World Superbikes (October 2009)

  • Happiest guy in Portimao?

    31 October 2009 by jamierob

    Happiest guy in Portimao?

    My son had a great time at Portimao and he blagged a boot from Troy Corser a Kneeslider from JR ,Yukio Kagayama and Eugene Laverty.

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  • WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

    30 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

    After14 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 already can’t wait for the...

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  • Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

    29 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

    Newly-crowned European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea has just completed a hugely impressive test aboard Cal Crutchlow's title-winning Yamaha World Supersport R6 at Portimao. The young Londoner’s...

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  • Crutchlow fast despite crash

    27 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow fast despite crash

    World Supersport Champion Cal Crutchlow wasted no time getting up to speed first time out onboard the factory Yamaha R1 Superbike he will campaign in 2010. The 23 year old Brit immediately logged...

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  • Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

    27 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

    Current Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP man, James Toseland made his much highly anticipated return to the WSB paddock today onboard the factory Yamaha R1 this morning. Riding a Superbike for the first time since...

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  • Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

    26 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

    Britain had plenty to celebrate at Portimao on Sunday. Not only was Cal Crutchlow crowned WSS champion, Gino Rea won the European Superstock 600 title. After finishing third in the final race of the...

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  • Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

    26 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

    Cal Crutchlow became Britain's first-ever World Supersport champion in a year that has seen him become hot property in the world of racing. With ten poles and five wins, Crutchlow took the title by...

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  • Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

    25 October 2009 by James Keen

    Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

    Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio proved victorious in the second of this weekend's World Superbike races at Portimao. Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga took second making it a 1-2 for the...

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  • Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

    25 October 2009 by James Keen

    Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

    Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies took victory in the first World Superbike race at Portimao. Brit Jonathan Rea claimed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team and Aprilia rider Max Biaggi finished...

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  • Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

    23 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

    Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea completed a successful day for Ten Kate Honda after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the weekend. Rea edged out the early pace setter Jakub...

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  • Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

    23 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

    Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu topped the time sheets during the first Supersport free practice. WSS title contenders Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty were also on good form as they set the...

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  • Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

    20 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

    Tom Sykes will ride for the factory Kawasaki World Superbike team in 2010. The 24 year old Brit signed a deal last week that will see him line up alongside Australian Chris Vermeulen in the British...

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  • Haga: “I’m going there to win”

    20 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Haga: “I’m going there to win”

    World Superbike series leader Noriyuki Haga has declared his intention of winning races in Portimao in an effort to secure his elusive first WSB crown. Haga currently leads the championship standings...

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  • Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

    New Ten Kate Honda signing Max Neukirchner maintains he is back to fitness and is set to get his first ride on the CBR1000RR Superbike in a two day test at the Parkalgar circuit after the final round...

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  • Batta backs new Suzuki signings

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Batta backs new Suzuki signings

    Alstare Suzuki team boss Francis Batta has given his unconditional backing to his two new 2010 WSB signings. Following a split with his former number one rider Max Neukirchner, Batta has secured an...

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  • Donington Park given two week reprieve

    14 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Donington Park given two week reprieve

    Following reports in the National press suggesting that Donington Park will lose the 2010 Formula One race, the Leicestershire circuit has been granted a two week extension by F1 boss Bernie...

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  • Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

    12 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

    Max Neukirchner will make a dramatic switch to Ten Kate Honda in 2010 to ride alongside Britain’s Jonathan Rea. MCN exclusively revealed on Saturday that Neukirchner met with the Dutch team at their...

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  • Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

    Sylvain Guintoli will make a dramatic switch to WSB with Alstare Suzuki – replacing Max Neukirchner, who has signed for Ten Kate Honda. Guintoli’s move has been sanctioned by the Suzuki factory – even...

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  • Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

    09 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

    Max Neukirchner is poised to make a dramatic switch to the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad in 2010. MCN understands that the 26 year old German is set to leave his current position in the Alstare...

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  • Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

    08 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

    Further to the Alstare Suzuki squad announcing that it has terminated it’s title sponsorship deal with Italian mouth guard manufacturer Dr Brux on 28th September, Dr Brux have issued their own press...

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  • Toseland: “I want the WSB title back”

    08 October 2009 by Michael Guy

    Toseland:  “I want the WSB title back”

    The story so far Since joining the French Tech 3 Yamaha satellite squad at the end of 2007, Toseland has enjoyed a mixture of success and disappointment, but ultimately hasn’t done enough to keep his...

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