World Superbikes

  • Cluzel and Zanetti lead for MV

    17 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Cluzel and Zanetti lead for MV

    The MV Agusta Reparto Corse pairing of Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti headed up no less than four Kawasaki machines as the WSS class spent two days on track at Phillip Island for the final tests of...

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  • Lowes tops the testing Brit Pop

    17 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Lowes tops the testing Brit Pop

    The star of the two day WSB final testing show at Phillip Island may well have been Aprilia Racing Red Devils Roma rookie Jordi Torres by any normal standards, as he split the usual phalanx of British...

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  • Aprilia's Torres learning fast

    17 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Aprilia's Torres learning fast

    After losing some time in previous winter tests to bad weather new WSB rider Jordi Torres is making up for lost time at the PI tests, and doing so at a more than decent pace for a series rookie. Fifth...

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  • Sofuoglu fastest WSS rider on day one

    16 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu fastest WSS rider on day one

    On the first of two days of FIM Supersport World championship testing at Phillip Island in Australia three-time WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Puccetti Kawasaki) took the fastest time of all, recording...

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  • No Moscow, no surprise

    11 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    No Moscow, no surprise

    As has been long expected by the cynics (read, realists) in the WSB paddock, the proposed 14-round 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship will not feature an event in Moscow Raceway after all. The...

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  • New World Order starts soon for Rea

    09 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    New World Order starts soon for Rea

    At the presentation of the official KRT squad in Barcelona recently new boy Jonathan Rea understood the scale of the challenge ahead of him, having moved to Kawasaki after almost an entire road race...

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  • Former champion Sykes ready to rumble again

    09 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Former champion Sykes ready to rumble again

    Tom Sykes will start his latest championship push in a few days and his aim is clear enough again - to regain the title he won in 2013 and came close to winning in 2012 and again last year. It is...

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  • Rea and Sykes launch 2015 Ninja in Barcelona

    06 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea and Sykes launch 2015 Ninja in Barcelona

    The first look at the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in its finished form came at the launch of the official Kawasaki Racing Team in their home town of Barcelona on the evening of 5th February, with...

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  • Watch Sykes and Rea unveil 2015 bikes live

    05 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Watch Sykes and Rea unveil 2015 bikes live

    Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea are set to unveil their 2015 World Superbike machines tonight at the team’s headquarters in Barcelona, in front of an audience of international...

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  • Biaggi rules out WSB return

    05 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Biaggi rules out WSB return

    Former World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has ruled out a wildcard return to the series in 2015. The Italian ignited speculation that he would be back in contention after appearing at the recent...

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  • Aprilia explains 2015 structure

    04 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Aprilia explains 2015 structure

    With Aprilia diving into the MotoGP shark pool one year earlier than they originally planned Aprilia Racing has already taken several steps to be ready for their new challenge, while keeping up...

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  • Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

    30 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli is aiming for a return to full fitness in time for the opening round of the 2015 season, after a testing crash at Jerez left him with neck and ankle...

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  • Guigliano tops final European WSB test

    27 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guigliano tops final European WSB test

    Davide Guigliano has taken Ducati to the top of the time sheets on the final day of European pre-season testing before the World Superbike championship kicks off next month in Australia. The Italian...

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  • Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    24 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    Pata Honda have unveiled their 2015 livery at the Verona Motorcycle Expo, with their pair of reigning World Champions in the form of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark officially stepping out...

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  • Camier now waits for Australia

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Camier now waits for Australia

    As one of the smaller manufacturers in WSB racing MV Agusta has not got the resources of some other teams but it is a full factory effort in 2015, with one rider to focus on in the tall shape of Leon...

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  • Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    The weather was usually unkind at the well-attended two-day Portimao tests in Portugal, but there was enough in the track later in the final dry afternoon to allow Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) to...

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  • One hour more for Portimao tests

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    One hour more for Portimao tests

    After two red flags in the final afternoon a request from the teams testing at Portimao was granted and they got the chance to run on from the scheduled finish at 5pm to what will now be 6pm. For many...

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  • Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    One-man Barni Racing team member Leandro Mercado is still carrying the effects of a recent left wrist injury, suffered in winter tests in 2014, but is making progress after having a pin removed from...

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  • New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and...

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  • Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    Before the Portimao weather changes halted his progress new Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa enjoyed some track time on his big vee twin 1190 RX, after a recent test in the USA. With team manager the...

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  • Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    MotoGP and WSB legend Max Biaggi joined 2015 Red Devils Aprilia riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on track at the first day of wet and dry Portimao testing - but his mission was not to help with the...

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  • Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship. “The team...

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  • Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

    With two major racing projects to look after – a completely new one in MotoGP and a whole new set of regulations in WSB - Aprilia and its racing chief Romano Albesiano have had a busy few months...

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