2010

WSB Miller: Biaggi storms to provisional pole in second qualifying

WSB Miller: Biaggi storms to provisional pole in second qualifying

After a difficult day yesterday evaluating set-up, Max Biaggi claimed provisional pole position with a blistering lap time of 1’48.115. Biaggi’s time set on race tyres was faster than the outright...

WSS Miller: Laverty remains the benchmark in second Free Practice

WSS Miller: Laverty remains the benchmark in second Free Practice

Eugene Laverty continued to set the pace in the second Free Practice session at Miller this morning. The Parkalgar Honda rider set a new best lap of the 3.048s circuit, bettering his provisional pole...

WSB Miller: Consistent Haga hoping for cooler weather

WSB Miller: Consistent Haga hoping for cooler weather

Noriyuki Haga believes that the key to Ducati’s early success in qualifying at the Miller race is down to the cooler temperatures and not the three KG weight reduction. At the end of day one Ducati’s...

WSB Miller: Quick learner Toseland upbeat despite crash

James Toseland made a strong start to his Miller weekend by finishing day one in seventh position despite missing the final 12 minutes of the session. Toseland had just set the second fastest time but crashed at the fast turn three while on schedule for a pole lap and as a result dropped down the leader board as his rivals went faster. Speaking to MCN, He said: “It’s my first time at the track,...

WSB Miller: Shakey back to backs ‘ride by wire’ and cable throttle at Miller

WSB Miller: Shakey back to backs ‘ride by wire’ and cable throttle at Miller

Shane Byrne spent the opening day at Miller back to back testing a conventional throttle cable with the electronic ride by wire throttle he’s been using all season. Although the ride by wire throttle...

WSS Miller: Laverty in dominant mood at Miller

Eugene Laverty continued to humiliate his World Supersport rivals by setting provisional pole and a new circuit best lap at the end of day one of action at Miller Motorsports Park. The Parkalgar Honda rider has won the last three races and clearly has no intention of slowing up in his quest to become World Champion. He said: “It was good to get a 1m51s lap. First I got a 1m51.9s and then I...

WSB Miller: Smrz leads Ducati charge to take provisional pole

WSB Miller: Smrz leads Ducati charge to take provisional pole

B&G Ducati rider Jacob Smrz showed his impressive qualifying pace once again by securing provisional pole position for Monday’s two WSB races. The Czech rider spent the majority of the session at...

WSS Miller: Lascorz on top in first session, Laverty second

WSS Miller: Lascorz on top in first session, Laverty second

Factory Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz set the pace in the opening free practice session. Lasorz’s lap time was 1.5 seconds off the circuit best also set by the Spanish rider 12 months ago. Parkalgar...

Miller WSB: Ducati dominate Free Practice, Byrne takes third

Miller WSB: Ducati dominate Free Practice, Byrne takes third

Ducati’s occupied the top three places in the opening Free Practice session at Miller motorsports Park today thanks to Michel Fabrizio, Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne. Fabrizio riding the Xerox Ducati...

Miller WSB: Aprilia confirm they will use gear driven cam motor

Miller WSB: Aprilia confirm they will use gear driven cam motor

Aprilia Motorsport boss, Gigi Dall’Igna has told MCN that both Max Biaggi and Leon Camier will use the new gear driven cam engine this weekend in America. Aprilia are believed to have used the new...

Miller Motorsports WSB: Form Guide

Miller Motorsports WSB: Form Guide

Heading into the seventh round of the World Superbike Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, Leon Haslam leads the championship standings by 15 points after his stunning race two win at Kyalami last...

Losing three KG’s easy for Ducati

Losing three KG’s easy for Ducati

Ducati boss Ernesto Marinelli has told MCN that reducing the minimum weight of the 1198 to comply with the amended technical regulations will be easy. Following the Kyalami round of the championship...

Minimum weight reduced for Ducati from Miller

Minimum weight reduced for Ducati from Miller

From the next round of the World Superbike Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, USA, Ducati will have their minimum weight reduced from 168KG to 165KG. For the first time since 2008 when the...

WSB paddock gossip from Kyalami

WSB paddock gossip from Kyalami

Paolo Flammini will host an all top teams meeting of all the manufacturers at Miller Motorsports Park later this month to discuss the current state of the championship with a focus on grid numbers and...

MotorLand Aragón to replace Valencia on WSB calendar in 2011

MotorLand Aragón to replace Valencia on WSB calendar in 2011

The new MotorLand Aragón circuit will host the Spanish round of the World Superbike Championship for the next three years starting from 2011.   WSB boss Paolo Flammini and Spanish rider...

Ducati will support Troy Bayliss comeback

Ducati will support Troy Bayliss comeback

Ducati will wholeheartedly support Troy Bayliss’s bid to make a dramatic return to the World Superbike championship in 2011. Bayliss stunned the racing world earlier this month when he declared his...

Kyalami WSB: Haslam takes race two win

Kyalami WSB: Haslam takes race two win

Factory Suzuki rider Leon Haslam has extended his world championship lead with victory in the second race at Kyalami. Jonathan Rea looked odds on to finish first after several failed...

