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Get your livery design on Yamaha's World Superbikes

Get your livery design on Yamaha's World Superbikes

From September 5-9 the World Superbike Championship touches down in the UK for round 11 at Donington Park. To celebrate this adrenalin fuelled race weekend, Yamaha are offering one lucky British...

Misano World Superbikes: Xaus and Biaggi make it a Sterilgarda 1-2

Misano World Superbikes: Xaus and Biaggi make it a Sterilgarda 1-2

It was a Sterilgarda 1-2 for the second World Superbike race at Misano as Ruben Xaus and Max Biaggi beat off the two Troys to top the podium. The race was marred by a red flag after just two laps when...

Misano World Supersport: Jones and Rea on podium

Misano World Supersport: Jones and Rea on podium

Two brits have taken podium positions at the Misano round of the World Supersport championship with Andrew Pitt taking the win. Craig Jones and Jonathan Rea made it a Honda one, two, three on the...

Misano World Superbikes: Neukirchner takes race one

Misano World Superbikes: Neukirchner takes race one

Max Neukirchner has dispelled the myth that Misano is a Ducati cricuit by taking an impressive win from 10th place on the grid. Ruben Xaus lead the majority of the race but faded towards the end with...

Misano world Superbikes: Troy Corser takes pole

Troy Corser put a stop to Ducati’s utter domination of the Superpole qualifying session at Misano to take pole position, his 42nd of his distinguished career. The Yamaha Italia rider was slower than pace setter Troy Bayliss through the first two splits but somehow managed to claw the time back and become the first and only rider to dip into the 1m 35s all weekend. Second place went to Bayliss...

Misano World Supersport: Craig Jones on front row

Misano World Supersport: Craig Jones on front row

Craig Jones has put his Parkalgar Honda on the front row of the grid for tomorrows 22 lap World Supersport race in Misano. During the final session held in scorching 31 degree temperatures the young...

Misano World Superbikes: Corser tops second qualifying

Misano World Superbikes: Corser tops second qualifying

Australian Troy Corser pulled out all the stops in the final qualifying session for world Superbikes to outpace fellow country man Troy Bayliss to take provisional pole position. Corser who took...

Misano World Superbikes: Bayliss takes control in qualifying practice

Misano World Superbikes: Bayliss takes control in qualifying practice

Troy Bayliss took control of the opening qualifying session at Misano to post a blistering 1m 36.863 second lap to take provisional pole for Sunday’s two World Superbike races. Fresh from a...

Misano World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fourth despite run in with Joan Lascorz

Misano World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fourth despite run in with Joan Lascorz

Britain’s Jonathan Rea has qualified on the provisional front row of the grid for Sunday’s 22 lap World Supersport race in Misano. Rea has instantly gelled with the Italian circuit, but at the end of...

Misano World Superbikes: Corser dominates opening free practice at Misano

Misano World Superbikes: Corser dominates opening free practice at Misano

Troy Corser continued the blistering pace he showed at Nurburgring two weeks ago by spending the majority of the opening one hour long free practice session at the top of the time sheets. The...

Misano World Supersport: Broc Parkes sets the pace, Jonathan Rea third

Misano World Supersport: Broc Parkes sets the pace, Jonathan Rea third

The Yamaha pairing of Broc Parkes and Fabien Foret set the pace in this morning’s opening free practice session at Misano. Parkes and Foret were the only men to lap in the 1min 40sec bracket around...

Video: StoneBaker’s onboard lap of Misano

The two-man StoneBaker Racing team of Dan Linfoot and Gino Rea head into this weekend’s European Superstock Race at Misano in confident mood after completing a successful test at the San Marino track at the beginning of June. Last time out at Nurburgring, 18-year-old Gino Rea scored his first podium of the year, finishing third, in a thrilling nine lap race, with Linfoot in sixth. Linfoot...

Ruben Xaus signs for BMW

Ruben Xaus signs for BMW

BMW have announced today that Spaniard Ruben Xaus has signed a contract to ride the all new S1000RR Superbike in World Superbike for 2009. Xaus has signed a two year deal for the German manufacturer...

SC Caracchi Triumph back, Garry McCoy injured

SC Caracchi Triumph back, Garry McCoy injured

The Italian SC Caracchi Triumph World Supersport team will be back in action this weekend at Misano after missing the Nurburgring race in Germany two weeks ago. The team were forced out of the German...

Troy Bayliss confident for Misano Race

Troy Bayliss confident for Misano Race

Following his three day test at Mugello last week, World Superbike series leader Troy Bayliss heads to this weekend’s Misano race in confident mood after finding some improvements on his Xerox Ducati...

Tommy Hill out of hospital following successful surgery

Tommy Hill out of hospital following successful surgery

Tommy Hill has left hospital today (Monday) after a successful operation to repair his broken right femur sustained at the Nurburgring World Supersport race eight days ago. Racing for the first time...

Chris Walker confident after Brno test

Chris Walker confident after Brno test

Chris Walker believes a new Ohlins rear shock set-up could be the key to better results in the World Supersport Championship. Walker completed a two-day test at the recently resurfaced Brno circuit...

