September

Melandri to BMW Motorrad deal imminent

Melandri to BMW Motorrad deal imminent

Marco Melandri is expected to sign a deal to ride for the factory BMW Motorrad team in 2012 later today. The 28 year old Italian currently rides for the factory Yamaha squad but following news that...

End of the road for factory Yamaha WSB squad

End of the road for factory Yamaha WSB squad

Any chance of Yamaha continuing its factory World Superbike team beyond the end of the 2011 season have ended. MCN has learned that team and staff have been informed that the operation will close...

Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa moved to within a whisker of securing his first World Superbike championship with victory in race two at Imola after Jonathan Rea suffered a mechanical problem while...

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...