World Superbikes (November 2011)

  • Laverty talks about his first Aprilia crash

    30 November 2011 by Michael Guy

    Laverty talks about his first Aprilia crash

    Eugene Laverty suffered his first crash onboard his factory Aprilia at Portimao yesterday  - and it was a big one. The 25 year old Irishman who finished the day second fastest had a huge high...

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  • Haslam from Laverty on day two at Portimao

    29 November 2011 by Michael Guy

    Leon Haslam maintained his position at the top of the time sheets after posting a 1, 43.2s lap time – 0.4 faster than his day one best. The BMW Motorrad rider continued to work through chassis and electronic changes onboard his 2012 spec S1000RR. “It’s been another good day, I was able to reduce my average time on the hard tyre and then when we used the softer tyre I went quicker even though I...

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  • Hopkins confirmed at Crescent Suzuki for WSB

    19 November 2011 by Michael Guy

    Hopkins confirmed at Crescent Suzuki for WSB

    John Hopkins has re-signed for the Crescent Suzuki Racing team with a new deal that will see him compete in World Superbikes in 2012. The 28 year old American finished runner-up in the British...

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  • Rea and Aoyama working well in Qatar test

    16 November 2011 by Michael Guy

    Castrol Honda riders Jonathan Rea and new to WSB, Hiroshi Aoyama are mid way through their second day of testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The two men have benefited from near perfect testing conditions with 33 degree air temperature and 50 degree track temperature. Grip levels at the circuit are also good due to the amount of rubber on track following the 8 hour Qatar World Endurance race...

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