World Superbikes

  • Sykes Falls Trying New Options

    24 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Sykes Falls Trying New Options

    On an opening day at Jerez, when Kawasaki’s normally metronomic riders each had crashes, Tom Sykes had not one but two of them, as he and his team tried to push the boundaries a little in set-up and...

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  • Torres Taking First Althea BMW Steps at Jerez

    23 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Torres Taking First Althea BMW Steps at Jerez

    The Althea Racing BMW squad makes its first test at Jerez with their new line-up of Markus Reiterberger and Jordi Torres. Reiti is no stranger to a BMW after his stellar IDM career but Jordi Torres –...

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  • Cluzel Returns At Jerez

    23 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Cluzel Returns At Jerez

    Having lost his chance of the 2015 WSS championship at Jerez last season French rider Jules Cluzel returned to the track with his MV Agusta squad for his first test, the last one of 2015. He broke his...

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  • Melandri Speaks MV First Contact

    23 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Melandri Speaks MV First Contact

    Marco Melandri was the lone rider on the WSBK MV Agusta in the first morning of the Jerez tests, running a machine set-up similar to the one used by team regular rider, Leon Camier. There were some...

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  • Krummenacher Takes First WSS Ride

    23 November 2015 by Michael Guy

    Krummenacher Takes First WSS Ride

    Former Moto2 rider Randy Krummenacher has joined the championship winning Puccetti Racing Kawasaki team for 2016, and had his first test on the Ninja ZX-6R WSS machine at Jerez. Despite some issues...

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  • World Superbikes finally release 2016 calendar

    19 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    World Superbikes finally release 2016 calendar

    The World Superbike championship has brought to an end months of waiting by finally released a provisional calendar for the 2016 season. The new schedule doesn’t bring the massive shake-up expected by...

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  • Nicky takes first steps

    17 November 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Nicky takes first steps

    New Honda WorldSBK signing Nicky Hayden set his first laps on the CBR1000RRSP at Motorland at lunchtime yesterday despite a largely wet circuit after morning mist and fog had settled on the track...

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  • Lausitzring back in the WorldSBK Inner Circle

    17 November 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Lausitzring back in the WorldSBK Inner Circle

    After having no round for two years Germany will return to the WSBK fold in 2016, after championships organisers Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) signed a three-year deal with the former WSBK venue in...

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  • WSB Yamaha breaks cover as KRT share Jerez test

    05 November 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB Yamaha breaks cover as KRT share Jerez test

    After an often highly successful 2015 season in most of the categories it has competed in the Yamaha YZF-R1 took its first track-bound laps in full WSB specification on Tuesday 3 November in the hands...

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  • Engine updates for Davies’ Ducati

    30 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Engine updates for Davies’ Ducati

    Chaz Davies has spent two days at Motorland Aragon working on engine updates for his Ducati Panigale R, as the Welshman gets preparations underway for the 2016 World Superbike season. Completing a...

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  • Sykes gets 2016 underway on hybrid ZX-10R

    30 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sykes gets 2016 underway on hybrid ZX-10R

    Tom Sykes has gotten the 2016 World Superbike season underway in a three-day test at Motorland Aragon, running a hybrid ZX-10R based on the 2015 model but running significant new parts from the 2016...

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  • Heartbreak for Rea as Haslam wins race two

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Heartbreak for Rea as Haslam wins race two

    A great second race saw six riders competing for the win at one stage, and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) take his second win of the year. Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB)...

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  • Smith wins night fight in Losail

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Smith wins night fight in Losail

    British rider Kyle Smith (PATA Honda World Supersport Team) won what was at one stage a four-way fight for the race victory in the FIM Supersport World Championship race at Losail, his first win at...

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  • Torres takes his first WSB win at Qatar

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Torres takes his first WSB win at Qatar

    Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) secured his first ever WorldSBK race victory in race one under the floodlights in Qatar, after an epic last-lap fight with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki...

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  • Sykes wins final Superpole of 2015 season

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes wins final Superpole of 2015 season

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored a new track best of 1’56.821 at Losail in Qatar on his way to his 30th career Superpole win and his sixth of the season. He is only the second rider to...

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  • Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

    18 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

    FIM Supersport World Champion for the fourth time in 2015, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), became the new all-time pole king in the 600cc class after taking his 23rd career pole win in...

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  • Mahias takes day one at Losail

    17 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Mahias takes day one at Losail

    Lucas Mahias (MG Competition Yamaha) proved to be the fastest Supersport World Championship rider on day one at Losail, running just over a second slower than the previous track best, as the track...

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  • Rea fastest under lights on opening night

    17 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea fastest under lights on opening night

    New World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set the fastest practice time of the first night of track action at a floodlit Losail in Qatar, overhauling the first session fastest...

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  • Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

    13 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

    A twitter comment by part-time World SBK superstar Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) has apparently threatened his inclusion in the starting-grid at Losail for the WorldSBK finale this coming...

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  • Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

    08 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

    As reported in this week’s MCN, 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden will return to his superbike roots in 2016 with the American joining the Ten Kate Honda team inWorld Superbikes. Hayden won the...

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  • Rea doubles up in France

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea doubles up in France

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second win of the day and his 14th of the season in a dry race two, winning by 2.848 seconds from Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB). Tom Sykes...

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  • Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) won the 2015 Supersport World Championship after finishing second in a shortened 11-lap contest. Sofuoglu looked like he would win the race to win the crown...

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  • Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

    04 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

    Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) overhauled long-time race leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) to record the first race win, in a shortened 19-lap WorldSBK race at Magny-Cours. An oil spill on...

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  • Haslam takes wet Superpole win

    03 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam takes wet Superpole win

    Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) took only his third career Superpole win after a dramatic wet session at Magny-Cours. He was in the process of trying to pass Chaz Davies (Aruba.it...

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  • Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

    02 October 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

    At the start of what could be a pivotal weekend for long-time WSS championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) he took the fastest practice time after two track sessions, with a...

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  • Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

    29 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

    Italian media are speculating that MotoGP refugee Marco Melandri is set to return to the World Superbike paddock in 2016, after linking up with the Althea squad that took Carlos Checa to title glory...

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  • Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

    29 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

    Max Biaggi will return to the World Superbike championship for the third time this year, with the former world champion set to add to impressive performances at Misano and Sepang with an appearance at...

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  • Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

    22 September 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

    The very day after Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) had won the world championship for Kawasaki he and 16 of his peers were back in action at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The one-day test was a...

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