World Superbikes

  • Hodgson battles illness

    01 May 2005

    Hodgson battles illness

    Neil Hodgson claimed a gutsy fifth place at the AMA round at Fontana, despite an illness making it doubtful the British rider would race at all. The former British and World Superbike champion was...

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  • Supersport first practice

    22 April 2005

    Supersport first practice

    The Ten Kate Hondas of Katsuaki Fujiwara and Sebastien Charpentier have dominated the opening practice session for the World Supersport race at Valencia - with Fujiwara taking the fastest lap of the...

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  • WSB bans big bang

    22 April 2005

    WSB bans big bang

    The FIM has voted to ban big bang engines from being used in the World Superbike championship. The move came after the Virgin Yamaha team developed a big bang engine to compete in the British...

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  • Supersport 1st qualifying

    22 April 2005

    Supersport 1st qualifying

    Sebastien Charpontier has topped the first qualifying session for the Valencia round of the World Supersport championship, just beating teammate Katsuaki Fujiwara. The two riders lead the way in the...

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  • WSB: First practice times

    22 April 2005

    WSB: First practice times

    Troy Corser is fastest in Valencia after first practice for Sunday's WSB races. See below for our as-it-happened timings from this morning's session. We'll be bringing you live updates from the...

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  • Corser on Valencia pole

    22 April 2005

    Corser on Valencia pole

    Troy Corser has continued his domination of the Valencia superbike weekend by taking the fastest superpole lap and pole position for Sunday's race. Corser topped all the free practice and qualifying...

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  • WSB testing for Monza

    22 April 2005

    WSB testing for Monza

    Tha Yamaha, Suzuki and Ducati squads have all completed testing at Monza in Italy to prepare for the next round of the World Superbike championship on May 8, 2005. The Motor Italia Yamaha sqyad...

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  • AMA podium for Hodgson

    22 April 2005

    AMA podium for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson has taken second place in the third round of the AMA Superbike championship at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The British ex-BSB and WSB champion took fourth in the racing on...

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  • WSB: Walker 2nd fastest

    22 April 2005

    WSB: Walker 2nd fastest

    Britain's Chris Walker finished second fastest in a last minute dash for the front row in Friday first qualifying for Sunday's WSB races at Valencia. ZX-10R rider Walker was only bested by...

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  • Corser does the double

    22 April 2005

    Corser does the double

    Troy Corser has won both races at the Valencia round of the World Superbike championship, with Brit Chris Walker taking third place in race two behind Chris Vermeulen. Race 2: For Corser race two...

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  • GMT94 win Le Mans

    15 April 2005

    GMT94 win Le Mans

    Reigning world endurance champions GMT94 have won the Le Mans 24 hours with riders David Checa, William Costes and Sebastien Gimbert. The team qualified on pole position, with David Checa holding the...

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  • WSB arrives in Europe

    15 April 2005

    WSB arrives in Europe

    The WSB championship hits Europe for the first time this season this weekend with defending champ James Toseland focused on clawing his way back into the title fight. We'll be bringing you live...

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  • Foggy: I'd beat Rossi

    08 April 2005

    Foggy: I'd beat Rossi

    Tough-talking former WSB champ Carl Fogarty reckons he would have spanked current MotoGP champ Valentino Rossi had the two ever gone head-to-head. The Foggy Petronas Racing WSB boss - who has four...

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  • Do you want airhorns?

    08 April 2005

    Do you want airhorns?

    The owners of Silverstone race circuit want you to decide whether to allow the use of airhorns during race meetings. This year the circuit will host two major bike events, with World Superbikes on...

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  • WSB: Corser does double

    01 April 2005

    WSB: Corser does double

    The Alstare Corona Suzuki team has dominated the top of the World Superbike leader board for the second time with Troy Corser taking both wins at Phillip Island and team-mate Yukio Kagayama taking a...

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  • WSB: Kagayama on pole

    01 April 2005

    WSB: Kagayama on pole

    Yukio Kagayama has taken pole position for the Phillip Island round of the World Superbike championship despite setting only the fifth fastest time in the second qualifying session. The Alstara Corona...

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  • WSB: First qualifying

    01 April 2005

    WSB: First qualifying

    Australians dominated the first world superbike qualifying session at Phillip Island on Friday April 1, with Troy Corser taking the fastest lap and six of the top eight riders hailing from Australia. ...

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  • Brits Endurance success

    25 March 2005

    Brits Endurance success

    The British Diablo 666 team are celebrating after claiming a podium finish at the start of their second full season in the World Endurance championship. The team fielded British riders James Hutchins...

