June

Haga WILL race at next WSB round

Haga WILL race at next WSB round

Current WSB Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will race at the next WSB round at Brno, Xerox Ducati has said. Get all the latest WSB news Haga, who crashed during the second race at Donington Park on...

WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

Here are some photos from our annual pilgrimage from N.I to Donington, glad we chose WSB this year. As you can see my son had a great time meeting the stars even if the err photographer wasn't that...

Haga injury update: Title hopes still alive

Haga injury update: Title hopes still alive

There is a slim hope that WSB title leader Noriyuki Haga could be back racing injured at the next round of the series after undergoing surgery today on a badly broken arm...

Fabien Foret on fire

Fabien Foret on fire

Fabien Foret retiring from the World Supersport race at Donington Park, 28 June 2009.

Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

Championship leader Noriyuki Haga has been airlifted to Derby hospital following his heavy crash in race two at Donington Park. The 34 year old crashed his Xerox Ducati at Coppice on lap four in a...

DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

DJ and club legend Carl Cox was one of the guests at Ducati’s Superbike Party at Donington Park WSB event. Cox, who was named the world’s number one DJ by DJ Magazine,  was one of 300 guests to...

Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

Ben Spies has taken his second race win at Donington Park coming over the line 6.622 seconds clear of Leon Haslam who took second place for the Stiggy Honda team and his British fans. Michel Fabrizo...

Donington WSB: Cummins – enjoyed it, loved it, brilliant

Road race specialist and the fastest Manx man round the Isle of Man TT Mountain circuit, Connor Cummins finished his first European Superstock race in 18th place just a stone’s throw from a points scoring position. Fresh from his double podium finish at the TT Cummins was keen to make the most of his World level debut. He said: “It has been a really good weekend. Practice went good as it stayed...

Donington WSS: Crutchlow dominates to take win

Donington WSS: Crutchlow dominates to take win

Cal Crutchlow took pole position, race win and fastest lap at Donington Park and all whilst sporting a broken bone in his left ankle. The Yamaha rider has been almost unstoppable this season and the...

Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

Ben Spies took a lights to flag victory during race one at the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park in the UK. The Yamaha riding American was never headed and his nearest...

Donington WSB: Spies on pole

Donington WSB: Spies on pole

Ben Spies has once again trounced the competition to take pole position at Donington Park for the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship. He made it through to the top eight shoot out and...

Donington WSS: Crutchlow crashes but still takes late pole

Donington WSS: Crutchlow crashes but still takes late pole

Cal Crutchlow had a dramatic qualifying session at Donington Park ahead of round nine of the World Supersport Championship where he secured pole position. Riding with a cracked bone in his ankle, the...

Donington Park infield open as usual

Donington Park infield open as usual

After being bombarded with criticism for lack of infield facilities Donington has provided WSB fans with stalls, a new grandstand and beefed up toilet and catering facilities. Part of the infield...

Donington WSB: Ducati one two in second qualifying

Donington WSB: Ducati one two in second qualifying

Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga on the Xerox Ducatis stormed to one two during second qualifying at Donington Park for the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship. Fabrizio lead the start of...

Crutchlow on WSB pace despite injury

Crutchlow on WSB pace despite injury

Cal Crutchlow stunned his rivals in second free practice this morning by setting a blistering 1m 31.938 despite riding with a cracked bone in his left ankle. The 23 year old sustained the injury...

Kiyonari back on WP suspension at Donington

Kiyonari back on WP suspension at Donington

Following an announcement on Friday that the Ten Kate Honda team will use Ohlins suspension for the rest of the year, Ryuichi Kiyonari has made the surprise switch back to the original WP suspension...

Donington WSB: Fabrizio takes over night pole

Donington WSB: Fabrizio takes over night pole

Damp but drying conditions made for an interesting World Superbike first qualifying session at Donington Park, and it was Xerox Ducati’s Michel Fabrizio who came out on top. Britain’s Leon Haslam on...

Donington WSB: Rea optimistic despite painful high side

Donington WSB: Rea optimistic despite painful high side

Misano race winner, Jonathan Rea came down to earth with a bump after a difficult opening day at round nine of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park. Within three laps of the opening free...

Donington WSS: James Westmoreland gets wildcard ride

Donington WSS: James Westmoreland gets wildcard ride

James Westmoreland turned 21 on Wednesday 24th June and he is celebrating by riding as a Wildcard in World Supersport this weekend at Donington Park. Westmoreland is currently in fifth place in the...

Donington WSS: Highside doesn’t stop Crutchlow

Donington WSS: Highside doesn’t stop Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow aboard his Yamaha World Supersport machine got the ninth round of the World Supersport Championship off to a painful start with a highside at Goddards on the opening lap of free...

