2008

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss again in first qualifying

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss again in first qualifying

Troy Bayliss took provisional pole position for Sunday’s two World Superbike races in Salt Lake City after posting an impressive lap time of 1min 49.394secs. Xerox Ducati rider Bayliss has had...

WSB men already faster than AMA regulars

WSB men already faster than AMA regulars

It took just two sessions for the World Superbike contenders to beat the best times set by the American Superbike regulars at the Miller Motorsport Park. Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss set the benchmark...

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top and on the pace stateside

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top and on the pace stateside

Xeros Ducati rider Troy Bayliss took little time to acclimatise himself to the all new Miller Motor sports circuit and claimed provisional pole position with a best lap of 1min 50.710secs. Bayliss’...

Tyre life expected to cause problems at Miller

Tyre life expected to cause problems at Miller

Britain’s Chaz Davies believes that tyre life could be a major problem for the World Superbike regulars during their first time at the Miller Motorsports Park circuit in the USA this weekend. Davies...

Ten Kate Honda focus on CBR1000RR Fireblade development

Ten Kate Honda focus on CBR1000RR Fireblade development

Hannspree Ten Kate World Superbike team boss Ronald Ten Kate believes there are still significant improvements to be made to this year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The reigning World Superbike...

World Supersport: Graeme Gowland back in training after Monza crash

World Supersport: Graeme Gowland back in training after Monza crash

Graeme Gowland is planning to get back into training and out on his motocross bike as soon as possible after receiving confirmation that there is no fracture in his right arm following last weekend’s...

World Superbikes: Brendan Roberts tests factory Ducati Superbike

World Superbikes: Brendan Roberts tests factory Ducati Superbike

Former British Superstock Champion Brendan Roberts has completed a successful two day test onboard a 2009 spec development Xerox Ducati Superbike at Mugello in Italy this week. Roberts currently...

World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner ends MotoGP speculation and signs for Alstare Suzuki

World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner ends MotoGP speculation and signs for Alstare Suzuki

Monza race winner Max Neukirchner has today confirmed that he has signed for the factory Alstare Suzuki team for 2009 and 2010. The 25-year-old became the first German rider in history to win a World...

Troy Bayliss' Monza retirement down to 50p part

Troy Bayliss' Monza retirement down to 50p part

Troy Bayliss’ race two retirement at Monza has been put down to a leaking clutch seal that caused oil to spray onto the championship leader’s left boot. Bayliss’ first retirement of the 2008 season...

Monza World Superbikes: Haga steals win from Kiyonari

Monza World Superbikes: Haga steals win from Kiyonari

Reigning British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari narrowly missed out on his maiden World Superbike win to Noriyuki Haga in the last corner of the second race at Monza. Kiyo worked his way through...

Monza World Supersport: Foret takes the win

Monza World Supersport: Foret takes the win

Fabien Foret took the win in the Monza round of the World Supersport championship. Foret had to work his way through the pack as he got off to a slow start with team-mate Broc Parkes in the lead, but...

Monza World Superbikes: Neukirchner wins first WSB race

Monza World Superbikes: Neukirchner wins first WSB race

Max Neukirchner has taken his debut World Superbike win after a race long wheel to wheel battle. Neukirchner swapped places with Yukio Kagayama and Noriyuki Haga constantly throughout the race but...

Monza World Superbikes: Unstoppable Bayliss takes pole

Monza World Superbikes: Unstoppable Bayliss takes pole

Xerox Ducati rider Troy Bayliss has taken pole position for tomorrows two 18 lap World Superbike races. Bayliss showed his electrifying pace during the final free practice session and then went even...

World Supersport: Parkes under lap record, Jones riding injured

World Supersport: Parkes under lap record, Jones riding injured

Broc Parkes shrugged off the injuries sustained in a bicycle crash last week to set pole position and a new track record for tomorrow's 16 lap World Supersport race at Monza. The factory Yamaha man is...

Monza World Superbikes: Sofuoglu withdraws after brothers death

Monza World Superbikes: Sofuoglu withdraws after brothers death

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu has withdrawn from the Monza Wrld Superbike race following the news that his younger brother Sinan has been killed in Turkey. The Ten Kate Honda team...

Monza World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner dominant in qualifying thanks to tow

Monza World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner dominant in qualifying thanks to tow

Alstare Suzuki man Max Neukirchner backed up his impressive run of form to take provisional World Superbike pole with a lap time 0.369seconds faster than second placed Troy Bayliss. Neukirchner spent...

Monza World Supersport: Josh Brookes quickest again in first qualifying

Monza World Supersport: Josh Brookes quickest again in first qualifying

Josh Brookes topped the timesheets again this afternoon to take provisional pole for Sundays 16-lap World Supersport race at Monza. Brookes a former race winner dipped under the current lap record...

Monza World Superbikes: Jakub Smrz surprise fastest in practice

Monza World Superbikes: Jakub Smrz surprise fastest in practice

Jacob Smrtz was the surprise fastest man in the opening free practice session at Monza today (Friday). Looking smooth and controlled onboard his Guandalini Racing Ducati 1098 RS 08 the 25-year-old...

Monza World Supersport: Josh Brookes top after first practice

Monza World Supersport: Josh Brookes top after first practice

Australian Josh Brookes topped the time sheets with a lap time just 0.3 seconds off the Supersport lap record in only the opening free practice session in Monza today. Brookes, the former...

