World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Yamaha WSB team launch

    12 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Yamaha WSB team launch

    The factory Yamaha team of James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow unveiled their 2010 spec bikes complete with revised Sterilgarda livery in Italy today. Having won the 2009 WSB crown with American...

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  • Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

    11 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

    Three time WSB race winner Lorenzo Lanzi believes that it could be his last chance in WSB after resigning to ride the DFX Corse Ducati 1098R in 2010. The 28 year old rode for the Italian squad for ten...

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  • Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

    09 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

    The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier unveiled their new 2010 livery in Rome, Italy today. Having competed their debut WSB season without a title sponsor, the Italian manufacturer...

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  • Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

    05 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

    Xerox Ducati Boss Ernesto Marinelli believes Michel Fabrizio will be a genuine title contender in 2010. Now in his third year with the team Fabrizio finished third in the overall standings in 2009...

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  • Camier aims to learn from Biaggi

    04 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Camier aims to learn from Biaggi

    Leon Camier believes that he can glean valuable information from his team-mate Max Biaggi in an effort to get to the front of WSB this year. In testing Camier has spent time recalibrating his mind and...

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  • Laverty: “Cal is doing me a favour”

    03 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Laverty: “Cal is doing me a favour”

    Eugene Laverty claims that Cal Crutchlow’s impressive testing form since switching to WSB is a major boost for his own career. In 2009 Laverty and Crutchlow fought a thrilling battle for supremacy...

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  • Checa tops Valencia test, Byrne third fastest

    29 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Checa tops Valencia test, Byrne third fastest

    Spaniard Carlos Checa was the surprise fastest man at the weather affected two day test at Valencia this week. Riding for the all new Althea Ducati squad alongside Brit Shane Byrne, Checa set an...

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  • Minimal track time in Valencia for WSB teams

    27 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Minimal track time in Valencia for WSB teams

    Bad weather and three degree track temperatures bought a premature end to any meaningful testing at Valencia today. Having made the 500 mile trip from Portimao at the weekend, riders were faced with a...

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  • Valencia test hit by cold wet track conditions

    27 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Valencia test hit by cold wet track conditions

    The scheduled two day test at Valencia has got of to a slow start due to cold temperatures and a slowly drying track this morning. Xerox Ducati, Althea Ducati, Aprilia and BMW, WSB teams went straight...

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  • Crutchlow: “I thought I was on fire”

    26 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Cal Crutchlow has revealed that he was lucky to escape serious injury when he crashed in the final session of the three day test in Portimao. The 24 year old Brit low sided his factory Yamaha R1 in the final corner. Speaking to MCN he said: “It was a 130mph crash. Where the grandstand ends on the outside of the track there is a gap and the wind was coming through and it took my front away. I felt...

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  • Rea leads Brit dominance of Portimao WSB test

    24 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Rea leads Brit dominance of Portimao WSB test

    Jonathan Rea set the pace on the third and final day of the WSB test in Portimao with a lap time under the circuit best lap set by Ben Spies. Riding the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Rea spent the three...

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  • WSB Test: Sunday First session times

    24 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    1 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.059 2 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.060 3 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'43.657 4 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'43.675 5 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.785 6 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'44.233 7 2 L. CAMIER...

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  • WSB test: Rea fastest again on drying track

    23 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    WSB test: Rea fastest again on drying track

    Jonathan Rea stayed a the top of the standings after the second timed session today with a lap time on 1’49.107 set in damp conditions. The Ten Kate Honda man finished ahead of friend and rival Leon...

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  • WSB Test: Rea fastest at wet Portimao

    23 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Jonathan Rea overhauled Leon Haslam on his final lap of a rain hit opening practice session at Portimao circuit this morning. After heavy overnight rain no one ventured out on track for over one hour until Sylvan Guintoli braved the elements on his Alstare Suzuki. Aprilia’s Leon Camier looked smooth and impressive to set the early pace before Aussie Chris Vermeulen took control at the front. In...

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  • WSB Test: Haslam secures top spot, Five Brits in top six

    22 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    Leon Haslam continued to set the pace at the end of day one of official testing at Portimao onboard his Alstare Suzuki. The 26 year old has now been fastest during both sessions in Portugal after topping the time in winter testing at Valencia last December. Speaking to MCN, he said: “I wasn’t expecting the grip to be as good as when we tested here after the final race and it wasn’t, but we’ve...

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  • Silverstone World Superbike round confirmed

    22 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Silverstone World Superbike round confirmed

    Silverstone will host the British round of the World Superbike championship in 2010, as was revealed by MCN earlier this week. Originally scheduled to take place at crisis-hit Donington Park on August...

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  • Gino Rea trains with BSB champ Leon Camier

    22 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Gino Rea trains with BSB champ Leon Camier

    European Superstock 600cc Champion Gino Rea and BSB Champ Leon Camier have been making the most out of the good weather in Spain. Like the beginning of 2009, Rea has been pre-season training in Spain...

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  • McCoy eyes Moto2 ride?

    20 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    McCoy eyes Moto2 ride?

    Following the revelation that he has been dropped from the Triumph BE1 World Supersport squad, Garry McCoy has revealed that his best option of securing a ride could lie in the new Moto2 class in...

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  • McCoy loses BE1 Triumph World Supersport ride

    20 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    McCoy loses BE1 Triumph World Supersport ride

    Racing legend Garry McCoy has been told that he is out of a job less than six weeks before the start of the World Supersport championship. McCoy was expected to continue racing for the Italian BE1...

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