World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

    Michel Fabrizio left the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki squad many months ago after a disappointing start to his 2014 year on the privateer Ninja. Since then he has been evaluating his future and has...

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  • Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

    Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) opened his 2015 test account with the best time of all in setting a 1’43.4 lap, despite not trying for ultimate performance in iffy track conditions after overnight...

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  • Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

    New Althea Racing Ducati rider Nico Terol had his first chance to ride the all-new 2015 spec machine delivered to his team by Ducati at the Jerez tests, on Monday 24th, after riding the Evo version at...

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  • Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

    20 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

    While the official Ducati team were riding the full 2015 WSB version of the 1199 Panigale R at Motorland Aragon the Althea Racing Ducati team - which now features former 125ccGP champion and three...

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  • Work to do for Sykes and Rea

    19 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Work to do for Sykes and Rea

    After two days of testing at Motorland Aragon Tom Sykes and new KRT riding partner Jonathan Rea had tough introductions to the world of 2015 technical regulation changes. The new spec of official...

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  • 2015 WSB calendar revealed

    18 November 2014 by Simon Patterson

    2015 WSB calendar revealed

    Dorna have at last revealed the 2015 World Superbike calendar, but with selected rounds confirmed already the rest of the calendar brings no major surprises to next season. The season kicks off as...

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  • Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

    17 November 2014 by Michael Guy

    Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

    Jonathan Rea kicked off his career as a factory Kawasaki World Superbike rider at the Aragon Motorland circuit in Spain today. Rea who has spent his entire racing career competing on Honda’s made the...

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  • Haslam: "There were always options"

    12 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam: "There were always options"

    Despite having to wait until the vast majority of his WSB rivals had signed contracts for 2015, Leon Haslam is arguably the big winner having inherited the 2014 championship-winning Aprilia RSV4. “I...

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  • Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

    03 November 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

    As reported by MCN months ago, Jonathan Rea has today confirmed that he will join the Kawasaki Racing Team for 2015, lining up alongside Tom Sykes for an all-British bid for the World Superbike...

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  • World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

    03 November 2014 by Simon Patterson

    World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

    The new World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will leave his world championship winning Aprilia squad, announcing instead that he will take over from Jonathan Rea at Pata Honda alongside World...

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  • WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

    02 November 2014 by Simon Patterson

    WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

    Michael van der Mark has signed off his career in the World Supersport championship in style, taking the win easily in Qatar to complement his world title and maintain a podium record of almost...

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  • WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

    31 October 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

    Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) ended his first day under floodlights at Losail with the fastest practice time of all, a 2’02.206. This was already under the lap record pace, if not quite at track...

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  • Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

    14 October 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

    Former MotoGP podium finisher Randy de Puniet will join the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team for the 2015 World Superbike championship. De Puniet, who has been testing the new Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP project...

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  • Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

    05 October 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

    Marco Melandri defied team orders to take victory in the second race at Magny Cours and his 100th WSB race. It was again Jonathan Rea who took the lead and this time out managed to stay at...

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  • Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

    05 October 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

    Jules Cluzel took victory in his home race after the supersport race was red-flagged on lap 13. Cluzel was a little fortunate to take the full 25 points, as Kenan Sofuoglu streaked ahead into the lead...

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  • Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

    04 October 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

    Reigning champion Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races from pole position after setting a new circuit best lap of 1'36.366. Sykes will be joined on the front row by Ducati's Davide Giugliano and...

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  • Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

    03 October 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

    After confirming that he was heading to MotoGP in 2015 with the Aspar Honda team in 2015, Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) found enough pace on the first day at Magny-Cours to finish second in...

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  • Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

    03 October 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

    After two WSS free practice sessions Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) headed up the field on his Honda with a 1’41.744, with the surprise appearance of Roberto Tamburini (San Carlo Puccetti Racing...

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  • Corser's BMW team springs to life

    03 October 2014 by Michael Guy

    Corser's BMW team springs to life

    After an aborted attempt to run a BMW Aussie dream team in 2014 an announcement is soon to be made about the former double World Champion’s plans to compete with a two-rider squad in WSB in 2015.

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  • Aprilia WSB Decision Looming

    01 October 2014 by Michael Guy

    Aprilia WSB Decision Looming

    When Aprilia announced that they were heading to MotoGP one year earlier than planned, the future of a 2015 official WSB effort looked at best uncertain. With the announcement that Alvaro Bautista...

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  • WSB extend Pirelli tyre contract until 2018

    11 September 2014 by Simon Patterson

    WSB extend Pirelli tyre contract until 2018

    World Superbike organisers have extended their one-make tyre deal with Pirelli until the end of the 2018 season, extending the deal until its fifteenth year. Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director...

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