World Superbikes (November 2009)

  • Yoshimura confirm 2010 WSB wildcard rides

    30 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Yoshimura confirm 2010 WSB wildcard rides

    Yoshimura Suzuki have confirmed that they will participate in selected World Superbike races in 2010 before making an expected full time move to the championship in 2010. MCN understands that the...

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  • Superpole format tweaked for 2010

    30 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Superpole format tweaked for 2010

    The all new WSB Superpole format introduced at the beginning of 2009 has been revised for 2010. Following consultation with teams and riders, Superpole one, which sees the fastest 20 riders after...

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  • Aprilia confirm Guandalini/Borciani interest

    30 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Aprilia confirm Guandalini/Borciani interest

    Aprilia have confirmed that they are speaking with a number of teams about the option of supplying them RSV4’s to race in WSB in 2010. Current Ducati teams Guandalini and the Marco Borciani’s run...

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  • Haslam enjoying life in factory team

    27 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haslam enjoying life in factory team

    Following his three day test at Phillip Island in Australia, Leon Haslam remains 100% convinced he’s made the best decision of his career to join the factory Suzuki Alstare squad. Having ridden for...

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  • Camier talks about his new Aprilia WSB ride

    27 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Camier talks about his new Aprilia WSB ride

    Following months of speculation, Leon Camier has spoken about his new deal that will see him ride for the Factory Aprilia squad in World Superbike alongside Max Biaggi in 2010. After riding the...

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  • Leon Camier to sign for Aprilia

    16 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Leon Camier is poised this week to sign for the factory Aprilia team alongside Max Biaggi. Rumours suggested the deal would be finalised today (Monday) and an official  announcement would be made by Aprilia this afternoon but when MCN contacted the company to get confirmation, spokesman Daniele Tosatti said: “We are not expecting to make any announcement until the test at Misano later this...

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  • Shane Byrne eager to get back on track

    16 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    The WSB season might only have just finished but Shane Byrne is itching to get back on track now that he’s confirmed his deal with Althea Ducati for next year. “I wish I could go and ride the new bike right now,” he told MCN. The reason for his enthusiasm is that he’ll be on the same top level equipment as new team-mate Carlos Checa. Shakey said: “The difference in 2010 is that I’ll be getting...

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  • Shane Byrne signs Althea Ducati deal

    11 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Shane Byrne signs Althea Ducati deal

    Shane Byrne has signed a deal to join the Althea Ducati squad in next year’s World Superbike championship. As revealed by MCN nearly 24 hours ago, the popular former double British Superbike...

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  • Tardozzi open to offers

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Tardozzi open to offers

    Former Xerox Ducati WSB team boss Davide Tardozzi has told MCN that he is open to offers from other factories to continue his distinguished career as one of the worlds most successful team...

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  • Haslam ready for second Suzuki test

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haslam ready for second Suzuki test

    New Alstare Suzuki signing Leon Haslam is currently on his way to Phillip Island in Australia for his second round of testing. Haslam along with team-mate Sylvan Guintoli will get three days of track...

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  • Camier still waiting for Aprilia decision

    06 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Camier still waiting for Aprilia decision

    British Superbike champion Leon Camier is still facing an agonising wait to hear if he will be partnering Max Biaggi on the factory Aprilia WSB squad in 2010. Camier rode for the Italian manufacturer...

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  • Ben Spies at Portimao

    06 November 2009 by Fireblade65

    Ben Spies at Portimao

    Thought you would like these two pictures at Portimao. One, me with Ben Spies and the other caught Nori Haga and Ben Spies shaking hands before commencing battle!

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  • Tardozzi quits Ducati WSB squad

    05 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Tardozzi quits Ducati WSB squad

    MCN has learned that legendary Ducati World Superbike team boss Davide Tardozzi has resigned. Tardozzi has played an influential role in the team’s success having masterminded multiple world...

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  • Leon Haslam & Jed

    04 November 2009 by Cracknells

    Leon with his biggest fan Jed at the Ron Haslam Race School. He was a star and had time for everyone.

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  • Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

    02 November 2009 by Michael Guy

    Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

    After 14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two-day test at Portimao I personally can’t wait for...

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