World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

    FIM Supersport World Champion for the fourth time in 2015, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), became the new all-time pole king in the 600cc class after taking his 23rd career pole win in...

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  • Mahias takes day one at Losail

    17 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Mahias takes day one at Losail

    Lucas Mahias (MG Competition Yamaha) proved to be the fastest Supersport World Championship rider on day one at Losail, running just over a second slower than the previous track best, as the track...

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  • Rea fastest under lights on opening night

    17 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea fastest under lights on opening night

    New World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set the fastest practice time of the first night of track action at a floodlit Losail in Qatar, overhauling the first session fastest...

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  • Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

    13 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

    A twitter comment by part-time World SBK superstar Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) has apparently threatened his inclusion in the starting-grid at Losail for the WorldSBK finale this coming...

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  • Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

    08 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

    As reported in this week’s MCN, 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden will return to his superbike roots in 2016 with the American joining the Ten Kate Honda team inWorld Superbikes. Hayden won the...

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  • Rea doubles up in France

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea doubles up in France

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second win of the day and his 14th of the season in a dry race two, winning by 2.848 seconds from Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB). Tom Sykes...

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  • Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) won the 2015 Supersport World Championship after finishing second in a shortened 11-lap contest. Sofuoglu looked like he would win the race to win the crown...

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  • Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) overhauled long-time race leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) to record the first race win, in a shortened 19-lap WorldSBK race at Magny-Cours. An oil spill on...

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  • Haslam takes wet Superpole win

    03 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam takes wet Superpole win

    Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) took only his third career Superpole win after a dramatic wet session at Magny-Cours. He was in the process of trying to pass Chaz Davies (Aruba.it...

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  • Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

    02 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

    At the start of what could be a pivotal weekend for long-time WSS championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) he took the fastest practice time after two track sessions, with a...

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  • Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

    29 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

    Italian media are speculating that MotoGP refugee Marco Melandri is set to return to the World Superbike paddock in 2016, after linking up with the Althea squad that took Carlos Checa to title glory...

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  • Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

    29 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

    Max Biaggi will return to the World Superbike championship for the third time this year, with the former world champion set to add to impressive performances at Misano and Sepang with an appearance at...

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  • Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

    22 September 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

    The very day after Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) had won the world championship for Kawasaki he and 16 of his peers were back in action at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The one-day test was a...

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  • Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

    17 September 2015 by Steve English

    Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

    Chaz Davies superb form in 2015 has been rewarded with a one year contract extension at Ducati. News that the Welshman, a former World Supersport champion, has been retained will come as no surprise...

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  • Rea on the verge of first title

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rea on the verge of first title

    Jonathan Rea is on the verge of claiming his first World Superbike title. The Kawasaki rider needs just six points to wrap up the crown and with six races remaining the 28 year old is almost certain...

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  • Davies confident of Spanish form

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Davies confident of Spanish form

    Chaz Davies has won three of the last four World Superbike races and the Welshman could be excused for feeling that his momentum of the summer has been lost by the summer break. However more so than...

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  • Lowes keen to get back on track

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes keen to get back on track

    World Superbikes returns to action on Friday with the Spanish round of the championship at Jerez. It's been a long break since Sepang and Alex Lowes is keen to get back on track for Suzuki and...

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  • Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

    07 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

    After the first of two long summer breaks had been completed PJ Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) returned fit and free of arm pump at Sepang. The American rider made the most of it at a...

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  • Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    02 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) won the 14-lap WSS race from the front at Sepang but had to overcome a last corner attack from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) to do...

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  • Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    As has been the recent norm in WSS racing, the big three - Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda), Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)...

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  • Sykes on Sepang pole

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes on Sepang pole

    A strong session in Superpole for riders on several types of machinery finally delivered the best starting spot for Sunday’s two 16-lap races to second best Superpole rider ever, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

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  • Sykes praises Sepang

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes praises Sepang

    Tom Sykes (KRT) was one of the few riders who did not go out in the wet second sessions on Friday, but he had no regrets about the decision. “It was a shame to have one session wiped off the...

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  • Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) belted out a fastest lap of day one in Sepang, leading him riders half his age again, as he did on day one at Misano. But he was not overly optimistic of his race day...

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  • Rea thinking results first, series second

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea thinking results first, series second

    Jonathan Rea could wrap-up the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship at Sepang, but on Friday he was trying to think of the weekend as two races, not the potential highpoint of his career to...

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  • Van der Mark speaks futurism

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark speaks futurism

    According to rumours Pata Honda WSB rookie Michael van der Mark is on his way to MotoGP in 2016, but according to the rider himself – who has a two-year contract with Honda Europe to ride in WSB –...

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  • Davies digs In early

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies digs In early

    After a superb double win for his Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB team in America last time out Chaz Davies made a good early start at Sepang, second in the dry, even if he hardly went out at all in...

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  • Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    A particularly hard-working rider at Sepang was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who had done the Laguna WorldSBK round two weekends before, then competed in the Suzuka 8-hour for the first time...

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