Bayliss improves his 2008 Ducati , Fabrizio tests new 2009 spec machine

Bayliss improves his 2008 Ducati , Fabrizio tests new 2009 spec machine

The Xerox Ducati World Superbike squad of Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio have concluded three days of testing at the Mugello circuit in Italy this week. With Bayliss focussing on an improved...

Jonathan Rea sights qualifying improvement

Jonathan Rea sights qualifying improvement

Jonathan Rea knows that he needs to improve his qualifying performance after having to fight his way up from 13th to a sixth place finish at Nurburgring last weekend.  Throughout his debut...

Fifth place Jones holds sixth in World Supersport standings

Fifth place Jones holds sixth in World Supersport standings

Craig Jones sits sixth in the World Supersport standings after claiming a solid fifth place finish last time out at the Nurburgring. With six rounds complete the British Parkalgar Honda rider is 28...

Xerox Ducati target Shane Byrne for 2009

Xerox Ducati target Shane Byrne for 2009

Shane Byrne has emerged as a target for the Xerox Ducati team to race in the World Superbike Championship in 2009. Team boss Davide Tardozzi has confirmed to MCN that British Superbike series leader...

Tommy Hill re-breaks right femur in Nurburgring crash

Tommy Hill re-breaks right femur in Nurburgring crash

Britain’s Tommy Hill faces another long stint on the sidelines after re-breaking the right femur he broke last year at the Nurburgring earlier today. The Hannspree Altea Honda rider was one of many to...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes double win in epic battle of the Yamahas

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes double win in epic battle of the Yamahas

Noriyuki Haga has been declared the winner in a shortened race two after an epic battle with Yamaha teammate Troy Corser at the Nurburgring to take his second victory of the day. The pair had been...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Andrew Pitt victorious in Aussie 1-2-3

Nurburgring World Supersport: Andrew Pitt victorious in Aussie 1-2-3

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Andrew Pitt has won the World Supersport race at the Nurburgring after taking the lead just three laps from the end. It had looked as if fellow Australian Broc Parkes was...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga wins race one with superb control

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga wins race one with superb control

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has won the first World Superbike race of the day at the Nurburgring in style over two seconds ahead of Troy Bayliss. The Japanese rider took to the circuit still suffering from...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Yukio Kagayama unfit to race in Germany

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Yukio Kagayama unfit to race in Germany

Alstare Suzuki’s Yukio Kagayama has been declared unfit to race in today’s two Superbike races following a crash in free practice yesterday (Saturday). Kagayama missed Superpole and was taken to the...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner takes pole for home round

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Max Neukirchner takes pole for home round

German Max Neukirchner scorched to a sensational Superpole lap and will line up in pole position for tomorrow’s two World Superbike races at Nurburgring. The Alstare Suzuki man stunned even himself...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss sets the pace in final free practice

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss sets the pace in final free practice

Troy Bayliss slashed over half a second off his provisional pole setting lap during the in final free practice session finishing 0.399 seconds faster than his closest rival Max Neukirchner. Yamaha’s...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Craig Jones on front row, Tommy Hill on second row

Nurburgring World Supersport: Craig Jones on front row, Tommy Hill on second row

Brits Craig Jones and Tommy Hill put in sensational performances in final qualifying this afternoon to secure second and eight places on the grid respectively for tomorrow’s World Supersport...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss back to his best in Germany

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss back to his best in Germany

Troy Bayliss bounced back from a difficult day yesterday to take provisional pole position with a stunning 1min 56.598sec lap in the dying minutes of the hour long session. Bayliss looked to be...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Broc Parkes fastest again, Tommy Hill in top ten

Nurburgring World Supersport: Broc Parkes fastest again, Tommy Hill in top ten

Australian Broc Parkes continued his domination of the World Supersport class by topping the time sheets once again at the Nurburgring. The Yamaha rider has previous knowledge of the track and is...

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Corser fastest again in first qualifying

Nurburgring World Superbikes: Troy Corser fastest again in first qualifying

Troy Corser backed his pace in this morning’s free practice session to take provisional pole with an impressive 1min 57.257 lap this afternoon. The Yamaha Italia rider has clearly gelled with the...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones in provisional second

Nurburgring World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones in provisional second

Britain's Craig Jones has qualified on the provisional front row after a strong first qualifying session saw him end the day in second spot behind the factory Yamaha R6 of Broc Parkes. Jones is still...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Solid start for Hill in Germany

Nurburgring World Supersport: Solid start for Hill in Germany

Tommy Hill admitted that the pace of his rivals came as a bit of a shock in the opening World Supersport free practice session at the Nurburgring this morning. Riding for the first time in seven...

Nurburgring World Superbike: First blood to Troy Corser

Nurburgring World Superbike: First blood to Troy Corser

Troy Corser set the fastest time in this morning’s rain hit first practice session at the Nurburgring, in Germany. Corser was one of a handful of riders that elected to switch to slick tyres on the...

Nurburgring World Supersport: Broc Parkes dominant in first practice

Nurburgring World Supersport: Broc Parkes dominant in first practice

Yamaha’s Broc Parkes used his previous knowledge of the Nurburgring circuit to dominate the opening rain affected Supersport free practice session. From the opening minutes the Australian set the...