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  • Foggy-Petronas testing

    25 March 2005

    Foggy-Petronas testing

    The Foggy-Petronas team has spent two days testing at Phillip Island in Australia to prepare for the World Superbike round there on April 3, 2005. Both riders enjoyed trouble-free testing with Steve...

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  • Gobert goes home

    25 March 2005

    Gobert goes home

    Anthony Gobert is back in racing – but he’s had to return to his native Australia to get a ride. After 12 months out of racing, he will compete in the national superbike class in Oz...

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  • Hodgson fourth in test

    18 March 2005

    Hodgson fourth in test

    Neil Hodgson has taken the fourth fastest lap at the latest American Superbike test, on a track he’s never seen before. The test at Infineon Raceway, in Sonoma, California, was scheduled to...

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  • Toseland at Ducati party

    18 March 2005

    Toseland at Ducati party

    WSB champ James Toseland is joining Ducati customers and fans at the joint birthday party for Ducati London South and Central on Saturday night (March 19). The event, at the Sports Café in...

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  • Hodgson 2nd at Daytona

    11 March 2005

    Hodgson 2nd at Daytona

    Britain's Neil Hodgson has taken an impressive second place at Daytona on his AMA Superbike debut. The former World Superbike champion had a good start on the Parts Unlimited Austin Ducati 999R,...

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  • Hodgson 3rd on AMA grid

    11 March 2005

    Hodgson 3rd on AMA grid

    Neil Hodgson has qualified in third place for the first round of the AMA Superbike championship in Daytona, Florida. Hodgson set a 1:39.884 lap but it was Suzuki Rider Matt Mladin that really...

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  • Corser tops WSB test

    11 March 2005

    Corser tops WSB test

    Troy Corser has set the fastest time at the first day of World Superbike testing at Valencia in Spain. The Australian achieved the quickest time of the day in the dying stages of the second session...

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  • Daytona warm-up

    11 March 2005

    Daytona warm-up

    Britain's Neil Hodgson has continued his promising AMA debut with the fourth fastest time in warm-up for the first race at Daytona. The session was dominated by the Suzuki GSX-R1000s of Matt Mladin...

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  • Corser dominates test

    11 March 2005

    Corser dominates test

    Troy Corser heads the timesheets following at a two-day World Superbike test at Valencia in Spain. The Australian has been fastest from the first session on Saturday, March 12, and only failed to...

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  • Hodgson 6th in practice

    04 March 2005

    Hodgson 6th in practice

    Matt Mladin took the fastest time again in the last AMA practice session before qualifying, with Brit Neil Hodgson taking sixth. Mladin and fellow Suzuki riders Ben Spies and Aaron Yates took the top...

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  • Hodgson's wet AMA start

    04 March 2005

    Hodgson's wet AMA start

    Neil Hodgson has finished fourth fastest in a shortened practice session for the first round of the AMA Superbike championship at Daytona. The Suzukis dominated the top of the leaderboard with Ben...

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  • Laconi takes Qatar pole

    25 February 2005

    Laconi takes Qatar pole

    Regis Laconi has taken pole position for the first round of the World Superbike championship at Qatar after rain upset the Superpole session. It looked set to be a Suzuki at the front of the grid...

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  • Corser tops practice

    25 February 2005

    Corser tops practice

    Yukio Kagayama and Troy Corser have proved that the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year after the two riders topped the final practice session before...

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  • Fri am: Corser fastest

    25 February 2005

    Fri am: Corser fastest

    Rain hit the second qualifying session for the first round of the World Superbike Championship in Qatar on Friday morning - leaving Troy Corser sitting on provisional pole. Superpole takes place on...

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  • Kagayama leads WSB

    25 February 2005

    Kagayama leads WSB

    The first round of the 2005 World Superbike championship has finished with ex-BSB star Yukio Kagayama at the top of the points table after a dominant display by his Alstare Suzuki team. You can read...

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  • WSB tyre rules changed

    18 February 2005

    WSB tyre rules changed

    Corrections have been made to the Superbike Technical Rules regarding the number of tyres used at WSB race meetings. At each event, during free practices, qualifying practices, Superpole and warm-up...

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  • Rainy test for Hodgson

    18 February 2005

    Rainy test for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson and team-mate Eric Bostrom have battled the elements to test at Laguna Seca this week. The two-day test took began on Tuesday, February 15, with Hodgson managing just six laps on the...

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  • Live WSB updates

    18 February 2005

    Live WSB updates

    The flag falls on the first round of the World Superbike championship in Qatar this weekend. We’ll be bringing you live updates starting with Thursday and Friday’s qualifying sessions. ...

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