World Superbikes

  • WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

    08 July 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

    After some outspoken media comments from overall Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta in the run-up to the Laguna Seca weekend, the WorldSBK Series Director Dani Carrera gave some clarification of what will...

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  • WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

    08 July 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came good on his Friday promise to find improvements in his overall set-up and scored his third Superpole win of the year as a result. He lifted his career Superpole...

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  • WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

    08 July 2017 by Simon Patterson

    WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

    Despite suffering a back injury at the previous round in Misano just a couple of weeks before the start of the Laguna Seca round of the championship, Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)...

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  • WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

    06 July 2017 by Simon Patterson

    WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

    The CIA Insurance Honda team truck has been badly damaged in a fire, after bursting into flames last month on it’s return from the last round of the championship in Misano. The extensive damage was...

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  • WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

    20 June 2017 by Jonathan Rea

    WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

    I love Misano. Not so much the layout of the circuit, it’s a flat track with not too much character, but the atmosphere and the weather is brilliant. The fans always turn out in force. It’s a good...

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  • WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

    20 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

    Chaz Davies has said he feels ‘extremely lucky’ to be heading home without serious injury after his serious crash in Misano this weekend. The Welshman fell while scrapping with rival Jonathan Rea for...

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  • WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

    19 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

    Marco Melandri has said he never stopped believing in himself as he returned to the top step of the podium for the first time in three years at Misano yesterday. It was an emotional win for the former...

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  • WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

    18 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

    Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) recorded his first win of the 2017 season on Sunday to restore his damaged pride and save Ducati’s home weekend after all Saturday’s problems. This was his...

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  • WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

    18 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) showed his experience to win his fourth WorldSSP race in succession in the 2017 season to close to within five points of the championship lead after seven...

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  • WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

    17 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

    Chaz Davies has been taken to hospital following the nasty crash in the late stages of today’s opening World Superbike race at Misano. The Welshman was leading an intense battle for the lead with...

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  • WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

    17 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

    Tom Sykes took the most unlikely win of his WorldSBK career after sitting in fifth place for the most of the opening WorldSBK race of the Misano weekend. First, long time leader Michael van der Mark...

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  • WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

    17 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

    Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) recorded a new track best of 1’33.662 to win his 40th official career Superpole, and his second of the 2017 season. His team-mate Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team)...

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  • WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

    16 June 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

    As the action got underway at a hot and humid Misano circuit in Italy Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) pushed himself to the top of the timesheets with a 1’34.901 lap set early in the afternoon...

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  • WSB: Rea confident ahead of Misano

    15 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea confident ahead of Misano

    Jonathan Rea will be looking to extend his series lead as the Superbike World Championship resumes in Misano this weekend. After a victory and DNF due to a tyre failure last time out at Donington...

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  • WSB: Puccetti pushing for Haslam signature

    01 June 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Puccetti pushing for Haslam signature

    Leon Haslam reignited his world championship aspirations this weekend by making a welcome return to the World Superbike podium in a stunning ride for the Puccetti Kawasaki team.  Making a one-off...

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  • WSB: Dixon turns heads with top ten finish

    29 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Dixon turns heads with top ten finish

    RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider Jake Dixon also turned heads at Donington Park this weekend with a solid top ten finish in Sunday’s second race. What’s all the more impressive about Dixon’s...

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  • WSB: Sykes slams reverse grid system

    29 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes slams reverse grid system

    Tom Sykes has slammed World Superbike’s reverse grid system after losing out to Jonathan Rea in yesterday’s second race at Donington Park. While the Kawasaki Racing Team rider was full of compliments...

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  • WSB: Rea bounces back to end Sykes' run

    28 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea bounces back to end Sykes' run

    Jonathan Rea put an end to Tom Sykes’ dominant Donington winning streak as he bounced back from yesterday’s crash to take victory in this afternoon’s second World Superbike race. Despite starting...

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  • WSB: Sunday action to be shown on Quest

    28 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sunday action to be shown on Quest

    The remainder of the sixth round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship will be shown on free-to-air TV today. All of Sunday’s race action will be broadcast live on Quest, a free-to-air channel...

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  • WSS: Sofuoglu takes pole as Brits impress

    27 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSS: Sofuoglu takes pole as Brits impress

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) finished just 0.067 seconds ahead of second placed Superpole rider Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) to take the 32nd pole of his career and...

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  • WSB: Haslam stuns with wildcard rostrum

    27 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Haslam stuns with wildcard rostrum

    Leon Haslam has described his return to the Superbike World Champship podium as a ‘dream come true’ after a disastrous morning saw him crash out of qualifying at Donington Park. The British Superbike...

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  • WSB: Sykes dedicates victory to Hayden

    27 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes dedicates victory to Hayden

    Tom Sykes made the gesture to dedicate his victory in the opening Superbike race at Donington Park today to Nicky Hayden, who lost his life after a cycling incident in Italy last week. The Kawasaki...

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  • WSB: Rea: 'It felt like my tyre exploded'

    27 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Rea: 'It felt like my tyre exploded'

    Jonathan Rea has said it felt like a sniper had shot his bike from underneath him as he crashed out of today’s opening Superbike World Championship race at Donington Park with unexplained tyre...

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  • WSB: Sykes takes pole with record lap

    27 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    WSB: Sykes takes pole with record lap

    Tom Sykes will start on pole position for today’s opening World Superbike race at Donington Park after breaking his own pole record to place ahead of team-mate Jonathan Rea. Sykes’ time of 1’26.712...

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  • WSS: Jacobsen leads the way on opening day

    26 May 2017 by Gordon Ritchie

    WSS: Jacobsen leads the way on opening day

    Patrick Jacobsen (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) made the most of his first day at Donington park by posting the fastest lap in combined free practice, edging himself 0.114 seconds ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu...

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