World Superbikes (February 2016)

  • 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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  • 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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