World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Cluzel takes supersport pole in Imola

    01 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel takes supersport pole in Imola

    Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the last top rider to set a fast time and scored a pole position with his 1’51.132 as a result. It was the 18th pole position of his career. Kenan Sofuoglu...

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  • Dominant race one win for Davies

    30 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Dominant race one win for Davies

    Superpole winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) ran at unbeatable pace out front to win the first race of the weekend, shortened to 18 laps because of a red flag incident in the final warm-up...

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  • Davies sets new track best for Superpole win

    30 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies sets new track best for Superpole win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured a remarkable new track record of 1’45.598 to take only his second career pole position as he dominated the pre-race results again. His only previous...

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  • Smith wins six-lap sprint in Assen

    17 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Smith wins six-lap sprint in Assen

    British rider Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) won what was a final six lap wet race, from his countryman Gino Rea (GRT Racing Team MV Agusta) and four-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki...

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  • Rea from Sykes after crazy second race

    17 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea from Sykes after crazy second race

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the second race at Assen in a contest that had started wet, but finished on a dry line, making for a tyre change midway through the 21 laps. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

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  • Rea wins as Hayden takes first podium

    16 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins as Hayden takes first podium

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the first race of the Assen WorldSBK weekend after 21 laps of drama and determination, too much in some notable cases. After running with the front group for...

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  • Assen WSB: Lowes fastest after wet opening day

    15 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Assen WSB: Lowes fastest after wet opening day

    Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) topped the combined best times on day one at a wet Assen, posting a strong lap of 1’52.701 near the end of the second one hour long practice session in...

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  • Davies takes a double win

    03 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies takes a double win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured his second win of the Motorland Aragon WorldSBK weekend, by 6.471 seconds from Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was...

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  • First 2016 win for Sofuoglu

    03 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    First 2016 win for Sofuoglu

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took the early lead and kept it from pole position, with his team-mate Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) second after 16-laps of running in the...

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  • Davies the Destroyer in race one

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies the Destroyer in race one

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) became the first non-Kawasaki race winner of the 2016 season when he took the opening race win after 18-laps at Motorland Aragon. He broke the lap record on lap...

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  • Kenan cracks the 25 barrier

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Kenan cracks the 25 barrier

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took a comfortable win in the pre-race Superpole 2 contest inside the WorldSSP class, but did not get close to the previous track best from 2015 despite...

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  • Superpole 32 and new track best for Tom Sykes

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Superpole 32 and new track best for Tom Sykes

    2013 world champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the pre-race Superpole qualifying contest at Motorland Aragon on his KRT machine, making it 32 pole wins in his career and his second top...

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  • Sykes fastest after first day in Spain

    01 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes fastest after first day in Spain

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended his first day at Motorland Aragon fastest of all, with a lap time that was fully 0.375 seconds quicker than next best qualifier Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing -...

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  • Monza World Superbike round cancelled

    01 April 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Monza World Superbike round cancelled

    World Superbike shave confirmed that the round planned for Monza on the 22-24 July this year has been cancelled, after planned upgrades to the track were unable to be completed in time. However, in a...

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  • Video: Aragon World Superbike Preview

    29 March 2016 by James Archibald

    Video: Aragon World Superbike Preview

    This weekend sees the World Superbike grid reforming in Aragon, Spain, for the third round of this year’s championship, and to whet your appetite Dorna have released a teaser film to get you in the...

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  • Cluzel takes clever win in Thailand

    13 March 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel takes clever win in Thailand

    After a 17-lap race held in high 36°C air temperatures Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the eventual winner, after a near race long leading stint from PJ Jacobsen (Honda World Supersport...

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  • Rea wins close race from teammate Sykes

    12 March 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins close race from teammate Sykes

    Jonathan Rea (KRT) kept his 100% record rolling into the third race of the new season with a close win over his team-mate Tom Sykes after 20-laps at an overheated Buriram circuit in Thailand. Rea and...

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  • Cluzel and MV go top after WSS Superpole

    12 March 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel and MV go top after WSS Superpole

    In the Supersport World Championship Superpole contest Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) led the field, with a 1’38.383 lap that held off the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing duo of randy Krummenacher...

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  • Van der Mark quickest on Friday in Thailand

    11 March 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark quickest on Friday in Thailand

    The fastest man on the first day of qualifying at the FIM Superbike World Championship round in Thailand was precocious podium rider from the opening round, Michael van der Mark (Honda World Superbike...

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  • ITV to screen World Superbike highlights

    02 March 2016 by Simon Patterson

    ITV to screen World Superbike highlights

    ITV have announced an eleventh hour deal to screen highlights of the 2016 World Superbike series, as they further expand their already comprehensive motorcycling highlights package. The free-to-air...

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  • Rea doubles up after another WSBK thriller

    28 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea doubles up after another WSBK thriller

    After another drama-laden WorldSBK contest at Phillip Island Jonathan Rea (KRT) secured his second win in two days to leave Australia with a perfect 50 points haul. The result was in doubt until the...

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  • Kawasaki rookie Krummenacher wins PI

    28 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Kawasaki rookie Krummenacher wins PI

    After a stunningly exciting WSS race over all 18-laps the four-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) lost an almost certain early championship lead after falling with three laps to...

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  • Rea wins epic season opener

    27 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins epic season opener

    The first Saturday race of the new year in the latest era of World SBK competition saw a dry track welcome the riders, and up to nine front men provide a remarkable spectacle for the Saturday crowd...

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  • Sofuoglu makes WSS history at PI

    27 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu makes WSS history at PI

    A little bit of history was made in the 15-minute Superpole 1 and 2 sessions at Phillip Island in the WSS class, as the riders took part in the first ever ‘WSBK style’ WSS final qualifying. The riders...

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  • Sykes takes first 2016 superpole honours

    27 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes takes first 2016 superpole honours

    After Superpole’s two sessions Tom Sykes took his 31st career pole position. It was the first Superpole win, at the first attempt, for the all-New Ninja ZX-10R, and came at record pace. Sykes, who...

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  • Guinters gets his mojo back

    26 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Guinters gets his mojo back

    Winning the 2014 World Championship on an Aprilia RSV4 was the highlight of Sylvain Guintoli’s career, losing any chance of a repeat performance after an off-season injury and struggle on the...

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  • Sofuoglu fastest after day one

    26 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu fastest after day one

    After the second of two 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship qualifying sessions at Phillip Island all-time WSS legend Kenan Sofuoglu ended up as the quickest rider, thanks to his first session...

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  • Guintoli and new Pata Yamaha fastest on Friday

    26 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Guintoli and new Pata Yamaha fastest on Friday

    It was a tale of the new trumps the old on the first day at Phillip Island in the FIM Superbike World Championship first qualifying sessions. The new qualifying system saw today’s two one hour long...

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  • Contender Davies hits hard

    25 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Contender Davies hits hard

    After his big first day crash exiting turn 12 at Phillip Island Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB) was back into the thick of the action on day two’s morning session. He said of his first day...

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  • Milwaukee BMW pulls covers off new S1000RR

    25 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Milwaukee BMW pulls covers off new S1000RR

    Reigning MCE British Superbike champions SMR have pulled the covers off their new BMW S1000RR machinery as they prepare for their World Superbike debut this weekend in Phillip Island. Switching to BMW...

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  • Swiss Krummenacher the swiftest

    24 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Swiss Krummenacher the swiftest

    After four track sessions over two days, the top WSS rider at the official DWO tests was a rookie – if not exactly an inexperienced rider – Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). He said of...

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