Spies drafts in American chief mechanic to cure technical issues

Spies drafts in American chief mechanic to cure technical issues

Ben Spies has called upon his long time AMA chief mechanic to join him in WSB in an effort to eradicate the technical issues experienced during the opening eight rounds of the championship. The...

Donington WSB: Brits second and third in free practice

Donington WSB: Brits second and third in free practice

Leon Camier and Airwaves Yamaha flew the flag for Britain by finishing second fastest in opening free practice at Donington Park today. The wildcard topped the timesheets from the off, leading the...

Airwaves Yamaha duo busy at Donington

Airwaves Yamaha duo busy at Donington

In this week’s MCN WSB Supplement, GSE Racing team boss Colin Wright says that the key to success at the event, indeed any professional road race, is doing laps. It builds rider confidence, improves...

Ten Kate Honda confirm Ohlins switch

Ten Kate Honda confirm Ohlins switch

The Ten Kate Honda World Superbike and World Supersport teams have confirmed they will split from long time suspension partner WP and use Ohlins Andreani equipment for the remainder of the 2009...

Andrews gets confused.com Kawasaki

Andrews gets confused.com Kawasaki

MSS Colchester Kawasaki rider Simon Andrews lines up as a wild card entry for this weekend’s Donington Park World Superbike round with backing from insurance comparison site, Confused.com. Compare...

Airwaves Yamaha confident ahead of Donington WSB round

Airwaves Yamaha confident ahead of Donington WSB round

Airwaves Yamaha team boss, Colin Wright remains confident that Leon Camier and James Ellison can be competitive racing on the world stage at Donington WSB this weekend. The team arrive at the...

Ten Kate Honda secure new George White sponsorship deal

Ten Kate Honda secure new George White sponsorship deal

George White Motorcycles will become a sponsor of the Ten Kate racing team for the remainder of the 2009 season and to celebrate they’re offering you the chance to win two VIP Hospitality passes for...

Misano WSB: Jonathan Rea victorious in race 2

Misano WSB: Jonathan Rea victorious in race 2

Brit rider Jonathan Rea took his first win in race 2 at the Misano WSB round for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Team. Second place went to Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio on his 1098R, just ahead of...

Misano WSB: Spies claims victory in race 1, Byrne takes 2nd

Misano WSB: Spies claims victory in race 1, Byrne takes 2nd

American rider Ben Spies claimed victory in race 1 at Misano for the Yamaha WSB team.      It was Brit and Sterilgarda rider Shane Byrne that claimed second place...

Misano WSB: Hopkins out as rain hits Misano

Misano WSB: Hopkins out as rain hits Misano

John Hopkins will not ride in the two WSB races at Misano today due to injuries sustained in Assen in April. Hopkins planned to make his comeback this weekend, but has struggled throughout practice...

Misano WSB: Smrz denies Spies of eighth consecutive pole

Guandalini Ducati rider Jacob Smrz ended Ben Spies unprecedented run of pole positions by securing the fastest lap time in the three stage Superpole shootout at Misano this afternoon. Using a new multi lap Pirelli qualifying tyre the Czech rider set a stunning 1m35.435s best to set a new circuit best lap in the process. Smrz has shown throughout 2009 that he is capable of putting in fast laps, but...

Crutchlow denied pole position by rain at Misano

Crutchlow denied pole position by rain at Misano

Factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow looked odds on to claim his sixth pole position of his World Supersport career but had to settle for second position to the inform Italian Michel Pirro riding the...

Fabrizio fastest on home turf, Rea on front row.

Fabrizio fastest on home turf, Rea on front row.

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio continued his impressive run of form that has seen him secure six consecutive podiums in the last three rounds to take provisional pole position at a scorching Misano.

Misano WSB: Crutchlow quickest, Laverty on provisional front row

Misano WSB: Crutchlow quickest, Laverty on provisional front row

Cal Crutchlow showed once again the ease in which he learns new tracks by setting the pace in the opening World Supersport Free Practice session today. Crutchlow spent the session dicing with Spaniard...

Ten Kate make shock switch to Ohlins suspension

Ten Kate make shock switch to Ohlins suspension

Following a test at Magny Cours on Tuesday, the Ten Kate Honda team of Jonathan Rea and Carlos Checa will use Ohlins Andreani suspension at Misano this weekend starting with the opening Free Practice...

Rea on lap record pace at Magny Cours test

Rea on lap record pace at Magny Cours test

The three man Ten Kate Honda team of Jonathan Rea, Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari have concluded a successful test at Magny Cours in France. The team were forced to ride in wet conditions on Monday...