World Superbikes (November 2008)

  • Have your say: Is MotoGP doomed?

    26 November 2008 by Michael Guy

    Have your say: Is MotoGP doomed?

    With companies like Aprilia and BMW using the production-based WSB series to develop new motorcycles and technologies, you have to ask why we need such an expensive racing series like MotoGP? BMW...

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  • Aprilia wheel out liveried-up RSV4 WSB racer

    19 November 2008 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia wheel out liveried-up RSV4 WSB racer

    MCN has exclusively witnessed the next step in the story of Aprilia's awesome new RSV4 superbike. The full race version, which is due to be campaigned by Max Biaggi in World Superbikes next year, was...

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  • Honda offer Michael Schumacher WSB ride

    18 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Honda offer Michael Schumacher WSB ride

    Reports have emerged that Honda Racing would allow former F1 multiple world champion Michael Schumacher a ride in World Superbikes in 2009. Honda Racing’s Carlo Fiorani told Italy’s Gazzetto dello...

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  • Shane Byrne tops final day of Parkalgar test

    06 November 2008 by Michael Guy

    Shane Byrne tops final day of Parkalgar test

    Shane Byrne made a seriously impressive start to his World Superbike career by topping the time sheets in the two day test at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The newly crowned BSB champion set a...

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  • Shakeys Byrne's first outing

    05 November 2008 by matto3227

    Shakeys Byrne's first outing

    Here are some images from Shane "Shakey" Byrne's first test outing on the Sterilgarda Ducati in Portugal on Tuesday morning. Shakey was on track with other top riders such as Ben Spies, Tom Sykes and...

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  • Spies shows pace after first day of testing

    05 November 2008 by Michael Guy

    Spies shows pace after first day of testing

    Ben Spies proved he will be a WSB contender in 2009 by matching the lap time of Noriyuki Haga first time out on the Yamaha Italia R1 at Parkalgar. The American posted a 1m 44.0s lap onboard the bike...

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  • Sykes and Spies test 2009 Big Bang R1

    04 November 2008 by Michael Guy

    Sykes and Spies test 2009 Big Bang R1

    Tom Sykes and Ben Spies got their first taste of the all new big bang Yamaha R1 they will be campaigning in next years World Superbike championship  on Monday. The two WSB rookies got out on...

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  • Portimao WSB impressions

    03 November 2008 by harvey ken.

    Living here in Portugaland having been a life long fan of all motorcycle events you can imagine how we felt knowing the WSB was coming to a track minutes away from our house. Sunday was a day to remember with one of the greatest riders of the modern era competing at this new venue. He did not dissapoint. Troy Bayliss went out in style. What a pity there were down sides to our day. Why is it, when...

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  • Portimao WSB: Troy Bayliss takes race one win

    02 November 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Portimao WSB: Troy Bayliss takes race one win

    World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss has taken his tenth race win of the 2008 season in the first WSB race at the new Portimao circuit in Portugal. Bayliss took the lead on the first lap and...

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  • FGSport rebrands as Infront Motor Sports

    01 November 2008 by Michael Guy

    FGSport rebrands as Infront Motor Sports

    World Superbike promoters FGSport have announced that it has re-branded to Infront Motor Sports following the sale of it’s majority share holding to Infront Sports and Media. FG Sport headed by...

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