October

Melandri guilty of tax dodging

Melandri guilty of tax dodging

BMW World Superbike rider Marco Melandri has received a nineteen month suspended sentance in his home town of Ravenna, after being convicted of tax evasion offences. In a case similar to Valentino...

Yamaha open to World Superbike return

Yamaha open to World Superbike return

Yamaha could be tempted back to World Superbikes if new owners Dorna introduce radical technical changes that will reduce costs and make the bikes more closely linked to a Superstock level of...

Ducati discontinue Althea link

Ducati discontinue Althea link

Ducati has issued a press statement finalising its plans for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, both in the development of the 1199 Panigale and how it will participate in the series. Ducati say...

Jules Cluzel joins FIXI Crescent Suzuki

Jules Cluzel joins FIXI Crescent Suzuki

World Supersport sensation Jules Cluzel has signed for the British Fixi Crescent Suzuki team to race in WSB in 2013. Cluzel arrived in the WSB paddock riding the PTR Honda in WSS in 2012, finishing...

Tom Sykes’ Joan Lascorz tribute helmet up to £7600 on eBay

Tom Sykes’ Joan Lascorz tribute helmet up to £7600 on eBay

The Joan Lascorz tribute helmet worn by Tom Sykes in the final round of the World Superbike Championship has now received a staggering £7600 bid on eBay and the auction doesn’t even end until...

Crescent Suzuki blast Guintoli for reneging on 2013 contract

Crescent Suzuki blast Guintoli for reneging on 2013 contract

Crescent Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his extreme disappointment over Sylvain Guintoli’s decision not to honour a signed contract to ride for his team in WSB 2013. As reported in MCN last...

Poll: Should Biaggi have been allowed to benefit from team orders?

Poll: Should Biaggi have been allowed to benefit from team orders?

Max Biaggi won his second World Superbike championship at the weekend by just 0.5points, ahead of Tom Sykes. Sykes won the final race, while Biaggi finished fifth. Biaggi's team-mate Eugene Laverty...

WSB Magny Cours: Sykes win race two, Biaggi wins title by 0.5points

WSB Magny Cours: Sykes win race two, Biaggi wins title by 0.5points

Tom Sykes did everything he could to wrestle the WSB crown away from Italian Max Biaggi, but was ultimately denied the title by just 0.5 points. In a tense finish to the 2012 WSB season, Biaggi...

Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins, Lowes second, Linfoot third

Magny Cours WSS:  Cluzel wins, Lowes second, Linfoot third

Frenchman Jules Cluzel secured his fourth win of his rookie World Supersport season with a convincing victory at Mangy Cours onboard his PTR Honda. Cluzel rode the drying track superbly to make it the...

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes and Melandri closes in on championship lead as Biaggi crashes out

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes and Melandri closes in on championship lead as Biaggi crashes out

Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes closed within 14.5 points of championship leader Max Biaggi after taking third position in damp, tricky conditions at Magny Cours. Factory Aprilia rider Biaggi crashed at the end...

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes takes pole and smashes lap record

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes takes pole and smashes lap record

Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes secured pole position, smashing the lap record with an outstanding Superpole lap, while championship rival Max Biaggi struggled finishing an unexpected 10th. Sykes took his ninth...

2013 WSB Calendar confirmed

The 15 round World Superbike Calendar has been confirmed in Magny Cours today. The unconfirmed race on 23 June is expected to take place in Brno, Czech Republic. 24 February       Australia                        Phillip Island 10...

Magny Cours WSB: Marco on top in the last qualifying before Superpole

Magny Cours WSB: Marco on top in the last qualifying before Superpole

Marco Malandri, improved from yesterday’s third position to top the time sheets in second qualifying knocking Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes back to second. Sykes couldn’t improve on Friday’s time and had to...

Magny Cours WSB: Tom Sykes on top in first qualifying

Magny Cours WSB: Tom Sykes on top in first qualifying

In perfect sunny conditions Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes set the fastest time of the first 45 minute qualifying session, with a 1.38.200. Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa joins him on the provisional front row...

Magny Cours WSB: Cluzel on provisional pole at home race

Frenchman Jules Cluzel ended the opening day at Magny Cours by setting provisional pole position for Sunday’ 22 lap World Supersport race. The three time WSS race winner set a pole time of 1’41.886 – 0.406s clear of his closest rival. Ten Kate Honda rider Broc Parkes secured second spot ahead of Kawasaki Fabien Foret who made it two French riders on the front row. Britain’s Sam Lowes claimed...

Magny Cours WSB: Rea leads Brit charge at final round

Magny Cours WSB: Rea leads Brit charge at final round

Jonathan Rea topped the first free practice time sheets at Magny Cours, setting a 1.39.064 on a drying tack. PATA Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli finished second with in form Brits Leon Camier and Tom...

Magny Cours WSB: Lowes on top in damp free practice

Magny Cours WSB: Lowes on top in damp free practice

PTR Honda rider Sam Lowes topped the opening free practice session at Magny Cours this morning. On a wet, but drying track, Lowes left it late to even venture out of his pitbox to allow the track...