World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • WSB: Gagne joins Camier at Red Bull Honda

    07 December 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Gagne joins Camier at Red Bull Honda

    American racer Jake Gagne will join Leon Camier to complete the Red Bull Honda line-up for the 2018 Superbike World Championship. The 24-year-old made his World Superbike debut with the squad at...

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  • WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

    29 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

    Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has said the ZX-10RR Kawasaki have produced for him to suit the 2018 regulations feels better than previous iterations of the bike.  World...

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  • WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

    27 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

    Last week’s Jerez test saw a big change for Alex Lowes with double World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt joining the PATA Yamaha team as his crew chief. Lowes will be joined by Pitt, who won the World...

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  • WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

    21 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

    Loris Baz enjoyed a productive debut with the Althea BMW squad as he makes his return to the Superbike World Championship at this week’s Jerez test. Having spent most of his career on superbikes, Baz...

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  • WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

    20 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

    Jonathan Rea started off the 2018 World Superbike season where he left off as pre-season testing got underway at Jerez today. The three-time world champion took to the top of the timesheets from his...

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  • WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

    04 November 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

    Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) won the 2017 WorldSSP title after a front-running race win at Losail. He is the first Yamaha WorldSSP champion since Sam Lowes in 2013. He won the...

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  • WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

    03 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set an early leading marker in Superpole 2 but finally won his sixth pole of the season with a record of 1’56.228, set nearer the end of the 15 minute session. One...

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  • WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

    03 November 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on his opening session time of 1’57.666 to secure the fastest qualifying time of the first evening of action at Losail in Qatar, the final round of the...

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  • WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

    03 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

    Jordi Torres will move to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse outfit for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed. The Spaniard will replace Leon Camier in the Italian squad, with the...

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  • WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

    02 November 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

    Dorna and the FIM have today released the calendar for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, which shall again be contested over 13 rounds beginning in February and ending slightly earlier in...

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  • WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

    22 October 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

    After a first lap collision between Chaz Davies and Eugene Laverty the first attempted run of the Jerez race was red flagged and restarted over 19 laps. The result was a clear win for Jonathan Rea...

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  • WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

    12 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

    Leon Camier will join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team for the 2018 season, it has been confirmed. The 2009 British Superbike Champion has been linked with the team since earlier this year when...

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  • WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

    05 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

    Alex Lowes made a welcome return to the World Superbike rostrum in Magny Cours this weekend, matching his best result of the year with an impressive second-place behind race winner Chaz Davies. While...

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  • WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

    03 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

    Ducati Corse Superbike boss Ernesto Marinelli will leave Ducati at the end of 2017, the Bologna factory has announced. Marinelli joined Ducati in 1995, before working as a track engineer for names...

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  • WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

    01 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

    The chance of the glory of a double win was cruelly robbed from new triple champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as eventual race winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) took advantage of...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

    01 October 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

    Kenan Sofuoglu will miss today’s World Supersport race at Magny Cours after suffering a triple hip fracture following a crash in qualifying. The Turkish ace was on course for a front row start for...

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  • WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

    30 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

    Jonathan Rea was lost for words after storming to a record third World Superbike title in Magny Cours this afternoon. The Northern Irishman dominated the wet opening race in France to place himself...

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  • WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

    30 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

    Champion elect Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was just one of many riders to fall in the Superpole competition thanks to a slick wet track surface. He got back on to score a superb Superpole win,...

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  • WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

    29 September 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) started his potentially historic weekend in France in perfect shape, setting the fastest Friday practice time at Magny-Cours. As he goes for his third world...

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  • WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

    26 September 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

    Tom Sykes is hoping to return to action at Magny Cours this weekend after the fireball crash that ruled him out of the last round in Portimao. A massive crash for Sykes in FP3 at the Portugese circuit...

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