Kyalami WSB: Fabrizio takes dominant race one win

Kyalami WSB: Fabrizio takes dominant race one win

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio has won the first race at Kyalami after taking the lead after the first corner and gapping the rest of the field. Veteran Carlos Checa finished second after he...

Laverty targets third consecutive win after taking pole

Laverty targets third consecutive win after taking pole

Eugene Laverty secured his third pole position of the year at Kyalami, but revealed that he is not sure that he wanted it. His two previous poles at Portimao and Valencia both ended in disappointment...

Kyalami WSB: Crutchlow takes pole ahead of Toseland

Kyalami WSB: Crutchlow takes pole ahead of Toseland

Sterilgarda Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow has taken his third pole position of the season ahead of team-mate James Toseland making it a Yamaha and Brit one two. Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa and...

WSB Kyalami: Smrz fastest in second qualifying

WSB Kyalami: Smrz fastest in second qualifying

B&G Ducati rider Jacob Smrz maintained his reputation as an exceptional qualifier by overhauling factory Ducati man Michel Fabrizio to claim provisional pole position. The 27 year old Czech rider...

WSS Kyalami: Laverty continues WSS domination in Kyalami

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty dominated this morning second free practice in Kyalami. The 23 year old set provisional pole position in first qualifying yesterday ahead of Frenchman Mathieu Lagrive, riding the BE1 Triumph. Laverty won last years World Supersport race and if he can repeat that achievement he will have won the last three WSS races which will put him firmly back in contention...

Kyalami WSB: Brits up the pace, but Fabrizio stays top

Kyalami WSB: Brits up the pace, but Fabrizio stays top

Italian Michel Fabrizio continued to set the pace in Kyalami today and sits at the front of the provisional grid onboard his factor Xerox Ducati 1198. Fabrizio racked up 24 laps on his way to...

WSB Kyalami: Fabrizio on top as Ducati dominate

WSB Kyalami: Fabrizio on top as Ducati dominate

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio set the fastest time of the opening free practice session at Kyalami this afternoon. The Italian rider who finished second in both races last year to his team-mate...

Too much grip hampers Davies in Monza

Too much grip hampers Davies in Monza

Factory Triumph rider Chaz Davies consolidated his impressive fourth place in the Supersport Championship standings after finishing in seventh place at Monza last weekend. After a strong start, Davies...

Bayliss to make WSB comeback

Bayliss to make WSB comeback

WSB legend Troy Bayliss has revealed to MCN that he wants to make a Superbike comeback in 2011. The three time champion retired at the end of 2008 after emphatically wrapping up his third crown, but...

Corser makes history with BMW podium

Corser makes history with BMW podium

Troy Corser’s secured BMW’s landmark first WSB podium after making radical changes to his BMW S1000RR between race one and race two at Monza.   The Australian veteran engineered an...

Toseland: “I’ll be fit to race in Kyalami”

Toseland: “I’ll be fit to race in Kyalami”

James Toseland has told MCN this morning that he will be OK to race in Kyalami this weekend despite being involved in a horrific first corner pile-up in Monza on Sunday. Toseland crashed on the...

Rea frustrated with ninth, but moves to joint fifth in the standings

Rea frustrated with ninth, but moves to joint fifth in the standings

When Superstock 600 champions Gino Rea graduated to the World Supersport Championship onboard the Intermoto Czech Honda, no one could have predicted that he would be fifth in the standings after the...

WSB Monza: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

WSB Monza: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

Max Biaggi took first again at Monza. Biaggi crossed the line with over four seconds between him and Leon Haslam. Troy Corser took third place with, Leon Camier was forth...

WSS Monza results - Laverty victorious

WSS Monza results - Laverty victorious

1 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 2 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 3 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 51 M. PIRRO ITA HANNspree...

WSB Monza: Race 1 results - Biaggi first, Toseland second

WSB Monza: Race 1 results - Biaggi first, Toseland second

Max Biaggi took first place in Monza today with James Toseland taking second and Cal Crutchlow third. Leon Haslam was forth and Leon Camier took fifth. 1 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing...

WSB Monza: Fabrizio on top in second qualifying

WSB Monza: Fabrizio on top in second qualifying

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio stormed to an impressive fastest time in second qualifying this morning at Monza. The 25 year old Italian attacked the fast 3.58 mile circuit to set a stunning...

WSB Monza: Crutchlow on top again in first qualifying

WSB Monza: Crutchlow on top again in first qualifying

Cal Crutchlow fired his Sterilgarda Yamaha to provisional pole position for the fifth round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza. After heavy rain before the start of the session riders were...

Kagayama ruled out of Yoshimura's Monza debut

Kagayama ruled out of Yoshimura's Monza debut

Following his high speed crash at Oulton Park, Yukio Kagayama has been ruled out of competing at Monza this weekend for the Yoshimura Suzuki team. Kagayama crashed heavily and has a suspected C7...

Laverty on top in Monza Free Practice

Laverty on top in Monza Free Practice

Assen race winner Eugene Laverty set the fastest time in the opening Free Practice session at Monza this afternoon. Onboard the Parkalgar Honda Laverty was at the top of the time-sheets when heavy...