World Superbikes (November 2014)

  • New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

    03 December 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

    The all-new BMW S1000RR arrived on track with the BMW Motorrad Italia team and its lone rider Sylvain Barrier, setting its first laps in WSB race spec on Wednesday 26th November. “The engine is more...

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  • WSB line-up nears completion

    02 December 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB line-up nears completion

    The 2015 Superbike World Championship entry should consist of 26 bikes, with the new EBR set-up run by Larry Pegram and Troy Corser’s JR Racing BMW squad included in that total. The 2014 /15 season...

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  • Davies hits out at critics

    01 December 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Unlike many of his WSB rivals Chaz Davies (Ducati World Superbike Team) only began testing at Jerez on the third day of track action, making a steady start but still finding some issues after such a positive test the week before in Motorland Aragon. “Fairly steady away so far,” said Davies early in the afternoon. “We are having a few different things that are going to take a bit of tweaking...

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  • Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

    27 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

    With the weather supposedly about to take a turn for the worst on Thursday and Friday all the teams who had planned a day off on Wednesday at Jerez went out again. They were joined by fresh teams from...

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  • Ducati back to the future in 2015

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Ducati back to the future in 2015

    In the old days of WSB racing Ducati was not only one of the most dominant manufacturers but also supplied the vast bulk of the privateers on the grid. This was good business for Ducati, with bikes,...

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  • New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

    Pirelli two wheel racing boss Giorgio Barbier indicated that there were some new tyres to test for the teams at Jerez, in addition to the regular tyres they the teams must buy for this type of...

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  • Big power shift for Van Der Mark

    25 November 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Big power shift for Van Der Mark

    Reigning WSS Champion Michael van der Mark moves up to the WSB class in 2014 for his Pata Honda/ten Kate operated team, and he was out early at Jerez to try out his new bike. No stranger to a...

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  • 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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