World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • New Althea Ducati colours

    21 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    New Althea Ducati colours

    The Althea Racing Team unveiled the new livery of its 2011 bike during Termignoni Day at the exhaust company's headquarters in the town of Predosa in northern Italy, according to www.worldsbk.com Race...

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  • Donington plans packed 2011 racing programme

    17 December 2010 by MCN

    Donington plans packed 2011 racing programme

    Donington Park is back and has a packed programme for 2011 headlined by major motorcycle racing events including a round of the World Superbike championship, an Eight Hour World Endurance round, and...

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  • Rea concludes positive MotoGP test in Sepang

    17 December 2010 by Michael Guy

    Rea concludes positive MotoGP test in Sepang

    Jonathan Rea has successfully completed his first MotoGP test in Sepang today. The 23 year old Brit was given an extra half day of testing following heavy rain on Thursday which prevented him from...

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  • Max Biaggi names first son Leon

    16 December 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Max Biaggi names first son Leon

    World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has named his first son after his biggest rival in 2010. Biaggi and partner Eleonora Pedron have named their son Leon, who was born earlier today in Italy. The...

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  • Rea to make MotoGP testing debut in Sepang

    13 December 2010 by Michael Guy

    Rea to make MotoGP testing debut in Sepang

    Jonathan Rea is scheduled to ride Casey Stoner's Honda RCV212V in a two day test at Sepang starting tomorrow (Tuesday). The current Ten Kate Honda WSB rider flew from Australia to Malaysia on Sunday...

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  • Laverty: “I could have been even faster”

    08 December 2010 by Michael Guy

    Laverty: “I could have been even faster”

    In last weeks WSB test at Phillip Island Eugene Laverty topped the time sheets beating Max Biaggi, Leon Camier and Marco Melandri in the process. His performance and progress since jumping on the...

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  • Xaus tops day two of testing in Portimao

    30 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    New Ten Kate Honda signing Ruben Xaus finished the second day of testing at Portimao at the top of the time sheets with an accomplished and convincing wet weather riding performance. The 32 year old Spaniard completed a massive 114 laps in fully wet conditions with a best time of 1m 55.8s. It’s clear that Xaus has impressed his new team with his enthusiasm and commitment to understand his new...

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  • Toseland gets first taste of BMW

    29 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Toseland gets first taste of BMW

    James Toseland has completed his first ever laps onboard the BMW S1000RR at a wet and cold Portimao this morning. The two time WSB champion rode the BMW test team’s bike in preparation for his future...

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  • Haslam on the pace in three day Jerez test

    26 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Haslam on the pace in three day Jerez test

    With two days of his scheduled three day test in Jerez complete, Leon Haslam has told MCN of his satisfaction with his BMW S1000RR. Since switching from the Alstare Suzuki team to BMW Motorrad, Haslam...

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  • Melandri on the pace in Valencia

    12 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Melandri on the pace in Valencia

    Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty concluded a successful one-day test at Valencia today with the Italian posting impressive lap times during his first ever ride on a Superbike. Riding a black and...

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  • Ruben Xaus to join Ten Kate Honda?

    10 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Ruben Xaus to join Ten Kate Honda?

    Spaniard Ruben Xaus is set to become the second rider in the Ten Kate Honda WSB team to ride alongside Brit Jonathan Rea in 2011. The 32 year old Spaniard is reported to have signed a deal this week...

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  • Ellison to join Parkalgar Honda in WSS?

    04 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Ellison to join Parkalgar Honda in WSS?

    James Ellison has put the World Supersport rumour mill into overdrive after he was seen by MCN testing a Parkalgar Honda at Mallory Park on Wednesday. Ellison competed in the British Superbike...

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  • Video: Haslam working hard at Aragon WSB test

    02 November 2010 by Michael Guy

    Video: Haslam working hard at Aragon WSB test

    Leon Haslam completed his second test for the BMW factory squad last week in Aragon. The 2010 WSB runner-up endured a tough test before making a break through during the final two hours of day three...

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  • Biaggi sets the bar again at Aragon

    30 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi sets the bar again at Aragon

    Max Biaggi saved his best until last by posting a blistering 1m.58.0s best lap during the final 30 minutes of the Aragon test today. The 2010 world champion had already posted a 1.58.2 to eclipse...

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  • Toseland finally confirmed at BMW

    28 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Toseland finally confirmed at BMW

    As reported in MCN three weeks ago, James Toseland will ride for the BMW Motorrad Italia squad in 2011. The two time WSB champion signed a letter of intent at the final round of the championship at...

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  • Crutchlow concludes first Yamaha MotoGP test

    21 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Crutchlow concludes first Yamaha MotoGP test

    Cal Crutchlow has concluded his two day test in Japan onboard the Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike he will campaign next season. The 24 year old flew to Yamaha’s head quarters at the start of the week where he...

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  • Video: Magny Cours WSB test

    13 October 2010 by MCN

    Video: Magny Cours WSB test

    Several riders from the WSB paddock got their first tastes of their 2011 bikes, testing at Magny Cours after the final round of the 2010 championship.

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  • Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

    08 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

    Dates for the 2011 World Superbike season have finally been revealed. The season is scheduled for 13 rounds in 11 countries across three continents with the venue for two of the races yet to be...

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  • Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

    05 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

    New BMW WSB signing Leon Haslam was shocked by the message his bike displayed during the first day of testing onboard his new BMW S1000RR. Talking to MCN at Magny Cours, Haslam said: “On my first lap...

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  • Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

    04 October 2010 by Michael Guy

    Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

    Leon Haslam has spent this morning with his Dad, Ron getting to know his new factory BMW team at Magny Cours. The 2010 WSB runner-up will get his first ride on the bike tomorrow after being confirmed...

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