September

Aprilia: “Camier has been talking to us since the start of the year”

Aprilia: “Camier has been talking to us since the start of the year”

Aprilia revealed today that Leon Camier approached the Italian factory about a possible WSB factory ride at the start of this season. In one of racing’s best kept secrets, Camier will now race the...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

Italian Michel Fabrizio has won the second WSB race in Imola ahead of team-mate and new championship leader Noriyuki Haga. Noriyuki Haga took to the lead early on in the race, ahead of Fabrizio and...

Imola WSS: Laverty closes to within two points of Crutchlow in Imola thriller

Imola WSS: Laverty closes to within two points of Crutchlow in Imola thriller

Cal Crutchlow saw his once commanding championship lead get slashed to just two points in a two part aggregate race at Imola. Despite being the fastest man on track, Crutchlow suffered a false neutral...

Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga took his first ever race win at Imola in the first World Superbike race of the day ahead of Italian Max Biaggi. Italian Biaggi led the race from the start...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizo has taken his first pole position at Imola ahead of rookie Ben Spies. It looked like championship leader Ben Spies had pole position wrapped up, but Fabrizio managed...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes provisional pole in qualifying

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes provisional pole in qualifying

Michel Fabrizio picked up where he left off in practice to secure provisional pole position for this afternoons Superpole shoot-out. The Italian rider finished just 0.039 seconds ahead of Jonathan Rea...

Imola WSS: Crutchlow continues to dominate with pole position

Imola WSS: Crutchlow continues to dominate with pole position

Cal Crutchlow secured his ninth pole of the 2009 season with a stunning final lap of the qualifying session at Imola. Onboard his factory Yamaha, the 23 year old Brit set a blistering 1m 50.680 second...

WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio made the most of the single, one hour free practice session at Imola to set the fastest time of the day. The 25 year old Italian was the only man to lap under 1m 50s,...

Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

Cal Crutchlow secured the fastest time in this afternoons delayed World Supersport free practice session at Imola. The current championship leader set a best lap of 1m 52.751, 1.2 seconds slower than...

Imola WSB: Practice sessions finally get underway

Imola WSB: Practice sessions finally get underway

On track action at Imola has finally got underway following the postponement earlier this afternoon due to poor circuit grip. Since the top WSB men boycotted the session, the track has been cleaned...

Sykes in medical centre following free practice crash

Sykes in medical centre following free practice crash

Tom Sykes has been taken to the medical centre following a second lap crash during first free practice this afternoon. The factory Yamaha man high sided his Yamaha R1 exiting the final corner and has...

WSB Imola: Riders refuse to race on slippery Imola track

WSB Imola: Riders refuse to race on slippery Imola track

Leading World Superbike riders have refused to ride in the opening free practice session at Imola due to slippery track surface. In a session than only lasted five minutes and 36 seconds before it was...

Imola Exclusive: Rea commits next two years to WSB with Ten Kate

Imola Exclusive: Rea commits next two years to WSB with Ten Kate

MCN can exclusively reveal that Britain’s Jonathan Rea will remain a WSB rider with the Ten Kate Honda squad in 2010 and 2011. Despite receiving massive interest from rival WSB teams and MotoGP squads...

Spies: “It’s crunch time”

Spies: “It’s crunch time”

World Superbike series leader Ben Spies has admitted that this weekends Imola showdown is pivotal point in his title aspirations and the result will play a major part in how he rides in the final two...

Rea full of confidence for Imola

Rea full of confidence for Imola

Having won last time out at Nurburgring onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Jonathan Rea arrives in Imola full of confidence for this weekends race. The 22 year old sits fourth in the championship...

Go Eugene!

Go Eugene!

It will be great to see some more new blood in WSS. I love my Triumph 675 and just want to see it get on the podium. But I must admit I'm rooting for Eugene Laverty!

Xaus ‘hopeful’ about Imola return

Xaus ‘hopeful’ about Imola return

Ruben Xaus remains hopeful that he will make his return to racing at this weekends round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola. Xaus suffered a huge crash during the opening race at Brno in...

Haga and Fabrizio retained at Ducati for 2010

Haga and Fabrizio retained at Ducati for 2010

The Xerox Ducati World Superbike team has confirmed that Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio will be retained in 2010. Haga and Fabrizio currently sit second and third in the title standings with three...

