October

Happiest guy in Portimao?

Happiest guy in Portimao?

My son had a great time at Portimao and he blagged a boot from Troy Corser a Kneeslider from JR ,Yukio Kagayama and Eugene Laverty.

WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

After14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two day test at Portimao I already can’t wait for the...

Portimao WSB exclusive video: Toseland in action

Portimao WSB exclusive video: Toseland in action

James Toseland made his WSB return in a two day test at Portimao this week. Onboard Ben Spies title winning Yamaha R1, Toseland completed a massive 207 laps and spoke to MCN at the end of day two...

Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

Newly-crowned European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea has just completed a hugely impressive test aboard Cal Crutchlow's title-winning Yamaha World Supersport R6 at Portimao. The young Londoner’s...

Rea dominates proceedings on second day of Portimao test

Rea dominates proceedings on second day of Portimao test

Jonathan Rea picked up where he left off on Tuesday with another accomplished performance onboard the Ten Kate Honda during day two of testing at Portimao. Get all the latest WSB news Having spent...

Portimao test – Rea on top, lap times tumble

Portimao test – Rea on top, lap times tumble

Jonathan Rea starts the second day of WSB testing in Portimao today in optimistic mood having dominated proceedings on day one. Rea who claimed a double podium in Sunday’s races has shown...

Crutchlow fast despite crash

Crutchlow fast despite crash

World Supersport Champion Cal Crutchlow wasted no time getting up to speed first time out onboard the factory Yamaha R1 Superbike he will campaign in 2010. The 23 year old Brit immediately logged...

Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

Current Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP man, James Toseland made his much highly anticipated return to the WSB paddock today onboard the factory Yamaha R1 this morning. Riding a Superbike for the first time since...

Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

Britain had plenty to celebrate at Portimao on Sunday. Not only was Cal Crutchlow crowned WSS champion, Gino Rea won the European Superstock 600 title. After finishing third in the final race of the...

Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

Cal Crutchlow became Britain's first-ever World Supersport champion in a year that has seen him become hot property in the world of racing. With ten poles and five wins, Crutchlow took the title by...

Spies clinches WSB title after epic rookie season

Spies clinches WSB title after epic rookie season

At the end of another epic World Superbike season, American rookie Ben Spies clinched the title by just six points from veteran Noriyuki Haga. In a season that was expected to be wide open with...

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio proved victorious in the second of this weekend's World Superbike races at Portimao. Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga took second making it a 1-2 for the...

Portimao WSB: Eugene Laverty first in World Supersport race

Portimao WSB: Eugene Laverty first in World Supersport race

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty claimed victory in the World Supersport race at Portimao. Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu placed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, followed by...

Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies took victory in the first World Superbike race at Portimao. Brit Jonathan Rea claimed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team and Aprilia rider Max Biaggi finished...

Portimao WSB: 2 Brits on the front row for WSB clash

Portimao WSB: 2 Brits on the front row for WSB clash

Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies topped the timesheets yet again in role for pole ahaead of tomorrow's World Superbike clash at Portimao.    Brit Shane Byrne took second place for the...

Portimao WSB: Crutchlow places 2nd in supersport qualifying

Portimao WSB: Crutchlow places 2nd in supersport qualifying

Brit Cal Crutchlow placed 2nd in World Supersport qualifying for the Yamaha WSS team.  Crutchlow finished just behind Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty. Third spot went to Italian Michele...

Portimao WSB: Rea fastest in second qualifying session

Portimao WSB: Rea fastest in second qualifying session

Brit Jonathan Rea was fastest again in the 2nd WSB qualifying session at Portimao. The Ten Kate Honda rider lapped the Portimao circuit in 1'43.458 to hold on to his spot at the top of the timesheets.

Portimao WSB: Spies hoping for toe to toe battle with Haga to decide title

Portimao WSB: Spies hoping for toe to toe battle with Haga to decide title

American WSB sensation Ben Spies is hoping for a good clean race with Noriyuki Haga on Sunday to decide who will be crowned 2009 World Champion.  With just ten points separating the two men,...

Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea completed a successful day for Ten Kate Honda after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the weekend. Rea edged out the early pace setter Jakub...

Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu topped the time sheets during the first Supersport free practice. WSS title contenders Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty were also on good form as they set the...

Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

Sykes signs for Kawasaki World Superbike team

Tom Sykes will ride for the factory Kawasaki World Superbike team in 2010. The 24 year old Brit signed a deal last week that will see him line up alongside Australian Chris Vermeulen in the British...

Kagayama out for podiums in final ride for Alstare Suzuki

Kagayama out for podiums in final ride for Alstare Suzuki

Yukio Kagayama wants to step on the podium in his last ride for the Alstare Suzuki WSB squad at Portimao. Having spent five years racing for Alstare in WSB, Kagayama will return to BSB in 2010 to race...

Haga: “I’m going there to win”

Haga: “I’m going there to win”

World Superbike series leader Noriyuki Haga has declared his intention of winning races in Portimao in an effort to secure his elusive first WSB crown. Haga currently leads the championship standings...

Haslam racing Suzuki in Sunday’s Mallory Rallycross

Haslam racing Suzuki in Sunday’s Mallory Rallycross

WSB star Leon Haslam won’t be making his WSB Alstare Suzuki debut until next year but he will be making his Suzuki debut this Sunday at Mallory Park – in the British Rallycross Championship. Haslam...

Checa signs for new Altea Ducati Team for 2010

Checa signs for new Altea Ducati Team for 2010

Spanish veteran Carlos Checa will ride a Ducati 1198 in the World Superbike Championship in 2010. The long time GP man arrived in WSB in 2007 where he spent two years campaigning the Ten Kate Honda...

Laverty satisfied after successful Portimao test

Laverty satisfied after successful Portimao test

Eugene Laverty declared himself happy and ready to race after a strong two day test at Portimao this week. The Parkalgar Honda rider heads into the season finale at the Portuguese track trailing...

Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

Neukirchner: "It's good to be back at Honda"

New Ten Kate Honda signing Max Neukirchner maintains he is back to fitness and is set to get his first ride on the CBR1000RR Superbike in a two day test at the Parkalgar circuit after the final round...

Crutchlow and Laverty to benefit from Portimao test

Crutchlow and Laverty to benefit from Portimao test

World Supersport championship rivals Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty are leaving nothing to chance in their battle for supremacy with both men testing at Portimao this week ahead of next weekend’s...

Batta backs new Suzuki signings

Batta backs new Suzuki signings

Alstare Suzuki team boss Francis Batta has given his unconditional backing to his two new 2010 WSB signings. Following a split with his former number one rider Max Neukirchner, Batta has secured an...

Donington Park given two week reprieve

Donington Park given two week reprieve

Following reports in the National press suggesting that Donington Park will lose the 2010 Formula One race, the Leicestershire circuit has been granted a two week extension by F1 boss Bernie...

Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

Neukirchner confirmed at Ten Kate Honda

Max Neukirchner will make a dramatic switch to Ten Kate Honda in 2010 to ride alongside Britain’s Jonathan Rea. MCN exclusively revealed on Saturday that Neukirchner met with the Dutch team at their...

Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

Guintoli to Alstare Suzuki WSB

Sylvain Guintoli will make a dramatic switch to WSB with Alstare Suzuki – replacing Max Neukirchner, who has signed for Ten Kate Honda. Guintoli’s move has been sanctioned by the Suzuki factory – even...

Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

Max Neukirchner to Ten Kate Honda

Max Neukirchner is poised to make a dramatic switch to the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad in 2010. MCN understands that the 26 year old German is set to leave his current position in the Alstare...

Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

Alstare Suzuki v Dr Brux - who’s suing who?

Further to the Alstare Suzuki squad announcing that it has terminated it’s title sponsorship deal with Italian mouth guard manufacturer Dr Brux on 28th September, Dr Brux have issued their own press...

Haslam joins factory Alstare Suzuki team in 2010

Haslam joins factory Alstare Suzuki team in 2010

As exclusively revealed by MCN on Wednesday, Leon Haslam will sign a deal later this week to ride for the factory Alstare Suzuki squad in 2010. During 2009 Haslam has defied the odds by running at the...

Toseland: “I want the WSB title back”

Toseland:  “I want the WSB title back”

The story so far Since joining the French Tech 3 Yamaha satellite squad at the end of 2007, Toseland has enjoyed a mixture of success and disappointment, but ultimately hasn’t done enough to keep his...