2010

Crutchlow sets the pace with final flying lap

Crutchlow sets the pace with final flying lap

Sterilgarda Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow set the fastest time in Free Practice at Monza on his final lap of the opening hour long session, which was hit by sporadic light rain. In what is his team’s...

Wet weather forecast and track changes at Monza

Wet weather forecast and track changes at Monza

The fifth round of the World Superbike Championship gets underway at a modified Monza circuit today. The historic Italian circuit features a revised first chicane in an effort to improve safety,...

Toseland encouraged by Misano test results

Toseland encouraged by Misano test results

James Toseland believes that he is making good progress with the set-up of his Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 following a successful two day test in Misano this week. The double WSB champion was able to lap...

Fabrizio sets the pace in Misano test

Fabrizio sets the pace in Misano test

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio bounced back to form at a two day test in Misano this week. The Italian rider who has suffered a drastic lack of form in the last three rounds of the championship has...

Assen WSB: Brit boys dominate

Assen WSB: Brit boys dominate

Jonathan Rea rounded off a good weekend at Assen by taking victory in the second race after claiming pole position on Saturday and taking victory in race one. The weekend was a great...

Assen WSB race one: Rea leads all British podium

Assen WSB race one: Rea leads all British podium

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea continued his good form from superpole by taking the victory in the first WSB race Assen. Rea took the top step on an all British podium which saw Yamaha...

Assen WSB: Superpole results

Assen WSB: Superpole results

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea sets a new lap record at Assen on the way to his maiden pole position. 1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.944 2 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'35.062 ...

Assen WSB: Sofuoglu on top, strong start from Laverty

Assen WSB: Sofuoglu on top, strong start from Laverty

Kenan Sofuoglu stamped his authority on the opening free Practice session in Assen with a lap time 0.603s faster than his closest rival and Ten Kate Honda team-mate Michele Pirro. Like Jonathan Rea...

Assen WSB: Rea leads the way

Assen WSB: Rea leads the way

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea dominated the opening Free Practice session in Assen this morning.   Rea took full advantage of his two day test at the track last week and...

Toseland optimistic ahead of Assen race

Toseland optimistic ahead of Assen race

James Toseland arrived in Assen in confident mood and believes that ongoing improvements to his Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 will enable him to fight at the front again this weekend. Last time out in...

Laverty: “We know what we need to do”

Laverty: “We know what we need to do”

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty is under no illusion what he needs do this weekend in Assen in order to get back to the front of the championship standings. Laverty’s 2010 season got off to...

Yoshimura Suzuki to miss WSB debut at Assen

Yoshimura Suzuki to miss WSB debut at Assen

Yoshimura Suzuki have been forced to withdraw from their planned WSB debut at Assen this weekend. The Japanese team have fallen victim to cancelled flights into Europe caused by the Iceland volcano,...

Vermeulen targets Assen return

Vermeulen targets Assen return

Following the serious knee injuries sustained at Phillip Island in March, factory Kawasaki rider Chris Vermeulen hopes to make his racing return in round four of the WSB championship at Assen next...

Testing underway for Ten Kate Honda in Assen

Testing underway for Ten Kate Honda in Assen

The four man Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad are mid way through day one of a two day private test at Assen. Jonathan Rea, Max Neukirchner, Kenan Sofuoglu and Michele Pirro completed their first laps...

BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

Following Troy Corser’s impressive fourth place in race one at Valencia, BMW’s Technical Director Rainer Baumel has revealed how impressed he was with the Australians performance. The significance of...

Guintoli: Everything has to be right

Guintoli: Everything has to be right

Alstare Suzuki rider Sylvan Guintoli is clearly enjoying life in WSB. Three rounds into his rookie season the 27 year old Frenchman sits joint sixth in the championship standings with a best result of...

Valencia WSB: Haga wins race 2

Valencia WSB: Haga wins race 2

Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga claimed victory in the second World Superbike clash in Valencia, following a restart due to a huge accident between Andrews and Iannuzzo. Second place went...

Valencia WSB: Andrews and Iannuzzo escape serious injury - updated

Valencia WSB: Andrews and Iannuzzo escape serious injury - updated

Following their horrific start/finish straight collision in race two, Simon Andrews and Vittorio Iannuzzo have escaped serious injury. Simon Andrews has a fractured left heal bone and a fractured...

Valencia WSS: Lascorz claims first, Davies third

Valencia WSS: Lascorz claims first, Davies third

Spaniard Joan Lascorz took first place for the Kawasaki motocard.com team in the World Supersport clash at this weekend's Valencia WSB round. Second place was claimed by Hannspree Ten Kate Honda...

