2011

Monza WSB: Chaz Davies in control

Monza WSB: Chaz Davies in control

Chaz Davies stamped his authority on day one of the Monza World Supersport round by setting the fastest time in both free practice and first qualifying today. The ParkinGo Yamaha R6 rider set a best...

Recovering Toseland aims for Monza return

Recovering Toseland aims for Monza return

James Toseland will fly to Monza tomorrow (Wednesday) with the intention of riding his BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR for the first time since suffering his serious hand injury in testing. The former two...

Lowes set to fight again at Monza

Lowes set to fight again at Monza

Despite suffering a sickening high side at Assen just 16 days ago where he shattered his collarbone and was knocked unconscious, Sam Lowes is set to race this weekend at Monza. The gutsy 20 year old...

Biaggi and Camier test ‘special’ Monza engine

Biaggi and Camier test  ‘special’ Monza engine

Max Biaggi and Leon Camier are mid way through a two day test at Mugello in Italy in preparation for next weeks fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza. The Alitalia Aprilia team are...

Assen WSB: Carlos Checa takes race two victory

Assen WSB: Carlos Checa takes race two victory

Championship leader Carlos Checa has won the second superbike race at Assen to continue his excellent start to the 2011 WSB season. The Spaniard led for the majority of the race after choosing a...

Assen WSS: Chaz Davies takes win after two red flags

Assen WSS: Chaz Davies takes win after two red flags

ParkinGO Yamaha rider Chaz Davies has taken his first victory of the 2011 season after two seperate incidents saw the supersport race red flagged twice. Brit Sam Lowes caused the first red flag after...

Assen WSB: Jonathan Rea takes race one win

Assen WSB: Jonathan Rea takes race one win

Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea has continued his good from at the Assen circuit with a victory in the first race of the day. It looked as though Carlos Checa would dominate the race from the front...

Assen WSB: Luca Scassa takes supersport pole

Assen WSB: Luca Scassa takes supersport pole

ParkinGO Yamaha rider Luca Scassa has taken pole position at Assen ahead of the supersport race tomorrow. The Italian rider stole pole position from Brit rider Sam Lowes in the last few minutes of the...

Assen WSB: Carlos Checa on pole

Assen WSB: Carlos Checa on pole

World Superbike championship leader Carlos Checa has continued his dominance of the 2011 season by taking his third successive pole position at Assen today. Checa set pole with a fastest lap of...

Rea ups his game to secure provisional pole at Assen

Rea ups his game to secure provisional pole at Assen

Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea secured provisional pole position at Assen today when he posted an impressive 1.36.035s best on his last lap of the hour long qualifying session. After struggling with...

Assen WSB: Smrz rules practice, Sykes top placed Brit

Assen WSB: Smrz rules practice, Sykes top placed Brit

Jakub Smrz stole the show in the opening qualifying session for the third round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen by securing provisional pole position on his Effenbert Ducati. The Czech...

Assen WSB: Lowes secures provisional WSS front row

Assen WSB: Lowes secures provisional WSS front row

Sam Lowes continued his impressive run of form since joining the World Supersport championship by securing his place on the provisional front row at the end of first qualifying at Assen. The Parkalgar...

Haslam predicts tough competition at Assen WSB

Haslam predicts tough competition at Assen WSB

Leon Haslam believes that this weekends WSB round at Assen is wide open with a host of riders all capable of fighting for glory. Last year Haslam secured second place in the opening race riding the...

Sykes’ confidence booster for Assen

Sykes’ confidence booster for Assen

PBM Kawasaki factory rider Tom Sykes goes to the Assen WSB round this week full of confidence after topping the times in the one-day test at Brands Hatch yesterday (Tuesday). Rather than try to test...

Haslam gears up for Assen race with three day Valencia test

Haslam gears up for Assen race with three day Valencia test

Leon Haslam and his BMW Motorrad Italia WSB team will conclude a three-day private test at Valencia today. Following a solid start to the season that has seen the 27 year old Brit secure four top five...

A great weekend

What a great weekend I had at Donington WSB. Tickets at reasonable prices and laid back, low key security on the camp site. I was able to sleep in my van and wasn't forced into putting a tent up in another location. Well done to Red Security - safe but not over powering security. Fantastic racing and an all round enjoyable weekend. "Just one thing spoils it. The price of a cup of tea or...

Leon Haslam a bit out of shape

Leon Haslam a bit out of shape

Leon Haslam trying to climb off at some unearthly speed on Starkey's Straight. Somehow by luck or judgement he stayed on!

