May

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu extended his lead in the World Supersport championship to six points after claiming a convincing race win at Miller Motorsports Park. Sofuoglu caught and...

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

Max Biaggi claimed his fifth race win of the 2010 season to close within ten points of championship leader Leon Haslam. Biaggi and Spanish veteran Carlos Checa were in a class of their own throughout...

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

Infront Motorsport CEO Paolo Flammini has revealed a number of proposed cost cutting measures and rule changes to ensure the sustained success of the championship. Flammini met with top teams and...

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga clocked the fastest time in this mornings warm-up session at Miller. The Japanese rider will start the two races from sixth position on the grid, his best qualifying...

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

Gresini Honda MotoGP man Marco Melandri has been linked with a deal that will see him ride in WSB for the factory BMW squad in 2011. The 27 year old Italian has endured two disastrous seasons riding...

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

Aprilia Motorsport boss Gigi Dall’Igna has confirmed that the Italian manufacturer are keeping a close eye on the MotoGP with a view to returning to the class. Aprilia left the MotoGP paddock in 2004...

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

Kenan Sofuoglu claimed an impressive pole position for tomorrows World Supersport race by piping championship rival Eugene Laverty in the final session. Despite Laverty dominating the weekdn up until...

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

Carlos Checa stormed to his second pole position of his WSB career with a stunning 1’47.081 lap onboard his althea Ducati this afternoon. The Spanish rider clearly has an affinity with the Salt Lake...

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...