February

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...

Toseland refutes claims that there are too many Brits in WSB

Toseland refutes claims that there are too many Brits in WSB

James Toseland has told MCN that it is no coincidence that there are seven British riders in WSB this year and has refuted claims by some of his international rivals that there are too many UK riders...

Yamaha WSB team launch

Yamaha WSB team launch

The factory Yamaha team of James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow unveiled their 2010 spec bikes complete with revised Sterilgarda livery in Italy today. Having won the 2009 WSB crown with American...

Haslam praises Alstare Suzuki and its ongoing development

Haslam praises Alstare Suzuki and its ongoing development

From the moment Leon Haslam jumped onboard the Alstare Suzuki he’s been fast and on lap record pace in each of the winter tests. While the 26 year old Brit has clearly clicked with the bike he is keen...

Laverty targets WSS title then WSB or Moto2 in 2011

Laverty targets WSS title then WSB or Moto2 in 2011

World Supersport runner-up Eugene Laverty has set himself the target of winning the 2010 title before making a move to either WSB or Moto2 in 2011. In 2009 Laverty fought an intense battle for...

Smrz sets sights on top privateer spot riding the PATA B&G Ducati

Smrz sets sights on top privateer spot riding the PATA B&G Ducati

Jakub Smrz believes he is capable of springing some surprises on his factory rivals with a target of finishing top privateer in 2010. Riding for the newly formed B&G team, a merger between Marco...

Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

Three time WSB race winner Lorenzo Lanzi believes that it could be his last chance in WSB after resigning to ride the DFX Corse Ducati 1098R in 2010. The 28 year old rode for the Italian squad for ten...

Yoshimura commit to three WSB wild card rides, Kagayama to race in two

Yoshimura commit to three WSB wild card rides, Kagayama to race in two

Yukio Kagayama may have left WSB at the end of 2009, but he’ll back in the paddock for two rounds in 2010 onboard a Team Yoshimura GSX-R1000 in addition to his full time job of riding for the Worx...

Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier unveiled their new 2010 livery in Rome, Italy today. Having competed their debut WSB season without a title sponsor, the Italian manufacturer...

800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

800cc four-stroke machines could race against a batch of new 1000cc bikes in MotoGP in 2012, MCN can reveal. In a surprise development on the second and final day of testing at the Sepang circuit in...

2010 WSB grid: 25 riders, 7 manufacturers, 6 world champions

2010 WSB grid: 25 riders, 7 manufacturers, 6 world champions

In three weeks the 2010 World Superbike championship kicks off at Phillip Island in what promises to be one of the most hotly contested title fights in history. With no clear favourite and up to ten...

Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

Xerox Ducati Boss Ernesto Marinelli believes Michel Fabrizio will be a genuine title contender in 2010. Now in his third year with the team Fabrizio finished third in the overall standings in 2009...

Camier aims to learn from Biaggi

Camier aims to learn from Biaggi

Leon Camier believes that he can glean valuable information from his team-mate Max Biaggi in an effort to get to the front of WSB this year. In testing Camier has spent time recalibrating his mind and...

Laverty: “Cal is doing me a favour”

Laverty: “Cal is doing me a favour”

Eugene Laverty claims that Cal Crutchlow’s impressive testing form since switching to WSB is a major boost for his own career. In 2009 Laverty and Crutchlow fought a thrilling battle for supremacy...

Why I miss Brands Hatch WSB

Why I miss Brands Hatch WSB

We always loved the atmosphere at Brands Hatch WSB, and here's just a few of the reasons why!