2008

World Supersport Valencia test: Chris Walker on form

World Supersport Valencia test: Chris Walker on form

Kawasaki’s Chris Walker secured the second fastest time in the opening day of the two day official World Supersport and Superbike test in Valencia today with a lap time 0.3 seconds off the lap record.

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss and Michael Fabrizio to miss Valencia test

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss and Michael Fabrizio to miss Valencia test

<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?> Xerox Ducati men Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio will miss next weeks two day test at Valencia due to the injuries they...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi begins rehabilitation at home

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi begins rehabilitation at home

Max Biaggi has returned back to his home in Rome following his 170mph crash in race two at Phillip Island, Australia last weekend. Biaggi sustained a broken left wrist in the spectacular crash and now...

World Superbikes: Kenan Sofuoglu - 'I have a lot of respect for James Toseland'

World Superbikes: Kenan Sofuoglu - 'I have a lot of respect for James Toseland'

Kenan Sofuoglu went from 21st in qualifying to running as high as fifth in race two at Phillip Island last weekend. The young Turk is on an incredibly steep learning curve but he’s showing pace and...

World Superbikes: Indonesia race cancelled

World Superbikes: Indonesia race cancelled

The 2008 World Superbike calendar has been reduced to 14 rounds after it was confirmed that the proposed Indonesian race at Sentul on October 12 has been scrapped. When the provisional calendar was...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi breaks wrist in 170mph crash

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi breaks wrist in 170mph crash

Max Biaggi saw his title campaign take a massive blow after two uncharacteristic crashes left him with no points and a badly broken left radius bone in his wrist in Phillip Island. After being the...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: TV highlights

Following Troy Bayliss's stunning double victory at his home circuit in Phillip Island at the weekend here are highlights from the second weekend on the World Superbike calendar. Check out highlights from race one on the right and highlights from race two and the crashes of the weekend below. &nbsp; Race two highlights: &nbsp; Terrible tumbles from Phillip Island: &nbsp; Troy Bayliss crashes in...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Troy Bayliss has done the double at Phillip Island taking his second clear win of the day. The Australian rider opened up an instant lead at the start of the race and kept it easily to the flag,...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt takes hard fought win

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt takes hard fought win

Andrew Pitt has won the World Supersport race at Phillip Island after a momentous battle, while team-mate Jonathan Rea fought back to fifth. In a race-long battle for the front with Josh Brookes,...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss wins dramatic race 1

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss wins dramatic race 1

Troy Bayliss won the first World Superbike race at Phillip Island after two massive incidents caused the race to be red flagged and restarted before a lap had even been completed. Bayliss’ Ducati...

Video: Fabrizio Phillip Island - Bayliss and Corser are like my Grandfather

Troy Bayliss’ young Italian team-mate Michel Fabrizio backed up his impressive qualifying performance with a quality Superpole lap to secure third on the grid and a front row starting position. The cocky Italian then ‘complemented’ Bayliss and Corser on being old enough to be his Grandfather. Check out what the factory Ducati rider had to say in the post Superpole press conference.

Video: Bayliss talks about his hectic day and Phillip Island pole position

Video: Bayliss talks about his hectic day and Phillip Island pole position

Troy Bayliss had a rollercoaster day in Phillip Island starting with a nasty high side that necessitated eight stitches in his left elbow, but that didn’t stop the tough Aussie WorldSuperbike rider...

Video: Checa speaks after Phillip Island Superpole

Carlos Checa finally gave the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad something to smile about with a fine qualifying performance that will see him line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrows two 22 lap WSB races at Phillip Island. Checa has been the only member of the proven Ten Kate team to get the new Honda working and took time to praise the Dutch squad getting him to the front so soon. Chec...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss takes pole despite injury

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss takes pole despite injury

Troy Bayliss amazed everyone today by taking pole position for the Phillip Island round of the World Superbike championship despite having a crash only hours before that left him with eight stitches...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Heroic Bayliss fastest again

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Heroic Bayliss fastest again

Troy Bayliss showed no ill effects of his morning qualifying crash and resulting eight stitches in his elbow to set a new best lap and fastest time in this afternoon's final free practice session at...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt fastest as Rea goes fifth

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt fastest as Rea goes fifth

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Andrew Pitt continued his strong weekend performance to take pole position for Sundays 21 lap World Supersport race at Phillip Island. The 32 year old Australian has...

Phillip Island Word Superbikes: Bayliss crashes out, but still goes fastest

Phillip Island Word Superbikes: Bayliss crashes out, but still goes fastest

Troy Bayliss ended the hour long second qualifying session in the medical centre after crashing his Xerox Ducati with four minutes to go. Bayliss high sided at the fast turn 11 and there was initial...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Local man Brookes sets the pace

Phillip Island World Supersport: Local man Brookes sets the pace

Stiggy Honda rider Josh Brookes led the second 45 minute World Supersport Free Practice session from start to finish with a lap time half a second faster than his closet rival. Brookes, a former WSS...

Video: Phillip Island World Superbikes: Troy Corser looking for magic 50th pole position

Australian Troy Corser has been speaking of his aim to hit a magic 50th pole position ahead of this weekend’s Phillip Island races. The Yamaha rider, who has won five out of the last six races at the Australian track, is already well on the pace after going fastest in this morning’s first qualifying session. Already on 41 pole positions, Corser is hoping to tally up a few more throughout the...

