World Superbikes (May 2007)

  • Latest World Superbike championship standings

    07 October 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Latest World Superbike championship standings

    Final World Superbike standings after round 14: James Toseland GBR Honda 415 Noriyki Haga JPN Yamaha 413 Max Biaggi ITA Suzuki 397 Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati 372 Troy Corser AUS Yamaha 296 Ruben Xaus ESP...

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  • We met Chris Walker!

    31 May 2007 by Roger Spencer

    We met Chris Walker!

    Here's a picture of us two 'oldies' on our nine-year-old Fazer and my wife Shirley with Chris Walker at Assen World Supers in 2006.   Great paper, look forward to reading the next issue.

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  • Biaggi snubs MotoGP return

    31 May 2007 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi snubs MotoGP return

    Max Biaggi has snubbed a return to MotoGP after revealing to MCN that he’s happy in WSB. At Silverstone last weekend Biaggi’s Alstare Suzuki team stated their intention to switch to MotoGP with team...

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  • We won't go again

    29 May 2007 by Anonymous

    Me, my son and brother went to watch the WSB at Silverstone. We sat in the freezing rain waiting for the second race to then hear that it was to dangerous for the riders. I thought we might have had some sort of a refund... We wont be going again

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  • Vankeymeulen injury woes

    29 May 2007 by Clive McNeil

    Speculation that Didier Vankeymeulen will be out of the Superstock 1000 and World Endurance championships for 3 months after his Silverstone crash may be slightly pessimistic. The TTSL-MGM Racing rider has broken his L1 vertebrae, along with a wrist but hopes to be back on a bike earlier than was feared.

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  • Video: Toseland's Silverstone highside

    29 May 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Toseland's Silverstone highside

    James Toseland survived an amazing highside in the first race at Silverstone only to get back up and finish in eigth place. Check out the video below to see the crash and highlights of the rain...

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  • Wash out at Silverstone

    29 May 2007 by Steve James

    If it's not F1 Siverstone are not interested! It seems all they're interested in is making money, they do not care about the fans. Having decided to brave the rain to support our local hero JT we arrived at the circuit and paid our £45. We decided to go to Becketts Corner as this had been recommended as a good spot. We noticed that despite the wheather conditions all the stands except for the...

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  • Kagayama crash

    29 May 2007 by silfox

    Kagayama crash

    Yukio Kagayama falling off during Silverstone's Saturday practice. He had a problem with his brakes.

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  • Seat fiasco made Silverstone dangerous

    28 May 2007 by scottdb

    Did anyone like the "roaming grandstand seat" arrangement at Silverstone for the WSB meeting? I have been to many racing events and never seen so many arguments. The idea is everyone who paid entrance had a grandstand seat. However, hundreds of fans either hadn't been there before or weren't aware that not all grandstands were covered. My friend and I knew we wanted to be at the dodgy chicane in...

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  • Rain at Silverstone

    28 May 2007 by Paul Bennett

    I was unfortunate enough to attend WSB at Silverstone and witness half a day's racing with no mention of a refund. The riders who I admired so much said conditions were too dangerous to race so I expect relaxed in the corporate entertainment of the hospitality areas provided by various sponsors whilst I rode in the same pi**ing rain back to north Devon. Like hundreds of other bikers I had handed...

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  • 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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