September

Laconi tops Imola practice

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,...

Mladin leads Suzuki 1-2

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,...

Xaus takes first WSB pole

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...

Toseland on provisional pole

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...

Xaus takes second double

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...

GSE quits World Superbikes

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...

Neil Hodgson becomes a father

Neil Hodgson can start celebrating early after becoming a father today, Tuesday September 2.Holly Hodgson was born a 2:30pm weighing seven pounds after being induced a week early to allow Neil to be present at the birth.Both baby and mother Kathryn are doing fine, allowing dad Neil to concentrate on the World Superbike races at Assen this weekend, which could see the Brit become the world...

Lavilla steals provisional pole

Lavilla steals provisional pole

Gregorio Lavilla has taken the provisional pole position for Assen World Superbikes beating Chris Walker to the top spot by just over a tenth of a second after the session was red flagged.The first...

GSE Racing set to quit WSB

GSE Racing set to quit WSB

In the wake of controversial new regulations GSE Racing, the team behind HM Plant Ducati riders James Toseland and Chris Walker, looks on the verge of quitting World Superbikes.In an announcement made...

Hodgson is champion

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...

Chili on pole at Assen

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...

GSE Racing full statement

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...

Hodgson leads from the start at Assen

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,...

Foggy rides again

Foggy rides again

Carl Fogarty indulged himself with a few laps in the saddle of the Petronas FP1 during the first day of a two-day private test at Valencia in Spain. " I am officially old! " said team boss...