Stiggy down to two riders for last three rounds

Stiggy down to two riders for last three rounds

Stiggy Honda boss Johan Stigefelt has revealed to MCN that he will run only two riders at the final three rounds of the championship due to a budget short fall. Starting at Imola next weekend Leon...

Ten Kate in no rush to confirm 2010 rider line–up

Ten Kate in no rush to confirm 2010 rider line–up

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team have revealed that they are in no hurry to sign their riders for the 2010 season due to the massive interest they have received in the team. The current rumour mill...

FIM President warns of reduced budgets and riders in 2010

FIM President warns of reduced budgets and riders in 2010

FIM President, Vito Ippolito remains confident that the world of motorcycle racing is emerging from the economic crisis but has warned that sponsorship could be hard to find leading to reduced teams...

Parkalgar Honda want Laverty decision before Imola

Parkalgar Honda want Laverty decision before Imola

Parkalgar Honda boss Simon Buckmaster has told MCN that he wants his current rider Eugene Laverty to make a decision on his future before the forthcoming Imola race on 25th 27th September. Laverty who...

Chaz Davies gets Triumph World Supersport ride

Chaz Davies gets Triumph World Supersport ride

Following the conclusion of his season competing in the AMA Sportbike Championship, 22 year old Chaz Davies has signed a three race deal to race the ParkinGO Triumph BE1 675 in the World Supersport...

Hopkins confirms he will miss remainder of WSB season

Hopkins confirms he will miss remainder of WSB season

Following reports last week that John Hopkins could miss the final three rounds of the World Superbike Championship, the 26 year old American has confirmed he will sit out the rest of the...

Toseland in demand

Toseland in demand

While James Toseland remains focused on the final four rounds of this years MotoGP championship, long time manager Roger Burnett has revealed his desire to secure Toseland a top ride in WSB. In an...

Share Haga's pit box at Imola

Share Haga's pit box at Imola

The Xerox Ducati World Superbike squad will provide race fans the chance to see Noriyuki Haga and his team in action at Imola next weekend thanks to an innovative new web cam giving live footage...

Spies: "Haga and Rea crash was a 50/50"

Spies: "Haga and Rea crash was a 50/50"

After witnessing Noriyuki Haga and Jonathan Rea’s clash, which resulted in Haga retiring from race two crash at Nurburgring, Ben Spies believes that both Haga and Rea are equally to blame. Having...

Hopkins out for rest of the season

Hopkins out for rest of the season

American John Hopkins has been diagnosed with blood on the brain following his first race crash at the Nurburgring when he was struck by another rider. Hopkins has been plagued by injury throughout...

Checa stakes claim for top ride in 2010

Checa stakes claim for top ride in 2010

Carlos Checa maintains he want to continue in WSB in 2010 following a string of impressive results onboard the Ten Kate Honda. In the last four races the 36 year old Spaniard has secured three podiums...

Crutchlow in limbo over 2010 deal

Crutchlow in limbo over 2010 deal

Cal Crutchlow is hoping to make a decision on his future in the next seven days, which will see him either in Moto2 or WSB. The current World Supersport series leader is being courted by the Gresini...

Rea focussed on more race wins

Rea focussed on more race wins

Following his stunning Nurburgring race two win, Jonathan Rea has vowed to fight for victory in the final three rounds of the championship. Rea currently sits fourth in the title standings 45 points...

Shakey optimistic over Sterilgarda Ducati’s future

Shakey optimistic over Sterilgarda Ducati’s future

Shane Byrne remains optimistic, but is still waiting on confirmation that he will race in the final two rounds of the championship after rumours emerged last week that his Sterilgarda Ducati squad are...

2010 WSB Calendar taking shape

2010 WSB Calendar taking shape

Next years World Superbike championship looks set to become a 13 round series instead of 14 with the Qatar race being dropped from the schedule. Qatar has been on the calendar since 2005 but with...

Bayliss set for V8 Supercar race debut this weekend

Bayliss set for V8 Supercar race debut this weekend

Troy Bayliss will become a rookie all over again this weekend when the three time World Superbike Champion gets behind the wheel of a Paul Morris Motorsports Commodore. Bayliss will team up with Dean...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results

1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1  3 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 4 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 5 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR  6...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results

1  19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1  2  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 3   7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR  4  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR  5  ...