2011

WSB Brno: Biaggi secures second pole of season

WSB Brno: Biaggi secures second pole of season

Aprilia Alitalia rider Max Biaggi secured his second pole position start of the season at Brno, setting the fastest time in Superpole at the Czech circuit. Fellow countryman Marco Melandri (Yamaha...

WSB Brno: Checa takes surprise provisional pole

WSB Brno: Checa takes surprise provisional pole

Before the weekend Carlos Checa said that he expected to struggle at Brno, but ended up exceeding expectations by setting provisional pole position in the opening qualifying session this afternoon.

Toseland withdraws from Brno WSB round

Toseland withdraws from Brno WSB round

James Toseland has withdrawn from the World Superbike round at Brno after the first free practice session this morning. The BMW Motorrad Italia rider completed 15 laps during the hour long session...

Toseland hopeful of Brno return

Toseland hopeful of Brno return

James Toseland will travel to Brno this weekend for round eight of the World Superbike Championship hopeful that he can complete practice, qualifying and two races. The two time WSB champion suffered...

Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

Danny Buchan will race a Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R in European Superstock 1000cc at WSB meetings, starting in Brno, Czechoslovakia. The young rider will also continue trying to win the UK National...

Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

Parkalgar Honda rider Sam Lowes secured his first win of the 2011 season when he won the Mallory Park Buildbase Race of the Year on Sunday. The 20 year old World Supersport rider had to fight hard for...

Lowes gets Castrol Honda WSB call up

Lowes gets Castrol Honda WSB call up

British Superbike sensation Alex Lowes will ride for the Castrol Honda team in World Superbike as a replacement for the injured Jonathan Rea. The 20 year old from Lincoln will line up for his first...

WSB Aragon: Biaggi manages first win of season

WSB Aragon: Biaggi manages first win of season

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) managed his first win of the season in race two at Aragon. Biaggi led from the start of the race and rode consistently to stay in front of Marco Melandri...

WSS Aragon: Davies takes third win of season

WSS Aragon: Davies takes third win of season

British Yamaha ParkinGO rider Chaz Davies took his third win of the season at Aragon. Davies has a significant lead at the top of the championship for the first time this year, finishing just ahead of...

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes race one win

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes race one win

Marco Melandri managed to secure his second win this season in race one at Aragon. The Yamaha World Superbike rider managed a strong start to lead briefly, before being passed by Max Biaggi (Aprilia...

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes pole

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes pole

Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Marco Melandri took pole position in the final minutes of Superpole 3 at Aragon, putting in an impressive performance to relegate Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing)...

WSB Aragon: Checa regains control in Spain – One second covers top 16

WSB Aragon: Checa regains control in Spain – One second covers top 16

Championship leader Carlos Checa made the improvements he promised yesterday to become the pace setter and provisional pole man after second qualifying this morning. In much cooler air and track...

WSB Aragon: Melandri heads Checa in first qualifying, Camier fourth

WSB Aragon: Melandri heads Checa in first qualifying, Camier fourth

Marco Melandri backed up his impressive free practice performance by clocking the fastest lap in the opening qualifying in session at Aragon today. The factory Yamaha man was the only rider to set a...

WSS Aragon: Kawasaki men Parkes and Salom dominate

WSS Aragon: Kawasaki men Parkes and Salom dominate

Motocard Kawasaki riders Broc Parkes and David Salom stamped their authority on the opening qualifying session at Aragon by securing the first two places on the provisional front row. Misano race...

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes charge in opening Free Practice

WSB Aragon: Melandri takes charge in opening Free Practice

Factory Yamaha man Marco Melandri topped the time sheets in the opening Free Practice session at Aragon today. The 28 year old Italian was the first man to dip under the two minute bracket to set a...

Misano WSB: Checa does the double

Misano WSB: Checa does the double

Carlos Checa took the win in the second WSB race at Misano to record another double race win. Alitalia rider Max Biaggi again finished second, ahead of Noriyuki Haga onboard the Pata Aprilia, who...

Misano WSB: Checa takes race one win

Misano WSB: Checa takes race one win

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa has extended his World Superbike championship lead with victory in race one at Misano, Italy. WSB champion Max Biaggi led for the majority of the race, but Checa...

Misano WSB: Tom Sykes takes pole

Misano WSB: Tom Sykes takes pole

Factory Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races at Misano from pole position after knocking Carlos Checa off the top spot in damp conditions. Championship leader Carlos Checa set the...

