World Superbikes

  • 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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  • Top spot for Kagayama

    18 February 2005

    Top spot for Kagayama

    Yukio Kagayama has proved that the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is definitely up to challenging for the World Superbike title by taking the fastest time at the final pre-season test in Qatar. Kagayama took...

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  • Rain slows WSB practice

    18 February 2005

    Rain slows WSB practice

    The first practice for the opening round of the 2005 World Superbike championship got underway at Qatar with just nine riders taking to the rain-drenched track. It doesn’t rain often in the...

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  • Cardosa tops WSB test

    18 February 2005

    Cardosa tops WSB test

    The last world superbike test before the start of the season next weekend saw reigning Spanish Formula Extreme champion Jose Luis Cardoso take the fastest lap. The qatar circuit was very dusty from...

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  • Qatar WSB 1st qualifying

    18 February 2005

    Qatar WSB 1st qualifying

    Troy Corser has taken provisional pole position for Suzuki after the first qualifying session at Qatar World Superbikes. Corser had a close battle with second placed man Jose Luis Cardosa on a Yamaha...

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  • Yamaha Race Training

    11 February 2005

    Yamaha Race Training

    Race teams from Supersport, Superstock and Superbike classes using Yamaha kit parts on 2005 R6s and 04/05 R1s are able to get special training at Valencia for three days in March. The Yamaha Race...

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  • WSB live on Eurosport

    11 February 2005

    WSB live on Eurosport

    British Eurosport will show live coverage of the 2005 World Superbike championship, starting with the Qatar round on Saturday, February 26, 2005. A new studio and presenter will go on air at 7.30am...

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  • Haga gets in practice

    11 February 2005

    Haga gets in practice

    After choosing to miss the washed out Valencia WSB tests last week the Yamaha Italia squad of Noriyuki Haga and Andrew Pitt headed to Monza for a final shake down. The two-day test over Friday and...

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  • BMW seek K12 racers

    11 February 2005

    BMW seek K12 racers

    BMW is looking for racers to enter the 2005 BMW Motorrad Power-Cup, riding the 163bhp K1200 R. The Power-Cup is the successor the the BMW BoxerCup which saw boxer twins racing as a support to...

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  • Laconi tops wet test

    04 February 2005

    Laconi tops wet test

    The latest round of testing for the World Superbike teams ended on a bit of a damp note yesterday, with heavy rain seriously limiting the amount of track time. Regis Laconi finished the Valencia test...

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  • Ducati launch 2005 team

    04 February 2005

    Ducati launch 2005 team

    Ducati has launched its 2005 World Superbike squad with riders James Toseland and Regis Laconi, plus the 2005 Desmosedici, in the colours of new team sponsor Xerox. This season will be the firm's...

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  • Rain hampers Alstare

    04 February 2005

    Rain hampers Alstare

    Alstare Corona Extra’s first 05 WSS and Superstock tests were a wash-out this week as heavy rain restricted preparation at Valencia, Spain. New riders Javier Fores, Xavier Simeon and World...

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  • WSB Ducati first test day

    04 February 2005

    WSB Ducati first test day

    The Ducati Xerox team has started testing in Spain after the grand unveiling of their 2005 bikes at the Ducati factory on Thursday February 3. The first day of testing took place on Monday at a wet...

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  • Times tumble for Pitt

    21 January 2005

    Times tumble for Pitt

    The Yamaha World Superbike riders completed their final day of testing in Phillip Island today, inching closer to the hot pace set by the Suzuki squad last week. Andrew Pitt was the fastest rider...

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  • World Endurance entries

    21 January 2005

    World Endurance entries

    The provisional entry list for the World Endurance championship has been released with 18 permanent teams and 44 riders already confirmed. British-based yamaha Phase One Endruance will field Dean...

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  • 05 WSB GSX-Rs on test

    21 January 2005

    05 WSB GSX-Rs on test

    Yukio Kagayama got his first taste this week of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 that he will be riding in World Superbikes this season. The Japanese rider and British favourite spent three days lapping the...

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  • Haga debuts on Yamaha

    21 January 2005

    Haga debuts on Yamaha

    Noriyuki Haga has had his first chance to ride the R1 he will campaign this season in a three-day Yamaha test at Phillip Island. Haga spent the first day, Sunday, just getting used to the four...

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  • Valentine joins Foggy

    14 January 2005

    Valentine joins Foggy

    Carl Fogarty has chosen former Triumph race team boss Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of Foggy PETRONAS Racing. Valentine, 51, has scored a succession of British championship and TT...

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  • WSB entry lists revealed

    14 January 2005

    WSB entry lists revealed

    The FIM has published the final entry lists for WSB and World Supersport and provisional lists for the Superstock FIM Cup series. Check them out and you'll know exactly who is racing for who this...

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  • Walker fined and banned

    14 January 2005

    Walker fined and banned

    Chris Walker has been fined £1000 and banned from driving for 60 days after being clocked at 130mph in his Subaru car. WSB star Walker was driving in Leicestershire on a 70mph stretch of the...

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  • Toseland's Tsunami aid

    07 January 2005

    Toseland's Tsunami aid

    WSB champion James Toseland has pledged to play a charity gig with his band for the victims of the south Asian Tsunami. MCN is looking into staging the gig so if you can help with a venue or want to...

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  • Haga back to Yamaha

    07 January 2005

    Haga back to Yamaha

    Noriyuki Haga has now been confirmed to return to the Yamaha World Superbike team in 2005. Haga will race a YZF-R1 for the Milan-based Yamaha Motor Italia team, having rode for Renegade Ducati last...

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