September

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009 what a man

Haslam talks new BMW WSB deal

Haslam talks new BMW WSB deal

As reported in this weeks MCN, Leon Haslam will race the BMW S1000RR in the 2011 World Superbike Championship. The 27 year old Brit will join the German team to ride alongside Australian veteran Troy...

Haslam to BMW

Haslam to BMW

Alstare Suzuki has released Leon Haslam from his contract, meaning the Brit is free to sign for BMW’s World Superbike factory team in 2011.    The decision came after Suzuki could not...

Imola WSB: Checa takes double win, Biaggi claims title

Imola WSB: Checa takes double win, Biaggi claims title

Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa won the second race today at this weekend's Imola World Superbike clash. But fifth place and a did-not-finish for Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) are enough...

Imola WSB: Checa victorious in race 1

Imola WSB: Checa victorious in race 1

Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa claimed victory in race 1 at this weekend's World Superbike clash in Imola. DFX Corse rider Lorenzo Lanzi finished in second place, with Noriyuki Haga in third...

Rea suffers fractured scaphoid and collarbone, but still wants to race

Rea suffers fractured scaphoid and collarbone, but still wants to race

Jonathan Rea is nursing a fractured left scaphoid bone in his wrist and a fractured left collarbone after crashing his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda in wet conditions during Superpole One. The 23 year old...

Imola WSB: Sykes on pole

Imola WSB: Sykes on pole

Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes will start on pole for tomorrow's Imola WSB clash after topping the time sheets in this afternoon's superpole session. Fellow Brit and Alstare Suzuki rider Leon...

Haga to Aprilia in 2011

Haga to Aprilia in 2011

Noriyuki Haga will ride a factory supported Aprilia RSV4 in 2011. MCN has learned that a deal has been put in place to run Haga in a one man team run by the current DFX Ducati squad. The team is...

Imola WSS: Sofuoglu from Laverty at the end of day one

World Supersport championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu made a strong start to his weekend by securing provisional pole position at Imola. The Turkish rider finished a significant 0.882 seconds ahead of championship rival Eugene Laverty. Brit Chaz Davies was fifth onboard his BE1 Triumph with Gino Rea down in ninth – 1.737 seconds off the pace. 1 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda...

WSB Imola: Checa dominates first qualifying in Imola

WSB Imola: Checa dominates first qualifying in Imola

Carlos Checa finished a massive 0.38 seconds faster than his closest rival in the first qualifying session to take provisional pole position for Sunday’s two races. The in-form Spaniard who was...

No decision on Haslam’s Suzuki or BMW future

No decision on Haslam’s Suzuki or BMW future

Leon Haslam’s WSB future continues to be the topic of intense speculation at Imola. Haslam currently remains under contract with the Alstare Suzuki squad but has been linked to a switch to ride...

WSB Imola: Althea Ducati on top in Free Practice

WSB Imola: Althea Ducati on top in Free Practice

Althea Ducati men Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne topped the time sheets in the opening free practice session at Imola today. The two Ducati men ran at the front for the majority of the session and were...

Camier stays with Aprilia for 2011, but will miss Imola race

Camier stays with Aprilia for 2011, but will miss Imola race

Leon Camier will ride for the official Alitalia Aprilia squad again in 2011 after agreeing terms with the Italian manufacturer to stay with the team for a second season.  During his debut WSB...

BMW confirm Corser – Haslam and Toseland still waiting

BMW confirm Corser – Haslam and Toseland still waiting

BMW have finally confirmed the first rider in their 2011 WSB squad by announcing that two time world champion Troy Corser has re-signed. Corser has been with the project since it’s birth in 2009 and...

Davies re-signs for BE1 Triumph WSS team for 2011

Davies re-signs for BE1 Triumph WSS team for 2011

Chaz Davies will continue his partnership with the BE1 Triumph team in 2011 after signing a further one year deal with the Italian team. Since returning from America to compete on the World scene,...