Video: Monza World Supersport: Craig Jones targeting podium

Craig Jones is determined to put things right with a podium finish at this weekend’s World Supersport race at Monza after a disappointing ninth place finish last time out at Assen. Jones loves the fast Monza circuit and believes he has the bike and track knowledge to challenge for the podium onboard his Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR. To hear Jones’ thoughts on the weekend and get his thoughts on his...

Monza World Superbikes: Jeremy McWilliams to race in Suzuki GSX-R Cup

Monza World Superbikes: Jeremy McWilliams to race in Suzuki GSX-R Cup

Grand Prix veteran Jeremy McWilliams will race in this weekend’s Suzuki GSXR-Cup support race at the ultra fast Monza circuit. McWillians a former 250GP winner has been tempted back on track after...

Video: Monza World Superbikes: Regis Laconi from Karl Muggeridge in Alfa Romeo race

Regis Laconi won the first race of the Monza World Superbike weekend yesterday (Thursday) by taking victory in a two lap Alfa Romeo sponsored bicycle race. The PSG-1 Kawasaki rider had to fend off a strong challenge from Australian Karl Muggeridge, Troy Bayliss and Spaniard Carlos Checa. Current championship leader and renowned cyclist Troy Bayliss led for most of the race and looked in control...

World Supersport: Chris Walker searching for more power

World Supersport: Chris Walker searching for more power

On paper Chris Walker’s 12th place finish at Assen last weekend was nothing to shout about, but a closer look at the race reveals a different story and shows the progress he is making. The Gil...

World Superbikes: Michel Fabrizio undergoes successful arm pump operation

World Superbikes: Michel Fabrizio undergoes successful arm pump operation

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio has undergone surgery on his right forearm to alleviate problems he was experiencing in races with arm pump. The 23-year-old Italian left the Assen circuit at the...

Video: WSB Press Conference: Haga back at the front

Noriyuki Haga showed that he is back to his best and the only man capable of keeping up with runaway series leader Troy Bayliss at Assen. Throughout practice and qualifying the Japanese star was in good form and started the weekend as one of the favourites. The opening race didn’t go to plan after Haga tangled with Sterilgarda Ducati rider Ruben Xaus with both men crashing out of contention. ...

Video: WSB Press Conference: Checa happy with double podium

Carlos Checa moved to second in the World Superbike championship after taking two podiums at Assen onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda at the weekend. The Spaniard enjoyed his most successful weekend of racing since joining the WSB series after a career in GP’s, but is still yet to record his maiden win in the class. To see Checa at the post race press conference watch the video below.

Video: WSB Press conference: Bayliss talks double win at Assen

Troy Bayliss took his fourth and fifth win of the 2008 season at Assen to secure a commanding 70 point lead in the World Superbike Championship standings. The 39-year-old Australian was pushed all the way for his race two victory by an on form Noriyuki Haga onboard the Yamaha Italia R1. The Assen circuit has given Bayliss mixed results in the past. In 2000 he crashed out in his first ever ride...

WSB Portimao (Pourtugal)

WSB Portimao (Pourtugal)

Having just got back from watching the Moto GP at Estoril, which we loved, we thought we would go and get some tickets for the last round of the World Superbikes! After asking for directions about...

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Troy Bayliss has taken the double race win at the Assen round of the World Superbike championships despite a concerted effort from Noriyuki Haga. Haga was the only man to seriously worry Bayliss’...

Assen World Superbikes: Pitt takes win from Rea

Assen World Superbikes: Pitt takes win from Rea

Andrew Pitt has taken the win away from Jonathan Rea in the Assen World Supersport race after and incredibly close 22 laps. Rea and Pitt dominated the race, continuously swapping the lead between...

Assen World Superbikes: Lanzi out due to injury

Assen World Superbikes: Lanzi out due to injury

Valencia race one winner Lorenzo Lanzi had a disastrous Assen weekend and has been forced out of the two races due to injury. The Italian RG Ducati rider crashed twice during second qualifying and...

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss takes race one

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss takes race one

Troy Bayliss has taken the win in the first World Superbike race at Assen despite a seriously bruised back-side from a bicycle crash on Wednesday. Bayliss lead most of the race but only managed get...

Assen World Superbikes: WSB Warm-up – Neukirchner fastest, Kiyonari ups his pace

Assen World Superbikes: WSB Warm-up – Neukirchner fastest, Kiyonari ups his pace

Alstare Suzuki man Max Neukirchner showed that he will be a force again this weekend after setting the fastest lap in morning warm-up. The young German was followed home by rival Carlos Checa who...

Assen World Superbikes Video: Bayliss takes pole and predicts two tough races

Assen World Superbikes Video: Bayliss takes pole and predicts two tough races

Troy Bayliss secured pole position ahead of Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga for tomorrow’s two WSB races at Assen. The current championship leader has been in impressive form all weekend but has predicted a...

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss again in final free practice

Assen World Superbikes: Bayliss again in final free practice

Troy Bayliss set the fastest time and dipped under James Tosleands official best lap record in final free practice today and looks like the man to beat in tomorrows two 22 lap races. Bayliss was...

Assen World Superbikes: Rea and Jones line up on front row

Assen World Superbikes: Rea and Jones line up on front row

Brits Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones have qualified on the front row in second and third place respectively for tomorrow’s 21 lap World Supersport race at Assen. In one of the best qualifying sessions...