2013

Sykes retains WSB series lead after Guintoli appeal rejected

Sykes retains WSB series lead after Guintoli appeal rejected

Britain’s Tom Sykes maintains his position at the top of the WSB standings after a long standing appeal by Sylvain Guintoli and his Aprilia Racing team was rejected by the FIM International...

Turkey WSB: Guintoli fastet on day one as injuries thin out the grid

Turkey WSB: Guintoli fastet on day one as injuries thin out the grid

Only 15 riders kicked off the first qualifying session after the injury list following the free practice session crashes earlier in the day contained four names – Carlos Checa, Ayrton Badovini (Both...

Turkey WSS: Lowes leads the way on day one

Turkey WSS: Lowes leads the way on day one

A fast early start from Supersport World Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) placed him in the overnight pole spot at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey. At the home race of his great...

German WSB: Davies takes race two victory in Germany

German WSB: Davies takes race two victory in Germany

Chaz Davies has emerged top of a scrap between the title leaders at the Nurburgring, after red flags brought the second race to a premature end, as with the first race. Davies was forced to work for...

German WSS: Lowes takes easy win as Sofuoglu falls

German WSS: Lowes takes easy win as Sofuoglu falls

Sam Lowes took another step towards the 2013 World Supersport title today, stretching his title lead to 54 points as his main championship rival, former world champ Kenan Sofuoglu, fell while shading...

German WSB: Sykes wins race one on count back after Rea, Camier off

German WSB: Sykes wins race one on count back after Rea, Camier off

Tom Sykes has taken the race one victory at Nurburgring, winning the race from second place behind Marco Melandri after huge crashes for Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier on the second last lap. Sykes had...

German WSB: Badovini takes pole in wet conditions at the Ring

German WSB: Badovini takes pole in wet conditions at the Ring

Ayrton Badovini will start from pole position at a rain-struck Nurburgring for tomorrow's German rounds of the World Superbike Championship. With heavy rain coming just minutes before the start of...

German WSB: Davies Dominates Pre-Superpole Qualifying

German WSB: Davies Dominates Pre-Superpole Qualifying

Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) upped the pace to an unrivalled level in the second regulation qualifying session at the Nürburgring in Germany to enter Superpole as the fastest rider. His 1’54.223...

German WSS: Lowes Comes Out Fighting On Day One

German WSS: Lowes Comes Out Fighting On Day One

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) took the early advantage in first qualifying session at the Nürburgring in the Supersport class just heading off his only realistic championship challenger Kenan...

Germany WSB: Davies Pips Sykes In First Qualifying

Germany WSB: Davies Pips Sykes In First Qualifying

On BMW’s home ground two British riders led the field in the first qualifying session, with Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) leaving it late to head off the charge of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing...

Danny Webb makes World Supersport switch

Danny Webb makes World Supersport switch

Danny Webb will move to the World Supersport series for the remainder of 2013 having signed to join the PTR Honda squad. The 22-year-old was dropped by his Italian Moto3 squad on the eve of this...

Silverstone WSB dashboard

Silverstone WSB dashboard

After a topsy-turvy weekend at Silverstone, the WSB championship is right back to being as close as ever. Check out the losers and gainers in our championship dashboard.  

Silverstone WSB: Baz takes win after red flag

Silverstone WSB: Baz takes win after red flag

Frenchman Loris Baz claimed his second WSB win in the second race at Silverstone in a race that again started dry and finished in tricky conditions. Baz took to the front after a strong start and...

Silverstone WSB: Sofuoglu battles to controversial supersport win

Silverstone WSB: Sofuoglu battles to controversial supersport win

Kawasaki rider Kenan Sofuogolu won the World Supersport race at Silverstone after a race long battle with Sam Lowes, which saw the two riders collide on the final lap. Sofuoglu's Kawasaki was visibly...

Silverstone WSB: Rea braves tricky conditions to take race win

Silverstone WSB: Rea braves tricky conditions to take race win

Pata Honda rider Jonathan Rea braved changing conditions during the first WSB race at Silverstone today to take his first victory of 2013. The start was delayed after rain began to fall, but the race...

Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

Tom Sykes has blasted WSB race organisers for their decision to stop the final Superpole session and then restart it after declaring it wet. Moments before the red flags were shown, Sykes had set a...

Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty will start tomrrow's races from Silverstone in pole position after setting the fastest lap during a final superpole session which was declared wet by...

WSB Silverstone: Sykes stays on top despite failing to improve on first qualifying time

WSB Silverstone: Sykes stays on top despite failing to improve on first qualifying time

Tom Sykes secured provisional pole position at Silverstone despite being unable to better his first qualifying best in this morning’s second qualifying  session. The Kawasaki Superbike man spent...

Silverstone WSB: Sykes from Camier in opening Free practice

Silverstone WSB: Sykes from Camier in opening Free practice

Tom Sykes was the fastest man out of the blocks in free practice session today at Silverstone setting the fastest  time of the 45 minutes session. Sykes came under pressure from fellow Brit Leon...

Suzuka 8hrs: Haslam becomes second British winner in two years

Suzuka 8hrs: Haslam becomes second British winner in two years

For the second year in a row, a British rider has triumphed at the Suzuka 8hr race, as the MuSASHI Harc-Pro Honda team of Leon Haslam, Michael van der Mark and Takumi Takahashi took the win by a...

Suzuka 8-hour: Monster Yart Yamaha team on pole

Suzuka 8-hour: Monster Yart Yamaha team on pole

The Monster YART squad of Kats Nakasuga, Broc Parkes and Josh Waters continued to top the time sheets in this afternoon’s delayed final qualifying session to take pole for tomorrow’s Suzuka 8 hours...

BMW withdraw from WSB

BMW withdraw from WSB

BMW have confirmed today that they will terminate their involvement in the World Superbike championship at the end of the 2013 season. BMW joined WSB with a big budget full factory team with their...

WSB Moscow Race One: Eventful race sees Melandri take victory

WSB Moscow Race One: Eventful race sees Melandri take victory

The twenty-five laps of race one at the tight Moscow raceway saw Chaz Davies make a great start to lead from turn one. The same could not be said of Carlos Checa however, who was taken out on only the...

WSS: Sofuoglu gains advantage with pole

With the weather conditions that met the WSS second qualifying session proving to be intermittently rainy, Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) had one last chance to to ride to pole on his very last lap. His bike developed an engine problem however, which suddenly lost him power. Lowes almost crashed shortly after and although his third sector time showed that up until that point he was going to...

WSB Moscow: Sykes crashes out, Giugliano on pole.

WSB Moscow: Sykes crashes out, Giugliano on pole.

Despite leading the qualifying times in all of the previous sessions, Tom sykes crashed out of Superpole three in Moscow, leaving him unable to complete a lap, and forcing him to start back in...

Checa Crashes After Engine Problem

Carlos Checa suffered a fast crash on the Moscow Raceway straight in wet conditions when the rear tyre of his Ducati Alstare Panigale 1199 locked up and eventually spat him off, landing him hard on his hip, shoulder and head. Ducati SBK racing boss Ernesto Marinelli said that that the exact reason for the crash was as yet unknown but confirmed that it appears to have been an engine problem. ...

Big discounts on Early Bird tickets for Silverstone WSB

As Silverstone prepares to host the British round of World Superbike Championship on 2nd to 4th August time is running out to get an early bird deal for greatly reduced ticket prices. The Early Bird offer comes to a close at 12 noon on Tuesday 23 July. While admission for children is free in non-reserved seats*, the ‘Early Bird’ offer presents savings against on the day prices of up to £35 on...

WSB Moscow Q1 – Sykes on provisional pole, Checa in the mix

Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes continued his seemingly unstoppable momentum which has seen him win four of the last six races with another day at the top of the timesheets after the opening qualifying session at Moscow Raceway. Sykes posted a 1’35.567 on the 19th and final lap of the session to secure provisional pole ahead of in form Italians David Giugliano and Marco Melandri. While Sykes’ leader...

Moscow WSS Q1 - Sofuoglu from Lowes at Moscow Raceway

Kenan Sofuoglu drew first blood in Russia to secure provisional pole position for round eight of the World Supersport Championship at the Moscow Raceway. His 1’38.088 lap time was more than 0.152 seconds ahead of championship leader Sam Lowes and 0.6 seconds better than Lowes’ Yakhnich Motorsports Yamaha team-mate Vladimir Leonov in third. Kawasaki privateer Alessandro Antonelli (GO Eleven Team)...

WSB Moscow FP1 – Melandri sets the pace in opening session

BMW GoldBet rider Marco Melandri started his World Superbike weekend at the Moscow Raceway in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening Free Practice session. The 30 year old posted a best lap of 1.36.101 as he sets out to improve on his two fourth place finishes at Imola last time out. Second spot went to fast Italian David Guigliano onboard his Althea Racing Aprilia...

Guintoli’s championship bid at risk after dislocating collarbone

Guintoli’s championship bid at risk after dislocating collarbone

Factory Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli will attempt to race in round eight of the WSB championship at the Moscow Raceway this weekend, despite suffering a dislocated collarbone last Sunday. The...

PTR aiming for WSB Evo class in 2014

PTR aiming for WSB Evo class in 2014

Long time World Supersport front runners PTR are the first team to show serious intent to compete in the new proposed Evo class set to be introduced in to the World Superbike Championship in 2014.

Imola WSB Dashboard

Imola WSB Dashboard

In Imola, Tom Sykes took a double victory and started to look like the title favourite for 2013. Check out all the stats from the weekend here.  

Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

Imola WSB: Sykes does the double

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes rode a faultless race to take the double win at Imola and come away with the champonship lead. Sykes got a great start and led from the first corner, with Davide...

Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

Imola WSS: Sofuoglu wins after red flag

Kenan Sofuoglu has closed the gap to championship leader Sam Lowes to 34 points after easing to victory at Imola. The race was red flagged due to oil on the track and Sofuoglu got a a great start...

Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

Imola WSB: Sykes takes race one win

Tom Sykes eased to victory in the first race at Imola to drastically close the gap on championship leader Sylvain Guintoli after the Frenchman was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem on lap...