rider...

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  • Toseland wins race two

    24 February 2007 by MCN

    Toseland wins race two

    James Toseland has won the second race at the Losail circuit in Qatar after a near faultless ride. Early on, the same group of four as race one consisting of Toseland, Biaggi, Haga and Corser made...

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  • Sofuoglu wins in WSS

    24 February 2007 by Rob Hull

    Sofuoglu wins in WSS

    Kenan Sofuoglu has won the opening World Supersport race of 2007 after Hannspree Honda team-mate Sebastien Charpentier crashed out of the lead in the closing stages of the race. Yamaha rider Kevin...

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  • Biaggi wins race one

    23 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi wins race one

    Max Biaggi has won the opening race of the 2007 WSB season – his first race for over a year and his first ever race in World Superbikes.   The Roman Emperor had to fight for his win after he and...

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  • Corser on Pole

    23 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser on Pole

    Troy Corser has just snatched pole position for the first round of the World Superbike championship, ahead of Max Biaggi and James Toseland. With more Superpole wins than any other rider in the...

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  • Biaggi on race pace

    23 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi on race pace

    Any doubts that Max Biaggi would take time to settle into WSB after a year out were firmly erased today, with the Italian in confident mood. He set the standard by posting easily the most consistent...

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  • Haga from Toseland

    22 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Haga from Toseland

    The honour of provisional pole position for the opening WSB race in Qatar went to Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga with a lap time 0.6 seconds inside Troy Bayliss’ 2006 lap record.  Haga has completed two...

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  • Toseland on top

    22 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland on top

    James Toseland topped the time sheets in first free practice with an impressive 2m 00.029s lap onboard his Ten Kate Honda.    The 26-year-old Brit spent the session fine tuning his advanced...

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  • WSB auction update

    21 February 2007

    WSB auction update

    WSB rights holders FG Sport have issued a press statement following rumours that the series may be up for auction with a price tag of £50m. The statement says: “With reference to the articles...

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  • WSB up for sale

    20 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    WSB up for sale

    The new World Superbike championship campaign gets underway this Saturday in Qatar, but it could be news off the track hitting the headlines after rumours emerged that Italian owners could be willing...

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  • Ducati's Italy test

    14 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Ducati's Italy test

    Reigning World Champion Troy Bayliss completed his final test before heading to the opening round of the WSB championship in Qatar on 24th February.  Onboard the Xerox Ducati 999 F07, Bayliss got...

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  • Corser from Biaggi

    14 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Corser from Biaggi

    Troy Corser continued his strong pre season form onboard the Yamaha Italia R1 to top the time sheets in a two day test in Qatar.  Although his lap time was one second slower than Troy Bayliss’...

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  • Martin praises Foggy

    14 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Martin praises Foggy

    Steve Martin has revealed that switching to the DFX Honda CBR1000RR has been harder than expected after riding the FP1 for the Foggy Petronas team. After two years on the 900cc triple Martin is...

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  • WSS: Ten Kate quickest

    07 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSS: Ten Kate quickest

    Both Ten Kate Honda boys picked up where they left off by topping the timing sheets on the first day of testing in Valencia today. Defending Supersport Champion Sebastien Charpentier shared the...

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  • JT fastest in Valencia

    07 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    JT fastest in Valencia

    James Toseland has posted the quickest time at today’s test in Valencia, 0.7 seconds faster than his rivals. Toseland has been testing his two identical bikes on the opening day of the test in Spain,...

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  • JT ready for Valencia

    05 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    JT ready for Valencia

    James Toseland heads to Valencia on Wednesday for a two day test where he intends to put the finishing touches to his 2007 season preparations. Since the end of the 2006 season, Toseland has...

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  • WSB final testing

    26 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB final testing

    World Superbike testing enters its final stage in February with all the top teams completing their own tests at various tracks around the world.  First to get on track are the factory Kawasaki...

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  • Ellison's Valencia focus

    25 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    Ellison's Valencia focus

    Dean Ellison made his WSB testing debut earlier this month and is currently preparing himself for a second test in Valencia in less than two weeks time. After a steady start, Ellison has had time to...

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  • WSB preview questions

    25 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB preview questions

    What do you want to know? MCN are currently working on their comprehensive WSB season preview where we’ll be finding out about James Toseland’s thoughts and aspirations for the year ahead.  Now...

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  • Tardozzi: 999 is dead

    24 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    Tardozzi: 999 is dead

    Xerox Ducati team boss Davide Tardozzi has warned that WSB will suffer in 2008 if Ducati aren’t allowed to race their new flagship 1098 sports bike. Speaking to MCN, Tardozzi admitted that although...

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  • WSB skips Turkey

    22 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB skips Turkey

    The 2007 World Superbike calendar has finally been confirmed as a 13 round series starting in Qatar next month.  The provisional calendar included a 14th round rumoured to be the awesome...

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  • Laconi ready for 2007

    22 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    Laconi ready for 2007

    After a disastrous 2006 campaign, former WSB front runner Regis Laconi believes he can turnaround his fortunes in 2007. This is thanks to new spec Ohlins suspension and his down sized team.  ...

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  • WSB Entry Lists

    19 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB Entry Lists

    Despite being crowned world Superbike champion, Troy Bayliss has revealed that he won’t be running the no.1 plate in 2007. Bayliss who races under the no.21 switched to the no.1 plate for 2001 after...

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  • WSB gets new sponsor

    19 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    WSB gets new sponsor

    Ten Kate Honda’s title sponsor, Hannspree have arrived in the world of bike racing with a bang.  The TV and computer monitor manufacturer are not only sponsoring the Honda WSB team they are also...

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  • Superstock 600 European Championship entry list

    18 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    N.    Start N.    Rider    Nat.    Motorcycle    Team Name 1    7    Renato Constantini    ITA    Honda CBR 600RR    Team Italia Megabike AX # 52 2    8    Andrea Antonelli    ITA    Honda...

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  • Superstock 1000 FIM entry list

    18 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    N.    Start N.    Rider    Nat.    Motorcycle    Team Name 1    71    Claudio Corti    ITA    Yamaha YZF R1    Team Lorenzini by Leoni 2    81    Michele Pirro    ITA    Yamaha YZF...

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  • World Supersport Entry List

    18 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    N.    Start N.    Rider    Nat.    Motorcycle    Team Name 1    16    Sebastien Charpentier    FRA    Honda CBR 600RR    Ten Kate Honda Team 2    54    Kenan Sofuoglu    TUR    Honda CBR...

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  • WSB Entry List

    18 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    N.    Start N.    Rider    Nat.    Motorcycle    Team Name 1    21    Troy Bayliss    AUS    Ducati 999F07    Ducati Xerox Team 2    57    Lorenzo Lanzi    ITA    Ducati...

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  • 1098 rule change nearer

    16 January 2007 by Dave Rawlings

    1098 rule change nearer

    The boss of Ducati has revealed that a rule change to officially allow the bike to race in World Superbikes could be a step closer. Ducati President and CEO Federico Minoli has called again for an...

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