World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • WSB test Imola: Haga update

    15 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB test Imola: Haga update

    Noriyuki Haga is continuing to make good progress following his sickening race two crash at Donington Park 16 days ago. The Xerox Ducati rider and WSB series leader made an appearance at the Imola...

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  • WSB Test Imola: Checa leads the way

    15 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB Test Imola: Checa leads the way

    Carlos Checa secured the fastest time in the first 2 hour 5 minute session on day one of the revised Imola circuit in Italy. Onboard the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Checa set a best time of 1m 50.342s in...

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  • Byrne upbeat about current run of results

    10 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    Byrne upbeat about current run of results

    Shane Byrne aims to continue his strong run of form into next weeks official SBK test at Imola and onto the tenth round of the Championship at Brno a week after. In the last three rounds Shakey has...

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  • WSB men ready for two day Imola test

    10 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB men ready for two day Imola test

    WSB’s big guns head to Italy next week for an official two day test at the revised Imola circuit, which was last used by SBK back in 2006. Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will sit out of the test...

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  • Meeting my heroes at Donington WSB

    10 July 2009 by Luke Samuels

    Meeting my heroes at Donington WSB

    I went to the World Superbike at Donington Park and met two of my heroes. The legend Kevin Schwantz and Ben Spies the legend to be! Also James Toseland who I went to High School...

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  • Bayliss tips Spies for WSB title

    09 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss tips Spies for WSB title

    Reigning World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss believes that Ben Spies and the factory Yamaha team are on target to secure the prestigious WSB crown in 2009. Following on from Spies’ emphatic double...

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  • Haslam satisfied with Brno test

    09 July 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haslam satisfied with Brno test

    Stiggy Honda men Leon Haslam and John Hopkins have completed a two day test at Brno in preparation for the next round of the championship which takes place at the Czech track on 24th to 26th...

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  • Rae Man

    07 July 2009 by Darren Pugh

    Rae Man

    My Daughter Amber and Johnny Rae at the wsbk Donnington. What a great weekend we had. The great man had so much time for us.

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  • Trip to Catalan GP

    04 July 2009 by gixxersean

    Trip to Catalan GP

    Here is a picture from our recent trip to Spain & Catalan GP. It was taken before one of the best races ever. These shirts attracted a lot of Spanish attention, we stood there for about...

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  • I'll tell you where the crowds were!

    03 July 2009 by trevor.cummings

    I'll tell you where the crowds were!

    Michael Guy asked in your last packed issue, where the crowds were at Donington? They were in the garden, with a beer watching on the patio screen, as where many supporters in Nottingham. We live 25...

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  • Haga WILL race at next WSB round

    30 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Haga WILL race at next WSB round

    Current WSB Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will race at the next WSB round at Brno, Xerox Ducati has said. Get all the latest WSB news Haga, who crashed during the second race at Donington Park on...

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  • WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

    29 June 2009 by jamierob

    WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

    Here are some photos from our annual pilgrimage from N.I to Donington, glad we chose WSB this year. As you can see my son had a great time meeting the stars even if the err photographer wasn't that...

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  • Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

    28 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

    Championship leader Noriyuki Haga has been airlifted to Derby hospital following his heavy crash in race two at Donington Park. The 34 year old crashed his Xerox Ducati at Coppice on lap four in a...

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  • DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

    28 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

    DJ and club legend Carl Cox was one of the guests at Ducati’s Superbike Party at Donington Park WSB event. Cox, who was named the world’s number one DJ by DJ Magazine,  was one of 300 guests to...

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  • Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

    28 June 2009 by Louise Cain

    Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

    Ben Spies has taken his second race win at Donington Park coming over the line 6.622 seconds clear of Leon Haslam who took second place for the Stiggy Honda team and his British fans. Michel Fabrizo...

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  • Donington WSB: Cummins – enjoyed it, loved it, brilliant

    28 June 2009 by Louise Cain

    Road race specialist and the fastest Manx man round the Isle of Man TT Mountain circuit, Connor Cummins finished his first European Superstock race in 18th place just a stone’s throw from a points scoring position. Fresh from his double podium finish at the TT Cummins was keen to make the most of his World level debut. He said: “It has been a really good weekend. Practice went good as it stayed...

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  • Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

    28 June 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

    Ben Spies took a lights to flag victory during race one at the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park in the UK. The Yamaha riding American was never headed and his nearest...

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  • Donington WSB: Spies on pole

    27 June 2009 by Louise Cain

    Donington WSB: Spies on pole

    Ben Spies has once again trounced the competition to take pole position at Donington Park for the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship. He made it through to the top eight shoot out and...

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  • Donington Park infield open as usual

    27 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Donington Park infield open as usual

    After being bombarded with criticism for lack of infield facilities Donington has provided WSB fans with stalls, a new grandstand and beefed up toilet and catering facilities. Part of the infield...

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  • Crutchlow on WSB pace despite injury

    27 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow on WSB pace despite injury

    Cal Crutchlow stunned his rivals in second free practice this morning by setting a blistering 1m 31.938 despite riding with a cracked bone in his left ankle. The 23 year old sustained the injury...

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  • Kiyonari back on WP suspension at Donington

    27 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Kiyonari back on WP suspension at Donington

    Following an announcement on Friday that the Ten Kate Honda team will use Ohlins suspension for the rest of the year, Ryuichi Kiyonari has made the surprise switch back to the original WP suspension...

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  • Donington WSB: Fabrizio takes over night pole

    27 June 2009 by Louise Cain

    Donington WSB: Fabrizio takes over night pole

    Damp but drying conditions made for an interesting World Superbike first qualifying session at Donington Park, and it was Xerox Ducati’s Michel Fabrizio who came out on top. Britain’s Leon Haslam on...

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