2010

Andrews testing WSB ZX-10R

Andrews testing WSB ZX-10R

Simon Andrews will be swapping his MSS Colchester Kawasaki Superbike for the WSB ZX-10 of the Paul Bird-run, factory Kawasaki Racing Team during their two-day test at Valencia this week. The 25-year...

Portimao 2010

Portimao 2010

Thanks to James Toseland for giving me a knee slider after race two in Portimao Also thanks to Cal Crutchlow for lending me his Superpole trophy!

Portimao pics

Portimao pics

Was lucky enough to get an infield pass for Portimao at the weekend and got this great shot of Leon Haslam giving Biaggi a pillion ride round the track. Also my son was interviewed for SIC a Portugese...

WSB Portimao: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

WSB Portimao: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

Max Biaggi maintained his momentum and gained a second victory in Portimao. Leon Haslam took second with Cal Crutchlow landing a comfortable third. 1 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 38'06.128...

WSB Portimao: Race 1 results - Biaggi forces Haslam to accept second

WSB Portimao: Race 1 results - Biaggi forces Haslam to accept second

Leon Haslam was forced into second place by a triumphant Max Biaggi in the first race at Portimao today. Only 0.2 of a second was between the racers as they crossed the line after a fierce battle...

WSB Portimao: Superpole results - Crutchlow takes pole!

WSB Portimao: Superpole results - Crutchlow takes pole!

Cal Crutchlow followed through on his earlier excellent performance to take the premier position on the grid. Leon Haslam took forth and Rea (fifth) and Byrne (seventh) ensured that nearly half...

WSB Portimao: Qualifying 2nd session - Haslam fourth, Rea fifth

WSB Portimao: Qualifying 2nd session - Haslam fourth, Rea fifth

Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea were at the front of the the British riders in the second qualifying session in Portimao with less than .020 of a second between them. Jakub Smrz and Max Biaggi...

Portimao WSB: Toseland fastest in first free practice

Portimao WSB: Toseland fastest in first free practice

Yamaha's James Toseland put the Yamaha's handling woes behind him to post the first fastest time in Friday's first WSB free practice at Portimao, Portugal.    His team mate Crutchlow...

Toseland’s hand still broken

Toseland’s hand still broken

Since arriving at Portimao and visiting the Clinica Mobile James Toseland has learned that he still has a fracture in his left hand following his two crashes at Phillip Island nearly four weeks...

Toseland back to fitness for Portimao

Toseland back to fitness for Portimao

James Toseland believes he will be fit enough to race at Portimao this weekend without the need for pain killing injections after breaking a bone in his hand at Phillip Island. After returning to the...

Rea optimistic ahead of Portimao race

Rea optimistic ahead of Portimao race

In winter testing Jonathan Rea and his Ten Kate Honda squad have been the men to beat around the undulating Portuguese circuit and the 23 year old Brit remains in optimistic mood for this weekends...

Tamada to ride Team Reitwagen BMW at Portimao

Tamada to ride Team Reitwagen BMW at Portimao

Former WSB and MotoGP race winner Makoto Tamada will ride for the Reitwagen BMW team in Portimao this weekend. The Japanese rider will replace regular rider Roland Resch who crashed during qualifying...

Tardozzi backs Xaus for Portimao return

Tardozzi backs Xaus for Portimao return

BMW Team Manager Davide Tardozzi has given his backing to Ruben Xaus to make a return to racing in Portimao following his nightmare weekend at the season opener in Phillip Island.   ...

WSB paddock still waiting on Aprilia engine verdict

WSB paddock still waiting on Aprilia engine verdict

The SBK commission is expected to make a statement on the technical regulations regarding Aprilia’s new RSV4 gear driven cam motor before the second round of the championship at Portimao on 26th to...

Silverstone track developments on schedule

Silverstone track developments on schedule

Silverstone’s new track developments are nearing completion with the new layout and spectator facilities expected to be finished by the end of the month. The Northamptonshire circuit will host BSB,...

Camier backs Sport Relief

Camier backs Sport Relief

Factory Aprilia World Superbike rider, Leon Camier is making the most of his Superpole crash at Phillip Island in the opening round of the series by auctioning off his damaged screen in aid of Sport...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes the win on the last lap

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes the win on the last lap

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa won the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island after a last-lap pass on race 1 winner Leon Haslam. Alstare Suzuki rider Haslam finished just 0.3 secs behind...

