World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

    29 June 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

    Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races at Imola from pole position after setting a blistering fastest lap of 1'45.981 on race tyres in superpole 3. Pata Honda rider Jonatha...

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  • Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

    28 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) headed up the first qualifying session at Imola and were only separated by 0.112 seconds as they put a gap between...

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  • Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

    28 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

    Sam Lowes continued his great WSS form on his Yakhnich Racing Yamaha R6 to record the fastest lap of the first qualifying session at the Imola round. He was 0.722 seconds quicker than his next nearest...

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  • FRIDAY SBK QUALIFYING: Rea, Laverty and Sykes Head Up Day One

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) once more proved that Portimao is one of his favourite circuits as he led the first qualifying session at the intense 4.592km track on the Algarve, heading off Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) by 0.052 seconds. Regular session leading rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third today, although only 0.097 seconds behind Rea. The top three had a small advantage over...

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  • FRIDAY WSS QUALIFYING: Lowes Goes To Provisional Pole

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Team Yamaha) carried on his dominant form in the WSS class by taking provisional pole at Portimao after the first qualifying session with a 1’45.724 lap time that none of his rivals could get near. He was 0.522 seconds ahead of the reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) although none of the top riders are yet at lap record pace...

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  • New SBK Rules Agreement Reached

    07 June 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    The shape of SBK technical regulations in 2014 and beyond came one step closer to completion with a joint statement on Friday at Portimao, from the FIM, Dorna and MSMA, stating that a ‘framework’ for the new rules had finally been worked out. There is now an agreement of the main technical rules and costs for complete bikes, lease packages and other performance components like suspension, brakes...

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  • Double winner for the grinner!

    27 May 2013 by Richard Moss

    Double winner for the grinner!

    Had a great day out at Donington WSB - met lots of riders but none more friendly than Tom Sykes who, after his double race win, took time out to pose with the wife. Two grinners indeed!

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  • Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

    27 May 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

    For Leon Haslam, recovering from an operation undertaken to fix a double-fracture of his lower, left leg – suffered during a wet, practice session at Assen just four weeks ago - in time to race at his...

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  • WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

    26 May 2013 by Steve Hunt

    WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

    Sam Lowes stormed to a World Supersport victory at Donington Park with an untouchable 11.1 second lead over second placed, Sofuoglu. In doing so he also beat the lap record of 1’31.094 – set by...

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  • Haga back to WSB

    25 May 2013 by Michael Guy

    Haga back to WSB

    Noriyuki Haga will make a dramatic return to the World Superbike Championship later this year. The 43 time race winner who last rode in the championship in 2011 onboard the PATA Aprilia will ride for...

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  • Gino Rea on stand by at Donington Park

    25 May 2013 by Michael Guy

    Moto2 rider Gino Rea is at Donington Park this weekend on stand- by for the Kawasaki Supersport team. The 23 year old who is operating his own team at selected rounds of the Moto2 championship in 2013 running in the top 12 at Le Mans last weekend before a technical problem. His next Moto2 race is scheduled for Assen on 27th to 29th June. As a result of not competing in every Moto2 race, Rea is an...

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  • Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

    24 May 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

    The Friday, Supersport qualifying practice got underway at Donington for the European round of the FIM World Championship under grey, rain clouds and blustery, windy conditions. With the track still...

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  • Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

    14 May 2013 by MCN

    Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

    Four rounds done in the World Superbike championship, and things are starting to heat up, with Sykes and melandri finding their form at Monza to challenge the Aprilia domination. Here's how it stands...

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  • Monza WSB: Melandri takes race one win

    12 May 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Monza WSB:  Melandri takes race one win

    GoldBet BMW rider Marco Melandri took his first race win of the season in the first race at Monza after a race long battle with Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli. Melandri was third at...

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  • Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

    11 May 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

    Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) left it to the very last minute to take pole in the Supersport World Championship class at Monza, although not reaching the previous best lap, set in 2010 by Eugene...

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  • Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

    11 May 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

    Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races from pole position after setting the fastest time ever around the Monza circuit with a best lap of 1:41.223. Current championship...

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  • Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

    10 May 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

    Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) bounced back from the relative depression of Assen to an impressive fastest time in the Friday qualifying session at Monza. It was called a wet session but...

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  • Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

    10 May 2013 by Gordon Ritchie

    Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

    Kevin Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki) made the best of tricky damp track conditions at the fast Monza circuit to lead the field in the first timed Supersport World Championship qualifying session...

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  • Lowes takes dramatic Superpole win in Assen

    28 April 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Lowes takes dramatic Superpole win in Assen

    Sam Lowes - after the horrendous problems at Aragon in the last round - started this World Supersport race in pole position and desperate to make up the Supersport championship points here...

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