World Superbikes

  • 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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  • Toseland takes first WSB pole

    14 October 2003

    Toseland takes first WSB pole

    James Toseland has taken his first ever World Superbike pole position in the run up to Sunday’s race at Magny Cours.The HM Plant Ducati rider stole the top spot from factory Ducati rider Neil Hodgson...

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  • Two new teams for WSB

    14 October 2003

    Two new teams for WSB

    Two new teams have announced plans to move up to the World Superbike championship in 2004.At a time when manufacturers are pulling out of the championship left, right and centre World Supersport team...

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  • Walker tops first practice

    14 October 2003

    Walker tops first practice

    Chris Walker has topped the time sheets in the first practice session for the last round of the World Superbike championship this weekend.Walker and HM Plant Ducati team-mate James Toseland dominated...

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  • Phase One win World Endurance title

    07 October 2003

    Phase One win World Endurance title

    The British Phase One team overcame a dramatic build-up to the final round of the 2003 World Endurance championship at Vellelunga in Italy, to go on to take the title.Regular riders Jason Pridmore and...

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  • Entry list for GSX-R Cup released

    07 October 2003

    Entry list for GSX-R Cup released

    The entry list has been released for the Worldwide GSX-R Cup Final races, which will see Brits Steve Brogan, Kenny Everest and Ben Mossey compete against 25 identically-prepared Suzuki GSX-R750s.The...

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  • Xaus takes second double

    23 September 2003

    Xaus takes second double

    Ruben Xaus won both races at the penultimate round of the World Superbike championship in Imola, his second double of the season.The two races were dominated by battles between Xaus and his Fila...

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  • Toseland on provisional pole

    23 September 2003

    Toseland on provisional pole

    James Toseland has taken his HM Plant Ducati to provisional pole position at the Imola round of the World Superbike championship.After setting the pace in practice it was Regis Laconi who continued to...

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  • Xaus takes first WSB pole

    23 September 2003

    Xaus takes first WSB pole

    Ruben Xaus has taken his first ever pole position in the World Superbike championship after clocking the fastest lap in the Superpole session for the penultimate round at Imola.The Spanish factory...

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  • Mladin leads Suzuki 1-2

    23 September 2003

    Mladin leads Suzuki 1-2

    Yoshimura Suzuki has taken first and second places in the AMA Superbike championship with Mat Mladin beating team-mate Aaron Yates to the top of the table at the final round in Birmingham,...

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  • Laconi tops Imola practice

    23 September 2003

    Laconi tops Imola practice

    Regis Laconi has topped this morning’s practice session at the penultimate round of the World Superbike championship in Imola, Italy.The NCR Ducati rider took his 998 to a fastest lap of 1:50.540,...

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  • GSE quits World Superbikes

    16 September 2003

    GSE quits World Superbikes

    The British GSE Racing team will quit the World Superbike series following the final round of the 2003 championship at Magny-Cours on October 19.The team has not been able to secure full manufacturer...

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  • Hodgson leads from the start at Assen

    02 September 2003

    Hodgson leads from the start at Assen

    Neil Hodgson has started the weekend as he means to go on, topping the time sheets in the first practice session at Assen in a round that could see him secure the World Superbike championship.Hodgson,...

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  • GSE Racing full statement

    02 September 2003

    HM Plant Ducati Team Principal Darrell Healey announced at Assen that the team is unlikely to return to World Superbikes next year. Here is what he said: " Due to circumstances beyond our control, GSE Racing is unclear about certain key aspects of the 2004 Superbike World Championship. In addition, due to the uncertainty surrounding the technical rules, we are not in a position to confirm...

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  • Chili on pole at Assen

    02 September 2003

    Chili on pole at Assen

    Frankie Chili has taken his first pole position of the season after putting in the best lap in a wet Superpole session at the Assen round of the World Superbike championship.Rain affected the...

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  • Hodgson is champion

    02 September 2003

    Hodgson is champion

    Neil Hodgson is the 2003 World Superbike champion. Hodgson had to settle for second behind team-mate Ruben Xaus in the first race at Assen today but it was enough to take the championship. The second...

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