2013

Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

Imola WSB: Sykes takes pole

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races at Imola from pole position after setting a blistering fastest lap of 1'45.981 on race tyres in superpole 3. Pata Honda rider Jonatha...

Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

Imola WSB: Sykes and Rea lead the charge

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) headed up the first qualifying session at Imola and were only separated by 0.112 seconds as they put a gap between...

Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

Imola WSS: Sam Lowes out front again

Sam Lowes continued his great WSS form on his Yakhnich Racing Yamaha R6 to record the fastest lap of the first qualifying session at the Imola round. He was 0.722 seconds quicker than his next nearest...

WSB Portimão Race Two: Disaster for Sykes as Laverty takes victory

WSB Portimão Race Two: Disaster for Sykes as Laverty takes victory

It was a disastrous second race in Portimão for pole-sitter, Tom Sykes after he dropped his bike on the sighting lap; smashing his screen, denting his tank and requiring a brake lever change from the...

WSS Portimão: Lowes takes fourth win in a row

WSS Portimão: Lowes takes fourth win in a row

Sam Lowes claimed his fourth victory in a row in Portimão to remain on top of the FIM World Supersport championship table. The reigining champion - Kenan Sofuoglo - and Fabian Floret on the MAHI...

WSB Race One: Melandri wins thrilling first race in Portimão

WSB Race One: Melandri wins thrilling first race in Portimão

Marco Melandri took his second win of the year in today's first of two races in a much dryer Portimão. A good start from Tom Sykes - starting from pole - saw him chased by an initial surge from...

Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

The wet weather of Portimao played a large part in today's Superpole session for the FIM World Superbike Championship with a combined, wet and twenty minute session of Superpole being...

FRIDAY SBK QUALIFYING: Rea, Laverty and Sykes Head Up Day One

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) once more proved that Portimao is one of his favourite circuits as he led the first qualifying session at the intense 4.592km track on the Algarve, heading off Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) by 0.052 seconds. Regular session leading rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third today, although only 0.097 seconds behind Rea. The top three had a small advantage over...

FRIDAY WSS QUALIFYING: Lowes Goes To Provisional Pole

British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Team Yamaha) carried on his dominant form in the WSS class by taking provisional pole at Portimao after the first qualifying session with a 1’45.724 lap time that none of his rivals could get near. He was 0.522 seconds ahead of the reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) although none of the top riders are yet at lap record pace...

New SBK Rules Agreement Reached

The shape of SBK technical regulations in 2014 and beyond came one step closer to completion with a joint statement on Friday at Portimao, from the FIM, Dorna and MSMA, stating that a ‘framework’ for the new rules had finally been worked out. There is now an agreement of the main technical rules and costs for complete bikes, lease packages and other performance components like suspension, brakes...

Leon Camier Donington crash

Leon Camier Donington crash

Leon Camier's crash at Donington Park WSB 2013.

Double winner for the grinner!

Double winner for the grinner!

Had a great day out at Donington WSB - met lots of riders but none more friendly than Tom Sykes who, after his double race win, took time out to pose with the wife. Two grinners indeed!

Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

For Leon Haslam, recovering from an operation undertaken to fix a double-fracture of his lower, left leg – suffered during a wet, practice session at Assen just four weeks ago - in time to race at his...

WSB Donington Race Two: Sykes secures first ever double-podium at Donington.

WSB Donington Race Two: Sykes secures first ever double-podium at Donington.

Race two of the European round of the FIM World Superbikes at Donington Park began with Sykes looking to secure his first, ever double-podium and with the locally-based Frenchman, Guintoli looking to...

WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

Sam Lowes stormed to a World Supersport victory at Donington Park with an untouchable 11.1 second lead over second placed, Sofuoglu. In doing so he also beat the lap record of 1’31.094 – set by...

WSB Donington, Race One: Sykes takes home win

WSB Donington, Race One: Sykes takes home win

A faultless ride from Tom Sykes saw him cruise to his second victory of the season at Donington Park for the European round of the FIM World Superbikes. It was a mixed race for the homegrown...

Sykes storms to another superpole at Donington

Sykes storms to another superpole at Donington

Tom Sykes continued his fantastic qualifying run- and added to his growing watch collection - with another Superpole victory here at a sunny Donington park for the European FIM World Superbike...

