October

Biaggi sets the bar again at Aragon

Biaggi sets the bar again at Aragon

Max Biaggi saved his best until last by posting a blistering 1m.58.0s best lap during the final 30 minutes of the Aragon test today. The 2010 world champion had already posted a 1.58.2 to eclipse...

Biaggi heads day two at Aragon, Haslam off the pace

Biaggi heads day two at Aragon, Haslam off the pace

Max Biaggi set the fastest lap time of the second day of testing at Aragon with a best lap of 1m 58.7. The 2010 WSB champion was the only man to lap in the 58’s and was able to do that both this...

Toseland finally confirmed at BMW

Toseland finally confirmed at BMW

As reported in MCN three weeks ago, James Toseland will ride for the BMW Motorrad Italia squad in 2011. The two time WSB champion signed a letter of intent at the final round of the championship at...

Silverstone WSB pics

Silverstone WSB pics

World Superbike action from a great weekend at Silverstone.

Crutchlow concludes first Yamaha MotoGP test

Crutchlow concludes first Yamaha MotoGP test

Cal Crutchlow has concluded his two day test in Japan onboard the Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike he will campaign next season. The 24 year old flew to Yamaha’s head quarters at the start of the week where he...

Honda confirm three year extension with Ten Kate, title sponsor and second rider yet to be announced

Honda confirm three year extension with Ten Kate, title sponsor and second rider yet to be announced

Ten Kate will continue to be supported by Honda Motor Europe  after agreeing a further three year deal to compete in the World Superbike Championship. Over the last ten years the two companies...

Video: Magny Cours WSB test

Video: Magny Cours WSB test

Several riders from the WSB paddock got their first tastes of their 2011 bikes, testing at Magny Cours after the final round of the 2010 championship.

Magny Cours WSB

Magny Cours WSB

Rob and mates at Magny Cours WSB this year.

Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

Dates for the 2011 World Superbike season have finally been revealed. The season is scheduled for 13 rounds in 11 countries across three continents with the venue for two of the races yet to be...

Laverty stuns WSB paddock at Magny Cours test

Laverty stuns WSB paddock at Magny Cours test

Eugene Laverty has admitted he is as surprised as anybody after topping the time sheets at the end of his first ever WSB test at Magny Cours. Riding the Sterilgarda Yamaha R1, Laverty posted an...

Laverty: “It’s not as scary as I thought”

Laverty: “It’s not as scary as I thought”

New Sterilgarda Yamaha signing Eugene Laverty got his first ever ride on a World Superbike today at Magny Cours and told MCN it wasn’t as scary as he though it would be. With overnight rain and...

Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

New BMW WSB signing Leon Haslam was shocked by the message his bike displayed during the first day of testing onboard his new BMW S1000RR. Talking to MCN at Magny Cours, Haslam said: “On my first lap...

Haslam gets first taste of factory BMW at Magny Cours

Haslam gets first taste of factory BMW at Magny Cours

Leon Haslam has completed his first tentative laps onboard the BMW Motorrad S1000RR at a wet Magny Cours this morning. The 27 year old completed a handful of laps to acquaint himself with the new bike...

Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

Leon Haslam has spent this morning with his Dad, Ron getting to know his new factory BMW team at Magny Cours. The 2010 WSB runner-up will get his first ride on the bike tomorrow after being confirmed...

Sykes signs for Kawasaki, testing begins on Tuesday

Sykes signs for Kawasaki, testing begins on Tuesday

Tom Sykes will ride for the official factory Kawasaki squad in 2011. Sykes’ future has been the subject of huge speculation after the 25 year old was linked with the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, but...

WSB Magny-Cours: race 2 results - Biaggi steals first from Crutchlow

WSB Magny-Cours: race 2 results - Biaggi steals first from Crutchlow

Max Biaggi stormed past Cal Crutchlow to take victory. Crutchlow was unable to repeat his success of race one and was forced to accept second place. Michel Fabrizio took third place on the Xerox...

WSB Magny-Cours: Race 1 results - Crutchow first, Haslam second

WSB Magny-Cours: Race 1 results - Crutchow first, Haslam second

Cal Crutchlow rode the Sterilgarda Yamaha to first place in France today. Leon Haslam took second place on the Astare Suzuki with Carlos Checa in third on the Althea Racing Ducati. 1 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR...

Sykes confirmed to ride third Kawasaki

MCN can exclusively reveal that Tom Sykes will ride a third bike in the official factory Kawasaki squad in 2011. Sykes’ future has been the subject of huge speculation but MCN understands that the deal has finally been signed this afternoon. Sykes will make his first public appearance onboard the 2011 ZX-10R at Magny Cours on Tuesday. An official announcement is expected in the next hour.

WSB Magny Cours: Superpole results - Crutchlow on pole

WSB Magny Cours: Superpole results - Crutchlow on pole

Superpole 3 1 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.058 2 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'39.431 3 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Aprilia RSV4...

Sam Lowes signs for Parkalgar Honda in WSS

Sam Lowes signs for Parkalgar Honda in WSS

Newly crowned British Supersport champion Sam Lowes has signed a one year deal to ride for the Parkalgar Honda team in World Supersport in 2011. The 20 year old will replace Eugene Laverty in the...

WSB Magny Cours: Italians dominate ultra close qualifying at Magny Cours

WSB Magny Cours: Italians dominate ultra close qualifying at Magny Cours

Just 0.710 seconds separated the top 16 riders at the end of first qualifying at Magny Cours today. In-form Italian Lorenzo Lanzi claimed top honours onboard his DFX Ducati ahead of full factory Xerox...

BMW: Tardozzi split was amicable

BMW: Tardozzi split was amicable

BMW have told MCN that the split with team boss Davide Tardozzi is completely amicable. Tardozzi joined the BMW Motorrad team after leaving the Xerox Ducati squad at the end of 2009 but has now left...

WSB Magny Cours: Fabrizio fastest, Crutchlow on provisional front row

WSB Magny Cours: Fabrizio fastest, Crutchlow on provisional front row

Michel Fabrizio made a strong start to what will be Xerox Ducati’s last weekend in WSB by topping the timesheets in the opening free Practice session. The 25 year old Italian finished ahead of a...