World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • WSB pictures

    28 May 2007 by littlenorty

    WSB pictures

    Just a couple of pictures from the Silverstone round of WSB: Troy Corser at Bridge and Karl Muggeridge at Farm on the cool down lap after Superpole.

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  • Silverstone wash-out

    28 May 2007 by dghackett

    Well done Eurosport for swapping channels... I had set for it to record WSB while I was out, but missed the lot. Well done for all those that went to Silverstone and all those racing in such horrible conditions. My 16-year-old son had a good start to his motorcycling career - he took his CBT in that terrible weather.

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  • Why was it cancelled?

    28 May 2007 by wisp

    Silverstone WSB cancelled!? I was there, it wasn't raining that bad - in fact when the second superbike race should have started it wasn't even raining, they sweeped all the water off the racing lines. I've seen much worse at Brands and Donington BSB last year and Donington MotoGP the year before. I reckon the riders just didn't fancy it... 45 quid for a couple of races is...

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  • Star-spotting at Silverstone WSB

    28 May 2007 by Steve guest

    Star-spotting at Silverstone WSB

    Had a great time at Silverstone WSB getting pics of the family with the top stars... Pic 1: Troy this is England you won't need the sunglasses this weekend. Pic 2: This is what I do when I see...

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  • Silverstone pricing

    28 May 2007 by andy wallis

    Firstly I would like to agree with everybody else about the crap TV coverage of Silverstone WSB by Eurosport. My big gripe is that I went to Silverstone on Friday for practice, which was great. Really wanted to go Sunday... I dont know if it's me but £45 each to get in on race day is the usual Silverstone pull your pants down pricing. It's true what Mr Ecclestone says: this race...

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  • Rain stops play at Silverstone

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Rain stops play at Silverstone

    The second World Superbike race at Silverstone was cancelled due to concerns of safety after a day of heavy rain. The riders had made their way to the grid for the start of race two at about 3.30pm...

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  • Sub West wins Supersport race

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sub West wins Supersport race

    Australian Anthony West has won the Supersport race at Silverstone this afternoon in appalling conditions. The Yamaha rider, who is currently standing in for the injured Kevin Curtain, secured the win...

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  • Video: Toseland's broken CBR1000RR

    27 May 2007 by Michael Guy / Sarah Carnell

    Video: Toseland's broken CBR1000RR

    Check out the video below as our World Superbike reporter, Michael Guy, takes a look at James Toseland's Honda after his race one crash.  JT slid off in dramatic fashion in the opening laps...

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  • Bayliss wins race one at soggy Silverstone

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Bayliss wins race one at soggy Silverstone

    Troy Bayliss won the first World Superbike race of the day at Silverstone in treacherous conditions. The Australian battled all the way with Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser taking the lead from pole...

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  • Rain worsens for Supersport warm up

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Rain worsens for Supersport warm up

    Kawasaki’s Davide Giugliano was the fastest rider in the Supersport warm-up this morning after recording a 1:48.081. The session was red flagged twice after crashes involving Barry Veneman and...

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  • Fabrizio goes fastest in rain soaked warm up

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Fabrizio goes fastest in rain soaked warm up

    Honda’s Michel Fabrizio was surprisingly the fastest rider on track in this morning’s warm up at Silverstone. The riders struggled with heavy rain throughout the session but fortunately there were not...

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  • Bayliss snatches pole at Silverstone

    26 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Bayliss snatches pole at Silverstone

    Australian Troy Bayliss will begin tomorrow’s World Superbike races at Silverstone from pole position. The Ducati rider, who has won just two races so far this season, snatched pole from Noriyuki Haga...

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  • Corser throws down the gauntlet

    26 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Corser throws down the gauntlet

    Australian Troy Corser set down the gauntlet for his rivals by twice breaking the lap record at Silverstone on Saturday morning. The Yamaha rider broke BSB rider Greorio Lavilla’s record time of...

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  • Bayliss goes quickest in qualifying one

    25 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Bayliss goes quickest in qualifying one

    Australian Troy Bayliss knocked more than a second off his free practice time to go quickest in the first timed session of the weekend at Silverstone. The Ducati rider recorded a time of 1:25.295...

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  • Sofuoglu stays top in first timed practice

    25 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sofuoglu stays top in first timed practice

    Honda’s Kenan Sofuoglu continued to set the pace in the first timed session for supersport  at Silverstone. The Turkish rider went half a second quicker than his fastest time fro this morning...

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  • Haga sets the pace at Silverstone

    25 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga sets the pace at Silverstone

    Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga was quickest in this morning’s first session as World Superbikes returns to England for the first time this season. Haga recorded a best time of 1:26.219 just pipping Britain’s...