Valencia WSB: Haslam takes race 1 victory, Toseland third

Valencia WSB: Haslam takes race 1 victory, Toseland third

Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at this weekend's Valencia round. Fellow Brit and Yamaha Sterilgarda rider James Toseland placed third on the...

Valencia WSS: Laverty sets the pace in 2nd qualifying

Valencia WSS: Laverty sets the pace in 2nd qualifying

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty set the fastest time in the second World Supersport qualifying session in Valencia today. Spaniard Joan Lascorz placed second for the Motocard.com Kawasaki team,...

Valencia WSB: Crutchlow quickest in superpole, Haslam 4th

Valencia WSB: Crutchlow quickest in superpole, Haslam 4th

Yamaha Sterilgarda rider Cal Crutchlow set the fastest time in today's superpole session at the World Superbike round in Valencia.   The Brit lapped the Ricardo Tormo track in...

Valencia WSB Qualifying two: Biaggi storms to pole, Byrne on front row

Valencia WSB Qualifying two: Biaggi storms to pole, Byrne on front row

Just 0.068 seconds separated the top five riders in second qualifying at Valencia today with Italian Max Biaggi securing provisional pole on his final flying lap of the session. In what was one of the...

WSS First Qualifying: Kawasaki’s dominate in Valencia

WSS First Qualifying: Kawasaki’s dominate in Valencia

The Kawasaki pairing of Katsuaki Fujiwara and Joan Lascorz topped the time sheets in first qualifying today onboard their factory ZX-6R’s. The two riders who tested at the track last week headed Ten...

WSB Valencia first Qualifying: Checa in control, Ducati’s set the pace

WSB Valencia first Qualifying: Checa in control, Ducati’s set the pace

Carlos Checa illustrated once again his affinity with the Valencia race track by dominating the opening qualifying session this afternoon.   The 37 year old Spaniard ended the day 0.282...

Andrews to race WSB this weekend

Andrews to race WSB this weekend

MSS Colchester Kawasaki's Simon Andrews will be back on track this weekend, but this time in WSB when he replaces injured Chris Vermeulen on the factory Kawasaki at Valencia. Vermeulen is still...

WSS Valencia Free Practice 1: Strong start for Davies in Valencia

WSS Valencia Free Practice 1: Strong start for Davies in Valencia

Factory Triumph man Chaz Davies made a strong start to his weekend in Valencia by setting the third fastest time in Free Practice this afternoon. Davies finished behind the two factory Kawasaki’s of...

Valencia Free Practice 1 : Checa on top, Five Brits in Top ten

Valencia Free Practice 1 : Checa on top, Five Brits in Top ten

Spaniard Carlos Checa delivered on the pre race hype by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati at Valencia today. The 33 year old spent the majority of the session lapping on his own, with...

Haslam predicts tough weekend ahead

Haslam predicts tough weekend ahead

World Superbike Championship leader Leon Haslam heads in to round three at Valencia in confident mood determined to maintain his 100% podium record of 2010. With one win and three second places in the...

Is Max Biaggi favourite for victory at Valencia?

Is Max Biaggi favourite for victory at Valencia?

Max Biaggi arrives in Valencia this weekend as the man already being tipped for victory at the Spanish track. Two weeks ago the 38 year old Italian took his first ever WSB double after two tough races...

Aprilia preparing for gear driven cam engine debut

Aprilia preparing for gear driven cam engine debut

The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier could be ready to debut their gear driven cam motor as early as Salt Lake City at the end of May following clarification of its legality by the...

Valencia WSB: Vermeulen out, Andrews in at Kawasaki

Valencia WSB: Vermeulen out, Andrews in at Kawasaki

Chris Vermeulen will miss the third round of the WSB championship this weekend at Valencia due to the serious knee injury he sustained at Phillip Island at the beginning of March. The 27 year old...

Aprilia allowed to use gear driven cam motor

Aprilia allowed to use gear driven cam motor

After weeks of speculation, the factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier have been given permission to use a new gear driven cam motor in 2010. Although there has been no official...

Sykes targets ongoing improvements

Sykes targets ongoing improvements

Following Tom Sykes’ two point scoring finishes at Portimao the team completed a successful two day test in Valencia this week ahead of next weekends WSB race at the Spanish track. During second...

Rea's 120mph crash in pictures

Rea's 120mph crash in pictures

During Friday Free at Portimao, 23 year old Jonathan Rea suffered a massive high side onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda. Rea amazingly walked away from the crash and went on to secure his first...

At Portimao WSB

At Portimao WSB

Me and my Dad enjoying the Portuguese sun after World Superbikes at Portimao