World Superbikes

  • Are you ready for WSB?

    25 February 2004

    Are you ready for WSB?

    The season’s WSB title fight starts this weekend at Valencia, Spain, with Britain’s James Toseland among the favourites and Leon Haslam ready to make his mark.Factory Ducati rider Toseland, says in...

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  • Toseland second fastest despite fall

    25 February 2004

    Toseland second fastest despite fall

    James Toseland recovered from a fall midway through first qualifying at Valencia to eventually finish the session second quickest.His Factory Ducati team-mate, Regis Laconi, took provisional pole with...

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  • Toseland dominates free practice

    25 February 2004

    Toseland dominates free practice

    James Toseland has finished the first Free Practice session of the 2004 WSB season quickest, in preparation for the races on Sunday, February 29. Sunny weather helped the Factory Ducati rider, with a...

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  • Toseland wins first race of the year

    25 February 2004

    Toseland wins first race of the year

    James Toseland has started his 2004 World Superbike campaign with a victory in the first race at Valencia in Spain.And there were more reasons for British fans to celebrate with Chris Walker giving...

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  • Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    25 February 2004

    Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    Factory Ducati rider Regis Laconi has taken pole for the opening WSB round at Valencia with a Superpole lap over one second quicker than his nearest rival.Laconi put himself on pole with a 1:35.935...

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  • Times tumble at Valencia test

    11 February 2004

    Times tumble at Valencia test

    Regis Laconi took the top spot at the World Superbike test session in Valencia for the second day in a row.The Frenchman knocked over half a second off his time from the first day to finish with a...

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  • Haslam heads for the top

    11 February 2004

    Haslam heads for the top

    Renegade Ducati rider Leon Haslam has already put his stamp on the World Superbike series by finishing the opening day of the first major test of the season as the second fastest rider.Fila Ducati...

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  • Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    11 February 2004

    Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    Factory Fila Ducati rider Regis Laconi has ended the three-day Valencia test as the fastest rider.As each rider was given the chance to perform a flying lap on their new Pirelli qualifying tyres, nine...

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  • Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    04 February 2004

    Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    Ten Kate Honda WSB rider Chris Vermeulen has had to pull out of his appearance at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Thursday.He has been testing his new Fireblade this week and those tests have...

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  • Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    04 February 2004

    Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    GP star and reigning WSB champion Neil Hodgson has stepped in to replace Carl Fogarty at the MCN London Show on Friday February 6.Foggy has been forced to cancel due to tonsillitis, but fortunately...

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  • 2004 WSB dates announced

    28 January 2004

    2004 WSB dates announced

    The 2004 World Superbike calendar has been announced. There will be two British rounds, with Silverstone on June 13 and Brands Hatch on July 25. Plus, there is a Canadian round, which is yet to be...

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  • Put your questions to WSB boss

    21 January 2004

    Put your questions to WSB boss

    MCN is flying to Rome to meet World Superbike boss Paolo Flammini next week, and we’re offering you the opportunity to put your questions to him.It’s been a time of change for the championship.

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  • Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    14 January 2004

    Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    Both the factory Ducati and Foggy Petronas teams have completed a traumatic three-day test session at Phillip Island, Australia with some good news.James Toseland suffered a major crash on his factory...

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  • Haga set for WSB return

    07 January 2004

    Haga set for WSB return

    Noriyuki Haga is set for a World Superbike comeback with the British Renegade Ducati team.The popular Japanese rider will join Leon Haslam in the squad on Ducati 999 RS04s, after a disappointing three...

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  • Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    07 January 2004

    Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    Fancy having dinner with the HM Plant? Here's your chance. To celebrate taking third and sixth places in last year's World Superbike championship HM Plant is holding a party at the Hilton Hotel,...

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  • Martin quickest at Valencia test

    16 December 2003

    Martin quickest at Valencia test

    Australian Steve Martin has gone fastest in the WSB test session at Valencia this weekend. The DFX Ducati rider completed 65 laps, with a fastest time of 1:36.454.Second quickest was Leon Haslam on...

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  • The MCN WSB archive is open

    16 December 2003

    The MCN WSB archive is open

    There are hundreds of World Superbike stories currently in our archives for you to browse.We’re adding less additional content than usual to this section while we focus on improving the overall...