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  • Sofuoglu fastest in first supersport practice

    25 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sofuoglu fastest in first supersport practice

    Current Supersport championship leader Kenan Sufuoglu was quickest in the first free practice session at Silverstone this morning. The Hannspree Ten Kate rider recorded a best time of 1:28.480 which...

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  • Trip to Monza WSB

    24 May 2007 by pitcrewman

    Trip to Monza WSB

    Just got back from a trip to Monza for World Superbikes. This was my second trip there and we decided to stay in Milan and use the public transport system to get around, as last time, we stayed at...

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  • World Superbikes - Brands appetiser

    24 May 2007 by Kerry Green

    World Superbikes - Brands appetiser

    It's only a few weeks now to WSB at Brands Hatch so I thought that some of you may appreciate an appetiser before this year's event. Attached are a few pictures that I managed to take at...

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  • No wildcards for Silverstone

    22 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    No wildcards for Silverstone

    Even if WSB don’t follow BSB’s rules package for 2008, it seems unlikley to make any different regarding potential wild card entries in World rounds. For the first time ever, there will be no British...

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  • Monza Superstock crash aftermath

    21 May 2007 by pitcrewman

    Monza Superstock crash aftermath

    Managed to get a picture of the damaged bike from the big Superstock crash at Monza SBK. See "related news" below for previous pics of the crash from anonymous sender. I wouldn't want the...

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  • World Champion? I prefer my Daddy

    17 May 2007 by jezz-z1000

    World Champion? I prefer my Daddy

    Here is a photo of my daughter Amelia and I with James Toseland at Thunder Road's recent open day. She definitely DIDN'T want to be held by James for the photo. When my wife saw the photo she said...

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  • Toseland confident for Silverstone

    16 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland confident for Silverstone

      James Toseland believes despite Ducati historically dominating at the Silverstone circuit, he now has the package capable of winning in next weekends WSB round. For the last two years the...

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  • Haga does the double at Monza

    13 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga does the double at Monza

    Noriyuki Haga recorded a well deserved double win at Monza as he won the second World Superbikes race of the day.   The Japanese man had a dreadful start finding himself back in sixth, similar to...

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  • Sofuoglu takes race one for Supersport

    13 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sofuoglu takes race one for Supersport

    Kenan Sofuoglu continued his dominance in the Supersport championship as he won the first race of the day in Monza by just under four seconds.   The Turkish rider did not get to the first corner...

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  • Haga takes his first win at Monza

    13 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga takes his first win at Monza

    Pole man Noriyuki Haga has won the first World Superbikes race of the day at Monza in dramatic fashion.   The Yamaha man put in an unbelievable ride to win the race at the home of his team,...

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  • Sofuoglu the man of the moment

    12 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sofuoglu the man of the moment

    Kenan Sofuoglu has set the fastest time ever for a Supersport rider at Monza this afternoon on the way to pole for tomorrow’s race. The Hanspree Ten Kate Honda rider set a blitzing time of 1:50.459...

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  • Haga pole for Monza

    12 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga pole for Monza

    Japan’s Noriyuki Haga has set an unbelievable lap time to take pole for tomorrow’s World Superbike race at Monza. The Yamaha rider set a best lap of 1:44.941 in superpole just over four 10s of a...

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  • Charpentier on top in Supersport qualifying

    11 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Sebastian Charpentier saved his best till last to overhaul his Ten Kate Honda team-mate Keenan Sofuoglu to end the first qualifying session in provisional pole position. Charpentier started the day off the pace and was down in 12th position after this morning’s free practice but after changes to the bike he put himself at the top of the pile at a track where he has dominated in the past. Sofuoglu...

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  • Toseland sets fastest ever lap of Monza

    11 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland sets fastest ever lap of Monza

    James Toseland set the fastest ever Superbike lap of the Monza circuit to take provisional pole position for Sunday’s two races. Toseland became the first man ever to drop into the 1m45s bracket with...

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  • FGSport sell share to Infront

    11 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    FGSport sell share to Infront

    WSB organisers FGSport have announced they have sold a considerable share of the WSB championship to the Swiss Sports and Media promoters – Infront. Infront are owned by the godson and nephew of FIFA...

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  • Sufuoglu quickest for Supersport

    11 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Sufuoglu quickest for Supersport

    Kenan Sofuoglo was the quickest rider in this morning’s first Supersport practice at Monza. The Honda man and current championship leader recorded a quickest time of 1:50.691, just under two 100ths of...

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  • Haga goes quickest at Monza

    11 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga goes quickest at Monza

    Noriyuki Haga set the quickest time at the first WSB practice of the weekend at Monza. The Yamaha rider recorded a time of 1:46.540 ahead of Australia’s Troy Bayliss who went round in...

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  • Toseland predicts tough weekend

    10 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland predicts tough weekend

    James Toseland is predicting one of the toughest races of the season this weekend in Monza, but remains confident he can continue his 100 per cent record of winning at least one race at every round of...

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