World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

    Today 13:00 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) overcame a third row grid position to pass even championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and early leader Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing -...

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  • WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

    Yesterday 13:01 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured the first win of the Lausitz WorldSBK weekend – and the first after the summer break –despite starting sixth off the grid. A pass on early leader Tom...

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  • WSB: Sykes quickest despite Friday fall

    18 August 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes quickest despite Friday fall

    The return from the WorldSBK championship's summer break did not last long without major drama arriving on the scene, after fastest man Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) uncharacteristically crashed...

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  • WSB: Melandri to remain with Ducati for 2018

    16 August 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Melandri to remain with Ducati for 2018

    Marco Melandri will remain with the Aruba.it Racing Ducati team alongside Chaz Davies for the 2018 Superbike World Championship. The Italian made a surprise return to racing with the Bologna factory...

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  • WSB: Jonathan Rea's Laguna column

    14 July 2017 by Jonathan Rea

    WSB: Jonathan Rea's Laguna column

    I don’t know what it is with Laguna. I missed the first time we went back there due to injury and then I came back the following year and was on the podium. It’s a track I really enjoy; all the big...

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  • WSB: Sykes insists title fight not over

    10 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes insists title fight not over

    Tom Sykes insists there is ‘still a long way to go’ in the 2017 Superbike World Championship fight despite team-mate Jonathan Rea heading into the summer break with a whopping 59-point lead. Rea beat...

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  • WSB: Opening laps hamper Davies in race two

    10 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Opening laps hamper Davies in race two

    Chaz Davies has said not cutting through the pack as quick as his rivals in the early stages cost him the chance of fighting for a better result in Sunday’s second World Superbike race at Laguna...

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  • WSB: Davies triumphs at Laguna Seca

    09 July 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Davies triumphs at Laguna Seca

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) overcame a recent fracture to one of his vertebrae to secure a stunning win in race one at Laguna Seca, riding at full pace for all 25-laps of the intense...

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  • WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

    08 July 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

    After some outspoken media comments from overall Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta in the run-up to the Laguna Seca weekend, the WorldSBK Series Director Dani Carrera gave some clarification of what will...

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  • WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

    08 July 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came good on his Friday promise to find improvements in his overall set-up and scored his third Superpole win of the year as a result. He lifted his career Superpole...

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  • WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

    08 July 2017 by Simon Patterson

    WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

    Despite suffering a back injury at the previous round in Misano just a couple of weeks before the start of the Laguna Seca round of the championship, Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)...

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  • WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

    06 July 2017 by Simon Patterson

    WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

    The CIA Insurance Honda team truck has been badly damaged in a fire, after bursting into flames last month on it’s return from the last round of the championship in Misano. The extensive damage was...

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  • WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

    20 June 2017 by Jonathan Rea

    WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

    I love Misano. Not so much the layout of the circuit, it’s a flat track with not too much character, but the atmosphere and the weather is brilliant. The fans always turn out in force. It’s a good...

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  • WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

    20 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

    Chaz Davies has said he feels ‘extremely lucky’ to be heading home without serious injury after his serious crash in Misano this weekend. The Welshman fell while scrapping with rival Jonathan Rea for...

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  • WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

    19 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

    Marco Melandri has said he never stopped believing in himself as he returned to the top step of the podium for the first time in three years at Misano yesterday. It was an emotional win for the former...

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  • WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

    18 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

    Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) recorded his first win of the 2017 season on Sunday to restore his damaged pride and save Ducati’s home weekend after all Saturday’s problems. This was his...

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  • WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

    18 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) showed his experience to win his fourth WorldSSP race in succession in the 2017 season to close to within five points of the championship lead after seven...

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  • WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

    17 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

    Chaz Davies has been taken to hospital following the nasty crash in the late stages of today’s opening World Superbike race at Misano. The Welshman was leading an intense battle for the lead with...

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  • WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

    17 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

    Tom Sykes took the most unlikely win of his WorldSBK career after sitting in fifth place for the most of the opening WorldSBK race of the Misano weekend. First, long time leader Michael van der Mark...

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  • WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

    17 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) recorded a new track best of 1’33.662 to win his 40th official career Superpole, and his second of the 2017 season. His team-mate Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team)...

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  • WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

    16 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

    As the action got underway at a hot and humid Misano circuit in Italy Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) pushed himself to the top of the timesheets with a 1’34.901 lap set early in the afternoon...

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