September

Vallelunga World Superbikes: James Toseland forced to wait for title as Troy Bayliss wins race two in Italy

Vallelunga World Superbikes: James Toseland forced to wait for title as Troy Bayliss wins race two in Italy

Britain’s James Toseland will have to wait until next weekend to try and claim the World Superbike crown after crashing in Vallelunga. The Sheffield rider was battling with Troy Corser for fourth...

Vallelunga World Supersport: Craig Jones second in shortened race in Italy

Vallelunga World Supersport: Craig Jones second in shortened race in Italy

Britain’s Craig Jones narrowly missed out on victory to finish second in a shortened World Supersport race in Vallelunga. The Cheshire rider had led the race for the first 17 laps before being...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Italy's hero Max Biaggi wins thrilling home race

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Italy's hero Max Biaggi wins thrilling home race

Home hero Max Biaggi has won a thrilling first World Superbike race in Vallelunga in front of thousands of Italian fans. The race was a spectacle of overtaking manoeuvres which kept spectators on the...

Vallelunga World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures first pole in Italy

Vallelunga World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures first pole in Italy

Britain’s Craig Jones secured his first ever World Supersport pole position at Vallelunga today with a scintillating 1m39.322. Jones’ pole was his first since 2003 at Knockhill when he rode...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top, James Toseland bounces back

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top, James Toseland bounces back

Ducati’s Troy Bayliss shrugged off a slow speed crash to set the fastest lap time during this morning hour long second qualifying session. Troy Bayliss crashed out at the first gear hairpin after...

English WSB events are best

As a World Superbike fan, I would like to make a comment on the 3 race events that were conducted in England 2007 (Donington, Silverstone & Brands Hatch) Our tracks for spectators are the best all around! I've been to all the WSB races, except Qatar and Phillip Island, and the humour and atmosphere within our races are the best. In my opinion the worst has to be Lauzitsring.

World Superbikes: Carl Fogarty abandons racing project

World Superbikes: Carl Fogarty abandons racing project

Carl Fogarty has been forced to abandon plans to race in World Superbikes next season with MV Agusta after being unable to secure the sponsorship to run the team.   Foggy had been searching...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Corser on form in Italy

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Corser on form in Italy

Yamaha’s Troy Corser was once again the fastest man on track at Vallelunga for the first timed practice of the weekend in the penultimate World Superbike round.  The Australian recorded a best...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: First blood to Troy Corser

Vallelunga World Superbikes: First blood to Troy Corser

Troy Corser set the fastest time in the opening free practice session for the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship at Vallelunga, Italy.   Riding the Yamaha Italia R1 Troy...

World Superbikes: Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader talks Superbikes

World Superbikes: Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader talks Superbikes

It’s not often senior personnel from the Japanese manufacturers visit World Superbike races, but at the previous round of the championship Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader Mr Fumihiro Ohnishi attended the...

Sofuoglu wins again

Sofuoglu wins again

It was a pretty hard fought victory. Sofuoglu had to make a tough overtaking manoeuvre at the last chicane. The picture shows Sofuoglu (#51) and Dutch Superbike champion Arie Vos (#28). Photo by Johan...

World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu wins on superbike debut

World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu wins on superbike debut

Newly crowned World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has had his first taste of riding a Superbike and immediately impressed by winning first time out. Kenan Sofuoglu who makes a full time switch...

Misano WSB pics

Misano WSB pics

Troy showing off his amended appendage with James and Chris looking for the missing bit! Frankie's new vocation since retiring from racing: a clean sweep of the track.

World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser stay at Yamaha

World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser stay at Yamaha

Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser have resigned to ride for the Yamaha Italia team for 2008. Both men came to the end of their one year contract at the end of this season and after positive results were...

World Superbikes: Andrew Pitt signs two-year Ten Kate Honda deal

World Superbikes: Andrew Pitt signs two-year Ten Kate Honda deal

Australian Andrew Pitt has signed a two-year deal to ride for the Honda Ten Kate team - but it’s not decided if it will be for the World Supersport or World Superbike team. It’s thought current...

World Superbikes: Carlos Checa in Ten Kate Honda talks

World Superbikes: Carlos Checa in Ten Kate Honda talks

Carlos Checa is holding a meeting with Ten Kate Honda right now (Monday lunchtime) to find out if the Spaniard will sign a deal to ride in World Superbikes next year. Carlos Checa is locked in a...

World Supersport: Craig Jones team faces cash crunch

World Supersport: Craig Jones team faces cash crunch

Craig Jones’ Ekerold Honda team is facing a dilemma over staying in World Supersport next year after saying most UK sponsors are stuck in the past when it comes to funding world championship race...

World Superbikes: Ten Kate Honda nears 2008 rider choice

World Superbikes: Ten Kate Honda nears 2008 rider choice

Ronald Ten Kate is expected to decide in the next few days which rider will join his number one World Superbike squad next year to replace James Toseland.  It is a given that reigning British...