MCN Donington WSB: Checa dominates race two

MCN Donington WSB: Checa dominates race two

Carlos Checa extended his championship lead with a dominating victory in the second MCN-backed WSB race at Donington Park. Brit Leon Haslam again got to Redgate corner first, but was unable to stop...

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport win

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport win

Factory Yamaha rider Luca Scassa continued his dominance with a win in the MCN-backed World Supersport race at Donington Park. Scassa led from flag to flag, with team-mate Chaz Davies the only rider...

MCN Donington WSB: Melandri takes first WSB win

MCN Donington WSB: Melandri takes first WSB win

Factory Yamaha rider Marco Melandri has taken his first win in WSB in the first race at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round. Melandri was ninth after the first lap and had to battle past Biaggi and the...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi fined 3000 Euros for Melandri slap

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi fined 3000 Euros for Melandri slap

Max Biaggi was fined 3000 euro for an altercation in pit lane after Superpole 3 which resulted in the World Champion slapping Marco Melandri. The incident was the result of their antics on track...

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport pole

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport pole

Lucas Scassa starts from pole tomorrow for the supersport race at the MCN-backed Donington Park round. Yamaha ParkinGO team-mate Chaz Davies will start from second on the grid, ahead of British...

MCN Donington WSB: Checa takes pole

MCN Donington WSB: Checa takes pole

Championship leader Carlos Checa will start from pole position tomorrow at the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round. Checa dominated the final two sessions of superpole, and set pole with a fastest lap...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi keeps top spot

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi keeps top spot

Factory Aprilia rider Max Biaggi kept his place at the top of the timesheets today during second qualifying at the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round. Biaggi again held off compatriot Marco Melandri...

Donington Park tank range

I went to Donington Park yesterday. As a pensioner I can no longer justify the cost of race day tickets but I like to go on Friday practice days, it's cheaper and less crowded so I get a good view of the riders. I've been going to Donington since the late 80s and used to love the place, but I was amazed to see the mess left by the antics of the last management team. It reminded me of the...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi on top in Q1

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi on top in Q1

Reigning world champion Max Biaggi set the fastest time during the first qualifying session at the MCN-backed WSB round at Donington Park today. The veteran posted a time of 1'28.794 to better his...

Rea and Haslam kick off MCN-backed Donington WSB round in style

Rea and Haslam kick off MCN-backed Donington WSB round in style

Brits Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam were right in the thick of the action in the first free practice session at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round this morning. The timesheets were topped by Carlos...

MCN Donington Park WSB: Vermeulen set to ride at Donington, but unlikely to race

MCN Donington Park WSB: Vermeulen set to ride at Donington, but unlikely to race

Chris Vermeulen will make his long awaited return to racing this weekend when first free practice kicks off for the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round, but it is unlikely he will actually race on...

Haslam leads charge of Brits at Donington

Haslam leads charge of Brits at Donington

World Superbike comes to Donington Park this weekend for the MCN-backed European round and Brit stars Leon Haslam, Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes and Leon Camier are determined to hit back against their...

Phillip Island WSB 2011

Phillip Island WSB 2011

Photos from the WSB 2011 season opener at Phillip Island, Australia. Best of luck to Eugene Laverty for the rest of the year and best wishes to JT for a quick recovery.

Toseland out for two months following Aragon test crash

Toseland out for two months following Aragon test crash

James Toseland has spoken of his extreme disappointment after being told that he could be out of action for up to two months following a serious testing crash at Aragon on Friday. Toseland highsided...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa does the double

Phillip Island WSB: Checa does the double

Carlos Checa rounded off a perfect weekend at Phillip Island with victory in race two to take home a maximum of 50 points and the World championship lead. Nobody was able to keep pace with Checa once...

Phillip Island WSS: Sam Lowes takes podium in first World Supersport race

Phillip Island WSS: Sam Lowes takes podium in first World Supersport race

Reigning British Supersport champion Sam Lowes continued where he left off in his first World Supersport race of 2011 with a third placed finsh at Phillip Island. Yamaha rider Luca Scassa took the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes race one victory

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes race one victory

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa continued his dominance at Phillip Island with a  commanding victory in the first race of 2011. Eugene Laverty got the jump from the lights and led the race for...

Salom secures maiden pole, Lowes on front row

Salom secures maiden pole, Lowes on front row

Motocard Kawasaki man David Salom secured his first ever World Supersport pole position for tomorrows 21 laps race. The Spanish rider has been a contender in all the sessions and timed his run to pole...

Checa from Biaggi, Haslam secures front row start in Superpole

Checa from Biaggi, Haslam secures front row start in Superpole

Carlos Checa retained his stranglehold of the Phillip Island WSB round by securing pole position for the two 22 lap races tomorrow. The Althea Ducati rider has led every single session of testing,...