World Superbikes

  • 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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  • Sykes dominates for pole in Sepang

    14 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes dominates for pole in Sepang

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) had to first get out of Superpole 1 to even enter Superpole 2 but he did not miss his chance to go for yet another pole ‘win’ - his fourth of the season and the...

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  • Savadori quickest at thundery Sepang

    13 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Savadori quickest at thundery Sepang

    With dark clouds gathering it was a case of setting fast laps as soon as possible for some in FP2 at Sepang. Occasional spots of rain on some corners did not slow the pace, as Friday fastest man...

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  • Davies looking to carry momentum to Sepang

    11 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Davies looking to carry momentum to Sepang

    Chaz Davies is looking to carry the momentum gained from his emphatic double victory in Imola to this weekend’s sixth round of the Superbike World Championship in Sepang. The Welshman now sits 35...

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  • West to stand in for Barrier in Sepang

    09 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    West to stand in for Barrier in Sepang

    Anthony West will return to the World Superbike championship this weekend as he fills in for the injured Sylvain Barrier at Pedercini Kawasaki. The Frenchman has been out of action since breaking his...

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  • Revamped Sepang awaits World Superbike stars

    09 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Revamped Sepang awaits World Superbike stars

    The Superbike World Championship heads to Sepang for the sixth round of the season this weekend, but the 3.44 mile Malaysian circuit will pose a new challenge to riders after a recent revamp. The...

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  • Tough weekend for van der Mark at Imola

    06 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Tough weekend for van der Mark at Imola

    Michael van der Mark suffered a tough weekend at the fifth round of the 2016 Superbike World Championship at Imola. The 23-year-old struggled to change direction on his CBR1000RR Fireblade at the...

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  • Davies' double sparks MotoGP talk

    05 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Davies' double sparks MotoGP talk

    Chaz Davies’ celebrated an emphatic double victory in Imola last weekend, a result which couldn’t have come at a better time with Ducati Corse boss Gigi Dall’Igna watching over proceedings at the...

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