World Superbikes

  • Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

    24 June 2003

    Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

    Zongshen No. 1 has won the fourth round of the World Endurance championship at Albacette in Spain.The 12-hour night race was beset by numerous crashes during the first qualifying sessions as riders...

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  • Xaus does double in Italy

    17 June 2003

    Factory Ducati rider Reuben Xaus overshadowed team-mate Neil Hodgson with a double win at Misano in Italy.Xaus charged through the pack in race one after a crash by Hodgson upset the established order, with the British rider lowsiding out of a commanding lead on lap one. While Toseland, Laconi and Chili fought for the race, Rueben Xaus was able to get in on the action.In the later stages Laconi...

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  • Hodgson fastest in Misano free practice

    17 June 2003

    Hodgson fastest in Misano free practice

    Neil Hodgson has gone fastest in free practice for this weekend’s World Superbike races at Misano in Italy.The factory Ducati rider completed 29 laps, the most in the session, with a best time of...

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  • Martin on Misano provisional pole

    17 June 2003

    Martin on Misano provisional pole

    Australian Steve Martin has put his D.F.X. Ducati 998 on provisional pole for Sunday’s World Superbike races in Misano.Martin posted a best time of 1:35.276, just ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili...

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  • Hodgson rules Misano superpole

    17 June 2003

    Hodgson rules Misano superpole

    Britain’s Neil Hodgson has once again underlined his control of the World Superbike championship by taking pole position for tomorrow’s races at Misano in Italy.The factory Ducati rider has put his...

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  • Haydon will miss Silverstone

    10 June 2003

    Haydon will miss Silverstone

    Foggy Petronas rider James Haydon will be forced to sit out the World Superbike round at Silverstone this weekend.The British rider is still suffering from a neck injury after a big crash at the last...

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  • Hodgson fights hard for 11th win

    10 June 2003

    Hodgson fights hard for 11th win

    Neil Hodgson has won both the World Superbike races in the sixth round of the world championship, at Silverstone.The British rider fought through an ongoing infection to win both races in front of the...

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  • Brits on form at Silverstone

    10 June 2003

    Brits on form at Silverstone

    John Reynolds and Chris Walker are on the provisional front row for the sixth round of the World Superbike championship at Silverstone.Gregorio Lavilla took the top spot in the first qualifying...

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  • Meet the WSB riders at Silverstone

    10 June 2003

    Meet the WSB riders at Silverstone

    You can meet all your favourite riders on Thursday afternoon when the World Superbike paddock at Silverstone is opened to the public.Entry to the paddock will be free of charge. You be able to watch...

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  • Brits dominate at Silverstone

    10 June 2003

    Brits dominate at Silverstone

    British riders are dominating the top of the timesheets after the first practice session in the sixth round of the World Superbike Championship, at Silverstone, with Frenchman Regis Laconi the only...

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  • Pole for Hodgson – Kagayama second

    10 June 2003

    Pole for Hodgson – Kagayama second

    Neil Hodgson has taken pole position for the sixth round of the World Superbike championship at Silverstone.Hodgson started the weekend badly, still recovering from a throat infection and trying out a...

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  • Toseland takes first win in WSB

    01 June 2003

    Toseland takes first win in WSB

    Neil Hodgson equalled Colin Edwards nine-race winning streak at the fifth round of the World Superbike championship in Oschersleben, Germany, but it was James Toseland that impressed the most,...

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  • Suzuki fill World Endurance podium

    27 May 2003

    Suzuki fill World Endurance podium

    Suzuki dominated the second round of the World Endurance championship in Assen at the weekend with al three Podium places taken up by GSX-R1000 riders.The 200 mile race was close throughout with the...

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  • Hodgson takes pole after near crash

    27 May 2003

    Hodgson takes pole after near crash

    Neil Hodgson has taken his fourth pole position at the fifth round of the World Superbike championship in Oschersleben, Germany, setting the best time of the session on his final lap.A heavy rain...

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  • Chili on provisional pole: Hodgson seventh

    27 May 2003

    Chili on provisional pole: Hodgson seventh

    A rejuvenated Pier-Francesco Chili has qualified on provisional poleafter the end of Friday’s first qualifying for Sunday’s round five of the World Superbike Championship at Oschersleben.Chili claimed...

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  • Crash sees Xaus miss Superpole

    13 May 2003

    Crash sees Xaus miss Superpole

    Ruben Xaus crashed out of the second qualifying session for round four of the World Superbike championship in Monza.The factory Ducati rider was following Bertocchi Kawasaki’s Ivan Clementi when...

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  • Hodgson does the double in Italy

    13 May 2003

    Hodgson does the double in Italy

    Neil Hodgson claimed a seventh and eighth consecutive victory at Monza in Italy today.The first race was a historic event as it marked Ducati’s 200th victory. Hodgson has also surpassed the six...

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  • Hodgson fastest in wet Superpole

    13 May 2003

    Hodgson fastest in wet Superpole

    The rain caused havoc for the Superpole session at the fourth round of the World Superbike championship at Monza, Italy.It began to pour down half way through the session while Gregorio Lavilla was...

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  • Things heat up at Monza

    13 May 2003

    Things heat up at Monza

    Increased temperatures saw times drop in the first qualifying session at round four of the World Superbike champioship at Monza despite the fact that all the teams are still looking for a proper setup...

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  • Endurance win for Zongshen

    06 May 2003

    Endurance win for Zongshen

    The first round of the FIM World Endurance championship kicked of in Imola this weekend with the Zongshen No.1 Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens taking the win.Suzuki GB Phase...

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  • Laconi takes pole at Sugo

    22 April 2003

    Laconi takes pole at Sugo

    Regis Laconi took a surprise pole position in today’s Superpole session at round three of the World Superbike championship in Sugo, Japan.The French rider – whose only Superbike podium was when he won...

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  • Sixth consecutive win for Hodgson

    22 April 2003

    Sixth consecutive win for Hodgson

    Hodgson has continued his unbroken winning streak taking both races at the third round of the World Superbike championship in Sugo, Japan.Race one saw a big crash on the first corner with four Riders...

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  • 999s test at Mugello

    15 April 2003

    999s test at Mugello

    The Ducati World Superbike team has been testing at Mugello this week with test rider Lorenzo Lanzi.The Italian rider spent two days on the 999s that Hodgson and Xaus will be racing at Sugo on Sunday,...

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  • Tracktime at Monza with HM Plant

    15 April 2003

    Tracktime at Monza with HM Plant

    World Superbike team HM Plant Ducati is offering the chance to ride around Monza with its riders Chis Walker and James Toseland…on one of their paddock scooters.The prize is currently being auctioned...

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  • Close call for second Hodgson victory

    25 March 2003

    Close call for second Hodgson victory

    Race two at Phillip Island was the most exciting of the season so far, with all the riders having to fight hard for their places.Neil Hodgson and Frankie Chili initially got away to a good start but...

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  • Chili on track for pole

    25 March 2003

    Chili on track for pole

    Pier-Francesco Chili – the oldest man in WSB – proved to still be one of the fastest after claiming provisional pole position for the Phillip Island WSB race at the first qualifying session...

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  • Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    25 March 2003

    Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    Frankie Chili put in another good performance in this morning’s qualifying session at Philip Island beating Neil Hodgson in to second place with a time of 1:32.786. But the Italian had to settle for...

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