World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Spies: “It’s crunch time”

    24 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Spies: “It’s crunch time”

    World Superbike series leader Ben Spies has admitted that this weekends Imola showdown is pivotal point in his title aspirations and the result will play a major part in how he rides in the final two...

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  • Rea full of confidence for Imola

    24 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Rea full of confidence for Imola

    Having won last time out at Nurburgring onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Jonathan Rea arrives in Imola full of confidence for this weekends race. The 22 year old sits fourth in the championship...

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  • Go Eugene!

    23 September 2009 by rob davis

    Go Eugene!

    It will be great to see some more new blood in WSS. I love my Triumph 675 and just want to see it get on the podium. But I must admit I'm rooting for Eugene Laverty!

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  • Xaus ‘hopeful’ about Imola return

    22 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Xaus ‘hopeful’ about Imola return

    Ruben Xaus remains hopeful that he will make his return to racing at this weekends round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola. Xaus suffered a huge crash during the opening race at Brno in...

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  • Haga and Fabrizio retained at Ducati for 2010

    21 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haga and Fabrizio retained at Ducati for 2010

    The Xerox Ducati World Superbike team has confirmed that Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio will be retained in 2010. Haga and Fabrizio currently sit second and third in the title standings with three...

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  • Chaz Davies gets Triumph World Supersport ride

    16 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Chaz Davies gets Triumph World Supersport ride

    Following the conclusion of his season competing in the AMA Sportbike Championship, 22 year old Chaz Davies has signed a three race deal to race the ParkinGO Triumph BE1 675 in the World Supersport...

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  • Toseland in demand

    15 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Toseland in demand

    While James Toseland remains focused on the final four rounds of this years MotoGP championship, long time manager Roger Burnett has revealed his desire to secure Toseland a top ride in WSB. In an...

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  • Share Haga's pit box at Imola

    15 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Share Haga's pit box at Imola

    The Xerox Ducati World Superbike squad will provide race fans the chance to see Noriyuki Haga and his team in action at Imola next weekend thanks to an innovative new web cam giving live footage...

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  • Spies: "Haga and Rea crash was a 50/50"

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Spies: "Haga and Rea crash was a 50/50"

    After witnessing Noriyuki Haga and Jonathan Rea’s clash, which resulted in Haga retiring from race two crash at Nurburgring, Ben Spies believes that both Haga and Rea are equally to blame. Having...

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  • Hopkins out for rest of the season

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Hopkins out for rest of the season

    American John Hopkins has been diagnosed with blood on the brain following his first race crash at the Nurburgring when he was struck by another rider. Hopkins has been plagued by injury throughout...

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  • Checa stakes claim for top ride in 2010

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Checa stakes claim for top ride in 2010

    Carlos Checa maintains he want to continue in WSB in 2010 following a string of impressive results onboard the Ten Kate Honda. In the last four races the 36 year old Spaniard has secured three podiums...

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  • Crutchlow in limbo over 2010 deal

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow in limbo over 2010 deal

    Cal Crutchlow is hoping to make a decision on his future in the next seven days, which will see him either in Moto2 or WSB. The current World Supersport series leader is being courted by the Gresini...

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  • Rea focussed on more race wins

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Rea focussed on more race wins

    Following his stunning Nurburgring race two win, Jonathan Rea has vowed to fight for victory in the final three rounds of the championship. Rea currently sits fourth in the title standings 45 points...

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  • 2010 WSB Calendar taking shape

    10 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    2010 WSB Calendar taking shape

    Next years World Superbike championship looks set to become a 13 round series instead of 14 with the Qatar race being dropped from the schedule. Qatar has been on the calendar since 2005 but with...

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  • WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results

    06 September 2009 by MCN

    WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results

    1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1  3 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 4 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 5 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR  6...

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  • WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results

    06 September 2009 by MCN

    WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results

    1  19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1  2  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 3   7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR  4  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR  5  ...

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  • WSS Nurburgring results

    06 September 2009 by MCN

    WSS Nurburgring results

    1 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 2 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 3 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 5 99 Foret F. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6  6 8...

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  • WSB: Hopkins and Tamada hospitalised

    06 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB: Hopkins and Tamada hospitalised

    John Hopkins and Makoto Tamada have been taken to hospital following a first race, first lap, first corner crash. In the incident Hopkins appeared to be run over by Ryuichi Kiyonari with Tamada being...

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  • Donnington WSB 2009

    17 August 2009 by Dave Lamb

    Donnington WSB 2009

    Meeting the lovely Oli and World Superbikes Donnington, and got to meet a few more of my favorite riders while i was there :)

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  • Laverty: “I haven’t ruled out GP2”

    11 August 2009 by Michael Guy

    Laverty: “I haven’t ruled out GP2”

    World Supersport title contender Eugene Laverty has revealed that he would consider switch back to the MotoGP paddock to race in GP2 if the right ride is available. Laverty spent two years riding...

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