World Superbikes

WSB: BMW's Sykes and Laverty keep busy during coronavirus lockdown

WSB: BMW's Sykes and Laverty keep busy during coronavirus lockdown

Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty have been doing everything they can to make the most out of the bad situation the world is currently in.  Both BMW Motorrad WorldSBK riders are, like the...

WSB: New calendar released following Assen postponement

WSB: New calendar released following Assen postponement

The FIM and Dorna have released an updated calendar for the 2020 World Superbike Championship following the postponement of the Dutch round at Assen. The famous circuit had been scheduled to host the...

WSB Phillip Island Round-Up: A Superbike masterclass in Australia

WSB Phillip Island Round-Up: A Superbike masterclass in Australia

If round one is anything to go by, the 2020 World Superbike Championship is going to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.  Phillip Island, as it often does, produced three nail-biting...

WSB: Toprak Razgatlioglu tops a competitive opening day of Phillip Island testing

WSB: Toprak Razgatlioglu tops a competitive opening day of Phillip Island testing

Toprak Razgatlioglu topped a highly competitive first day of testing at Phillip Island as the paddock edges closer to the season opener. The first day of the official two-day saw all five...

Exclusive: Are WSB and World Endurance racing about to merge?

Exclusive: Are WSB and World Endurance racing about to merge?

In this week's issue of MCN, following an extensive investigation covering several months, we exclusively reveal a potential merger between the World Superbike Championship and Endurance World...

WSB: Jonathan Rea eases to the front at Jerez test

WSB: Jonathan Rea eases to the front at Jerez test

Jonathan Rea ended the two-day Jerez test on top despite only completing 19 laps across the two days.  The five-time champion chose to avoid the rainy conditions on the opening day, whilst only...

WSB: Exclusive Q&A with Garrett Gerloff

WSB: Exclusive Q&A with Garrett Gerloff

Garrett Gerloff will make his World Superbike debut in 2020 after making the move from the MotoAmerica Championship.  The 24-year-old Texan joins GRT Yamaha after impressing on his debut season...

WSB: Scheib joins Orelac Racing VerdNatura for 2020 season

WSB: Scheib joins Orelac Racing VerdNatura for 2020 season

Maximilian Scheib will contest his first full season in the World Superbike Championship next year after signing with the Orelac Racing VerdNatura team. The Chilean will ride the team's Kawasaki...

WSB Jerez Test: Rea tops final day in dominating fashion

WSB Jerez Test: Rea tops final day in dominating fashion

Jonathan Rea sent a warning to his rivals after dominating the second day of testing at Jerez. The five-time champion obliterated his quickest time from the 2018 Jerez test with just over 10 minutes...

WSB: Honda hunting for Zarco to join in 2020?

WSB: Honda hunting for Zarco to join in 2020?

With a disastrous switch to KTM continuing for Johann Zarco at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, where the former podium finisher finished in last place a huge 41 seconds from the leader and 11...

WSB testing: Bautista crashes as Ten Kate returns

WSB testing: Bautista crashes as Ten Kate returns

Poor weather seems to follow World Superbikes at the moment. After the snow of Assen and rain of Imola, both of which caused race cancellations, more rain affected proceedings as Ducati organised a...

WSB: 'I have made mistakes' - Davies

WSB: 'I have made mistakes' - Davies

Chaz Davies has candidly admitted that he made errors in setting up the new V4 Ducati ahead of the World Superbike season, but confidence levels continue to rise as the Welshman heads back to...

WSB: Haslam 'ten times better than Thailand'

WSB: Haslam 'ten times better than Thailand'

Leon Haslam’s physical condition has improved markedly since the last World Superbike races in Thailand two weeks ago. Since Buriram, the Kawasaki rider has undergone both a scan on his back and an...

WSB: Bautista completes second hat-trick of race wins in Buriram

WSB: Bautista completes second hat-trick of race wins in Buriram

Alvaro Bautista has made it six wins out of six in his first season of World Superbikes, winning all three races at Buriram, Thailand ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. In a second day of racing...

WSB: Bautista makes it four out of four wins in Buriram

WSB: Bautista makes it four out of four wins in Buriram

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has taken his fourth successive victory in the first race of the weekend at Buriram in Thailand ahead of Jonathan Rea.  The Ducati Panigale V4R rider...

WSB: Bautista dominates qualifying to take first-ever superbike pole position

WSB: Bautista dominates qualifying to take first-ever superbike pole position

Alvaro Bautista has continued his run of form from Phillip Island to take his first-ever World Superbike pole position at Buriram, Thailand. The Spanish rider lead for the majority of the session,...

