World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Airwaves Yamaha duo busy at Donington

    26 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Airwaves Yamaha duo busy at Donington

    In this week’s MCN WSB Supplement, GSE Racing team boss Colin Wright says that the key to success at the event, indeed any professional road race, is doing laps. It builds rider confidence, improves...

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  • Ten Kate Honda confirm Ohlins switch

    26 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Ten Kate Honda confirm Ohlins switch

    The Ten Kate Honda World Superbike and World Supersport teams have confirmed they will split from long time suspension partner WP and use Ohlins Andreani equipment for the remainder of the 2009...

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  • Andrews gets confused.com Kawasaki

    26 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Andrews gets confused.com Kawasaki

    MSS Colchester Kawasaki rider Simon Andrews lines up as a wild card entry for this weekend’s Donington Park World Superbike round with backing from insurance comparison site, Confused.com. Compare...

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  • Misano WSB: Jonathan Rea victorious in race 2

    21 June 2009 by James Keen

    Misano WSB: Jonathan Rea victorious in race 2

    Brit rider Jonathan Rea took his first win in race 2 at the Misano WSB round for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Team. Second place went to Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio on his 1098R, just ahead of...

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  • Misano WSB: Hopkins out as rain hits Misano

    21 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Misano WSB: Hopkins out as rain hits Misano

    John Hopkins will not ride in the two WSB races at Misano today due to injuries sustained in Assen in April. Hopkins planned to make his comeback this weekend, but has struggled throughout practice...

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  • Misano WSB: Smrz denies Spies of eighth consecutive pole

    20 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Guandalini Ducati rider Jacob Smrz ended Ben Spies unprecedented run of pole positions by securing the fastest lap time in the three stage Superpole shootout at Misano this afternoon. Using a new multi lap Pirelli qualifying tyre the Czech rider set a stunning 1m35.435s best to set a new circuit best lap in the process. Smrz has shown throughout 2009 that he is capable of putting in fast laps, but...

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  • Rea on lap record pace at Magny Cours test

    16 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Rea on lap record pace at Magny Cours test

    The three man Ten Kate Honda team of Jonathan Rea, Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari have concluded a successful test at Magny Cours in France. The team were forced to ride in wet conditions on Monday...

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  • Tommy Hill out of WSB

    16 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Tommy Hill out of WSB

    Tommy Hill is out of the World Superbike championship after parting company with his Altea Honda squad. In a mutual decision with the team. Hill decided to quit the Italian squad sighting a lack of...

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  • Hoegee Suzuki out of World Supersport

    03 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Hoegee Suzuki out of World Supersport

    The Hoegee Suzuki team have withdrawn from World Supersport championship with immediate effect sighting a lack of sponsorship due to the current global economic crisis as the reason for their...

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  • Checa looks to AMA in 2010

    03 June 2009 by Michael Guy

    Checa looks to AMA in 2010

    Carlos Checa made an impressive return to form in America by securing his first podium of 2009 in race one. The Spaniard looked set for another strong result in race two having shown a strong race...

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  • WSB America: Spies secures race one victory

    31 May 2009 by Michael Guy

    Ben Spies has dominated the opening two-part race at Miller Motorsports Park with an empathic eight second victory ahead of Spaniard Carlos Checa. Brit Jonathan Rea rode an impressive race to finish third on track, but on aggregate timing dropped to fifth place. Third spot went to a hard charging Michel Fabrizio who pushed his way past Max Biaggi and Ryuichi Kiyonari in the closing laps. Kiyonari...

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  • WSS America: Lascorz fastest on day one

    30 May 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSS America: Lascorz fastest on day one

    Factory Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz got to grips with the fast Miller Motorsports circuit to secure the fastest Supersport time of the day ahead of three time race winner Eugene Laverty. Parkalgar...

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  • Spies targets home double at Miller

    29 May 2009 by Michael Guy

    Spies targets home double at Miller

    Ben Spies enters the seventh round of the World Superbike championship in confident mood with the clear aim of leaving his home race with the double win. The 25 year old American has an impressive...

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  • Dreaming of a dream WSB paddock

    21 May 2009 by mattleon

    Let's face it - this year's World Superbike grid is filled up with some pretty monster names. Ok, well at least it will be again soon once the casualties of Monza return from the hospital. BUT...... Through the gossip i am hearing on the paddock, and from reading the pages of the greatest newspaper published in the World, I am already dreaming of a 2010 World Superbike grid full of not monster...

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  • Haga philosophical about title hopes

    21 May 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haga philosophical about title hopes

    Noriyuki Haga maintains there is a long way to go before he even starts thinking about claiming his first ever WSB crown. The Xerox Ducati rider now sits 85 points ahead of his team-mate Michel...

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  • Kyalami WSB: Race 1 results - Haga wins

    17 May 2009 by MCN

    Kyalami WSB: Race 1 results - Haga wins

    Noriyuki Haga showed again why he is the current leader on points as he secured his fifth win this year. Spies was challenging Haga until a mistake in the middle of the race when Spies feet...

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  • Kyalami WSS: Crutchlow takes pole

    16 May 2009 by MCN

    Kyalami WSS: Crutchlow takes pole

    Cal Crutchlow maintained his momentum from Monza and took pole again on his Yamaha R6. This puts the young Brit in an perfect position to dominate the race and continue his winning...

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