World Superbikes (May 2015)

  • Terol lucky to avoid further injury

    31 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Terol lucky to avoid further injury

    Althea Ducati’s Nico Terol was lucky to avoid further injury at Donington Park last weekend, according to the former World Champion. He crashed out of race two, high siding at Coppice during the...

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  • Badovini pleased with Donington results

    30 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Badovini pleased with Donington results

    Ayrton Badovini says he’s delighted with his progress on the BMW Italia S1000RR since he replaced Frenchman Sylvain Barrier earlier in the season. Now four rounds into his tenure with the squad, the...

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  • Camier rues Donington fall

    26 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Camier rues Donington fall

    Leon Camier has been left rueing his Donington Park results, after throwing away the chance for MV Agusta’s best ever Word Superbike result in the second race after crashing out of fifth place. The...

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  • Sykes doubles up at Donington

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes doubles up at Donington

    Tom Sykes (KRT) put on his best weekend of the year to record his second win of the day at home in Donington Park, running out 9.772 seconds ahead of his team-mate Jonathan Rea (KRT). Rea had almost...

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  • Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) scored yet another win in the WSS class but he had his hands full with early leader Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and British wild card Kyle Ryde...

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  • Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    Race One at Donington was a two-man fight between KRT team-mates Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, in what was an occasionally over-aggressive battle for supremacy that kept the crowd’s attention for most...

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  • Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    23 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    Superpole at Donington got underway at noon, thanks to the unusual schedule at this round, with Tom Sykes (KRT) taking his 26th career Superpole win with a new track best of 1’27.071. Jonathan Rea...

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  • Sykes breaks away to top day one

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sykes breaks away to top day one

    Tom Sykes has broken clear of the chasing field to take a clear top spot on the opening day of his home round of the World Superbike championship at Donington Park. The former World Champion finished...

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  • Camier surprises to top free practice

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Camier surprises to top free practice

    Leon Camier has surprised the World Superbike paddock by topping the first free practice session at his home round at Donington Park. The MV Agusta rider finished the first of the day’s three sessions...

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  • Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    22 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    After an unexpected parting of the ways between regular Core Motorsport Thailand Honda WSS rider Ratthapark Wilairot and his Thai owned team, the CBR600RR that won the Chang International Circuit race...

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  • "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    18 May 2015 by Steve English

    "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    The Sepang International Circuit today announced that "a legendary rider will be competing in the World Superbike round" at the Malaysian track later this year. The decision to bring in a well known...

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  • Davies looks homeward for restart

    15 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies looks homeward for restart

    When he signed to Ducati on a two-year deal last season Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati WSB) always knew that 2015 would be the year he could go for a hatful of wins and possibly the world...

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  • Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

    14 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

    Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Leon Haslam has been left nursing three cracked ribs after one of the ‘biggest highsides he’s ever had’ in the second World Superbike race at Imola last weekend. The...

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  • Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

    12 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

    World Supersport title leader Kenan Sofuoglu says that being able to channel his emotions into his racing gave him the edge he needed to take victory in the class last weekend at Imola. The victory...

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  • WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

     Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) dominated the second Imola race for Kawasaki, with Rea’s eventual comfortable victory giving him eight wins from ten...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) beat his great rival Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) by 0.883 seconds at the flag to win the 17-lap WSS race at Imola. Third was Lorenzo Zanetti (MV...

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  • WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

    A stopped and restarted first race was finally run over six intense laps, with Tom Sykes (KRT) leading to start but his team-mate Jonathan Rea took the lead soon after and eased way from Sykes. The...

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  • WSB: Super Davide Takes Superpole Win

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Super Davide Takes Superpole Win

    Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) was a the popular winner of the Imola Superpole contest, securing the best possible starting place for Sunday’s 19-lap races as a result. On his first...

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  • WSB: Limitations Hold Guintoli Back

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Limitations Hold Guintoli Back

    After a tough start to the season due to a neck injury suffered in winter testing, Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda) made progress at the Assen round, and watched his team-mate Michael van der Mark finish...

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  • WSB: Giugliano Fastest Man Pre-Superpole

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Giugliano Fastest Man Pre-Superpole

    WSB returnee Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati WSB) continued his amazing comeback from long term injury top lead the field going into Superpole, having topped the final free practice session...

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  • WSB: Rea Fastest On Day One At Imola

    08 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea Fastest On Day One At Imola

    KRT rider Jonathan Rea set a 1’47.344 lap to sit on top of the timesheets after the first day of WSB action at Imola, ending up 0.173 seconds ahead of his team-mate Tom Sykes. The two official...

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  • WSS: Cluzel Climbs Highest On Day One

    08 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Cluzel Climbs Highest On Day One

    After a halted and restarted second FIM Supersport World Championship practice session at Imola Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) left it late to take the advantage going into day two, with his...

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  • Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    05 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli says he’s still adapting his riding style to the Pata Honda machine he switched form Aprilia to at the start of the 2015 season. Starting the season...

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  • Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    Frenchman Christophe Ponsson has made the switch from Grillini Kawasaki to the Team Pedercini bikes ahead of this weekend’s Imola round of the World Superbike series. He joins Davide Salom at the...

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  • Season starts at home round for Badovini

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Season starts at home round for Badovini

    BMW Motorrad Italia rider Ayrton Badovini says his 2015 World Superbike season only starts next weekend when the championship returns to Imola, located only five miles form his hometown of Castel...

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