World Superbikes

WSB: Michael Ruben Rinaldi wins as Jonathan Rea extends championship lead

WSB: Michael Ruben Rinaldi wins as Jonathan Rea extends championship lead

The World Superbike Championship has a brand-new race winner with Michael Ruben Rinaldi clinching his maiden victory at Aragon. The Team GOELEVEN Ducati rider, who had already become the...

WSB: Matteo Ferrari to deputise at Aragon for injured Leandro Mercado

WSB: Matteo Ferrari to deputise at Aragon for injured Leandro Mercado

Matteo Ferrari will make his World Superbike Championship debut at Aragon this weekend when he steps in to replace the injured Leandro Mercado.  The inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup winner...

WSB: Jonathan Rea takes control after Aragon double

WSB: Jonathan Rea takes control after Aragon double

Jonathan Rea leads the 2020 World Superbike Championship once again after securing a dominating double at Aragon.  Rea has a 10-point advantage over Scott Redding in the highly competitive title...

WSB: Jonas Folger set for World Superbike debut with Barcelona wildcard

WSB: Jonas Folger set for World Superbike debut with Barcelona wildcard

Jonas Folger will make his World Superbike Championship debut at the inaugural Catalunya round in Barcelona next month. The German will compete on a privateer Yamaha YZF-R1 for...

WSB: Estoril added to 2020 calendar as new season finale

WSB: Estoril added to 2020 calendar as new season finale

The World Superbike Championship will visit Estoril for the first time since 1993 this year, with the Portuguese circuit becoming the new 2020 season finale.  Estoril replaces Misano on the...

WSB: Jonathan Rea takes a hat-trick of wins at Portimao

WSB: Jonathan Rea takes a hat-trick of wins at Portimao

Reigning champion Jonathan Rea has re-taken control in the World Superbike Championship after three dominating victories at Portimao. The statistics taken from the action in Portugal showcase Rea's...

WSB: Scott Redding takes control with two victories at Jerez

WSB: Scott Redding takes control with two victories at Jerez

Scott Redding has taken control of the 2020 World Superbike Championship after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. The reigning British Superbike champion started the weekend off perfectly by...

WSB: Michael Ruben Rinaldi tops FP2 but Loris Baz ends day one quickest overall

WSB: Michael Ruben Rinaldi tops FP2 but Loris Baz ends day one quickest overall

Michael Ruben Rinaldi sprung a surprise in this afternoon's FP2 session at Jerez, but it's Loris Baz who ends Friday on top overall. Just like we saw in MotoGP at Jerez, the higher afternoon...

WSB: BMW use 3D rider model to optimise the BMW S 1000 RR aerodynamics

WSB: BMW use 3D rider model to optimise the BMW S 1000 RR aerodynamics

The World Superbike Championship restarts this weekend and the BMW Motorrad team have been working hard in the wind tunnel with a 3D rider model of Eugene Laverty. Engineers have been fine-tuning the...

WSB: British, Dutch and Qatari 2020 rounds cancelled

WSB: British, Dutch and Qatari 2020 rounds cancelled

The World Superbike Championship won't have a British round for the first time in its history due to this year's trip to Donington Park being cancelled. The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO)...

WSB: Leon Camier and Barni Racing split ahead of season restart

WSB: Leon Camier and Barni Racing split ahead of season restart

Leon Camier has parted ways with the Barni Racing Team by mutual consent due to his ongoing injury concerns.  Camier missed the opening three races of the year at Phillip Island because of...

WSB: Michael van der Mark to leave Yamaha at the end of 2020

WSB: Michael van der Mark to leave Yamaha at the end of 2020

Yamaha have revealed that Michael van der Mark will leave the team at the end of the 2020 World Superbike season.  Van der Mark has been with the factory squad since 2017 but is now seeking...

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...