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Sykes targets podiums after fourth at Assen

Sykes targets podiums after fourth at Assen

Factory Yamaha rider, Tom Sykes believes that he has the potential to challenge for podiums in the future as he continues to find the optimum setting for his R1. Get all the latest WSB...

Brit marshals at the Assen WSB

Brit marshals at the Assen WSB

Just thought I would let you know that a contingent of british marshals worked at WSBK assen at the weekend. Myself and Tony Wakeham took over 8 marshals from newcastle (their 1st time). We were...

Win it or Bin it

Win it or Bin it

We all saw that epic battle in the supersport race from Assen, but check out Eugene Laverty's front tyre on the last corner - talk about past the point of no return. How did he not crash?!

WSB Assen Blog: World Class Brits

WSB Assen Blog: World Class Brits

What a weekend for the Brits. After the opening three rounds I was starting to wonder if our boys could really be a match for the best WSB men in the world, but after this weekend I’ve got my...

Leon's near miss!

Leon's near miss!

Here's a few snaps i took at assen showing leon's near miss when max crashed out infront of him. Plus leon's burnout after a great second place.

Shakey frustrated after Assen top ten

Shakey frustrated after Assen top ten

Shane Byrne left round four of the World Superbike Championship at Assen, frustrated after securing 11th and eighth in the two races. The reigning BSB champion has so far been unable to replicate the...

WSS Results: Laverty wins after clash with Crutchlow

WSS Results: Laverty wins after clash with Crutchlow

British rider Cal Crutchlow finished in second place after a blistering race in Assen and still leads the championship by six points. Crutchlow was ahead in qualifying and practice but a disappointing...

Assen WSB: Haslam takes third and second

Assen WSB: Haslam takes third and second

Stiggy Honda rider Leon Haslam got his first WSB podium at Assen with a third in race one, after he was unable to hold off WSB rookie Ben Spies. Haslam looked odds on to finish second, but a late...

WSB Assen: Hopkins: 'The most excruciating pain of my life'

WSB Assen: Hopkins: 'The most excruciating pain of my life'

John Hopkins remains in hospital in Assen following his crash in First practice yesterday. The American high sided his Stiggy Honda resulting in a dislocated hip and cracked Femur. He is scheduled to...

WSS Assen: Crutchlow and Laverty on the pace

WSS Assen: Crutchlow and Laverty on the pace

2009 race winners Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty made promising starts to the Assen race weekend with both men running at the front throughout the hour long session. Crutchlow swapped positions with...

WSB Assen: Spies again in first free practice

WSB Assen: Spies again in first free practice

Yamaha sensation Ben Spies continued his stranglehold of practice and qualifying by topping the time sheets once again, first time out at Assen. The Yamaha man powered his R1 to first place after...

WSB Assen: Hopkins ruled out with dislocated hip

WSB Assen: Hopkins ruled out with dislocated hip

John Hopkins is out of this weekends WSB race in Assen following a crash in first practice leaving the American with a dislocated left hip. The Stiggy Honda rider, competing in only his second WSB...

Assen WSB: Parkes out - Easton In

Assen WSB: Parkes out - Easton In

Following a testing crash at Snetterton this week factory Kawasaki rider Broc Parkes will miss this weekends WSB race at Assen. His untimely injury has led to the inform BSB rider Stuart Easton...

Haslam intends to stay top Brit and top Honda at Assen

Haslam intends to stay top Brit and top Honda at Assen

Stiggy Honda rider Leon Haslam heads in to this weekend race at Assen in confident mood and determined to consolidate his position as top Brit in the series standings. From the opening round of the...

Shakey ready to up his pace at Assen

Shakey ready to up his pace at Assen

Shane Byrne has revealed just how frustrated he is at his results in the opening three rounds of the World Superbike Championship and is targeting a return to the front at this weekends Assen...

Spies bemoans Valencia result but praises Haga

Spies bemoans Valencia result but praises Haga

Ben Spies remains confident he can claw back his 40 point deficit to Xerox Ducati man Noriyuki Haga. Spies surrendered 30 points to the Japanese double Valencia race winner after he crashed out of...

John Hopkins targets Haslam and the podium

John Hopkins targets Haslam and the podium

WSB rookie John Hopkins remains confident he can become a front runner during the season onboard the Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Hopkins claimed 11th and 12th in the two races despite a fuelling...

WSB in Valencia

WSB in Valencia

Just got back from WSB in Valencia. First time out with a camera. Who should come up trumps - MR Corser!

World Superbikes Blog: Two Qualifiers into Three Superpoles Doesn’t Work

World Superbikes Blog: Two Qualifiers into Three Superpoles Doesn’t Work

It’s amazing how often humans decide not to do the obvious thing. Like choosing to have three segments for Superpole qualifying in the World Superbike championship, but allowing teams to have only two...

World Superbikes, Valencia: Haga Breaks the Spies Spell

World Superbikes, Valencia: Haga Breaks the Spies Spell

Noriyuki Haga won the second race in the World Superbike Championship round at Valencia today on his Xerox Ducati, and proved decisively that the American new boy Ben Spies can be beaten on equal...

