World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Turkey WSS: Lowes leads the way on day one

    13 September 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Turkey WSS: Lowes leads the way on day one

    A fast early start from Supersport World Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) placed him in the overnight pole spot at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey. At the home race of his great...

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  • Danny Webb makes World Supersport switch

    16 August 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Danny Webb makes World Supersport switch

    Danny Webb will move to the World Supersport series for the remainder of 2013 having signed to join the PTR Honda squad. The 22-year-old was dropped by his Italian Moto3 squad on the eve of this...

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  • Silverstone WSB dashboard

    06 August 2013

    Silverstone WSB dashboard

    After a topsy-turvy weekend at Silverstone, the WSB championship is right back to being as close as ever. Check out the losers and gainers in our championship dashboard.  

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  • Silverstone WSB: Baz takes win after red flag

    04 August 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Silverstone WSB: Baz takes win after red flag

    Frenchman Loris Baz claimed his second WSB win in the second race at Silverstone in a race that again started dry and finished in tricky conditions. Baz took to the front after a strong start and...

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  • Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

    03 August 2013 by Michael Guy

    Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

    Tom Sykes has blasted WSB race organisers for their decision to stop the final Superpole session and then restart it after declaring it wet. Moments before the red flags were shown, Sykes had set a...

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  • Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

    03 August 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

    Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty will start tomrrow's races from Silverstone in pole position after setting the fastest lap during a final superpole session which was declared wet by...

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  • Suzuka 8-hour: Monster Yart Yamaha team on pole

    27 July 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Suzuka 8-hour: Monster Yart Yamaha team on pole

    The Monster YART squad of Kats Nakasuga, Broc Parkes and Josh Waters continued to top the time sheets in this afternoon’s delayed final qualifying session to take pole for tomorrow’s Suzuka 8 hours...

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  • BMW withdraw from WSB

    24 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    BMW withdraw from WSB

    BMW have confirmed today that they will terminate their involvement in the World Superbike championship at the end of the 2013 season. BMW joined WSB with a big budget full factory team with their...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu gains advantage with pole

    20 July 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    With the weather conditions that met the WSS second qualifying session proving to be intermittently rainy, Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) had one last chance to to ride to pole on his very last lap. His bike developed an engine problem however, which suddenly lost him power. Lowes almost crashed shortly after and although his third sector time showed that up until that point he was going to...

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  • Checa Crashes After Engine Problem

    20 July 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Carlos Checa suffered a fast crash on the Moscow Raceway straight in wet conditions when the rear tyre of his Ducati Alstare Panigale 1199 locked up and eventually spat him off, landing him hard on his hip, shoulder and head. Ducati SBK racing boss Ernesto Marinelli said that that the exact reason for the crash was as yet unknown but confirmed that it appears to have been an engine problem. ...

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  • Big discounts on Early Bird tickets for Silverstone WSB

    19 July 2013 by MCN Staff

    As Silverstone prepares to host the British round of World Superbike Championship on 2nd to 4th August time is running out to get an early bird deal for greatly reduced ticket prices. The Early Bird offer comes to a close at 12 noon on Tuesday 23 July. While admission for children is free in non-reserved seats*, the ‘Early Bird’ offer presents savings against on the day prices of up to £35 on...

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  • WSB Moscow Q1 – Sykes on provisional pole, Checa in the mix

    19 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes continued his seemingly unstoppable momentum which has seen him win four of the last six races with another day at the top of the timesheets after the opening qualifying session at Moscow Raceway. Sykes posted a 1’35.567 on the 19th and final lap of the session to secure provisional pole ahead of in form Italians David Giugliano and Marco Melandri. While Sykes’ leader...

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  • Moscow WSS Q1 - Sofuoglu from Lowes at Moscow Raceway

    19 July 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Kenan Sofuoglu drew first blood in Russia to secure provisional pole position for round eight of the World Supersport Championship at the Moscow Raceway. His 1’38.088 lap time was more than 0.152 seconds ahead of championship leader Sam Lowes and 0.6 seconds better than Lowes’ Yakhnich Motorsports Yamaha team-mate Vladimir Leonov in third. Kawasaki privateer Alessandro Antonelli (GO Eleven Team)...

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  • WSB Moscow FP1 – Melandri sets the pace in opening session

    19 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    BMW GoldBet rider Marco Melandri started his World Superbike weekend at the Moscow Raceway in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening Free Practice session. The 30 year old posted a best lap of 1.36.101 as he sets out to improve on his two fourth place finishes at Imola last time out. Second spot went to fast Italian David Guigliano onboard his Althea Racing Aprilia...

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  • PTR aiming for WSB Evo class in 2014

    10 July 2013

    PTR aiming for WSB Evo class in 2014

    Long time World Supersport front runners PTR are the first team to show serious intent to compete in the new proposed Evo class set to be introduced in to the World Superbike Championship in 2014.

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  • Imola WSB Dashboard

    02 July 2013 by MCN

    Imola WSB Dashboard

    In Imola, Tom Sykes took a double victory and started to look like the title favourite for 2013. Check out all the stats from the weekend here.  

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

    Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes rode a faultless race to take the double win at Imola and come away with the champonship lead. Sykes got a great start and led from the first corner, with Davide...

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  • Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

    Kenan Sofuoglu has closed the gap to championship leader Sam Lowes to 34 points after easing to victory at Imola. The race was red flagged due to oil on the track and Sofuoglu got a a great start...

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

    30 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

    Tom Sykes eased to victory in the first race at Imola to drastically close the gap on championship leader Sylvain Guintoli after the Frenchman was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem on lap...

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