World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Shane Byrne signs Althea Ducati deal

    11 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Shane Byrne signs Althea Ducati deal

    Shane Byrne has signed a deal to join the Althea Ducati squad in next year’s World Superbike championship. As revealed by MCN nearly 24 hours ago, the popular former double British Superbike...

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  • Tardozzi open to offers

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Tardozzi open to offers

    Former Xerox Ducati WSB team boss Davide Tardozzi has told MCN that he is open to offers from other factories to continue his distinguished career as one of the worlds most successful team...

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  • Haslam ready for second Suzuki test

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haslam ready for second Suzuki test

    New Alstare Suzuki signing Leon Haslam is currently on his way to Phillip Island in Australia for his second round of testing. Haslam along with team-mate Sylvan Guintoli will get three days of track...

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  • Camier still waiting for Aprilia decision

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Camier still waiting for Aprilia decision

    British Superbike champion Leon Camier is still facing an agonising wait to hear if he will be partnering Max Biaggi on the factory Aprilia WSB squad in 2010. Camier rode for the Italian manufacturer...

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  • Ben Spies at Portimao

    06 November 2009 by Fireblade65

    Ben Spies at Portimao

    Thought you would like these two pictures at Portimao. One, me with Ben Spies and the other caught Nori Haga and Ben Spies shaking hands before commencing battle!

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  • Tardozzi quits Ducati WSB squad

    05 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Tardozzi quits Ducati WSB squad

    MCN has learned that legendary Ducati World Superbike team boss Davide Tardozzi has resigned. Tardozzi has played an influential role in the team’s success having masterminded multiple world...

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  • Leon Haslam & Jed

    04 November 2009 by Cracknells

    Leon with his biggest fan Jed at the Ron Haslam Race School. He was a star and had time for everyone.

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  • Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

    02 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

    After 14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two-day test at Portimao I personally can’t wait for...

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  • Happiest guy in Portimao?

    31 October 2009 by jamierob

    Happiest guy in Portimao?

    My son had a great time at Portimao and he blagged a boot from Troy Corser a Kneeslider from JR ,Yukio Kagayama and Eugene Laverty.

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  • WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

    30 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

    After14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two day test at Portimao I already can’t wait for the...

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  • Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

    29 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

    Newly-crowned European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea has just completed a hugely impressive test aboard Cal Crutchlow's title-winning Yamaha World Supersport R6 at Portimao. The young Londoner’s...

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  • Crutchlow fast despite crash

    27 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow fast despite crash

    World Supersport Champion Cal Crutchlow wasted no time getting up to speed first time out onboard the factory Yamaha R1 Superbike he will campaign in 2010. The 23 year old Brit immediately logged...

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  • Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

    27 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

    Current Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP man, James Toseland made his much highly anticipated return to the WSB paddock today onboard the factory Yamaha R1 this morning. Riding a Superbike for the first time since...

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  • Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

    26 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

    Britain had plenty to celebrate at Portimao on Sunday. Not only was Cal Crutchlow crowned WSS champion, Gino Rea won the European Superstock 600 title. After finishing third in the final race of the...

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  • Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

    26 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

    Cal Crutchlow became Britain's first-ever World Supersport champion in a year that has seen him become hot property in the world of racing. With ten poles and five wins, Crutchlow took the title by...

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  • Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

    25 October 2009 by James Keen

    Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

    Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio proved victorious in the second of this weekend's World Superbike races at Portimao. Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga took second making it a 1-2 for the...

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  • Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

    25 October 2009 by James Keen

    Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

    Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies took victory in the first World Superbike race at Portimao. Brit Jonathan Rea claimed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team and Aprilia rider Max Biaggi finished...

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  • Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

    23 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

    Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea completed a successful day for Ten Kate Honda after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the weekend. Rea edged out the early pace setter Jakub...

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  • Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

    23 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

    Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu topped the time sheets during the first Supersport free practice. WSS title contenders Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty were also on good form as they set the...

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  • Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

    20 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

    Tom Sykes will ride for the factory Kawasaki World Superbike team in 2010. The 24 year old Brit signed a deal last week that will see him line up alongside Australian Chris Vermeulen in the British...

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  • Haga: “I’m going there to win”

    20 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haga: “I’m going there to win”

    World Superbike series leader Noriyuki Haga has declared his intention of winning races in Portimao in an effort to secure his elusive first WSB crown. Haga currently leads the championship standings...

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  • Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

    New Ten Kate Honda signing Max Neukirchner maintains he is back to fitness and is set to get his first ride on the CBR1000RR Superbike in a two day test at the Parkalgar circuit after the final round...

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