World Supersport, Valencia: Crutchlow Takes His First Win

World Supersport, Valencia: Crutchlow Takes His First Win

The 23-year-old British rider Cal Crutchlow scored his first World Supersport win in only the third race of his first full season in the series when he crushed Australian Anthony West in a 23-lap...

World Superbikes, Valencia: Haslam Leads Brit Charge

World Superbikes, Valencia: Haslam Leads Brit Charge

With a strong ride into fifth place in the first race at Valencia, Leon Haslam continues to reign as top Brit in this year’s World Superbike championship. Noriyuki Haga leads the points table after...

World Superbikes Valencia, Race 1: Spies Falls, Haga Wins

World Superbikes Valencia, Race 1: Spies Falls, Haga Wins

Ben Spies reversed everyone’s assumptions about the outcome of the opening World Superbike race in Valencia when he slid gracefully off his Yamaha R1 on the tenth lap on the Ricardo Tormo circuit. The...

WSB Valencia: Shakey down but not out

WSB Valencia: Shakey down but not out

Shane Byrne saw his chances of a front row qualifying position disappear in Superpole 2 when he high sided his Sterilgarda spectacularly. The 33 year old Brit was on a fast lap, holding second...

World Superbikes, Valencia: Super Spies Rocks to Third Superpole

World Superbikes, Valencia: Super Spies Rocks to Third Superpole

With just over five minutes of Superpole action remaining on the Ricardo Tormo circuit, the quiet American Ben Spies rolled his Yamaha out of pit lane. At the end of sector one on the 2.487-mile he...

World Supersport, Valencia: Crutchlow Blazes to Second Pole

World Supersport, Valencia: Crutchlow Blazes to Second Pole

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow scored his second pole position in three races in qualifying for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Valencia. The 23-year-old factory Yamaha rider bounced to the front with...

Valencia WSB: Nakano out with broken collarbone

Valencia WSB: Nakano out with broken collarbone

Factory Aprilia rider Shinya Nakano is out of tomorrows two WSB races at Valencia after sustaining a broken collarbone during this mornings second qualifying session. Nakano's Aprilia RSV4 engine...

World Superbikes Valencia: Spies Quickest, but BMW Edges Closer

World Superbikes Valencia: Spies Quickest, but BMW Edges Closer

American sensation Ben Spies headed the timesheets for the first time this weekend when he lapped his Yamaha in 1m 34.709s in the final qualifying session for tomorrow’s World Superbike round in...

WSS Valencia: Lascorz Pips Crutchlow in Final Practice

WSS Valencia: Lascorz Pips Crutchlow in Final Practice

Kawasaki’s Joan Lascorz just beat Britain’s Cal Crutchlow to head the timesheets in the final practice session for the World Supersport race at Valencia today. The Spaniard ripped his ZX-6R round the...

Valencia WSB: Hopkins one second off in first qualifying

Valencia WSB: Hopkins one second off in first qualifying

John Hopkins declared himself happy with his lap but disappointed with his position at the end of the opening his first ever day in WSB at Valencia. The former MotoGP man ended the first timed session...

Valencia WSB Biaggi's Aprilia heads Yamaha and Ducati

Valencia WSB Biaggi's Aprilia heads Yamaha and Ducati

Max Biaggi underlined the amazing out-of-the-box speed of Aprilia's new RSV4 by finishing the first qualifying session for the third round of the World Superbike championship in first place. On the...

WSS Valencia McCoy and Triumph Chase Glory

WSS Valencia McCoy and Triumph Chase Glory

Veteran MotoGP and World Superbike rider Garry McCoy, 36, could be on the verge of giving Britain’s Triumph factory a top six finish in Sunday’s World Supersport race at Valencia. The Australian was...

WSS Valencia - Crutchlow Hot, Laverty Cruises, in First Session

WSS Valencia - Crutchlow Hot, Laverty Cruises, in First Session

Spaniard Joan Lascorz benefited from a recent test session on the Valencia circuit to record fastest time in the first World Supersport practice session on his Kawasaki ZX-6R. His best lap of 1m...

Checa Hits Back for Ten Kate Honda

Checa Hits Back for Ten Kate Honda

Carlos Checa gave a hint in the first free practice session that the chatter problems that have plagued the Ten Kate Hondas in early rounds of the World Superbike Championship may have been overcome...

Xaus: “Spies is on fire”

Xaus: “Spies is on fire”

BMW man Ruben Xaus has praised WSB rookie Ben Spies ahead of this weekends third round of the championship at Valencia. The Spanish WSB veteran remains confident in the potential of his own BMW...

John Hopkins looking forward to Valencia debut

John Hopkins looking forward to Valencia debut

John Hopkins reckons he can’t wait to make his World Superbike debut in Valencia this weekend. The American made his first appearance on the Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR in wet conditions at the Almeria...