World Superbikes: Michel Fabrizio talks of Xerox Ducati move

World Superbikes: Michel Fabrizio talks of Xerox Ducati move

New Xerox Ducati signing Michel Fabrizio has spoken officially about his one-year deal to partner Troy Bayliss on the new 1200cc works World Superbikes next year. The 22-year-old Italian agreed a...

World Superbikes exclusive: Michel Fabrizio lands 2008 Xerox Ducati ride

World Superbikes exclusive: Michel Fabrizio lands 2008 Xerox Ducati ride

Italian young gun Michel Fabrizio has secured the most coveted ride in World Superbikes after signing to join Troy Bayliss in the XeroxDucati squad 2008.   Although no official announcement...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Xerox Ducati's Troy Bayliss rids himself of tyre demons for race two win

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Xerox Ducati's Troy Bayliss rids himself of tyre demons for race two win

Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss overcame his tyre demons from race one to secure victory in race two at the Lausitzring in Germany. In a repeat of the start of race one, Bayliss battled hard...

Lausitzring World Supersport: Broc Parkes wins as Brits Craig Jones and Tommy Hill impress in Germany

Lausitzring World Supersport: Broc Parkes wins as Brits Craig Jones and Tommy Hill impress in Germany

Yamaha’s Broc Parkes won the battle at the front with Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Kenan Sofoglu to take victory in the World Supersport race at the Lausitzring. The pair had fought all the way through...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga dominates as tyres fail for Troy Bayliss and James Toseland

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga dominates as tyres fail for Troy Bayliss and James Toseland

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has won race one of the World Superbikes at the Lausitzring in Germany. The Japanese rider took full advantage of tyre problems which forced initial leader Xerox Ducati’s Troy...

Flame spitting

Flame spitting

Flames from a Kawasaki taken at Brands Hatch WSB.

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Alstare Suzuki's Yukio Kagayama out with injury

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Alstare Suzuki's Yukio Kagayama out with injury

Yukio Kagayama will not race at the Lausitzring today after braking his fifth metacarpal of his left hand.   The Alstare Suzuki rider crashed during the wet second qualifying session on...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Kawasaki's Fonsi Nieto takes surprise first pole

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Kawasaki's Fonsi Nieto takes surprise first pole

Fonsi Nieto is the surprise pole man for Sunday’s two World Superbike races after making the best use of the dry track at the start of the Superpole session. With Superpole declared wet each rider...

Lausitzring World Supersport: Sebastien Charpentier starts from pole if race goes ahead

Lausitzring World Supersport: Sebastien Charpentier starts from pole if race goes ahead

More rain in Germany prevented any of the 29 riders improving on their Friday qualifying times leaving the Hannspree Ten Kate Hnda pairing of Sebastien Charpentier and Kenan Sofuoglu first and...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Races under threat due to rain

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Races under threat due to rain

Tomorrow’s two World Superbike races could be in jeopardy due to poor track conditions caused by consistent rain at the Lausitzring in Germany.   After a crash strewn Superstock and World...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss continues to dominate in Germany

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss continues to dominate in Germany

Australia’s Troy Bayliss continued to dominate at the Lausitzring in the second qualifying practice this morning as he topped the timesheets once again. The Xerox Ducati rider has been the fastest...

Lausitzring World Superport: Carnage at Lausitzring in wet free practice

Lausitzring World Superport: Carnage at Lausitzring in wet free practice

The second World Supersport free practice turned into a demolition derby with 16 crashes during the 45 minute session at the Lausitzring. Heavy drizzle turned into consistent rain which resulted in...

JT's replacement (Leon)

JT's replacement (Leon)

JT's replacement and only 2 weeks old! I'm very proud of my little lad Leon, as you can see from his leathers he's with Hannspree for 2008 and we've had that Crazy Carl "Froggy" Fogarty round our...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss back at the top again

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss back at the top again

Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss made his domination of the opening day at the Lausitzring complete by setting the fastest lap in first qualifying and dipping below his own lap record in the process.

World Supersport: Ten Kate Honda dominate Supersport Qualifying

World Supersport: Ten Kate Honda dominate Supersport Qualifying

Ten Kate Honda men Sebastien Charpentier and Kenan Sofuoglu may have sat out the opening wet free practice session this morning, but they stormed to the top of the leader board this afternoon to...

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss bounces back to go fastest at Lausitzring

Lausitzring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss bounces back to go fastest at Lausitzring

Current Lausitzring lap record holder Troy Bayliss got his weekend off to a good start by topping the time sheets in the opening Superbike free practice session.   The reigning World...

Lausitzring World Supersport: Sebastien Gimbert fastest in free practice one

Lausitzring World Supersport: Sebastien Gimbert fastest in free practice one

Yamaha teammates Sebastien Gimbert and David Checa were the surprise package of the opening World Supersport free practice finishing first and second. The two GMT – 94 Yamaha men made the most of the...

World Superbikes: Ten Kate boss talks about Jonathan Rea signing

World Superbikes: Ten Kate boss talks about Jonathan Rea signing

After securing one of the UK’s brightest prospects on a three year deal Hannspree Honda team boss Ronald Ten Kate has spoken about the deal which sees Jonathan Rea move to his team next year. ...