World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • WSB: Sykes pips Rea to top Misano test

    20 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes pips Rea to top Misano test

    Tom Sykes pipped team-mate Jonathan Rea to top the timesheets as team’s completed a one-day test in Misano. Mirroring the weekend’s race action, the Kawasaki Racing Team duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu wins again

    19 June 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Sofuoglu wins again

    In the last WorldSSP race before the long summer break Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was the eventual winner, with Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. Honda Racing) second and long...

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  • WSB: Rea wins again with Sykes second

    19 June 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea wins again with Sykes second

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) waited until the fifth to last lap to overhaul long time leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) to take a double win at Misano, extending his championship lead to...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu tops Friday times in Misano

    17 June 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Sofuoglu tops Friday times in Misano

    After his team-mate had been fastest in the morning session at Misano, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) pushed his way to the top of the overall WorldSSP times on Friday afternoon, leaving...

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  • WSB: Hayden tops day one in Misano

    17 June 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Hayden tops day one in Misano

    Nicky Hayden (Honda World Superbike Team) made great use of the warm temperatures at Misano to lead the opening day of qualifying action, heading off the challenge of young German rider Markus...

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  • WSB: Rea out for the double in Misano

    16 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea out for the double in Misano

    Jonathan Rea is setting his sights on a double victory as the second half of the World Superbike season gets underway at Misano this weekend. The Ulsterman was left to walk away from his home round at...

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  • WSB: Positive test for Kawasaki duo at Jerez

    03 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Positive test for Kawasaki duo at Jerez

    While many World Superbike teams tested at Misano ahead of the eighth round of the 2016 Superbike World Championship, the Kawasaki Racing Team duo headed to Jerez to turn some laps before the second...

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  • WSB: Alex Lowes returns to action in Misano

    02 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Alex Lowes returns to action in Misano

    Injured Alex Lowes returned to action with the PATA Yamaha team in a brief test at Misano yesterday, riding for the first time since pulling out of the weekend’s Donington Park World Superbike...

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  • WSB: Ducati enjoy successful test in Misano

    01 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Ducati enjoy successful test in Misano

    Ducati’s World Superbike team have completed a successful test at Misano ahead of the next round at the Rimini circuit in two weeks’ time. Despite rain after lunch limiting their time on track, Chaz...

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  • WSB: Brookes finds feeling at Donington

    01 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Brookes finds feeling at Donington

    After a difficult start to the season with the Milwaukee BMW team, Josh Brookes headed to Donington Park unsure of what to expect. While Donington is a circuit he knows well from his time in the...

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  • Davies: 'I probably pushed too hard'

    31 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Davies: 'I probably pushed too hard'

    Chaz Davies was relieved to finish on the podium in Sunday’s second race after a difficult start to the weekend at Donington Park. The Welshman lost the majority of the FP2 session on Friday after his...

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  • Rea frustrated to miss out on Race 2 win

    29 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Rea frustrated to miss out on Race 2 win

    Jonathan Rea was left frustrated after missing out on a chance of victory in Sunday’s second Superbike race at Donington Park. The Ulsterman stalked team-mate Sykes, who had so far dominated the...

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  • Sykes hails 'perfect' weekend

    29 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Sykes hails 'perfect' weekend

    Tom Sykes has hailed a perfect weekend after taking his eighth consecutive victory at Donington Park in front of his home crowd. The Kawasaki star shattered the outright lap record to take pole...

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  • Dominant Donington win for Sofuoglu

    29 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Dominant Donington win for Sofuoglu

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) extended his championship lead with a start-to-finish victory in the 20-lap WorldSSP race at Donington, winning by 1.569 seconds. It was his 35th career WSS...

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  • Stapleford secures Donington front row

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Stapleford secures Donington front row

    Luke Stapleford will start his home round of the 2016 Supersport World Championship at Donington Park from the front row of the grid. The reigning British Supersport Champion qualified third behind...

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  • False neutrals hinder Rea in opening race

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    False neutrals hinder Rea in opening race

    Jonathan Rea’s progress in today’s opening World Superbike race at Donington Park was hindered after hitting a number of false neutrals while fighting with team-mate Tom Sykes and Ducati’s Davide...

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  • Sykes: 'I had to fight for it!'

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Sykes: 'I had to fight for it!'

    Tom Sykes took a seventh consecutive victory at Donington Park this afternoon and says the win was all the more rewardable given the fight he had to put up to get it. Having been beaten up in the...

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  • Disastrous opening race for Davies

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Disastrous opening race for Davies

    Chaz Davies’ weekend went from bad to worse at Donington Park this afternoon as he crashed out of the opening race twice. The Welshman’s weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts on Friday as he...

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  • Magnificent seven for Sykes at Donington

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Magnificent seven for Sykes at Donington

    Tom Sykes cruised to a seventh consecutive Donington Park victory this afternoon, beating Ducati’s Davide Giugliano and team-mate Jonathan Rea. Chaz Davies took the holeshot to lead the early stages...

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  • Sofuoglu takes supersport pole

    28 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Sofuoglu takes supersport pole

    Reigning World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoglu fought off competition from PJ Jacobsen and Luke Stapleford to take pole position for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Donington Park. The...

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  • Beaubier impresses in Donington practice

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Beaubier impresses in Donington practice

    Cameron Beaubier swapped his MotoAmerica R1 ride for the official WorldSBK seat vacated by the injured Sylvain Guintoli at Donington – and impressed all with his instant pace in going ninth after...

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