May

USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa dips under lap record in final free practice

USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa dips under lap record in final free practice

Carlos Checa set a new outright best lap of the Miller Motorsports Park during the final one hour long free practice session. Using a qualifying tyre, Checa became the first man to dip under the 1min...

USA World Superbikes: NoriyukiHaga suffers broken collarbone, but elects to ride

USA World Superbikes: NoriyukiHaga suffers broken collarbone, but elects to ride

Championship contender Noriyuki Haga will compete in this afternoon’s Superpole session with a broken right collarbone. The Yamaha Italia rider tried to pass Hannspree Ten Kate Honda man Kenan...

USA World Superbike: Troy Corser sets pace in final qualifying

USA World Superbike: Troy Corser sets pace in final qualifying

Yamaha Italia rider Troy Corser took control of the World Superbike grid in second qualifying with an impressive 1min 49.224secs lap time in Salt Lake City this morning. Corser has been on front row...

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...