World Superbikes

  • Sykes breaks away to top day one

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sykes breaks away to top day one

    Tom Sykes has broken clear of the chasing field to take a clear top spot on the opening day of his home round of the World Superbike championship at Donington Park. The former World Champion finished...

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  • Camier surprises to top free practice

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Camier surprises to top free practice

    Leon Camier has surprised the World Superbike paddock by topping the first free practice session at his home round at Donington Park. The MV Agusta rider finished the first of the day’s three sessions...

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  • Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    22 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    After an unexpected parting of the ways between regular Core Motorsport Thailand Honda WSS rider Ratthapark Wilairot and his Thai owned team, the CBR600RR that won the Chang International Circuit race...

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  • "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    18 May 2015 by Steve English

    "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    The Sepang International Circuit today announced that "a legendary rider will be competing in the World Superbike round" at the Malaysian track later this year. The decision to bring in a well known...

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  • Davies looks homeward for restart

    15 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies looks homeward for restart

    When he signed to Ducati on a two-year deal last season Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati WSB) always knew that 2015 would be the year he could go for a hatful of wins and possibly the world...

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  • Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

    14 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

    Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Leon Haslam has been left nursing three cracked ribs after one of the ‘biggest highsides he’s ever had’ in the second World Superbike race at Imola last weekend. The...

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  • Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

    12 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

    World Supersport title leader Kenan Sofuoglu says that being able to channel his emotions into his racing gave him the edge he needed to take victory in the class last weekend at Imola. The victory...

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  • WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

     Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) dominated the second Imola race for Kawasaki, with Rea’s eventual comfortable victory giving him eight wins from ten...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) beat his great rival Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) by 0.883 seconds at the flag to win the 17-lap WSS race at Imola. Third was Lorenzo Zanetti (MV...

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  • WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

    10 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

    A stopped and restarted first race was finally run over six intense laps, with Tom Sykes (KRT) leading to start but his team-mate Jonathan Rea took the lead soon after and eased way from Sykes. The...

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  • WSB: Super Davide Takes Superpole Win

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Super Davide Takes Superpole Win

    Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) was a the popular winner of the Imola Superpole contest, securing the best possible starting place for Sunday’s 19-lap races as a result. On his first...

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  • WSB: Limitations Hold Guintoli Back

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Limitations Hold Guintoli Back

    After a tough start to the season due to a neck injury suffered in winter testing, Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda) made progress at the Assen round, and watched his team-mate Michael van der Mark finish...

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  • WSB: Giugliano Fastest Man Pre-Superpole

    09 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Giugliano Fastest Man Pre-Superpole

    WSB returnee Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati WSB) continued his amazing comeback from long term injury top lead the field going into Superpole, having topped the final free practice session...

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  • WSB: Rea Fastest On Day One At Imola

    08 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea Fastest On Day One At Imola

    KRT rider Jonathan Rea set a 1’47.344 lap to sit on top of the timesheets after the first day of WSB action at Imola, ending up 0.173 seconds ahead of his team-mate Tom Sykes. The two official...

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  • WSS: Cluzel Climbs Highest On Day One

    08 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Cluzel Climbs Highest On Day One

    After a halted and restarted second FIM Supersport World Championship practice session at Imola Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) left it late to take the advantage going into day two, with his...

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  • Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    05 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli says he’s still adapting his riding style to the Pata Honda machine he switched form Aprilia to at the start of the 2015 season. Starting the season...

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  • Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    Frenchman Christophe Ponsson has made the switch from Grillini Kawasaki to the Team Pedercini bikes ahead of this weekend’s Imola round of the World Superbike series. He joins Davide Salom at the...

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  • Season starts at home round for Badovini

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Season starts at home round for Badovini

    BMW Motorrad Italia rider Ayrton Badovini says his 2015 World Superbike season only starts next weekend when the championship returns to Imola, located only five miles form his hometown of Castel...

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  • Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

    Hero EBR team boss and rider Larry Pegram has confirmed the team’s withdrawal from the World Superbike championship, only days after the bankruptcy of parent manufacturer EBR. Only weeks ago, ahead of...

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  • Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

    28 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

    Four-time WSB race winner Michel Fabrizio will ride as substitute for the injured Nico Terol (Althea Racing Ducati) at the next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Imola in Italy. Terol,...

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  • Haslam: I need to change my riding style

    28 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Haslam: I need to change my riding style

    Red Devils Roma Rider Leon Haslam says that a change in his riding style might be needed, after struggling with tyre issues in both races last weekend at the Assen round of the World Superbike...

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  • Terol out for WSB Imola

    26 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Terol out for WSB Imola

    Former 125GP champion Nico Terol will miss the next round of the 2015 World Superbike championship at Imola, after doctors confirmed the damage to his right hand sustained at Assen as a...

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  • MV steps it up for Camier

    25 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    MV steps it up for Camier

    After experiencing some serious electronics issues Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) had to ride through in the recent Aragon round, MV Agusta redoubled their efforts with their new Marelli...

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  • Rea’s WSB lead put in context

    24 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea’s WSB lead put in context

    At 13 rounds long, the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship will run right through until the middle of October and feature 26 individual points scoring races. After eight races there is one...

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  • World Supersport controversy continues to burn

    22 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    World Supersport controversy continues to burn

    The controversy that ended Sunday’s World Supersport race at Assen has continued to burn, with race winner Kenan Sofuoglu and second place finisher Jules Cluzel firing shots at each other after their...

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  • WSB Assen: Sofuoglu wins supersport stunner

    19 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB Assen: Sofuoglu wins supersport stunner

    The end of the WSS race at Assen was an all-time classic, with Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) getting the nod from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta) but only after each rider had been put under...

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  • WSB Assen: Rea wins race one

    19 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB Assen: Rea wins race one

    From second on the grid Jonathan Rea (KRT) took the early lead from Tom Sykes his team-mate and Leon Haslam (Aprilia), and would run out the winner in a busy race, but one in which he was in full...

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  • WSB Assen: Sykes takes first pole of 2015

    18 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB Assen: Sykes takes first pole of 2015

    The usual suspects crammed the top of the time sheets in Superpole 2 at the beginning and also at the end and it was Tom Sykes (KRT) who put himself on the top pre-race place. Leon Haslam (Aprilia...

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  • WSB Assen: Davies on top at flowing Assen

    17 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB Assen: Davies on top at flowing Assen

    Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati WSB) led home an all-British top four in the combined results on Friday at the Assen WSB round, following up on his recent win at Motorland Aragon with a top spot...

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  • WSS Assen: Cluzel again the fastest

    17 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS Assen: Cluzel again the fastest

    With several of the top WSS riders falling in a halted and re-started WSS second practice session at Assen, Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) took a 0.132 second advantage in lap time over Kenan...

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