Sykes and Fujiwara conclude two day Valencia test on 2011 ZX-10R

Sykes and Fujiwara conclude two day Valencia test on 2011 ZX-10R

Tom Sykes has completed his third test onboard the all new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R in Valencia. The 25 year old has already ridden the bike at Autopolis in Japan and Almeria in Spain before the two day...

Aprilia to stop development as Biaggi closes in on WSB crown

Aprilia to stop development as Biaggi closes in on WSB crown

Aprilia boss Gigi Dall’Igna has revealed that any development of Max Biaggi’s Aprilia RSV4 has now stopped for the rest of the season. The decision to halt the flow of new parts is to allow Biaggi to...

Crutchlow set for first MotoGP test in Japan

Crutchlow set for first MotoGP test in Japan

Cal Crutchlow is expected to get his first ride on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 M1 he will campaign in MotoGP next season at a private test in Japan next month. The two time WSB race winner has revealed...

Final two rounds key to Shakey’s future

Final two rounds key to Shakey’s future

Shane Byrne has admitted that his hopes of becoming a regular podium man in 2010 have failed to materialise after struggling to replicate his practice and testing pace in the races. With just two...

Rea stays with Ten Kate to fight for WSB crown in 2011

Rea stays with Ten Kate to fight for WSB crown in 2011

Jonathan Rea has ended speculation that he could switch to MotoGP next season by confirming that he will remain in WSB with Ten Kate Honda in 2011. During 2010 Rea has already won four races and has...

Laverty signs for Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad

Laverty signs for Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty has signed for the Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad for 2011. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland will campaign the factory R1 alongside current MotoGP...

Haslam battles for fitness after Nurburgring crash

Haslam battles for fitness after Nurburgring crash

Championship contender Leon Haslam faces a race against time to be fit for the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola in 15 days time. Haslam high sided his Alstare Suzuki on...

Laverty ‘hopeful’ of Yamaha WSB deal

Laverty ‘hopeful’ of Yamaha WSB deal

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty could find out by the end of the week if he has secured the factory Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 ride alongside Marco Melandri in 2011. The 23 year old Irishman has...

Marco Melandri signs for Yamaha WSB team in 2011

Marco Melandri signs for Yamaha WSB team in 2011

Marco Melandri has signed an agreement to join the World Superbike Championship for the 2011 race season. Melandri will ride the Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 and follow former MotoGP riders Max Biaggi and...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results - Haga first, Rea second

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results - Haga first, Rea second

Jonathan Rea was unable to take a double victory at the Nurburgring today. Noriyuki Haga rode the Xerox Team Ducati 1098R to first place leaving Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow to take third and...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results - Rea takes victory, Crutchlow third

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results - Rea takes victory, Crutchlow third

Jonathan Rea took victory today in the first race at the Nurburgring on the Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR. Carlos Checa was second with Cal Crutchow on the Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF R1 forced to accept...

WSB Nurburgring: Superpole results - Biaggi sets the pace

WSB Nurburgring: Superpole results - Biaggi sets the pace

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) 1'54.595 2. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1'54.621 3. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Suzuki Alstare) 1'54.934 4. Jonathan Rea (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'55.138 5. Leon...

Camier ruled out of Nurburgring race with broken scaphoid

Factory Aprilia rider Leon Camier will miss this weekends Nurburgring race and could be ruled out for the rest of the season after crashing heavily during this afternoons first qualifying session. The 23 year old also sustained a badly gashed knee in the crash which required three stitches, but it is the scaphoid injury that is the major concern. While it’s a common injury for motorcycle racers it...

Nurburgring WSB: Checa scorches to provisional pole for Ducati

Nurburgring WSB: Checa scorches to provisional pole for Ducati

Following their shock decision to quit WSB at the end of 2010, Ducati had something to cheer about at the end of first qualifying at the Nurburgring with four Ducati riders in the top five. Spaniard...

Kawasaki unveil 2011 ZX-10R race bike

Kawasaki unveil 2011 ZX-10R race bike

Kawasaki have given the World superbike paddock a sneak preview of the all new ZX-10R race bike that they will campaign in the series in 2011. Having been a backmarker in the class in recent years,...