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  • McCoy tests WSB Ducati

    16 December 2003

    McCoy tests WSB Ducati

    This if the first exclusive picture of Garry McCoy in action on his Ducati 999 World Superbike. The Aussie is at Valencia today and tomorrow to test the V-twin, which he's riding after a disastrous...

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  • 2004 superbikes head-to-head

    09 December 2003

    2004 superbikes head-to-head

    The all-new 2004 superbikes have gone head to head on a racetrack for the first time at the AMA Superbike test in Florida, USA. So far, Honda is winning, but Yamaha has caused the biggest shock.The...

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  • McCoy moves to WSB

    09 December 2003

    McCoy moves to WSB

    Garry McCoy has confirmed that he will ride for the NCR Ducati squad in the 2004 World Superbike Championship.The Australian rider, who was with the Kawasaki MotoGP team this year, will replace Regis...

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  • WSB loses Canadian round

    02 December 2003

    WSB loses Canadian round

    The Canadian round of the 2004 World Superbike championship on July 4 has been cancelled following a circuit inspection.Work required for the Mont Tremblant circuit to be homologated will not be...

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  • Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

    25 November 2003

    Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

    It has been a momentous year for Neil Hodgson. The Burnley-born rider dominated the 2003 World Superbike championship, winning it with races to spare. He also became a father for the first time.Your...

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  • Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

    18 November 2003

    Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

    Alstare Suzuki has released a statement officially confirming its departure from the World Superbike series in 2004.Alstare based its decision on a statement by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers...

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  • Neil Hodgson turns 30

    18 November 2003

    Neil Hodgson turns 30

    Neil Hodgson turned 30 years of age on November 20, after a year which has seen him claim the World Superbike championship, land a MotoGP ride with the D’Antin Ducati squad and become a father.Hodgson...

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  • Superbike test dates announced

    18 November 2003

    Superbike test dates announced

    World Superbike organiser FG Sport has announced the final dates for this years World Superbike winter tests.There will be two separate tests taking place at the Valencia circuit in Spain on December...

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  • Walker signs for Foggy

    11 November 2003

    Walker signs for Foggy

    Chris Walker has signed for the Foggy Petronas World Superbike team for 2004.The 31-year-old Brit has signed a one-year deal to ride the FP1 alongside current rider Troy Corser, with an option for a...

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  • Rutter takes fourth Macau win

    11 November 2003

    Rutter takes fourth Macau win

    BSB star Michael Rutter took his fourth Macu GP win today, Saturday November 15. The British rider led from the start of the race on his Renegade Ducati to eventually beat closest rival John McGuiness...

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  • Foret to ride R6 for 2004

    04 November 2003

    Foret to ride R6 for 2004

    Fabien Foret will be riding a factory backed Yamaha R6 in next years World Supersport championship.The 2002 Supersport champion has ditched his Kawasaki ZX-6RR in favour of a Belgarda Yamaha R6 and...

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  • Date change for Brands WSB

    04 November 2003

    Date change for Brands WSB

    The date of the World Superbike round at Brands Hatch in Kent has been changed to August 1 for 2004.The racing was scheduled for the weekend of July 25. World Supersport rounds have now been confirmed...

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  • Hodgson signs for Ducati MotoGP team

    01 November 2003

    Hodgson signs for Ducati MotoGP team

    Neil Hodgson has signed for the D’Antin satellite Ducati team for 2004.The reigning World Superbike champion will ride a Desmosedici Ducati alongisde a soon to be confirmed team-mate. Hodgson will...

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  • Hodgson and Xaus take a win each

    14 October 2003

    Hodgson and Xaus take a win each

    The Fila Ducati team has taken the spoils at the last World Superbike race of the season with both Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus taking a win each.The first race saw Hodgson lead throughout most of the...

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  • Ducati confirms 2004 WSB team

    14 October 2003

    Ducati confirms 2004 WSB team

    Ducati Corse has confirmed that it will definitely be competing in next year’s World Superbike championship with two new riders.The factory’s superbike effort will now be fronted by HM Plant’s James...

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