April

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...

Assen World Superbikes: Smrtz fastest, Biaggi out of Superpole

Assen World Superbikes: Smrtz fastest, Biaggi out of Superpole

Ducati man Jacob Smrtz was the surprise fastest man in final qualifying today and will be the last man on track in this afternoons Superpole session. Smrtz has been a front runner all weekend and it...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss takes pole in crash strewn qualifying

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss takes pole in crash strewn qualifying

Troy Bayliss continued his dominance from the opening session to take provisional pole position for Sunday’s two World Superbike races in Assen. Onboard the Xerox Ducati, Bayliss was the only man to...

Assen World Superbikes: Checa and Neukirchner make up

Carlos Checa and Max Neukirchner shook hands for the first time after their last corner collision at Valencia three weeks ago. German Suzuki man Neukirchner was just meters away from his first ever WSB race win when he was taken out by a hard charging Carlos Checa, also searching for his first Superbike victory. Neukirchner suffered a broken left collarbone in the crash and was flown to Germany...

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones on provisional front row

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones on provisional front row

Brits Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones concluded a strong opening day at the fourth round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen with both men securing a place on the provisional front row of the...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss fastest in practice despite injury

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss fastest in practice despite injury

Troy Bayliss showed no ill effects of his cycling crash on Wednesday by finishing the opening free practice in first place onboard his Xerox Ducati. Bayliss’ lap time of 1:40.499 is almost two...

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest first time out

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest first time out

Jonathan Rea started as he means to go on by posting the fastest lap in the opening free practice session at Assen this morning (Friday). His performance and lap time surprised everybody given that...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss injured in cycling crash

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss injured in cycling crash

Championship leader Troy Bayliss is yet to arrive in Assen for this weekend’s fourth round of the World Superbike series after suffering a high speed crash onboard his racing push bike. The...

Ba77a's glad there's more Brits in WSB

Ba77a's glad there's more Brits in WSB

Isn't it great that we have more Brits in the WSB series - all classes. I'm sure the guys coming in this year have been delighted at having a mention in the MCN I am a dedicated member of MS racing...

World Superbikes: KTM talks WSB

World Superbikes: KTM talks WSB

KTM got their first taste of the World Superbike paddock two weeks ago in Valencia with their new factory supported KTM RC8 competing in the European Superstock championship. The Austrian company are...

Video: Onboard with European Superstock's Dan Linfoot at Valencia

European Superstock 600 rookie Dan Linfoot claimed an impressive third place podium at the opening round of the championship at Valencia two weeks ago. The 19-year-old Beowulf Racing rider benefited from a two day test at the Spanish circuit prior to the event where he was able to get the teams new Yamaha R6 dialled into the technical track. To view a onboard lap with Dan Linfoot check out the...

World Superbikes: Riyuichi Kiyonari: “I wanted to be on the podium”

World Superbikes: Riyuichi Kiyonari: “I wanted to be on the podium”

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda man Ryuichi Kiyonari showed that he has the pace to run at the front of WSB with a classy fourth place at Valencia, but was disappointed not to claim his first ever WSB...

Video: World Superbikes: Carlos Checa talks Valencia last corner crash

Carlos Checa had a seriously eventful home race at Valencia after wiping out German Max Neukirchner at the final corner in race one before climbing on to the podium in race two. The Spanish Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider now sits joint third alongside Troy Corser in the championship standings and clearly has the potential to take race wins now that his Honda CBR1000RR is fully developed. In the...

Glad we chose Valencia not Brands Hatch!!

Glad we chose Valencia not Brands Hatch!!

Sitting in the stands with some other Brits at the World Superbike meeting in Valencia. We just had a video text from home Brands was cancelled and 4-6 inches of snow in the area where we live!!

Valencia World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes race two in Spain

Valencia World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes race two in Spain

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has taken his first win of the 2008 season in the second World Superbike race in Valencia this afternoon. The Japanese rider claimed the lead after initial leader Carlos Checa...

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones claims second podium in Spain

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones claims second podium in Spain

Britain's Craig Jones has claimed his second third of the season at the World Supersport race in Valencia. The Parkalgar Honda rider was always in contention for a place on the podium and he kept hia...

Valencia World Superbikes: Lorenzo Lanzi wins race one in dramatic fashion

Valencia World Superbikes: Lorenzo Lanzi wins race one in dramatic fashion

Lorenzo Lanzi has taken victory in the first World Superbike race in Valencia in the most dramatic of fashions. Alstare Suzuki’s Max Neukirchner looked like he would take his first World Superbike...

Valencia World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner takes maiden pole position

Valencia World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner takes maiden pole position

Max Neukirchner has taken his first superpole ahead of tomorrow's World Superbike races in Valencia. The German just pipped his Alstare Suzuki team-mate Yukio Kagayama to the top spot with his lap of...

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones stays on front row, Jonathan Rea takes sixth

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones stays on front row, Jonathan Rea takes sixth

Craig Jones remained on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Valencia after showing no ill effects of his high speed crash this morning. Like a number of other riders,...

Valencia World Superbikes: Carlos Checa takes top spot in second qualifying

Valencia World Superbikes: Carlos Checa takes top spot in second qualifying

Carlos Checa dislodged the dominant Suzuki pairing of Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama to take provisional pole position in another fiercely contested qualifying session at Valencia this...

Valencia World Supersport: Joan Lascorz dominant in second free practice

Valencia World Supersport: Joan Lascorz dominant in second free practice

Spaniard Joan Lascorz dipped under the Valencia track record on his way to setting the fastest time in this morning’s second Free Practice session. Lascorz has already impressed in 2008 by taking a...

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones suffers big crash in Saturday free practice

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones suffers big crash in Saturday free practice

Top Brit Craig Jones walked away from a high speed crash just minutes into the second free practice session this morning. The 22-year-old tucked the front at the fast right kink before the hairpin...

Suzuki dominate fiercely contested first qualifying

Suzuki dominate fiercely contested first qualifying

Less than one second separated the top 15 riders in Friday first qualifying with the Suzuki pairing of Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama securing the top two spots on the provisional front row.

Andrew Pitt Secures top spot, Craig Jones takes second

Andrew Pitt Secures top spot, Craig Jones takes second

Phillip Island race winner Andrew Pitt made his intentions clear by topping the time sheets in first qualifying with a lap 2/10th under the provisos Supersport circuit record. Pitt’s time of 1m36.773...

Yukio Kagayama back with a bang

Yukio Kagayama back with a bang

Alstare Suzuki’s Yukio Kagayama made an impressive return to the WSB paddock by posting the fastest time in this mornings free practice session. Kagayama broke his collarbone at Qatar in February and...