Haga back to WSB

Haga back to WSB

Noriyuki Haga will make a dramatic return to the World Superbike Championship later this year. The 43 time race winner who last rode in the championship in 2011 onboard the PATA Aprilia will ride for...

Gino Rea on stand by at Donington Park

Moto2 rider Gino Rea is at Donington Park this weekend on stand- by for the Kawasaki Supersport team. The 23 year old who is operating his own team at selected rounds of the Moto2 championship in 2013 running in the top 12 at Le Mans last weekend before a technical problem. His next Moto2 race is scheduled for Assen on 27th to 29th June. As a result of not competing in every Moto2 race, Rea is an...

Rea: “Engine braking strategy key to success at Donington”

Rea: “Engine braking strategy key to success at Donington”

Jonathan Rea made an encouraging start to the Donington Park race weekend after finishing second fastest at the end of the opening first qualifying session. Since the start of the season the team have...

Haslam declared fit, Sykes still in command despite fall

Haslam declared fit, Sykes still in command despite fall

Leon Haslam was declared fit to race for the European round of the FIM World Superbike Championship at a wet and windy day at Donington Park. Limping to his Honda PATA bike in the...

Laverty confident of improved Donington Park result

Laverty confident of improved Donington Park result

Factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty has plenty of room for improvement this weekend at Donington Park. The 26 year old currently sits second in the overall championship standings after the opening four...

Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

The Friday, Supersport qualifying practice got underway at Donington for the European round of the FIM World Championship under grey, rain clouds and blustery, windy conditions. With the track still...

Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

Four rounds done in the World Superbike championship, and things are starting to heat up, with Sykes and melandri finding their form at Monza to challenge the Aprilia domination. Here's how it stands...

Monza WSB: Laverty battles to race two victory

Monza WSB: Laverty battles to race two victory

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty prevailed in the second race at Monza today to take his sixth World Superbike victory and third of the season. It was another race long battle between Laverty,...

Monza WSB: Melandri takes race one win

Monza WSB:  Melandri takes race one win

GoldBet BMW rider Marco Melandri took his first race win of the season in the first race at Monza after a race long battle with Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli. Melandri was third at...

Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) left it to the very last minute to take pole in the Supersport World Championship class at Monza, although not reaching the previous best lap, set in 2010 by Eugene...

Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races from pole position after setting the fastest time ever around the Monza circuit with a best lap of 1:41.223. Current championship...

Monza WSB: Melandri leads the pack into superpole

Monza WSB: Melandri leads the pack into superpole

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) used his Friday lap time to enter Superpole as fastest rider after combined qualifying. Heavy overnight thunderstorms ensured that track conditions did not...

Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) bounced back from the relative depression of Assen to an impressive fastest time in the Friday qualifying session at Monza. It was called a wet session but...

Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

Kevin Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki) made the best of tricky damp track conditions at the fast Monza circuit to lead the field in the first timed Supersport World Championship qualifying session...

BMW prepare for high speed Monza race with wind tunnel testing

BMW prepare for high speed Monza race with wind tunnel testing

Britain’s Chaz Davies has undergone the best possible preparation for the fourth round of the World Superbike championship at Monza by completing time in BMW’s wind tunnel facility in Munich. Monza is...

WSBK Race Two: Laverty matches pace and snatches win from Sykes

WSBK Race Two: Laverty matches pace and snatches win from Sykes

The second ‘big bike’ race from Assen saw Sykes looking to build on his emphatic first race win and to truly begin his assault on the championship that he so desperately desires. With the chasing...

Lowes takes dramatic Superpole win in Assen

Lowes takes dramatic Superpole win in Assen

Sam Lowes - after the horrendous problems at Aragon in the last round - started this World Supersport race in pole position and desperate to make up the Supersport championship points here...

WSBK Race One: Sykes storms to race one win in Assen

WSBK Race One: Sykes storms to race one win in Assen

It was a morning of contrasts for British riders, with Chad Davies having a spill in the earlier warm-up session for race one, leaving his S1000RR minus pieces of fairing, requiring a few adjustments...

UK riders claim entire front row in Assen Superpole

UK riders claim entire front row in Assen Superpole

Riders were finally greeted by a dry track in Assen for the World Superbike Superpole sessions. From the fifteen riders from session one, only twelve progress and although there was little by the way...