World Superbikes

  • Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

    17 September 2015 by Steve English

    Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

    Chaz Davies superb form in 2015 has been rewarded with a one year contract extension at Ducati. News that the Welshman, a former World Supersport champion, has been retained will come as no surprise...

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  • Rea on the verge of first title

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rea on the verge of first title

    Jonathan Rea is on the verge of claiming his first World Superbike title. The Kawasaki rider needs just six points to wrap up the crown and with six races remaining the 28 year old is almost certain...

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  • Davies confident of Spanish form

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Davies confident of Spanish form

    Chaz Davies has won three of the last four World Superbike races and the Welshman could be excused for feeling that his momentum of the summer has been lost by the summer break. However more so than...

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  • Lowes keen to get back on track

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes keen to get back on track

    World Superbikes returns to action on Friday with the Spanish round of the championship at Jerez. It's been a long break since Sepang and Alex Lowes is keen to get back on track for Suzuki and...

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  • Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

    07 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

    After the first of two long summer breaks had been completed PJ Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) returned fit and free of arm pump at Sepang. The American rider made the most of it at a...

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  • Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    02 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) won the 14-lap WSS race from the front at Sepang but had to overcome a last corner attack from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) to do...

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  • Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    As has been the recent norm in WSS racing, the big three - Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda), Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)...

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  • Sykes on Sepang pole

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes on Sepang pole

    A strong session in Superpole for riders on several types of machinery finally delivered the best starting spot for Sunday’s two 16-lap races to second best Superpole rider ever, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

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  • Sykes praises Sepang

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes praises Sepang

    Tom Sykes (KRT) was one of the few riders who did not go out in the wet second sessions on Friday, but he had no regrets about the decision. “It was a shame to have one session wiped off the...

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  • Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) belted out a fastest lap of day one in Sepang, leading him riders half his age again, as he did on day one at Misano. But he was not overly optimistic of his race day...

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  • Rea thinking results first, series second

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea thinking results first, series second

    Jonathan Rea could wrap-up the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship at Sepang, but on Friday he was trying to think of the weekend as two races, not the potential highpoint of his career to...

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  • Van der Mark speaks futurism

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark speaks futurism

    According to rumours Pata Honda WSB rookie Michael van der Mark is on his way to MotoGP in 2016, but according to the rider himself – who has a two-year contract with Honda Europe to ride in WSB –...

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  • Davies digs In early

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies digs In early

    After a superb double win for his Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB team in America last time out Chaz Davies made a good early start at Sepang, second in the dry, even if he hardly went out at all in...

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  • Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    A particularly hard-working rider at Sepang was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who had done the Laguna WorldSBK round two weekends before, then competed in the Suzuka 8-hour for the first time...

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  • Zanetti leads - then rain decends

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Zanetti leads - then rain decends

    Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) finished on top of the first day time sheets at the Sepang round of the FIM Supersport World Championship with a 2’09.235 lap set in the dry conditions of the...

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  • Biaggi speaks testing future

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi speaks testing future

    Regular Aprilia test rider and Sepang wild card Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) spoke at Sepang about his potential future role for Aprilia as a test rider. “Nothing is clear, because the factory...

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  • Tight fight between Kawasaki riders in Laguna

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    Tight fight between Kawasaki riders in Laguna

    Laguna Seca saw a thrilling battle between the Kawasaki teammates, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, with the Englishman coming out on top in both races and clawing back eight points in the title standings.

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  • Davies: This is the fruit of our labours

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    Davies: This is the fruit of our labours

    A double win for Chaz Davies brought him within 20 points of Tom Sykes in the fight for second in the World Superbike standings. The Ducati rider was on fire all weekend and easily the class of the...

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  • Guintoli and Lowes explain race two crash

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    Guintoli and Lowes explain race two crash

    Sylvain Guintoli's weekend in California was solid with a seventh place finish in race one, having ran in the top five at one point, but his outing in race two was short lived. A first lap crash with...

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  • Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have died

    20 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have died

    Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have lost their lives after a multiple-bike collision at turn one during the opening lap of yesterday’s MotoAmerica race at Laguna Seca. Running as a support series for...

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  • Davies doubles up at Laguna

    19 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies doubles up at Laguna

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) overcame the worrying drops of rain on his visor in the first few laps to once again run away with the race win at Laguna Seca, making it a double for the...

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  • Davies scores Laguna race one win

    19 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies scores Laguna race one win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) secured his second race win of the season after 25-intense laps at the 3.610km Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey. The holeshot rider from pole, Davies ran out...

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  • Davies takes first ever Superpole win

    19 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies takes first ever Superpole win

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) scored his first career Superpole win with a 1’22.101 second lap in Superpole 2 at Laguna Seca. A Ducati block-out of the top two places saw Davide Giugliano...

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  • Davies leads the lot on day one

    18 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies leads the lot on day one

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) led the first day of practice that counts towards qualifying at Laguna Seca with a 1’23.633 lap, despite running wide at turn two near the end of a busy...

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  • Laguna's secrets explained by Davies

    18 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Laguna's secrets explained by Davies

    haz Davies (Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB) looks forward to Laguna Seca more than any other circuit on the calendar and he proved he had early pace as he finished the first practice session in third...

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  • Checa completes successful Ducati WSB test

    03 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Checa completes successful Ducati WSB test

    Carlos Checa has completed a successful return to World Superbikes for the first time since his retirement at the end of the 2013 season, completing a three day test on the factory Panigale at...

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  • Guintoli: We need to improve

    30 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli: We need to improve

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has admitted that his Pata Honda World Superbike team have to find improvements from the CBR1000RR before long, after a difficult start to his first...

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