2006

WSB: Silverstone Friday

WSB: Silverstone Friday

WSB First qualifying: Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser dominated the first qualifying session for Silverstone WSB despite big crashes for Bayliss and Toseland. Toseland, Chris Walker and Bayliss all...

Suzuki wins at Albecete

Suzuki wins at Albecete

The Suzuki Castrol team of Keiichi Kitagwa, Matthieu Lagrive and Vincent Philippe has won the Albacete 8 Hour endurance race. The team ran a consistent race despite drama from the start when a...

WSB drops South Africa

WSB drops South Africa

The South African round of the World Superbike championship has been cancelled. The final race of the season was scheduled to be held in the country on October 22, but no circuit was ever confirmed...

McWilliams to race AMA

McWilliams to race AMA

Jeremy McWilliams will race a Buell XBRR at the fourth round of the AMA Superbike championship at the Infineon Raceway on Saturday, May 20, 2006. However, he won't be up against fellow Brit Neil...

Bayliss dominates Monza

Bayliss dominates Monza

Troy Bayliss has taken the double race win in at Monza, his second in a row and his sixth Monza win. Race 1: Bayliss took his fifth Monza World Superbike win after dominating the majority of the...

Corser takes Monza pole

Corser takes Monza pole

Troy Corser set the fastest ever qualifying lap at Monza to take pole position for Sunday’s World Superbike race. It looked like fellow Aussie Troy Bayliss was going to take pole with a...

Haga tops Monza times

Haga tops Monza times

Friday afternoon's rain-affected qualifying practice for Sunday's Monza WSB round has finished with Noriyuki Haga fastest. The top four didn't change in the last half hour of the session. Many riders...

Brookes splits with team

Brookes splits with team

Josh Brookes has split from the SC Caracchi Ducati World Supersport team, in a mutual decision. Brookes is in final negotiation with a number of teams to be on the grid for the next round at...

Mladin slips further

Mladin slips further

Matt Mladin's dominance of the AMA Superbike championship slipped further today as he finished second to team mate Ben Spies at today’s race in Fontana, California. After his third non-win of...

Four in a row for Spies

Four in a row for Spies

Suzuki's Ben Spies took his fourth consecutive victory in today’s (Sunday) AMA Superbike race at Fontana in California. Spies drafted team mate and six times AMA Champion Matt Mladin on lap 18...

Hodgson: Your questions

Hodgson: Your questions

MCN Editor Marc Potter is flying out to California this weekend to meet former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson. We’ve got an exclusive chance to meet up with the Brit, who now races in...

Corser on pole

Corser on pole

Troy Corser took his 34th career pole position at Valencia almost two tenths of a second ahead of Troy Bayliss. Bayliss went out last and set a storming lap despite running on a race tyre instead of...

Bayliss does the double

Bayliss does the double

Troy Bayliss did the double at Valencia leading two identical podiums ahead of Troy Corser and team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi. Both races played out pretty much the same with Corser dominating the first...

Spies does US double

Spies does US double

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Ben Spies raced to his first-ever double-header victory at the weekend’s two US Superbike races at Barber, Alabama, taking the lead in the series after three rounds. ...

Honda win at Le Mans 24

Honda win at Le Mans 24

National Motos Honda won the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race after an eventful day of racing. The Suzuki 1 and 2 teams looked set to clear up but the number 1 team crashed out halfway through and had...

Assen 500 win for Suzuki

Assen 500 win for Suzuki

The Suzuki Castrol team has won the opening round of the 2006 World Endurance Championship on the new Assen circuit in Holland on Monday, April 17, 2006. By the halfway stage of the Assen 500km race,...

World Endurance times

World Endurance times

The World Endurance riders have been learning the new Assen circuit in preparation for the Assen 500 event on Monday, April 17,2006, with the Suzuki Castrol team setting the fastest time. The best...

Le Mans qualifying

Le Mans qualifying

The Yamaha GMT94 team has taken pole for the Le Mans 24-hour World Endurance race which takes place on Satruday, April 22, 2006. Team Rider Sebastien Gimbert posted a time of 1:38.174 to put them on...

Endurance qualifying

The Suzuki Castrol team is on provisional pole for the Assen 500, with Vincent Philippe posting a time of 1:42.718 - half a second ahead of the rest of the field. Second quickest was the Alpha Technik Honda with Michael Schulten, third was Yamaha Austria's Igor Jerman, and fourth the Kawasaki Bolliger team's Patric Muff. Looking to buy a bike? Click here. Wondering which bike to buy? Click...