Phillip Island WSS: Laverty takes clear victory

Phillip Island WSS: Laverty takes clear victory

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty claimed victory in the opening World Supersport race at Phillip Island today. Laverty dominated the race from the start. He got into a comfortable...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam claims maiden victory in race 1

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam claims maiden victory in race 1

A photo finish was need to confirm Brit Leon Haslam's first ever World Superbike victory in race 1 at Philip Island today. The Team Suzuki Alstare rider finished just 0.004secs ahead of Ducati Xerox...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam secures maiden pole position, four Brits on first two rows

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam secures maiden pole position, four Brits on first two rows

Leon Haslam claimed his first ever World Superbike pole position with a stunning 1m 31.229 second lap around the Phillip Island circuit today. Onboard his Alstare Suzuki GSXR1000, Haslam survived a...

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz quickest in 2nd qualifying

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz quickest in 2nd qualifying

Kawasaki motocard.com rider Joan Lascorz proved fastest today in the second World Supersport qualifying session at Phillip Island.   Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu claimed second for the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa stays on top in second qualifying

Phillip Island WSB: Checa stays on top in second qualifying

Carlos Checa remained in provisional pole position during the second qualifying session at Phillip Island despite not improving on his first qualifying lap time. Like Checa both Michel Fabrizio and...

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz from Laverty in first qualifying

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz from Laverty in first qualifying

Eugene Laverty had to settle for second position behind Joan Lascorz in the opening qualifying session today despite an impressive final lap which escalated him up the leader board. Onboard the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Carlos Checa began his 2010 WSB campaign in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening qualifying session at Phillip Island. The Spanish rider posted a 1m 32.155s best to deny...

Phillip Island WSS: Friday Free Practice times

1 37 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.260 2 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.371 3 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.530 4 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.586 5 51 M. PIRRO ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.847 6 99 F. FORET FRA Team Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.872...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam dominates opening Free Practice

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam dominates opening Free Practice

Alstare Suzuki man Leon Haslam completely dominated the opening free practice session at a scorching Phillip Island circuit today. The 26 year old was the only man to lap in the 1m 32s bracket, but it...

Tyre life key to success at Phillip Island

Tyre life key to success at Phillip Island

Ahead of the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island all the talk in the paddock is revolving around tyre choice for Sunday’s two 22 lap races. The Phillip Island circuit...

Sterilgarda Yamaha reintroduces 2009 parts to combat chatter

Sterilgarda Yamaha reintroduces 2009 parts to combat chatter

The factory Sterilgarda Yamaha team of James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow have been forced to reintroduce 2009 components on to the 2010 spec Yamaha R1 following their disastrous test at Phillip Island...

Infront signs three year WSB contract extension with Phillip Island

Infront signs three year WSB contract extension with Phillip Island

World Superbike organisers Infront have extended their contract with the Phillip Island circuit meaning that the Australian race has been confirmed up until 2014. Also written into the contract is...

British Eurosport confirms 2010 WSB plans

British Eurosport confirms 2010 WSB plans

British Eurosport has outlined details of its most comprehensive coverage of the World Superbike championship ahead of this weekend’s 2010 opener at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. Each race...

Phillip Island WSB test: Checa surprise fastest, Haslam third

Phillip Island WSB test: Checa surprise fastest, Haslam third

Spaniard Carlos Checa stole the show on the opening day of the two day pre season test by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati 1098R. The former Ten Kate Honda rider set a blistering 1m...

Crutchlow prepared for toughest ever challenge

Crutchlow prepared for toughest ever challenge

Cal Crutchlow believes that his 2009 World Supersport winning season has been the perfect preparation for his jump to WSB in 2010. Since switching to the class onboard the factory Yamaha R1, the 24...

Haga: “2010 will be the hardest year to win”

Haga: “2010 will be the hardest year to win”

Noriyuki Haga has told MCN that he is expecting 2010 to be the hardest season to win the World Superbike championship due to the incredible depth of field of world class riders. The 2000, 2007 and...

Parkes to miss WSB opener after Motocross crash

Parkes to miss WSB opener after Motocross crash

Australian Broc Parkes will miss the opening round of the World Superbike championship after crashing his motocross bike whilst training. The 28 year old who rode for the factory Kawasaki squad in...

Elliot to race in Euro Supersport 600

Elliot to race in Euro Supersport 600

Josh Elliott has been given the opportunity to race in the World Superbike Championship's Superstock 600 series.   Elliott, who has been racing since he was nine, astonished race followers...

Gino is ready for Phillip Island test

Gino is ready for Phillip Island test

Young Londoner Gino Rea is set to make his debut World Supersport race for Intermoto Honda at Australia, Phillip Island in a couple of weeks time. First though, is a official test which takes place...