WSB Thailand: Bautista from Rea after Friday practice

WSB Thailand: Bautista from Rea after Friday practice

Alvaro Bautista continued to set the WSB pace after posting the fastest time on the opening day of the Thai round of the championship. Onboard the Aruba Ducati V4, the 34 year old Spaniard, who has...

WSB Phillip Island: Bautista makes it three

WSB Phillip Island: Bautista makes it three

Alvaro Bautista stamped his authority on the World Superbike championship with an utterly dominant display in Phillip Island; winning all three races. Onboard the factory Aruba Ducati, the 34 year old...

WSB: Bautista dominates race one at Phillip Island

WSB: Bautista dominates race one at Phillip Island

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has dominated the opening race of the 2019 season in Australia, finishing just shy of 15 seconds ahead of four-time champion Jonathan Rea. The win makes the...

WSB: Bautista fastest on day one at Phillip Island

WSB: Bautista fastest on day one at Phillip Island

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has shot to the top of the timing sheets on the opening day of the 2019 season at Phillip Island, Australia, with a 1’30.327 lap. In the combined results after...

WSB: Management shake up ahead of 2019 season

WSB: Management shake up ahead of 2019 season

There has been a change to the management structure of the World Superbike side of Dorna ahead of the 2019 season. Dani Carrera, formerly the WorldSBK Executive Director, is no longer part of the...

WSB: Haslam says 'Anyone could win the Sprint Race!'

WSB: Haslam says 'Anyone could win the Sprint Race!'

Leon Haslam believes the new World Superbike Sprint Race, or Tissot-Superpole Race as it is officially known, will provide a wide range of winners this season. For the first time, World Superbikes...

WSB: Andrea Dosoli says ‘Yamaha’s consistency must improve’

WSB: Andrea Dosoli says ‘Yamaha’s consistency must improve’

More than anything else, Yamaha is striving for consistency in its race results in order to have a stab at the World Superbike title this season. Andrea Dosoli, the Road Racing Manager of Yamaha Motor...

Gallery: Ducati unveil 2019 WSB challenger

Gallery: Ducati unveil 2019 WSB challenger

Aruba Racing Ducati has today lifted the covers off the first iteration of Ducati's V4 Panigale to take on the Superbike World Championship this year with Chaz Davies and Alvaro Bautista.  The...

WSB: Rea fires warning shot on final day of testing

WSB: Rea fires warning shot on final day of testing

Jonathan Rea fired a stark warning shot to his rivals on the final day of World Superbike winter testing in Portimao by setting a marker almost a second quicker than the rest of the field. PATA...

WSB: Where are Honda?

WSB: Where are Honda?

Ever since the rumours first emerged mid-way through last year, HRC’s long-awaited return to the World Superbike Championship has been surrounded in mystery. All we have seen thus far is what seemed...

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

The all-new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team unveiled its livery for the 2019 World Superbike season in Portimao this morning. The new factory effort, fielded by Shaun Muir Racing, lifted the covers off the...

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

Four-time World Champion Jonathan Rea shot to the top of the timesheets as this week’s Jerez World Superbike test ended on Thursday afternoon. It was very much a test of two halves. Wednesday was an...

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

A special tyre will be introduced for the new sprint races in World Superbikes this season, MCN can reveal. For the first time in the 32-year history of the Superbike World Championship, weekends will...

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

Following a Wednesday which could only be described as 'miserable' weather-wise, the sun is now shining in Jerez for the second and final day of this week’s World Superbike test. With the good weather...

WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

It was Yamaha’s Alex Lowes at the top of the pile as World Superbikes dusted off the cobwebs and returned to the track in Jerez on Wednesday, 23 January. MORE FROM MCN Kawasaki KR-1S revisited SWM...

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

Marco Melandri believes fellow riders simply 'don't care' when it comes to suggesting positive changes for the World Superbike championship. For the first time, 2019 will feature three races...

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

Today sees the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto host Day one of a two-day test as the World Superbike championship kicks into life for the first time this year. Almost the entire Superbike field is...

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

History maker Ana Carrasco will join one of the most successful squads in the World Superbike paddock to defend her World Supersport 300 title this year. MORE FROM MCN SPORT BSB: Who will join Ray at...

WSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Jonathan Rea

WSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Jonathan Rea

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Michael van der Mark

WSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Michael van der Mark

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...