World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Cal Crutchlow second fastest at Parkalgar

    23 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Cal Crutchlow second fastest at Parkalgar

    Factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow started his 2009 season where he finished 2008 by running at the front of the time sheets after day one at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The British rider had a...

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  • Rain threatens Parkalgar WSB test

    22 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Rain threatens Parkalgar WSB test

    Heavy rain and blustery wind are threatening any meaningful testing at the planned three day World Superbike and World Supersport test at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The test is due to start...

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  • Supercasino.com back Kawasaki WSB team

    22 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Supercasino.com back Kawasaki WSB team

    The Penrith-based Paul Bird Motorsport team has secured a lucrative deal with gaming giants SuperCasino.com to back their factory Kawasakis in WSB. SuperCasino.com was launched in October 2008 and is...

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  • Work to do for Laverty after Almeria test

    21 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Work to do for Laverty after Almeria test

    Eugene Laverty completed his first test onboard the new 2009 specification Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR he’ll campaign this year World Supersport Championship. The two days at Almeria in Spain were used...

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  • WSB official test preview

    21 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB official test preview

    On Friday, the 2009 WSB season officially kicks off with the first all teams WSB and WSS test at Parkalgar in Portugal. After months of speculation and anticipation regarding this year’s rider line-up...

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  • WSB Almeria Tests

    21 January 2009 by Alan Maynell

    A dozen or so teams from those competing in this years World Superbike, Supersport and Superstock Championships that took the extra time to come down to Almeria for a two day test session, were very much "all smiles" when the chequered flag finally brought an end to proceedings. As is usual, "Circuito de Almeria" was blessed with bright sunshine and everyone´s expectations of having a dry track...

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  • Video: A lap of the new Donington Park Circuit

    16 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    MCN were granted exclusive access to a £48,000 simulator, which shows how the all new Donington Park circuit will look after its multi million pound developments in time for the 2010 Formula One race. Although it’s difficult to appreciate the true undulation of the new circuit layout the simulator illustrates how fast and flowing the new layout will be. "It also gives an indication to the extent...

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  • Video: Haslam confident in level of new Stiggy Honda team

    16 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    With just seven days until WSB testing kicks off in Portugal and six weeks before the opening round of the championship in Australia, Leon Haslam is busy preparing for the 2009 season. The 25 year old Brit has been training hard along with spending time on a trials bike over the winter and remains confident in his new Stiggy Honda team and bike for the coming season

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  • Video: Sykes getting back to fitness and focused on Portugal test

    16 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Factory Yamaha WSB man Tom Sykes is making a quick recovery following his 100mph crash in testing at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa in December. The 23 year old Brit is now focussed on his third test on the new long bang R1 which will take place at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal on 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2009.

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  • Video: Tommy Hill talks 2009

    14 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    MCN caught up with Hannspree Altea Honda rider Tommy Hill at Donington Park last week. The 23 year old Brit only recently returned to action after breaking his right Femur twice in 2008 and has already proved he is on the pace. Hill gave MCN an insight into his aims for 2009 and his current level of fitness with WSB testing in Portugal kicking off next week.

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  • Sykes: “I could ride now if I had to”

    06 January 2009 by Michael Guy

    Sykes: “I could ride now if I had to”

    Factory Yamaha WSB man Tom Sykes is confident of a quick recovery following his 100mph crash on the final day of the Kyalami test in South Africa four weeks ago. The 23 year old crashed his R1 after...

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