World Superbikes

  • 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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  • Overnight changes boost feeling for Lowes

    03 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Overnight changes boost feeling for Lowes

    Alex Lowes believes his PATA Yamaha team took a vital step forward in improving his feeling with the YZF-R1 on Saturday, enabling him to ride to a strong sixth place in Sunday’s second race at...

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  • Davies doubles again with Rea and Sykes behind

    01 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies doubles again with Rea and Sykes behind

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) took a perfect 50 points away from the Imola race weekend after winning his second race in two days. At Ducati’s local track this brought him to within 35 points...

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  • Cluzel takes supersport pole in Imola

    01 May 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel takes supersport pole in Imola

    Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the last top rider to set a fast time and scored a pole position with his 1’51.132 as a result. It was the 18th pole position of his career. Kenan Sofuoglu...

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  • Dominant race one win for Davies

    30 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Dominant race one win for Davies

    Superpole winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) ran at unbeatable pace out front to win the first race of the weekend, shortened to 18 laps because of a red flag incident in the final warm-up...

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  • Davies sets new track best for Superpole win

    30 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies sets new track best for Superpole win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured a remarkable new track record of 1’45.598 to take only his second career pole position as he dominated the pre-race results again. His only previous...

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  • Smith wins six-lap sprint in Assen

    17 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Smith wins six-lap sprint in Assen

    British rider Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) won what was a final six lap wet race, from his countryman Gino Rea (GRT Racing Team MV Agusta) and four-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki...

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  • Rea from Sykes after crazy second race

    17 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea from Sykes after crazy second race

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the second race at Assen in a contest that had started wet, but finished on a dry line, making for a tyre change midway through the 21 laps. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

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  • Rea wins as Hayden takes first podium

    16 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins as Hayden takes first podium

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the first race of the Assen WorldSBK weekend after 21 laps of drama and determination, too much in some notable cases. After running with the front group for...

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  • Assen WSB: Lowes fastest after wet opening day

    15 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Assen WSB: Lowes fastest after wet opening day

    Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) topped the combined best times on day one at a wet Assen, posting a strong lap of 1’52.701 near the end of the second one hour long practice session in...

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  • Davies takes a double win

    03 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies takes a double win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured his second win of the Motorland Aragon WorldSBK weekend, by 6.471 seconds from Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was...

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  • First 2016 win for Sofuoglu

    03 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    First 2016 win for Sofuoglu

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took the early lead and kept it from pole position, with his team-mate Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) second after 16-laps of running in the...

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  • Davies the Destroyer in race one

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies the Destroyer in race one

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) became the first non-Kawasaki race winner of the 2016 season when he took the opening race win after 18-laps at Motorland Aragon. He broke the lap record on lap...

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  • Kenan cracks the 25 barrier

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Kenan cracks the 25 barrier

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took a comfortable win in the pre-race Superpole 2 contest inside the WorldSSP class, but did not get close to the previous track best from 2015 despite...

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  • Superpole 32 and new track best for Tom Sykes

    02 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Superpole 32 and new track best for Tom Sykes

    2013 world champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the pre-race Superpole qualifying contest at Motorland Aragon on his KRT machine, making it 32 pole wins in his career and his second top...

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  • Sykes fastest after first day in Spain

    01 April 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes fastest after first day in Spain

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended his first day at Motorland Aragon fastest of all, with a lap time that was fully 0.375 seconds quicker than next best qualifier Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing -...

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  • Monza World Superbike round cancelled

    01 April 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Monza World Superbike round cancelled

    World Superbike shave confirmed that the round planned for Monza on the 22-24 July this year has been cancelled, after planned upgrades to the track were unable to be completed in time. However, in a...

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  • Video: Aragon World Superbike Preview

    29 March 2016 by James Archibald

    Video: Aragon World Superbike Preview

    This weekend sees the World Superbike grid reforming in Aragon, Spain, for the third round of this year’s championship, and to whet your appetite Dorna have released a teaser film to get you in the...

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  • Cluzel takes clever win in Thailand

    13 March 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel takes clever win in Thailand

    After a 17-lap race held in high 36°C air temperatures Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the eventual winner, after a near race long leading stint from PJ Jacobsen (Honda World Supersport...

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