2006

Brits at German 24hrs

Brits at German 24hrs

The British Yamaha Phase One team took third, with fellow Brits Diablo 666 finishing sixth at the Oschersleben 24 Hours round of the 2006 World Endurance Championship. The race was won by the Suzuki...

WSB: Brands Sat am

Superstock 1000 free practice two times: 1 Badovini A. 1'30.162 2 Sacchetti D. 1'30.612 3 Scassa L. 1'30.631 4 Polita A. 1'30.724 5 Corti C. 1'30.901 6 Roberts B. 1'31.018 8 Silva I. 1'31.298 9 Dionisi I. 1'31.446 10 Rocamora E. 1'31.541 11 Cooper R. 1'31.646 12 Dell'Omo D. 1'31.691 13 Sanders G. 1'31.741 15 Lunadei R. 1'31.787 16 Boy Lee J. 1'31.809 17 Morais S. 1'31.898 18 Smrz...

Bayliss on Brands pole

Troy Bayliss posted a new best lap at Brands Hatch to take pole position as as the last man out onto the circuit for Superpole. Karl Muggeridge had posted a time of 1;25.901 early in Superpole which proved hard to beat, with James Toseland, Troy Corser and Andrew Pitt all coming close. But it was Noriyuki Haga who improved as the penultimate rider, only to lose out to Bayliss within the space of...

Tough race for Hodgson

Tough race for Hodgson

Britain's Neil Hodgson salvaged a fifth place from the second race of the AMA Superbike round at Mid-Ohio, following a 16th in the first race due to mechanical problems. Both Hodgson and team-mate...

Brands Sunday warm-up

Brands Sunday warm-up

James Toseland has gone fastest in the morning warm-up session for the Brands Hatch round of World Superbikes, with Tommy Hill third quickest. Reigning champion Troy Corser fell during the session at...

Wins for Bayliss/Haga

Wins for Bayliss/Haga

Noriyuki Haga improved on his second place in race one, to take a victory at Brands Hatch despite the close attention for Troy Bayliss throughout the race. Bayliss pushed his Ducati to the limit,...

Brands video highlights

Brands video highlights

We spent the weekend in the pits at Brands Hatch so we thought we’d show you what it’s like to be in the thick of it. Check out the videos below to see all the bikes and pit action from...

Brands photo gallery

We’re down at Brands Hatch all weekend to bring you all the latest from World Superbikes so we thought we’d share the best of our photos with you. Click here to see the motorcyclenews.com group on Flickr and browse our photos. And why not join the group and add your photos of Brands Hatch or anything else bike related. It’s really easy to do and you can even comment on...

Superhero Bayliss

Superhero Bayliss

Tory Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi will be racing in fancy dress at Brands Hatch this weekend. The two Xerox Ducati riders are celebrating the launch of the new Superman movie by racing in special...

Brands WSB: Fri AM

Brands WSB: Fri AM

Troy Bayliss has topped the first free practice session for the Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship with a time of 1:26.681, heading Troy Corser (1:27.091), and Britain's James...

Foret splits with Suzuki

Foret splits with Suzuki

World Superbike rider Fabien Foret has split with the Alstare Suzuki team with immediate effect. Foret will be replaced in the squad by Max Neukirchner, who will ride alongside Tory Corser and Yukio...

Suzuka video highlights

Suzuka video highlights

It doesn't look like the Suzuka 8 hour endurance race is being shown on UK TV so we’ve had a dig around to find some video of the event. You can read a full report on the race by clicking here...

Ito wins Suzuka 8 Hrs

Ito wins Suzuka 8 Hrs

The Suzuka 8 Hours has been won by the F.C.C. TSR Honda team of former GP racer and now triple Suzuka winner Shinichi Ito, and five-time 125cc GP winner Takeshi Tsujimura, on a CBR1000RR. The duo...

Double for Kagayama

Double for Kagayama

Yukio Kagayama has taken his first ever double win at the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. Spurred on by his race one win the Japanese Suzuki rider stormed past his team-mate and...

Kagayama takes race 1

Kagayama takes race 1

Yukio Kagayama has ridden to his second ever World Superbike win at the Brno round of the championship. The Japanese Suzuki rider stormed through the pack to take the lead and win comfortably. The...

Suzuka qualifying

Yoshiteru Konishi is on provisional pole for the Suzuka 8 Hour event on the No 101 Toy Story Honda, ahead of Akira Watanabe and Noryuki Haga. Although the morning qualifying sessions were dry, the mixed weatehr for the afternoon sessions saw them declared officially "wet" sessions, which meant teams could use more than the usual four sets of tyres for qualifying, despite little rain...