1200cc chance for WSB

1200cc chance for WSB

World Superbike organiser FG Sport has come one step closer to saying that 1200cc twins could compete in WSB. There has been rising pressure on the series to let the larger capacity twins –...

Valencia: Corser fastest

Valencia: Corser fastest

WSB's first qualifying session for racing at Valencia on Sunday has finished with Suzuki's Troy Corser fastest. His best of 1:34.920 was just 0.043 of a second ahead of Aussie rival Troy Bayliss...

Hodgson targets US title

Hodgson targets US title

Neil Hodgson aims to up his American Superbike challenge this weekend at the Birmingham, Alabama round of the series. The second round of the championship sees racing is on both Saturday and...

Bayliss fastest at Misano

Troy Bayliss remains fastest rider at the official Misano WSB tests after session one of the second and final day (April 13). His 1.33.411 places him 0.413 ahead of Troy Corser. Bayliss’s closest championship rival James Toseland was not taking part. Pick your Fantasy Road Race team here April 13: times after session 1 1. Bayliss Ducati 1:33.411 2. Corser Suzuki 1:33.824 3. Haga Yamaha 1:...

Brits test for Le Mans

Brits test for Le Mans

The Diablo 666 World Endurance team has tested at the Le Mans circuit in preparation for the start of the World Endurance championship at Assen on April 17, and the Le Mans 24 Hours race on April 22...

Bayliss tops Misano day 1

Bayliss tops Misano day 1

Troy Bayliss has stormed to the top of the time sheets at the last official World Superbike test this season. Fonsi Nieto was the second fastest rider in the 26-strong crowd at Misano finishing just...

Big names in Endurance

Big names in Endurance

The World Endurance championship will be boosted in 2006 with a number of famous names joining the series. Ex-250 and 125cc GP star Simon Sanna will ride for the Yama X-One team alongside Paolo...

Bayliss tops test day 1

Bayliss tops test day 1

Ducati’s Troy Bayliss was fastest on day one of WSB tests at Valencia on Monday (March 27) – eight-tenths of a second ahead of Suzuki riding Troy Corser The test continues until...

Bayliss quicker on day 2

Bayliss quicker on day 2

Troy Bayliss dominated day two of the WSB test in Valencia just as he had day one. Building on his 1.35.22 fastest lap on Monday, he clocked a withering 134.987 on Tuesday to leave Corser & Co...

Channel 4 to show WSB

Channel 4 to show WSB

World Superbikes will be broadcast on Channel 4 for the rest of this year, according to broadcastnow.co.uk. It will be presented from the venue for each race by Jonathan Green and Fran Robinson.

Bayliss top at Valencia

Bayliss top at Valencia

Troy Bayliss proved the dominant force over the three days of WSB testing which ended at Valencia on Wednesday, March 29. He was fastest for session after session and ended up the only rider with a...

Mladin wins AMA opener

Mladin wins AMA opener

Reigning AMA super bike champion took the win at the opening round of the American super bike championship at Daytona Beach, Florida, after an intense batle with is team-mate Ben Spies. The two...

Zemke wins Daytona 200

Zemke wins Daytona 200

Jake Zemke took the win in the Daytona 200 race at Daytona, Florida, after a drama filled 68 laps. The Hondas of Zemke and five-time winner Miguel Duhamel took control of the race on lap 14 and...

JT to play charity gig

JT to play charity gig

James Toseland’s band Crash is playing a charity gig in aid of Riders For Health at the Victoria pub in Coalville, Leicestershire on Thursday March 30. Admission is by ticket only. Call 01530...

Hodgson third fastest

Hodgson third fastest

Neil Hodgson has gone third fastest after the first two practice sessions for the 2006 AMA championship opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Hodgson set his fastest time of 1:38.834...

Toseland starts from 3rd

Toseland starts from 3rd

The Aussies dominated qualifying for Sunday’s Australian WSB round but Brit James Toseland managed to hold on to take third place in Superpole. The two Troys battled it out for the top spot...

Daytona front rows

Daytona front rows

Miguel Duhamel is on pole for Saturday’s 65th Daytona 200. Mat Mladin has pole for the AMA Superbike round at the Florida circuit on the same day. Honda rider Duhamel set a fastest Daytona 200...