World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Sykes fastest as Phillip Island takes its toll

    23 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes fastest as Phillip Island takes its toll

    The second and final day of action at Phillip Island saw a rash of crashes and some injuries, all of which led to lost track time for all at the awesome but tricky 4.445km track in Australia. As the...

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  • Randy leads the way in WSS day one

    22 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Randy leads the way in WSS day one

    In the Supersport World Championship division first time WSS rider Randy Krummenacher held off his Kawasaki Puccetti team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu to record the fastest testing time of day one. His...

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  • Day one testing honours go to KRT pair

    22 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Day one testing honours go to KRT pair

    With the start of a new-look WorldSBK Championship only a few days away the action in Australia got underway in testing mode on Monday 22nd February. Sessions were held on a dry track that was...

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  • Watch Kawasaki's WSB team launch live here

    11 February 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Watch Kawasaki's WSB team launch live here

    With just two weeks to go until the first round of the 2016 World Superbike championship, Kawasaki will be launching their 2016 team at 7pm GMT in Barcelona, and you can watch the event live here. The...

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  • Rea to run number one plate in 2016

    05 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rea to run number one plate in 2016

    2015 World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will run the number one plate on his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R in 2016 as he sets out to defend his title. The Northern Irishman has been debating in...

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  • WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

    04 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

    It has taken a long time but the final shape and size of the WorldSBK grid has finally arrived, with 24 regular Superbike entries – including the once impossible reappearance of two Aprilia RSV4...

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  • Sykes scores best Jerez test time

    28 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes scores best Jerez test time

    On what was a less grippy track surface than the previous Jerez tests in November Tom Sykes (KRT) left the Andalusian circuit with the fastest time of all, the only rider to lap under the 1’40...

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  • Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

    After having to cut his previous Jerez test sessions in November short, to go back home to go and have surgery on a wrist problem, second-season WorldSBK rider for Honda Michael van der Mark made his...

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  • 2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

    For 2016 the majority of the WorldSBK field will run on Öhlins suspension and for those who want the latest material the forks will be all-new RVP25s (Rod Valve Piston, in 25mm piston diameter). The...

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  • Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

    A damp start but a busy and dry finish on the first day of Jerez WorldSBK testing saw some familiar names at the top of the time sheets, as Tom Sykes (KRT) finished the first eight hours on top, with...

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  • Lowes back into battle again

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Lowes back into battle again

    Pata Yamaha WorldSBK rider Alex Lowes is still recovering from a significant shoulder injury received in the previous Jerez tests last November even though he has already been out on track on his new...

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  • Althea Racing pull covers off BMW S1000RR

    22 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Althea Racing pull covers off BMW S1000RR

    Althea Racing riders Marcus Reiterberger, the 2015 German Superbike champion, and Jordi Torres, the only non-British rider to win a World Superbike race last season, have pulled the covers off the BMW...

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  • Milwaukee BMW set to ‘do their own thing’

    11 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Milwaukee BMW set to ‘do their own thing’

    Milwaukee BMW boss Shaun Muir is hoping for close cooperation between his SMR squad and the Althea team as both make the move to BMW machinery for the 2016 World Superbike campaign. Speaking to...

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