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World Superbikes: 2008 championship standings

World Superbikes: 2008 championship standings

Here are the current standings in the World Superbike championship with both rider and manufacturer points shown. Check back after each round to see who is leading. World Superbike championship rider...

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 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...

Bayliss – It feels like we’re doing 400kph

Bayliss – It feels like we’re doing 400kph

After setting the second fastest time in the opening qualifying session at Qatar today, Troy Bayliss revealed to MCN how physical the gale force winds are making a lap around the track. Bayliss broke...

Qatar World Superbikes: Corser from Bayliss in WSB qualifying

Qatar World Superbikes: Corser from Bayliss in WSB qualifying

Troy Corser declared that the conditions in Qatar were the windiest he’s ever ridden in during his illustrious career, but then went out and put his Yamaha Italia R1 on provisional pole...

Qatar World Supersport: Rea takes impressive second in Supersport qualifying

Qatar World Supersport: Rea takes impressive second in Supersport qualifying

Jonathan Rea made his intentions clear for his debut World Supersport season by setting the second fastest time in today’s first qualifying session - 0.346 seconds behind Yamaha mounted Fabien...

Qatar World Supersport: Fabien Foret in control, mixed fortune for Brits

Qatar World Supersport: Fabien Foret in control, mixed fortune for Brits

Fabien Foret took just five laps to set the fastest time in the free practice session for the opening round of the World Supersport Championship in Qatar. Onboard the new Yamaha R6, Foret shrugged...

Qatar World Superbikes: Yamaha and Suzuki lead the way

Qatar World Superbikes: Yamaha and Suzuki lead the way

Fonsi Nieto made an impressive start to life in the Alstare Suzuki team by setting the fastest lap in the opening free practice session. Fonsi Nieto completed 19 laps with his fastest time coming on...

World Superbikes: Yukio Kagayama pays homage to Kevin Schwantz

World Superbikes: Yukio Kagayama pays homage to Kevin Schwantz

Yukio Kagayama has dropped his trademark number 71 race number and will race with the number 34 in 2008. The Suzuki man will race with the number 34, as it was number he used when he won the Suzuka...

World Superbikes: Alstare Suzuki unveil 2008 colours

World Superbikes: Alstare Suzuki unveil 2008 colours

The factory Alstare Suzuki unveiled their new 2008 livery and sponsors in Qatar. Following months of speculation regarding the team’s sponsor and even their participation in this year’s series, the...

World Supersport: Chris Walker on the pace despite two crashes

World Supersport: Chris Walker on the pace despite two crashes

Chris Walker shrugged off two big crashes during the three day test in Qatar last week and is ready and waiting for the opening round of the World Supersport championship. Walker was undeterred by...

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss Ready to test

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss Ready to test

Troy Bayliss believes he will be fit and ready for the opening round of the World Superbike Championship in Qatar next week (February 24, 2008) and is set to resume testing at the Middle East circuit...

Video: World Supersport's Jonathan Rea at Excel

MCN caught up with Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea at the London Motorcycle show. Since his first test at Phillip Island at the beginning of January, Rea has spent his time training in Spain in an effort to shed a few kilograms in preparation for his Supersport debut on February 23, 2008 in Qatar.

Video: Beowulf Racing head to Oulton Park for more testing

Beowulf Racing have just released this video as they continue their pre-season testing at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire. Check out this video as the team’s three riders Dan Linfoot, Gino Rea and Pat McDougall talk about the test. Plus there is also a chance to see an onboard lap of Dan Linfoot on his European Superstock Yamaha R6. Gino Rea will join Linfoot in the European Superstock...