World Superbikes (June 2009)

  • 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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  • 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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