Top ten for McWilliams

Top ten for McWilliams

Jeremy McWilliams took eighth place at the AMA Formula Xtreme round at Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 23, 2006. McWilliams was riding the Warr's Harley-Davidson Buell XBRR in the race, which was part of...

Hodgson AMA podium

Hodgson AMA podium

Neil Hodgson took a fine third place in the AMA Superbike round at Laguna Seca, which formed part of the MotoGP weekend. Hodgson rose from sixth place in the early stages to pressure Kawasaki's Tommy...

Brits take on Suzuka

Brits take on Suzuka

The British-based Diablo 666 team has begun the battle against the top Japanese factory teams at the Suzuka 8 Hours event in Japan. The team has been busy preparing since the previous round at...

Haga takes Brno pole

Haga takes Brno pole

Noriyuki Haga has taken his first pole position since 2002 after setting the fastest lap in the superpole session for the Brno round of the World superbike championship. The day’s practice and...

Toseland on prov. pole

Toseland on prov. pole

James Toseland has topped the first qualifying session for the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. The former world champion took his Honda Fireblade to a new fastest lap of the circuit...

Kagayama tops practice

Kagayama tops practice

Yukio Kagayama has set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Brno round of the World Superbike championship. The Suzuki rider just 0.06 of a second ahead of former champion James...

Pitt takes first WSB win

Pitt takes first WSB win

A dramatic days racing at Misano sees Troy Bayliss and Andrew Pitt share the race wins. James Toseland lead the first half of the first race after starting from pole but lost out to Troy Bayliss on...

Toseland takes pole

Toseland takes pole

James Toseland has taken a surprise pole position for the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The Brit had finished all the previous qualifying sessions in eighth place but put in an...

Bayliss top at Misano

Bayliss top at Misano

The two Troys are again battling it out for the top spot after the first practice session for the Misano round of World Superbikes. Troy Bayliss took his Ducati to the fastest lap but Troy Corser was...

Hodgson secures fourth

Hodgson secures fourth

Neil Hodgson had to settle for staying static in fourth place in the American Superbike championship after fourth and sixth place finishes. The former world champion fought to fourth place in...

Bayliss tops first day

Bayliss tops first day

Troy Bayliss has taken provisional pole for the Misano round of the World Superbike championship. The Ducati rider topped the first qualifying session that saw exactly the same top three as the...

Podium hopes crash

Podium hopes crash

Continued from page 2 “A great shame after the Team had done so fantastically this weekend and been lying in third with just two hours to go!” was all Miles needed to say. Alex was...

Edwards to race Suzuka

Edwards to race Suzuka

Colin Edwards is teaming up with Yamaha WSB rider Noriyuki Haga to take on the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race in Japan. The pair will ride a factory backed Yamaha R1 on Michelin tyres at the event...

Bayliss flies at Brno

Bayliss flies at Brno

Troy Bayliss has embarrassed the rest of the World Superbike field by setting an incredibly quick lap at Pirelli’s Brno test. The Ducati rider ended the first of three days with and amazing...

Bayliss tops Brno times

Bayliss tops Brno times

Troy Bayliss has topped the three days of World Superbike testing at Brno with a fastest time of 2:00 on qualifying tyres. The current WSB title leader also recorded a time of 2:00.8 on race rubber,...

Hodgson still in title hunt

Hodgson still in title hunt

Britain's Neil Hodgson took a fourth and fifth place at the AMA Superbike meeting at Road America on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2006, as championship leader Mat Mladin took a double win. In...

WSB: Hill on pole

WSB: Hill on pole

World Supersport free practice 2: 1 Lagrive M. 1'37.530 2 Leblanc G. 1'37.673 3 Sofuoglu K. 1'38.043 4 Andersen K. 1'38.055 5 Vizziello G. 1'38.126 6 Parkes B. 1'38.643 7 Veneman B. 1'38.930 8 Fores...

A weekend with Toseland

A weekend with Toseland

Motorcyclenews.com’s Angus Farquhar has spent the weekend working as part of James Toseland’s pit crew and you can read his account here. Click the links below to follow Angus through the...

Bayliss does Brit double

Bayliss does Brit double

Troy Bayliss has completed a World Superbike double with two wins at the Silverstone round of the championship on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Bayliss had to fight hard in both races to overcome a strong...

Hodgson's year improves

Hodgson's year improves

Britain's Neil Hodgson had a positive race weekend at the Infineon Raceway on May 20-21, as Suzuki's Ben Spies took a fifth and sixth consecutive win. Spies led from the start of both 28 lap races to...