World Superbikes (March 2015)

  • Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

    01 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

    Scottish rider Kev Coghlan is the only British rider set to line up on the grid for both the Superstock 1000 and Superstock 600 FIM Cup championships this season. The twenty six year old will ride for...

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  • Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

    31 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

    Leon Haslam has tipped close friend – and even closer WSB rival – Alex Lowes for more podium success in 2015, after the Voltcom Suzuki rider made his first visit to the podium last time out at...

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  • Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

    28 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

    Spanish rider Xavier Forés will take over from Troy Bayliss for the next two rounds of the 2015 World Superbike Championship, deputising for the injured Davide Giugliano onboard the Aruba.it factory...

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  • Faster pace caused Smith crash

    25 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Faster pace caused Smith crash

    Pata Honda rookie Kyle Smith says that the faster pace of Sunday’s Thai World Supersport race was to blame for his crash at the half way point of the race. The British expat was running strong at the...

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  • Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

    24 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

    The Pata Honda duo of reigning world champions Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark left the first ever round of the World Superbike championship in Thailand pleased with their race two battle...

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  • Bayliss retires – again

    22 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bayliss retires – again

    Troy Bayliss has announced his permanent retirement from the World Superbike championship after today’s Thailand races, where the former triple champion finished ninth and eleventh. Coming out of...

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  • WSBK Thailand weekend coverage guide

    20 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    WSBK Thailand weekend coverage guide

    The World Superbike Championship returns to the track – and our screens – this weekend for the second round of the year. Running at Thailand’s brand new Burinam track, you can be sure that the...

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  • Thailand WSS: Kyle Smith heads up first day

    20 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Thailand WSS: Kyle Smith heads up first day

    The first two free practice sessions in the FIM Supersport World Championship class at the all-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand were completed with Kyle Smith (Pata Honda) the fastest...

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  • Thailand WSB: Rea way out front early on

    20 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Thailand WSB: Rea way out front early on

    At the new WSB venue of Chang International Circuit in Thailand Jonathan Rea (KRT) topped the opening timesheets with ease after an extra long 75-minute practice session, taking his Ninja ZX-10R to a...

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  • JR Racing turmoil explained

    18 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    JR Racing turmoil explained

    After the realisation that the required funds to get the entire JR Racing WSB team up and running in 2015 have still not appeared, and do not look likely to according to Team Manager Gemma Voces Pons,...

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  • Bayliss: The Return II

    17 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Bayliss: The Return II

    With a second round to compete in after his surprise WSB return at Phillip Island with the official Aruba.it Racing Ducati squad, Troy Bayliss feels he is even more prepared for the challenge of...

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  • Yamaha 2015 WSB wildcard plans as yet unknown

    17 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Yamaha 2015 WSB wildcard plans as yet unknown

    With an all-new Yamaha R1 and R1M in its stable for 2015 the Yamaha Road Racing arm of the reorganised Yamaha Europe racing effort features a whole portfolio of strong entries in domestic and World...

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  • Davies escapes carjacking attempt

    16 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies escapes carjacking attempt

    Factory Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB rider Chaz Davies was the victim of an attempted carjacking in Barcelona recently, on the day he went to watch a friend compete in an Indoor Enduro event. As he went...

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  • Biaggi tests Aprilia WSB machine again

    14 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Biaggi tests Aprilia WSB machine again

    Former world champion Max Biaggi has once again tested the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike machine, taking to his local track of Vallelunga for three days. The double WSB winner, who took the Aprilia to...

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  • Canepa aiming for Hero return in Thailand

    11 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Canepa aiming for Hero return in Thailand

    Niccolò Canepa is hoping to return to the World Superbike championship in ten days in Thailand, despite still suffering from the effects of his heavy crash during race one at Phillip Island last...

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  • Corser’s WSB team dead in the water

    10 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Corser’s WSB team dead in the water

    Troy Corser’s World Superbike project appears to be dead in the water, with team manager Gemma Voces Pons releasing a statement yesterday slamming the team’s financiers and threatening legal action...

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  • Ten Kate and the 2015 effect

    08 March 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Ten Kate and the 2015 effect

    With a flatter and more accessible technical landscape that is certain to help the push of the CBR1000RR in WSB in 2015, and two new talented riders to boot, the Pata Honda WSB team has already...

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