World Superbikes (January 2016)

  • 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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