2006

Toseland back on form

Toseland back on form

James Toseland put in another strong performance at Phillip Island to take home a second and third place finish leaving him just 1 point behind Bayliss in the championship. The race wins were shared...

McWilliams fastest Buell

McWilliams fastest Buell

Jeremy McWilliams heads the four Buell entrants for the Daytona FX event with the tenth fastest time in the second practice session. McWilliams is riding a Buell XB12R for London's Warr's...

Corser's clutch concern

Corser's clutch concern

Suzuki’s Troy Corser is warning that clutch problems on his GSX-R1000 are hampering the defence of his WSB title. Despite finishing the first qualifying practice session for Sunday’s...

Oz WSB: Qualifying 1

Oz WSB: Qualifying 1

James Toseland was third fastest in the first qualifying practice for Sunday’s Australian WSB round on Friday. Alex Barros was second quickest – with championship leader Troy Bayliss on...

Brit team signs Aussie

Brit team signs Aussie

British-based World Endurance team Diablo 666 has completed its line-up with the signing of young Australian Alex Cudlin. Cudlin, 19, will ride alongside Englishman James Hutchins and Estonian Mark...

Thomas 'ran out of fuel'

Thomas 'ran out of fuel'

Dean Thomas will race in Phillip Island for the GIL Motorsport Team following a great performance in Qatar which only ended as his ZX6-R ran out of fuel! The Hawk Kawasaki British Superbike star was...

Champs share Qatar wins

Champs share Qatar wins

Troy Corser has won the second race at the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Qatar, sharing the victories with fellow former champion James Toseland. As in the first race, it was...

Gimbert blames tyres

Gimbert blames tyres

Sebastien Gimbert – the man who was fastest in the rain on Thursday morning in Qatar - missed out on Superpole on Friday after failing to come to terns with the 06 Pirelli tyres and a problem...

Bayliss wins Superpole

Bayliss wins Superpole

Troy Bayliss is on pole for Saturday’s opening WSB round in Qatar after Friday's Superpole. He was the only rider to go under the two minute barrier. Karl Muggeridge was on course to beat two...

Yamaha ready for Qatar

Yamaha ready for Qatar

The 2006 World Superbike championship begins on Thursday, February 23rd with practice and qualifying for the first round at Losail in Qatar, and the Yamaha team are confident. The main Yamaha Motor...

Foggy Petronas deal to end

Foggy Petronas deal to end

This year will be your last chance to see the distinctive Foggy Petronas FP1 racing in World Superbikes as Petronas has decided not to renew its sponsorship at the end of the season. Following on...

Babies for WSB stars

Babies for WSB stars

Two of the World Supervike riders competing at the opening round of the 2006 season at Qatar will have extra reasons to celebrate this week as both are now proud fathers. Baby Chantal weighed in at...

Gobert back to WSS

Gobert back to WSS

Australian former World Superbike star Anthony Gobert will race in a world championship for the first time since 2000. Gobert, 31, will replace the injured David Checa in the Yamaha GMT94 World...

Bayliss: provisional pole

Bayliss: provisional pole

Ducati’s Troy Bayliss is on provisional pole for Saturday’s opening WSB round in Qatar after a wet qualifying session on Thursday. Chris Walker was the fastest Brit on the ZX-10R. Former...

Brit in World Supersport

Brit in World Supersport

Britain's Tom Tunstall has confirmed he will compete in the World Supersport championship this year for the Hardigne-Ice Valley Motorsport team. Tunstall, 27 from Huddersfield, will ride a Honda...

McWilliams to race Buell

McWilliams to race Buell

GP star Jeremy McWilliams will ride a Buell XBRR limited-edition race bike at the 2006 Daytona 200 on March 11. Four Buell teams are set to compete in the AMA Formula Xtreme first round, with...

Brit WSB star burgled

Brit WSB star burgled

British WSB star Craig Jones has been burgled with thieves raiding his home just weeks before the start of the World Superbike season. The Petronas rider was asleep at home when thieves broke into...

Checa test crash injury

Checa test crash injury

David Checa will miss the opening rounds of the 2006 World Supersport championship following a crash in testing, which has left his with a broken wrist. The Spanish brother of MotoGP star Carlos...

Bayliss stays on top

Bayliss stays on top

Ducati dominated the second day of testing at Valencia with Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi stealing the top two times of the day. The Ducati riders were closely followed by the Honda duo of James...

Bayliss fastest in WSB

Bayliss fastest in WSB

Troy Bayliss has topped the latest World Superbike test in Valencia, finishing almost a second ahead of second placed man James Toseland. Bayliss, who replaced Toseland on the factory Ducati,...

Barros signs for WSB

Barros signs for WSB

Brazilian MotoGP legend Alex Barros officially became a World Superbike rider in the last hour. Barros signed a contract on the morning of Friday, February 3, 2006, at the Rome offices of Honda...

Brit team signs Estonian

Brit team signs Estonian

The British Diablo 666 World Endurance team has signed young Estonian Marko Rohtlaan to ride alongside Brit James Hutchins for 2006. Rohtlaan first rode in the championship in 2004, and is a Shell...

Toseland tests Ten Kate

Toseland tests Ten Kate

James Toseland has been testing the Ten Kate Honda he'll ride in the 2006 World Superbike championship, alongside WSB team-mate Karl Muggeridge and WSS Sebastien Charpentier. Toseland completed 183...

Suzukis top WSB test

Suzukis top WSB test

The Suzukis of AMA champion Mat Mladin and WSB champion Troy Corser have dominated a four day World Superbike test at Phillip Island in Australia. Yoshimura factory rider Mladin toppped the...

Walker tests in Sepang

Walker tests in Sepang

Britain's Chris Walker and PSG-1 Kawasaki team-mates Fonsi Nieto and Regis Laconi have finished the first test of the 2006 ZX-10R at Sepang. The circuit isn't part of the WSB calendar, so the team...

WSB riders for 2006

WSB riders for 2006

Here are all the confirmed rider entries for World Superbikes and World Supersport in 2006: Alstare Corona Suzuki: Troy Corser. Yukio Kagayama. Fabien Foret. Bertocchi: (Kawasaki) Franco...

Biaggi denies Suzuki deal

Biaggi denies Suzuki deal

Max Biaggi has denied recent reports that he has signed for the Alstare Corona Suzuki World Superbike squad, saying he was “shocked” at the reports. The story first surfaced in Italian...

Corser tops first day

Corser tops first day

Troy Corser has put in the best time on the first day of WSB testing at Phillip Island, clocking a time just 0.1 seconds off the 2005 best race lap. Six-times American superbike champion took the...

Rolfo tests at Valencia

Rolfo tests at Valencia

Roberto Rolfo has begun testing the SC Carrachi Ducati 999 he will race in the World Superbike championship in 2006. The former MotoGP star was at the Valencia circuit last week for a three day test,...