2010

WSB Test Imola – Haslam bounces back with fastest time at Imola

WSB Test Imola – Haslam bounces back with fastest time at Imola

Leon Haslam bounced back from his tough weekend in Misano to top the timesheets during day one of the official WSB test at Imola. Onboard the Alstare Suzuki GSXR, Haslam and his team finally got to...

WSB test Imola: Fabrizio from Haslam at end of first session

WSB test Imola: Fabrizio from Haslam at end of first session

Less than 48 hours after securing a podium in Misano, Michel Fabrizio showed his pace around the Imola circuit to top the time sheets at the end of the first four hour long session today. The factory...

Misano WSB: Biaggi does the double

Misano WSB: Biaggi does the double

Max Biaggi celebrated his 39th birthday by taking a commanding victory in the second race at Misano to once again take the double.  Suzuki rider Leon Haslam had a better race, finishing in second...

Misano WSB: Max Biaggi takes race one win

Misano WSB: Max Biaggi takes race one win

World Superbike championship leader Max Biaggi took victory in race one at Misano after passing race leader Troy Corser in the dying laps of the race. BMW rider Corser looked odds on to take BMW's...

Misano WSB: Corser takes first pole for BMW

Misano WSB: Corser takes first pole for BMW

Troy Corser will start from pole position in the two WSB races at Misano after claiming the first ever WSB pole position for BMW. Corser, who has been at the top of the timesheets all weekend, posted...

Misano WSB: Corser tops second qualifying despite crash

Misano WSB: Corser tops second qualifying despite crash

Troy Corser set the fastest time in qualifying and then accepted responsibility for his qualifying crash when he collided with Alstare Suzuki rider Sylvan Guintoli.   Corser who had just set a...

Misano WSB: Crutchlow secures provisional pole

Misano WSB: Crutchlow secures provisional pole

Factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow set the pace in the opening qualifying session in Misano this afternoon. The 24 year old Isle of Man resident posted two laps at the end of the session which would...

Misano WSS: Sofuoglu from Laverty in opening session

Misano WSS: Sofuoglu from Laverty in opening session

Miller race winner Kenan Sofuoglu set the pace in the opening free practice session at Misano onboard his HaNNspree Ten Kate Honda this afternoon.   The Turkish rider enjoyed over a second...

Misano WSB: Corser tops first Free Practice

Misano WSB: Corser tops first Free Practice

Troy Corser started the Misano race weekend as he means to go on by topping the timesheets in the opening Fee Practice session at Misano this afternoon. Onboard the BMW S1000RR, Corser set a 1.37.362...

Misano WSB: Corser: “We’re here to win the race”

Misano WSB: Corser: “We’re here to win the race”

Following a successful test at the Misano track ten days ago, BMW rider Troy Corser says that he’s back in Italy and here to win. Onboard the fast developing BMW S1000RR Corser has already secured a...

Misano WSB test update – Sylvan Guintoli quickest

Misano WSB test update – Sylvan Guintoli quickest

Alstare Suzuki rider Sylvan Guintoli has emerged as the man with the fastest lap time at the end of the two day test in Misano this week. The Frenchman set a highly impressive 1.36.0 at the end of the...

Crutchlow leads the Yamaha charge on final day of Misano test

Crutchlow leads the Yamaha charge on final day of Misano test

Cal Crutchlow ended the two day test in Misano at the top of the timesheets after setting an impressive 1.36.2s best lap. The factory Yamaha rider's time came early in a ten lap run after a day spent...

Corser the biggest improver so far on day two of Misano test

Corser the biggest improver so far on day two of Misano test

BMW Motorrad rider Troy Corser has been the biggest improver so far during the second day of testing at Misano. Heavy overnight rain meant that grip at the circuit has reduced leaving the majority of...

Rea leaves Assen satisfied with testing progress

Rea leaves Assen satisfied with testing progress

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea concluded a two day test at Assen yesterday. Despite lapping on race winning pace the 23 year old admitted that he wasn’t able to completely eradicate the...

Biaggi stays top on day one of Misano test

Biaggi stays top on day one of Misano test

Max Biaggi kept his name at the top of the timesheets at the end of the first day of a two day test in Misano. The WSB championship leader set his fastest lap in the morning and when rain fell during...

Biaggi leads the way before rain hits Misano

Biaggi leads the way before rain hits Misano

Max Biaggi posted the fastest lap time during the opening day of the two day test at Misano. Biaggi set a 1.36.4s best on the opening morning, which compares favourably to the low 1.36’s set by the...