WSB Misano combined qualifying times

1. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'35.609 2. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'35.931 3. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'36.052 4. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.246 5. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.273 6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'36.377 7. Tom...

Checa in control as Corser crashes out

Checa in control as Corser crashes out

Carlos Checa picked up where he left of at Miller two weeks ago by dominating both Free Practice and First Qualifying at Misano today. The Althea Ducati rider found his rhythm to post consistent fast...

Lowes back to full fitness and leading the way at Misano

Sam Lowes proved he is back to full fitness and ready to challenge at the front of WSS once again by topping the timesheets in first qualifying at Misano toady. The Parkalgar Honda rider set a best lap of 1.39.541 to move to provisional pole position after running in the top three throughout the 45minute session. Speaking to MCN, he said: “It feels great to be back on the bike and feeling fit. My...

Toseland committed to race again despite career threatening injuries

Toseland committed to race again despite career threatening injuries

Having withdrawn from this weekend’s WSB round at Misano along with next weeks Aragon race, James Toseland has revealed to MCN the reasons behind his decision and the extent of his career threatening...

Checa does the double at Miller, winning second WSB race

Checa does the double at Miller, winning second WSB race

Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) completed his consistent domination at Miller Motorsports Park to win the second World Superbike race on a considerably drier track,...

Checa wins race one in Utah

Checa wins race one in Utah

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) won an eventful race one at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah. Leading an all-Ducati podium, Checa took first on the seventh lap and pulled away from the chasing pack,...

Checa snatches pole position at Miller

Checa snatches pole position at Miller

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) continued his domination at Miller Motorsports Park, snatching pole position back from Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) in the last lap of the wet,...

Checa dominates opening day at Miller, Camier second

Checa dominates opening day at Miller, Camier second

Championship leader Carlos Checa lived up to all the hype that he will be the man to beat by decimating his rivals during the opening free practice and qualifying sessions at Miller. The Althea Ducat...

James Ellison’s meet and greet party

James Ellison’s meet and greet party

Since James Ellison is racing abroad this year and won’t get as much of an opportunity to meet his fans in the UK as he likes, he’s organized his own meet and greet party in Matlock, this Sunday (May...

WSB set for Russian round of the championship in 2012

WSB set for Russian round of the championship in 2012

The World Superbike championship is set to break new ground in motorsport by having a Russian round of the series in 2012. While other race series such as F1 and MotoGP are concentrating on races in...

Laverty and Melandri get Aragon test underway

Laverty and Melandri get Aragon test underway

The factory Yamaha World Superbike team of Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will begin their second day of testing at the Aragon Motorland circuit today. The two riders completed a successful day of...

Checa back to his best at Misano test

Checa back to his best at Misano test

Carlos Checa shrugged of what was a difficult weekend at Monza where  by finishing the two day test at Misano fastest to reassert his previous dominance back on the championship. The Althea...

Biaggi leads the way at Misano test

Biaggi leads the way at Misano test

Max Biaggi reacted to his extreme disappointment of missing out on victory at Monza on Sunday by dominating the opening day of testing at Misano yesterday. The reigning World Superbike champion...

Monza WSB: Laverty does the double

Monza WSB: Laverty does the double

Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has won both superbikes races at Monza today after Max Biaggi was given a ride through penalty.  Max Biaggi got a good start and pulled away from the rest...

Monza WSB: Davies dominates for second WSS win

Monza WSB: Davies dominates for second WSS win

Brit Chaz Davies dominated the World Supersport race from start to finish to take his second victory in as many races today at Monza. Davies was quickest off the line and from then on nobody was able...

Monza WSB: Laverty takes first WSB win

Monza WSB: Laverty takes first WSB win

Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty has taken his first victory in World Superbikes after dominating race one at Monza today.  Laverty took the lead on the second lap, but pole-setter Max Biaggi...

Monza Superpole: Biaggi smashes best lap record to secure pole

Monza Superpole: Biaggi smashes best lap record to secure pole

World Champion Max Biaggi annihilated his own best lap record of Monza to secure pole position for Sunday’s two 18 lap races. The factory Alitalia Aprilia rider led the final Superpole session...

Monza WSB: Haslam storms to the front in Monza qualifying

Monza WSB: Haslam storms to the front in Monza qualifying

Leon Haslam stormed to the top of the timesheets onboard his BMW Motorrad S1000RR in qualifying at Monza today. The 27 year old Brit held first position for the majority of the session until Max...