World Superbikes (September 2008)

  • Video: Jonathan Rea talks from Magny Cours test

    30 September 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Guy

    Jonathan Rea put pressure on his Ten Kate Honda World Superport team-mate Andrew Pitt at last week's Magny Cours test lapping at world record pace and you can see how he felt in our video. Check out the video below to see Rea in action and here what he had to say about the two day test and riding with F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

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  • Spies to join Sykes at Yamaha in WSB

    30 September 2008 by Michael Guy

    Spies to join Sykes at Yamaha in WSB

    Triple US Superbike Champion Ben Spies is set to ride alongside Britain's Tom Sykes in the official Yamaha Italia World Superbike team in 2009. Spies has been linked with the Yamaha ride...

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  • Video: Michael Schumacher tests Ten Kate World Superbike Fireblade

    29 September 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Guy

    F1 superstar Michael Schumacher got to ride the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade alongside World Superbike racer Carlos Checa at Magny Cours last week and MCN got to see him in action. Check out the video below to see Schumacher in action and with the team in the pits, click here to read what he thought of the bike then grab a copy of the October 1 edition of MCN to get the full...

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  • Shakey signs for Sterilgarda Ducati in WSB

    29 September 2008 by Michael Guy

    Shakey signs for Sterilgarda Ducati in WSB

    Newly crowned BSB Champion Shane Byrne will ride for the Sterilgarda Ducati squad in WSB in 2009. Shakey who clinched the 2008 BSB crown with a third place podium finish in race one at Silverstone has...

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  • Left wrist injury plagues Russell Holland

    26 September 2008 by James Keen

    Left wrist injury plagues Russell Holland

    World Supersport rider Russell Holland is suffering from a left wrist injury he sustained after his spectacular crash at the Donington round. After a Magnetic Resonance taken early in...

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  • Haga's leathers up for auction

    25 September 2008 by Sarah Carnell

    Haga's leathers up for auction

    A set of Noriyuki Haga leathers, which he wore for the Donington Park WSB round, are up for auction to raise money for motorcycling charity Riders for Health. The Alpinestars leathers were a special...

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  • BMW signs Troy Corser for WSB 2009

    25 September 2008 by James Keen

    BMW signs Troy Corser for WSB 2009

    As MCN predicted and previously reported, BMW have officially announced that Australian Troy Corser has signed to ride the all new BMW S1000RR in next year’s Superbike World Championship.

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  • Sylvain Guintoli on the pace in Yamaha WSB test

    23 September 2008 by Michael Guy

    Sylvain Guintoli on the pace in Yamaha WSB test

    MotoGP rider Sylvain Guintoli has given Yamaha Italia WSB bosses some food for thought after seriously impressing in a one day test at Vallelunga on Monday. The Frenchman currently rides for the Alice...

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  • Vallelunga WSB: Biaggi's Race 2 crash video

    22 September 2008 by James Keen

    Vallelunga WSB: Biaggi's Race 2 crash video

    If you were watching the WSB action in Vallelunga, you probably witnessed Max Biaggi's brutal crash early on in race 2, putting the Italian out of the race at his home circuit.  click...

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  • Eugene Laverty hails stunning podium

    22 September 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Eugene Laverty hails stunning podium

    Eugene Laverty hailed his brilliant World Supersport podium in Vallelunga as the ‘best day’ of his career. The Irish rider, who has quit his Blusens Aprilia 250 squad for the remaining four races to...

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  • Max Biaggi's 2009 Aprilia race bike revealed

    21 September 2008 by James Keen

    Max Biaggi's 2009 Aprilia race bike revealed

    Italian Max Biaggi has signed to ride for Aprilia in 2009 and we have official pictures and details of the Aprilia V4 race bike he'll be piloting next season. The RSV4 will make its debut in the 2009...

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  • Max Biaggi signs for Aprilia WSB

    19 September 2008 by Michael Guy

    Max Biaggi signs for Aprilia WSB

    Max Biaggi will ride for Aprilia in the World Superbike Championship in 2009. MCN has learned that the current Sterilgarda Ducati rider signed a two year deal with Aprilia on Thursday and there will...

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  • The perks of working at XEROX

    18 September 2008 by john welly

    The perks of working at XEROX

    My wife, who is a receptionist at XEROX, had her photo taken with a couple of racers the other day, I couldn't believe it when she showed me the pic!

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  • Perfect day at Donington ruined

    12 September 2008 by jon

    Went to my first ever WSB meeting at Donington Park on sunday 7th after buying some paddock passes off ebay. Me and the mrs had an amazing day. Great to get so close and involved in the paddock. Met lifelong hero randy mamola, ron haslam etc. perfect day. UNTIL.... leaving at 4.20 returned to redgate corner where i parked my beloved Aprilia rsv mille and found out it had been stolen. At...

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  • Bayliss at Donington

    09 September 2008 by Tom Muldowney

    Bayliss at Donington

    I thought you might like to see some photos of Troy Bayliss my girlfriend took, just after his crash in race two at Donington Park.

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  • Lasting Memory

    09 September 2008 by Dave Perkins

    Lasting Memory

    Tommy Hill doing Jonesy proud at Donington, no more fitting tribute could be possible, at the place of Jonesy's finest hour. R.I.P. Jonesy, you will never be forgotten.

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  • Donington Park WSB

    09 September 2008 by ferrett123

    Donington Park WSB

    Although the weather was typical of the uk, it was still a good day out at Sunday's WSB at Donington park. It was my girlfriends first ever bike race as well, despite the weather she loved it all and...

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  • Brilliant ride by Troy Corser

    09 September 2008 by Tricky

    Brilliant ride by Troy Corser

    Brilliant ride by Troy Corser on Sunday Race 2 to get that podium, despite the absolutely awful conditions, and the amount of pain he was in. Here he was on Saturday not having as much luck. Ouch.

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