World Superbikes (May 2016)

  • 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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  • Rea 'much more comfortable' at Donington Park

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Rea 'much more comfortable' at Donington Park

    Jonathan Rea was left pleasantly surprised to be on team-mate Tom Sykes’ tail after the opening day at Donington Park. The reigning World Champion was just 0.039 seconds off Sykes’ fastest time after...

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  • Sykes surprised with practice pace

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Sykes surprised with practice pace

    Tom Sykes was left surprised to be fastest on the opening day at Donington Park after opting to work on race set-up instead of searching for a single fast lap. The 2013 World Champion has won the last...

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  • Rea leads Krummenacher in World Supersport

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Rea leads Krummenacher in World Supersport

    The ‘other’ Rea in the WorldSBK paddock, WorldSSP rider Gino Rea (GRT Racing Team MV Agusta), edged out second place rider Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) in Friday’s combined qualifying...

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  • Sofuoglu to remain with Kawasaki for 2017

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Sofuoglu to remain with Kawasaki for 2017

    Reigning World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoglu will continue with Kawasaki in the World Supersport class next season. The most successful Supersport racer in the series’ history, Sofouglu will...

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  • Davies bemused by Donington fireball

    27 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Davies bemused by Donington fireball

    Chaz Davies’ Free Practice two came to an abrupt halt today as his Ducati Panigale R burst into flames following a technical problem 20 minutes into the session. Smoke started to emerge from the...

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  • Davies hoping for Donington boost

    26 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Davies hoping for Donington boost

    Chaz Davies is confident he has the package to challenge the Kawasakis as the World Superbike championship hits Donington Park this weekend. The Welshman has never won at the Leicestershire circuit...

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  • Lowes to fight pain at home round

    26 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Lowes to fight pain at home round

    Alex Lowes will fight the pain to ride in front of his home crowd as the World Superbike championship rolls into Donington Park this weekend. The likeable young Brit broke his collarbone in a crash...

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  • Hayden looks forward to Donington return

    26 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Hayden looks forward to Donington return

    Nicky Hayden is hoping to carry the momentum from his debut World Superbike victory to this weekend’s British round at Donington Park.   The 2006 MotoGP champion took a dominant win in sodden...

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  • Things to do at Donington World Superbikes

    24 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Things to do at Donington World Superbikes

    The Superbike World Championship returns where it all began this weekend as the sole British round of the series gets underway at Donington Park. The iconic Derbyshire circuit plays host to the...

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  • Beaubier to replace Guintoli at Donington

    20 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Beaubier to replace Guintoli at Donington

    MotoAmerica ace Cameron Beaubier will join the PATA Yamaha squad at Donington Park next weekend as the injured Sylvain Guintoli continues his rehabilitation. The 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike champion...

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  • Anthony West impresses in Sepang

    18 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Anthony West impresses in Sepang

    Anthony West stunned at Sepang this weekend as he stormed to Pedercini Kawasaki’s best result in more than a decade. West was a last minute call up to replace Frenchman Sylvain Barrier, who has been...

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  • Hayden: 'I knew I had to go for it!'

    17 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Hayden: 'I knew I had to go for it!'

    Nicky Hayden took his first race victory in ten years at the sixth round of the 2016 Superbike World Championship in Sepang, but the Kentucky Kid says it’s not through a lack of trying that he endured...

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  • Alex Lowes breaks collarbone in Sepang

    16 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Alex Lowes breaks collarbone in Sepang

    Alex Lowes is in a race to be fit for his home round of the Superbike World Championship at Donington Park next weekend after breaking his collarbone in Sepang. The PATA Yamaha rider highsided out of...

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  • Hayden takes first WSB win at wet Sepang

    15 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Hayden takes first WSB win at wet Sepang

    Hayden Takes First WorldSBK Win After Sepang Deluge Nicky Hayden (Honda World Superbike Team) enjoyed his first win in the WorldSBK paddock in a full wet second 16-lap race which he led almost from...

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  • Sykes storms to Sepang win

    14 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes storms to Sepang win

    Superpole winner Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) became race winner at Sepang as he romped home 5.6 seconds clear of his team-mate Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after leading for virtually the...

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  • Sofuoglu takes supersport pole in Sepang

    14 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu takes supersport pole in Sepang

    Multiple world champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) secured pole position after Superpole 2 in the WorldSSP class, breaking the existing track best with his 2’08.055 lap, set right at...

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