World Superbikes

  • 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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  • Chili on WSB Fireblade

    01 January 2005

    Chili on WSB Fireblade

    After months of rumours Frankie Chili has finally confirmed that he will be riding a Fireblade in World Supebikes this year. The Italian was forced to abandon the Ducati 998/999 hybrid he ran last...

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  • Hodgson starts AMA test

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson starts AMA test

    Neil Hodgson has shown early promise on day one of the Daytona tyre test which marks the start of the AMA Superbike season. At the end of the first day of testing, the top two times belonged to the...

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  • Jordan bosses bike team

    01 January 2005

    Jordan bosses bike team

    American basketball legend and sometime film star Michael Jordan has announced he will run a team of Suzuki GSX-R1000s in the AMA Superbike championship. Keen biker Jordan owns a Ducati 998 and 999...

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  • Hodgson second in tests

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson second in tests

    Neil Hodgson finished the final session of the three day AMA Superbike test at Daytona second on the time sheets, with a time of 1:40.711. British former MotoGP rider and World Superbike champion...

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  • Hodgson hot in Daytona

    01 January 2005

    Hodgson hot in Daytona

    A dramatic second day of the three-day AMA Superbike test at Daytona saw Neil Hodgson finish the session third quickest as pace-setter, Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin, was knocked unconscious in a...

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  • MV makes WSB plans

    15 December 2004

    MV makes WSB plans

    MV Agusta has given the strongest hint yet that it will race in the World Superbike championship. The company plans to race the F4 1000 in the German Superbike championship and the European...

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  • Wet weather WSB test

    15 December 2004

    Wet weather WSB test

    Wet Spanish weather has hampered an unoffical two-day test for World superbike and Supersport teams at Valencia. Over the two days (December 13-14), intermittent rain and cold temperatures saw...

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  • Hodgson tests for U.S.

    15 December 2004

    Hodgson tests for U.S.

    Neil Hodgson completed his two-day test at Jerez on Friday December 17. He was riding a Ducati Corse development bike, and was "dead happy" to be back on the 999. Hodgson admitted that at...

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  • Hodgson to use Dunlops

    08 December 2004

    Hodgson to use Dunlops

    Neil Hodgson’s new team, Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin, has decided to ditch the Michelin tyres it ran with in the American superbike series in 2004 and move to using Dunlops for the next two...

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  • WSB tests announced

    01 December 2004

    WSB tests announced

    The third week of February will be your first chance to see the 2005 World Superbike machines line up side by side. The dates for the official World Superbike tests have been announced and the first...

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  • Help Toseland win award

    24 November 2004

    Help Toseland win award

    Newly-crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland is one of three finalists in the Yorkshire Sports Personality of the year, and the winner will be decided by a public phone vote. Toseland is up...

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  • Macau GP first practice

    17 November 2004

    Macau GP first practice

    John McGuinness has gone fastest in the opening practice session for the Macau Grand prix which takes place on Saturday, November 20, riding the MonsterMob Ducati 999. Austrian Thomas Hinterreiter...

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  • Pitt debuts R1 Superbike

    17 November 2004

    Pitt debuts R1 Superbike

    Andrew Pitt has debuted the 2005 Yamaha R1 World Superbike machine in testing at the Valencia circuit in Spain. The three-day test began yesterday with the 28-year-old former Supersport champion...

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  • Corser back on top

    17 November 2004

    Corser back on top

    After a season hiding in the middle of the pack on the Foggy FP-1, Troy Corser is back on top taking the best time at a packed Pirelli test in Valencia. Corser, who is now riding for Alstare Suzuki,...

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