World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Batta backs new Suzuki signings

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Batta backs new Suzuki signings

    Alstare Suzuki team boss Francis Batta has given his unconditional backing to his two new 2010 WSB signings. Following a split with his former number one rider Max Neukirchner, Batta has secured an...

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  • Donington Park given two week reprieve

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Donington Park given two week reprieve

    Following reports in the National press suggesting that Donington Park will lose the 2010 Formula One race, the Leicestershire circuit has been granted a two week extension by F1 boss Bernie...

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  • Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

    12 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

    Max Neukirchner will make a dramatic switch to Ten Kate Honda in 2010 to ride alongside Britain’s Jonathan Rea. MCN exclusively revealed on Saturday that Neukirchner met with the Dutch team at their...

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  • Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

    Sylvain Guintoli will make a dramatic switch to WSB with Alstare Suzuki – replacing Max Neukirchner, who has signed for Ten Kate Honda. Guintoli’s move has been sanctioned by the Suzuki factory – even...

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  • Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

    09 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

    Max Neukirchner is poised to make a dramatic switch to the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad in 2010. MCN understands that the 26 year old German is set to leave his current position in the Alstare...

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  • Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

    08 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

    Further to the Alstare Suzuki squad announcing that it has terminated it’s title sponsorship deal with Italian mouth guard manufacturer Dr Brux on 28th September, Dr Brux have issued their own press...

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  • Toseland: “I want the WSB title back”

    08 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Toseland:  “I want the WSB title back”

    The story so far Since joining the French Tech 3 Yamaha satellite squad at the end of 2007, Toseland has enjoyed a mixture of success and disappointment, but ultimately hasn’t done enough to keep his...

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  • 2010 WSB Calendar confirmed

    07 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    2010 WSB Calendar confirmed

    The 2010 World Superbike calendar will feature a total of 13 rounds with the series no longer travelling to the Losail circuit in Qatar. Other noticeable changes include the Portugal round of the...

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  • Crutchlow on pole, Laverty fourth

    03 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow on pole, Laverty fourth

    World Supersport title rivals Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty will line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrows penultimate round show down at Magny Cours. In a thrilling qualifying session...

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  • Fabrizio takes control in second qualifying

    03 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Fabrizio takes control in second qualifying

    Inform Italian Michel Fabrizio stamped his authority on the second qualifying session at Magny Cours by finishing a convincing 0.377 seconds faster than his closest rival Ben Spies. Onboard his Xerox...

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  • Fabrizio secures provisional pole from Rea

    02 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Fabrizio secures provisional pole from Rea

    Imola race two winner Michel Fabrizio stormed to an impressive provisional  pole position in first qualifying at Imola today. Onboard the Xerox Ducati, the 25 year old Italian snatched the...

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  • Slow start for Laverty and Crutchlow

    02 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Slow start for Laverty and Crutchlow

    Championship rivals Eugene Laverty and Cal Crutchlow, riding at Magny Cours for the first time, both made slow starts in this afternoons opening free practice session finishing down in seventh and...

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  • Rea and Haslam lead the way at Magny Cours

    02 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Rea and Haslam lead the way at Magny Cours

    Jonathan Rea kicked off his Magny Cours race weekend in style by topping the time sheets in the opening free practice session. Onboard the Ten Kate Honda, Rea was the only man to dip under the 1m40s...

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  • Haga wants repeat of 2007 Magny Cours double

    01 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    World Superbike championship leader Noriyuki Haga will be going all out to replicate his stunning 2007 double win at the French track this weekend at Magny Cours. Haga currently leads friend and rival Ben Spies by three points after a stunning performance at Imola last weekend where he secured a win and second place. Over the last five years Haga has enjoyed unprecedented success at the French...

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  • Toseland and Crutchlow to WSB

    01 October 2009 by Marc Potter

    Toseland and Crutchlow to WSB

    Yamaha has officially confirmed that James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow will form an all-British Yamaha WSB front for 2010, as exclusively revealed by MCN. Cal moves up from the World Supersport...

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  • Spies “It will be a good last four races”

    01 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Spies “It will be a good last four races”

    Ben Spies remains confident he can win the World Superbike Championship at his first attempt and believes the next two rounds at Magny Cours and Portimao will suit his Yamaha perfectly. Last weekend...

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  • Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

    27 September 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

    Italian Michel Fabrizio has won the second WSB race in Imola ahead of team-mate and new championship leader Noriyuki Haga. Noriyuki Haga took to the lead early on in the race, ahead of Fabrizio and...

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  • Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

    27 September 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

    Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga took his first ever race win at Imola in the first World Superbike race of the day ahead of Italian Max Biaggi. Italian Biaggi led the race from the start...

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  • Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

    26 September 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

    Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizo has taken his first pole position at Imola ahead of rookie Ben Spies. It looked like championship leader Ben Spies had pole position wrapped up, but Fabrizio managed...

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  • WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

    25 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

    Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio made the most of the single, one hour free practice session at Imola to set the fastest time of the day. The 25 year old Italian was the only man to lap under 1m 50s,...

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  • Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

    25 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

    Cal Crutchlow secured the fastest time in this afternoons delayed World Supersport free practice session at Imola. The current championship leader set a best lap of 1m 52.751, 1.2 seconds slower than...

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