World Superbikes (September 2011)

  • Melandri to BMW Motorrad deal imminent

    30 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    Melandri to BMW Motorrad deal imminent

    Marco Melandri is expected to sign a deal to ride for the factory BMW Motorrad team in 2012 later today. The 28 year old Italian currently rides for the factory Yamaha squad but following news that...

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  • End of the road for factory Yamaha WSB squad

    30 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    End of the road for factory Yamaha WSB squad

    Any chance of Yamaha continuing its factory World Superbike team beyond the end of the 2011 season have ended. MCN has learned that team and staff have been informed that the operation will close...

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  • Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

    25 September 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

    Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa moved to within a whisker of securing his first World Superbike championship with victory in race two at Imola after Jonathan Rea suffered a mechanical problem while...

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  • Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

    25 September 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

    Hannspree Honda rider Fabien Foret has won the World Supersport race at Imola today after Chaz Davies' suffered a mechanical problem while leading the race. Davies was comfortably leading by over 10...

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  • Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

    25 September 2011 by MCN

    Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

    Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken his second World Superbike win of the season at Imola this afternoon. Rea took the lead on lap five, but had to hold off PATA Aprilia rider in the second...

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  • Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

    24 September 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

    Championship leader Carlos Checa has taken his sixth pole position of the season at Imola, setting a new lap record on the way. Checa beat Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea to pole position by a tenth of a...

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  • Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

    13 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

    Toni Elias got his first World Superbike test underway at Misano today. The 28 year old Spaniard rode the BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR as a replacement for James Toseland who announced his retirement...

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  • Haslam re-signs at BMW

    10 September 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Haslam re-signs at BMW

    Leon Haslam will stay at BMW for 2012 after extending his contract with the the factory WSB team. Haslam joined Troy Corser at the team at the start of 2011 after a good season which saw him finish...

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  • Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

    04 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

    The PBM (Paul Bird Motorsport) team has lost the contract to run the factory Kawasaki team in WSB the same day that Tom Sykes won the first ever race for the new ZX-10R. Bird has been running...

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  • Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

    04 September 2011 by MCN

    Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) took his first WSB victory, and Kawasaki's first win since 2006, at a rain-soaked Nürburgring in race two. Noriyuki Haga (Pata Aprilia) had led the majority...

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  • Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

    04 September 2011 by MCN

    Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

    Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) took victory at the Nürburgring in race one, fighting initial challenges from Pata Aprilia rider Noriyuki Haga, who twice took the lead, before stretching a gap...

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  • Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

    03 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

    Jonathan Rea has ended speculation about his MotoGP or WSB future by re-signing for the Castrol Honda squad to race in WSB in 2012. The 24 year old Brit signed a new contract at 11pm on Friday evening...

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  • WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

    02 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

    Bridgepoint, the company that owns MotoGP promoters Dorna, will take over the company that ultimately owns WSB - Infront Sports and Media. Bridgepoint is now in control of both motorcycling world...

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  • WSB 2012 calendar revealed

    02 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    WSB 2012 calendar revealed

    A provisional 2012 WSB calendar has surfaced at Nurburgring today. The most notable inclusions are the Sepang race in Malaysia at the beginning of March and the addition of the new Moscow Race Way...

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  • Decision imminent on Kawasaki future

    02 September 2011 by Michael Guy

    Decision imminent on Kawasaki future

    The Paul Bird Motorsport team who currently run Kawasaki's factory effort in WSB will find out next week if they will have their contract renewed for 2012. Bird took control of Kawasaki’s racing...

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