2011

Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

Hannspree Honda rider Fabien Foret has won the World Supersport race at Imola today after Chaz Davies' suffered a mechanical problem while leading the race. Davies was comfortably leading by over 10...

Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken his second World Superbike win of the season at Imola this afternoon. Rea took the lead on lap five, but had to hold off PATA Aprilia rider in the second...

Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

Championship leader Carlos Checa has taken his sixth pole position of the season at Imola, setting a new lap record on the way. Checa beat Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea to pole position by a tenth of a...

“I want to show the world the best ever Carlos Checa”

“I want to show the world the best ever Carlos Checa”

Carlos Checa has spoken about the importance of staying calm and focussed ahead of this weekends Imola showdown which could see him crowned World Superbike Champion on Sunday. The Althea Ducati rider...

Rea uses new ride-by-wire to take provisional pole position at Imola

Rea uses new ride-by-wire to take provisional pole position at Imola

Jonathan Rea found it hard hide his delight at securing provisional pole position after first qualifying at Imola today. Using the new ride-by-wire electronics system for the first time during a race...

Biaggi out for Imola, Magny Cours race also in doubt

Biaggi out for Imola, Magny Cours race also in doubt

Max Biaggi will miss the Imola round of the World Superbike Championship this weekend with his participation for next weeks Magny Cours round also in serious doubt. The reigning world champion has a...

Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

Toni Elias got his first World Superbike test underway at Misano today. The 28 year old Spaniard rode the BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR as a replacement for James Toseland who announced his retirement...

Haslam re-signs at BMW

Haslam re-signs at BMW

Leon Haslam will stay at BMW for 2012 after extending his contract with the the factory WSB team. Haslam joined Troy Corser at the team at the start of 2011 after a good season which saw him finish...

Disability forces Toseland’s racing retirement

Disability forces Toseland’s racing retirement

Double World Superbike Champion, James Toseland is retiring from professional motorcycle racing with immediate effect following a visit to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mike Hayton, yesterday. The...

Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

The PBM (Paul Bird Motorsport) team has lost the contract to run the factory Kawasaki team in WSB the same day that Tom Sykes won the first ever race for the new ZX-10R. Bird has been running...

Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) took his first WSB victory, and Kawasaki's first win since 2006, at a rain-soaked Nürburgring in race two. Noriyuki Haga (Pata Aprilia) had led the majority...

Nürburgring WSS: Davies heads all-British podium

Nürburgring WSS: Davies heads all-British podium

Chaz Davies (Yamaha ParkinGO) rode well to defend his first place finish at the Nürburgring ahead of James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda), who challenged for the lead and finished just 0.091 seconds...

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) took victory at the Nürburgring in race one, fighting initial challenges from Pata Aprilia rider Noriyuki Haga, who twice took the lead, before stretching a gap...

Nürburgring WSS: Foret denies all-British front row

Nürburgring WSS: Foret denies all-British front row

Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) secured his second pole position of the season at the Nurburgring, setting a 1'59.258 lap in the final minutes to deny an all-British front row. Yamaha...

Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

Jonathan Rea has ended speculation about his MotoGP or WSB future by re-signing for the Castrol Honda squad to race in WSB in 2012. The 24 year old Brit signed a new contract at 11pm on Friday evening...

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new best lap at the Nürburgring  of 1.54:144 seconds the third Superpole session to secure his fifth pole position start of the season. Yamaha World...

WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

Bridgepoint, the company that owns MotoGP promoters Dorna, will take over the company that ultimately owns WSB - Infront Sports and Media. Bridgepoint is now in control of both motorcycling world...

WSB 2012 calendar revealed

WSB 2012 calendar revealed

A provisional 2012 WSB calendar has surfaced at Nurburgring today. The most notable inclusions are the Sepang race in Malaysia at the beginning of March and the addition of the new Moscow Race Way...

Decision imminent on Kawasaki future

Decision imminent on Kawasaki future

The Paul Bird Motorsport team who currently run Kawasaki's factory effort in WSB will find out next week if they will have their contract renewed for 2012. Bird took control of Kawasaki’s racing...

Badovini's crash at Silverstone

Badovini's crash at Silverstone

Here's a picture of Badovini's crash from Silverstone WSB.

Yamaha pulls out of WSB

Yamaha pulls out of WSB

Yamaha Motor Europe has decided to withdraw their official Yamaha World Superbike Team at the end of the current season from the FIM Superbike World Championship. This announcement follows a full...