Bayliss saves best till last to top Ducati test

Bayliss saves best till last to top Ducati test

Despite announcing that he will not make a comeback and race in the World Superbike Championship, Troy Bayliss left Misano at the top of the time sheets having out paced Noriyuki Haga, Michel...

Bayliss on the pace despite crash

Bayliss on the pace despite crash

In the final day of testing at Misano, Troy Bayliss remains on the pace of factory riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio despite crashing just before lunch. The three time world champion who...

Laconi wants to make racing return at Misano

Laconi wants to make racing return at Misano

Regis Laconi has revealed to MCN his intention to race at the Misano round of the World Superbike Championship on 25th to 27th June. The Frenchman was badly injured in a practice crash at Kyalami last...

Laconi wants to make racing return at Misano

Laconi wants to make racing return at Misano

Regis Laconi has revealed to MCN his intention to race at the Misano round of the World Superbike Championship on 25th to 27th June.   The Frenchman was badly injured in a practice crash at...

Bayliss: “No comeback, no wildcard – I’m retired”

Bayliss: “No comeback, no wildcard – I’m retired”

Three time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss shocked a packed press conference at World Ducati Week in Misano this afternoon by renouncing his plans to make a racing comeback. The WSB legend...

WSB Miller: Resilient Haga bounces back to form with race one podium

WSB Miller: Resilient Haga bounces back to form with race one podium

Noriyuki Haga secured his first podium since Valencia at the start of April with an impressive weekend performance at a track where he has struggled at in the past. Despite revealing to MCN just two...

WSB Miller: Byrne’s race winning pace negated by off track excursion

WSB Miller: Byrne’s race winning pace negated by off track excursion

Shane Byrne left the Salt Lake City race with a sixth and seventh place finish, but a closer look at his performance especially in race one reveals just what could have been. Having switched back to...

WSB Miller: Biaggi celebrates ‘lucky’ race wins

WSB Miller: Biaggi celebrates ‘lucky’ race wins

Max Biaggi stormed to his second double win of the 2010 championship to take the lead of the standings for the first time in his Superbike career. The factory Aprilia rider was the only man capable...

WSB Miller: Crutchlow turns race day around with strong race two podium

WSB Miller: Crutchlow turns race day around with strong race two podium

After running off the track in race one avoiding Jonathan Rea who crashed on lap four, Cal Crutchlow secured an impressive third place podium in race two. The 24 year old now has three podiums to his...

WSB Miller: On form Camier secures second WSB podium of his career

WSB Miller: On form Camier secures second WSB podium of his career

Leon Camier backed his fourth in race one by storming to an impressive second place finish in race two. The 23 year old claimed second behind team-mate and new championship leader Max Biaggi and in...

WSB Miller: Haslam loses championship lead after race two crash

WSB Miller: Haslam loses championship lead after race two crash

Leon Haslam was forced to surrender the world superbike lead he has held since the opening race of 2010 after he suffered a dramatic high side in race two. The Alstare Suzuki rider who celebrated his...

WSB Miller: Checa philosophical despite double DNF

WSB Miller: Checa philosophical despite double DNF

Carlos Checa saw the chance of a double race win and a maximum 50 point haul denied by technical problems in both races today. The Spanish 37 year old riding the Althea Ducati was leading both races...

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu extended his lead in the World Supersport championship to six points after claiming a convincing race win at Miller Motorsports Park. Sofuoglu caught and...

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

Max Biaggi claimed his fifth race win of the 2010 season to close within ten points of championship leader Leon Haslam. Biaggi and Spanish veteran Carlos Checa were in a class of their own throughout...

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

Infront Motorsport CEO Paolo Flammini has revealed a number of proposed cost cutting measures and rule changes to ensure the sustained success of the championship. Flammini met with top teams and...

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga clocked the fastest time in this mornings warm-up session at Miller. The Japanese rider will start the two races from sixth position on the grid, his best qualifying...

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

Gresini Honda MotoGP man Marco Melandri has been linked with a deal that will see him ride in WSB for the factory BMW squad in 2011. The 27 year old Italian has endured two disastrous seasons riding...

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

Aprilia Motorsport boss Gigi Dall’Igna has confirmed that the Italian manufacturer are keeping a close eye on the MotoGP with a view to returning to the class. Aprilia left the MotoGP paddock in 2004...

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

Kenan Sofuoglu claimed an impressive pole position for tomorrows World Supersport race by piping championship rival Eugene Laverty in the final session. Despite Laverty dominating the weekdn up until...

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

Carlos Checa stormed to his second pole position of his WSB career with a stunning 1’47.081 lap onboard his althea Ducati this afternoon. The Spanish rider clearly has an affinity with the Salt Lake...