Video: Phillip Island World Superbike: Troy Bayliss ready for final Phillip Island appearance

Double World Superbike champion and current series leader, Troy Bayliss wants to make his final appearance in front of his crowd one to remember as he prepares for this weekend's race at Phillip Island. Bayliss, who has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2008 season has got exceptional form having won races at his home track for the last two years is aiming to continue his strong run...

Video: Phillip Island World Supersport: Jonathan Rea ready to race

Six&nbsp;days ago Jonathan Rea suffered a severed tendon on his right ring finger following a massive high side on lap two of the World Supersport race in Qatar. Now the tough Brit is preparing for the second round of the championship at Phillip Island having undergone an impressive recovery process and avoided any infection in his finger. Watch the video below to see Rea in the pre race press...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Troy Corser leads the way in Australia

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Troy Corser leads the way in Australia

Troy Corser secured provisional pole position for Sundays Phillip Island World Superbike race onboard his Yamaha Italia R1. Corser continued his impressive form and qualifying pace at the Phillip...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Andrew Pitt uses anger to take provisional pole

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Andrew Pitt uses anger to take provisional pole

Andrew Pitt put his provisional pole position for Sunday World Supersport race at Phillip Island down to still being angry after being taken out by his team-mate Jonathan Rea in last weekends Qatar...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Yamaha's dominate free practice

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Yamaha's dominate free practice

Noriyuki Haga showed no ill effects of his sore wrist following his race one crash in Qatar last weekend to top the timesheets in the opening free practice session in Phillip Island. On a virtually...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Andrew Pitt is on the pace

Phillip Island World Supersport: Andrew Pitt is on the pace

Overnight rain in Phillip Island resulted in damp conditions for this mornings opening World Supersport Free Practice session. Typically windy conditions at the coastal Australian circuit quickly...

World Supersport: Jonathan Rea delays surgery on injured finger

World Supersport: Jonathan Rea delays surgery on injured finger

Jonathan Rea will delay surgery on his injured finger to take part in this weekend's Phillip Island World Supersport round. The Hanspree Honda Ten Kate rider partially severed a tendon in his right...

World Supersport: Garry McCoy raced in Qatar with a broken leg

World Supersport: Garry McCoy raced in Qatar with a broken leg

Garry McCoy was as high as fourth onboard his SC Caracchi Triumph 675 before a mechanical failure robbed him of an impressive World Supersport debut. Within minutes of the end of the race the former...

Qatar World Supersport: Jonathan Rea may require surgery following crash

Qatar World Supersport: Jonathan Rea may require surgery following crash

Britain's Jonathan Rea may require surgery to his finger after crashing out of the first World Supersport race of the season. See Jonathan Rea's injured finger in full glory Rea is still in the...

Qatar World Superbikes: Fonsi Nieto records first World Superbike victory in Qatar

Qatar World Superbikes: Fonsi Nieto records first World Superbike victory in Qatar

It started all Yamaha and finished all Spanish in the second World Superbike race in Qatar. Experienced Yamaha team-mates Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga started strongly but the Ducati 1098, new to...

Qatar World Supersport: Broc Parkes wins in dramatic fashion while Craig Jones gets podium spot

Qatar World Supersport: Broc Parkes wins in dramatic fashion while Craig Jones gets podium spot

Yamaha’s Broc Parkes took the first World Supersport victory of the season in Qatar in the most dramatic of fashions. It looked as if Fabien Foret was certain of the win as he held off strong...

Qatar World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one in battle of Ducati 1098s

Qatar World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one in battle of Ducati 1098s

The World Superbike season has kicked off in style in Qatar this morning with former champion Troy Bayliss taking the win after a thrilling final lap battle with Max Biaggi. This was an historic day...

Qatar World Superbikes: Yamaha's Troy Corser claims first pole of the season

Qatar World Superbikes: Yamaha's Troy Corser claims first pole of the season

Mr Superpole, Troy Corser claimed his 41st pole position in Qatar with a scintillating lap 0.6 seconds faster than his closest rival. In windy conditions Troy Corser was once again the man to beat...

Qatar World Supersport: Brits Craig Jones and Jonathan Rea on front row

Qatar World Supersport: Brits Craig Jones and Jonathan Rea on front row

British riders Craig Jones and Jonathan Rea will start tomorrow’s opening race of the 2008 World Supersport calendar on the front row after sensational performances in this afternoon’s final...

World Superbike free practice times

World Superbike free practice times

World Superbike Superpole at Qatar in Doha starts in just a couple of minutes but here are results for the latest free practice session that just finished. MCN will keep you up to date throughout the...

Qatar World Superbikes: Troy Corser again from Troy Bayliss in WSB second qualifying

Qatar World Superbikes: Troy Corser again from Troy Bayliss in WSB second qualifying

Yamaha’s Troy Corser continued his dominance at Qatar by setting an impressive 1min 58.560sec lap time in today’s second qualifying session. In improved weather conditions, which saw a drop in the...

Qatar World Supersport: Joan Lascorz fastest, Brits on pace

Qatar World Supersport: Joan Lascorz fastest, Brits on pace

Spaniard Joan Lascorz was the surprise package of the second free practice session by securing top spot onboard his Glaner Motocard.com Honda in Qatar this morning. The 22-year-old showed his...