Silverstone WSB: Checa extends championship lead with double win

Silverstone WSB: Checa extends championship lead with double win

Carlos Checa did the double at today’s round of World Superbike action from Silverstone.   The Althea Ducati rider moved past Yamaha’s Eugene Laverty early in the race and was able to slowly eek...

Silverstone WSS: Davies wins in front of home crowd

Silverstone WSS: Davies wins in front of home crowd

Chaz Davies extended his World Supersport championship lead to nearly two races worth of points after taking the win in today’s race from Silverstone.   Davies, who’d spent most of the weekend...

Silverstone WSB: Checa cruises to victory in race one

Silverstone WSB: Checa cruises to victory in race one

Carlos Checa cruised to a race one victory in today’s World Superbike round from Silverstone, claiming Ducati’s 300th win in the class for the Althea team.   Checa worked his way up from his...

Silverstone WSS: Salom takes pole, Lowes and Rea lead Brit charge

Silverstone WSS: Salom takes pole, Lowes and Rea lead Brit charge

Motocard.com Kawasaki’s David Salom will start from pole for Sunday’s World Supersport race, but will be joined on the front row by Brits Sam Lowes and Gino Rea.   Lowes spent the session...

Silverstone WSB: Hopkins secures maiden Superpole

Silverstone WSB: Hopkins secures maiden Superpole

John Hopkins took pole positions for Sunday’s World Superbike races from Silverstone after the Samsung Crescent Suzuki man put in a 2.04.041 in the third round of Superpole.   Hopkins’ time broke...

Silverstone WSS: Lowes raises the bar in Saturday’s free practice

Silverstone WSS: Lowes raises the bar in Saturday’s free practice

Sam Lowes asserted his dominance Saturday morning in the second free practice session in this weekend’s World Supersport races from Silverstone.   Lowes put in a 2.09.019 on his Parkalgar Honda,...

Silverstone WSB: World Superbike returns to normal as Checa takes provisional pole

Silverstone WSB: World Superbike returns to normal as Checa takes provisional pole

Carlos Checa closed out Friday as the fastest man at Silverstone, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon’s World Superbike qualifying session. With less than 10 minutes gone from the session,...

Silverstone WSB: Rea tops opening Supersport qualifying practice

Silverstone WSB: Rea tops opening Supersport qualifying practice

Gino Rea finished on top of Friday afternoon’s World Supersport qualifying session with a 2.09.362 on his Step Racing Honda, 0.228 seconds ahead of Parkalgar Honda’s Sam Lowes. Rea, who was fourth...

WSB kicks off at Silverstone

WSB kicks off at Silverstone

The British round of the World Superbikes championship kicks off today at Silverstone, with Free Practice at 11.30am and Qualifying Practice at 3.30pm. The season so far belongs to three men, Carlos...

Silverstone WSB 2011 Preview

Silverstone WSB 2011 Preview

Inside this week's MCN (Wednesday 27 July), we preview this weekend's British round of the World Superbikes championship at Silverstone. To get you up to speed with all the action we've spoken to the...

Silverstone set for World Superbikes

Silverstone set for World Superbikes

Silverstone Circuit is set to host the British round of the FIM Superbike World Championship on 29 – 31 July and with spectacular action and an exhilarating atmosphere guaranteed, the six British...

WSB Brno: Biaggi takes race two win

WSB Brno: Biaggi takes race two win

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) fought a close battle throughout race two at Brno with fellow countryman Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) before regaining the lead on the penultimate lap to...

WSS Brno: Rea wins first WSS race under red flag

WSS Brno: Rea wins first WSS race under red flag

Gino Rea (Step Racing Team) won his first WSS race in the sixteenth lap at Brno when the race was red flagged. Rea made a strong start, taking the lead at the first corner, but Fabien Foret (Hannspree...

WSB Brno: Melandri holds off Biaggi for race one win

WSB Brno: Melandri holds off Biaggi for race one win

Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Marco Melandri held off Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) in an extremely close race one to take his fourth win of the season at Brno. Biaggi led from pole...

WSS Brno: Foret takes pole

WSS Brno: Foret takes pole

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Fabian Foret took pole position in Supersport qualifying at Brno, setting the fastest time in the final moments of the qualifying session. Kawasaki Motocard.com team...