Top WSB teams ready to test

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World Superbike testing kicks of at Portimao on Friday with all the 2010 top teams and riders going head to head for the first time.

With seven manufacturers present along with leading privateer teams the three day test will be the first indication of what to expect in 2010.

Leading the way will be the Xerox Ducati pairing of Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio who finished second and third in the 2009 title standings.

Max Biaggi and his ever improving factory Aprilia squad will be looking to continue their impressive progress and there is also the small matter of seven fast Brits.

Confirmed riders and teams:

Xerox Ducati
Noriyuki Haga
Michel Fabrizio

Sterilgarda Yamaha
James Toseland
Cal Crutchlow

Alstare Suzuki
Leon Haslam
Sylvan Guintoli

Ten Kate Honda
Jonathan Rea
Max Neukirchner

BMW Motorrad
Troy Corser
Ruben Xaus

Kawasaki Superbike
Chris Vermeulen
Tom Sykes

Aprilia Racing
Max Biaggi
Leon Camier

Althea Ducati
Shane Byrne
Carlos Checa

Pedercini Kawasaki
Roger Lee Hayden

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider