World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Toseland withdraws from Brno WSB round

    08 July 2011 by Michael Guy

    Toseland withdraws from Brno WSB round

    James Toseland has withdrawn from the World Superbike round at Brno after the first free practice session this morning. The BMW Motorrad Italia rider completed 15 laps during the hour long session...

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  • Toseland hopeful of Brno return

    05 July 2011 by Michael Guy

    Toseland hopeful of Brno return

    James Toseland will travel to Brno this weekend for round eight of the World Superbike Championship hopeful that he can complete practice, qualifying and two races. The two time WSB champion suffered...

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  • Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

    30 June 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

    Danny Buchan will race a Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R in European Superstock 1000cc at WSB meetings, starting in Brno, Czechoslovakia. The young rider will also continue trying to win the UK National...

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  • Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

    27 June 2011 by Michael Guy

    Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

    Parkalgar Honda rider Sam Lowes secured his first win of the 2011 season when he won the Mallory Park Buildbase Race of the Year on Sunday. The 20 year old World Supersport rider had to fight hard for...

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  • Lowes gets Castrol Honda WSB call up

    22 June 2011 by Michael Guy

    Lowes gets Castrol Honda WSB call up

    British Superbike sensation Alex Lowes will ride for the Castrol Honda team in World Superbike as a replacement for the injured Jonathan Rea. The 20 year old from Lincoln will line up for his first...

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  • WSS Aragon: Davies takes third win of season

    19 June 2011 by Tom Cambio

    WSS Aragon: Davies takes third win of season

    British Yamaha ParkinGO rider Chaz Davies took his third win of the season at Aragon. Davies has a significant lead at the top of the championship for the first time this year, finishing just ahead of...

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  • WSB Aragon: Melandri takes race one win

    19 June 2011 by Tom Cambio

    WSB Aragon: Melandri takes race one win

    Marco Melandri managed to secure his second win this season in race one at Aragon. The Yamaha World Superbike rider managed a strong start to lead briefly, before being passed by Max Biaggi (Aprilia...

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  • WSB Aragon: Melandri takes pole

    18 June 2011 by Tom Cambio

    WSB Aragon: Melandri takes pole

    Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Marco Melandri took pole position in the final minutes of Superpole 3 at Aragon, putting in an impressive performance to relegate Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing)...

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  • Misano WSB: Checa does the double

    12 June 2011 by MCN

    Misano WSB: Checa does the double

    Carlos Checa took the win in the second WSB race at Misano to record another double race win. Alitalia rider Max Biaggi again finished second, ahead of Noriyuki Haga onboard the Pata Aprilia, who...

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  • Misano WSB: Checa takes race one win

    12 June 2011 by MCN

    Misano WSB: Checa takes race one win

    Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa has extended his World Superbike championship lead with victory in race one at Misano, Italy. WSB champion Max Biaggi led for the majority of the race, but Checa...

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  • Misano WSB: Tom Sykes takes pole

    11 June 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Misano WSB: Tom Sykes takes pole

    Factory Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races at Misano from pole position after knocking Carlos Checa off the top spot in damp conditions. Championship leader Carlos Checa set the...

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  • WSB Misano combined qualifying times

    11 June 2011 by Michael Guy

    1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'35.609 2. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'35.931 3. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.052 4. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.246 5. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.273 6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.377 7. Tom...

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  • Checa in control as Corser crashes out

    10 June 2011 by Michael Guy

    Checa in control as Corser crashes out

    Carlos Checa picked up where he left of at Miller two weeks ago by dominating both Free Practice and First Qualifying at Misano today. The Althea Ducati rider found his rhythm to post consistent fast...

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  • Lowes back to full fitness and leading the way at Misano

    10 June 2011 by Michael Guy

    Sam Lowes proved he is back to full fitness and ready to challenge at the front of WSS once again by topping the timesheets in first qualifying at Misano toady. The Parkalgar Honda rider set a best lap of 1.39.541 to move to provisional pole position after running in the top three throughout the 45minute session. Speaking to MCN, he said: “It feels great to be back on the bike and feeling fit. My...

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  • Checa wins race one in Utah

    30 May 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Checa wins race one in Utah

    Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) won an eventful race one at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah. Leading an all-Ducati podium, Checa took first on the seventh lap and pulled away from the chasing pack,...

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  • Checa snatches pole position at Miller

    29 May 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Checa snatches pole position at Miller

    Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) continued his domination at Miller Motorsports Park, snatching pole position back from Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) in the last lap of the wet,...

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  • James Ellison’s meet and greet party

    26 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    James Ellison’s meet and greet party

    Since James Ellison is racing abroad this year and won’t get as much of an opportunity to meet his fans in the UK as he likes, he’s organized his own meet and greet party in Matlock, this Sunday (May...

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  • Laverty and Melandri get Aragon test underway

    13 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Laverty and Melandri get Aragon test underway

    The factory Yamaha World Superbike team of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will begin their second day of testing at the Aragon Motorland circuit today. The two riders completed a successful day of...

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  • Checa back to his best at Misano test

    12 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Checa back to his best at Misano test

    Carlos Checa shrugged of what was a difficult weekend at Monza where  by finishing the two day test at Misano fastest to reassert his previous dominance back on the championship. The Althea...

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  • Biaggi leads the way at Misano test

    11 May 2011 by Michael Guy

    Biaggi leads the way at Misano test

    Max Biaggi reacted to his extreme disappointment of missing out on victory at Monza on Sunday by dominating the opening day of testing at Misano yesterday. The reigning World Superbike champion...

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  • Monza WSB: Laverty does the double

    08 May 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Monza WSB: Laverty does the double

    Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has won both superbikes races at Monza today after Max Biaggi was given a ride through penalty.  Max Biaggi got a good start and pulled away from the rest...

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  • Monza WSB: Laverty takes first WSB win

    08 May 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Monza WSB: Laverty takes first WSB win

    Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has taken his first victory in World Superbikes after dominating race one at Monza today.  Laverty took the lead on the second lap, but pole-setter Max Biaggi...

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