2013

Giugliano Beats Sykes To Fastest Qualifying Time

Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia) surprised the leading pack at Assen by posting the fastest combined qualifying time in the only truly dry qualifying session of the weekend so far. Giugliano goes into Superpole 0.069 seconds ahead of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and his Bol d’Or winning KRT team-mate Loris Baz. Jonathan Rea did his best to raise the spirits of the Pata Honda World...

Leon Haslam Injury Update

Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) suffered a left lower leg fracture (not right as we previously reported) after he crashed at turn seven in the first timed practice session at a wet Assen circuit. Initial tests at the local Assen hospital indicated that he had suffered breaks in his tibia and fibia quite close to the left knee, which will require specialist surgery to fix. He is...

WSB Assen: Sykes Splashes To Provisional Pole

WSB Assen: Sykes Splashes To Provisional Pole

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) extended the advantage he already had in wet conditions in the first qualifying session at Assen to record a lap of 1’57.190 and push himself fully 1.634 seconds ahead...

Iddon Second After first WSS Qualifying

Iddon Second After first WSS Qualifying

Christian Iddon made good use of his three-cylinder MV Agusta F3 675 in a fully wet first qualifying session at Assen, going second fastest overall and only held back from the status of provisional...

Leon Haslam Injured In First Free Session At Assen

Leon Haslam Injured In First Free Session At Assen

UPDATED 1612 Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) suffered a left lower leg fracture after he crashed at turn seven in the first timed practice session at a wet Assen circuit. Initial tests at...

Assen too tough to call for Rea

Assen too tough to call for Rea

With four wins in the last three years at Assen, Jonathan Rea and his Pata Honda have been the WSB benchmark at the Dutch track. But heading into this year’s race at the weekend, Rea’s sense of...

Camier declared fit to ride at Assen, Cudlin remains as back-up

Camier declared fit to ride at Assen, Cudlin remains as back-up

Leon Camier will be out on track this morning in the opening Free Practice session at Assen after being declared fit to ride. The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider suffered a serious knee in the Aragon WSB...

Chaz Davies talks double WSB wins

Chaz Davies talks double WSB wins

Last weekend was a momentous moment for Welsh World SBK rider and FreestyleXtreme sponsored athlete Chaz Davies. After just his second race for the factory BMW GoldBet Motorrad Team, he managed a...

Camier sets sights on Assen return

Camier sets sights on Assen return

After sustaining a serious cut to his knee in a qualifying crash at Aragon one week ago, Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier is focussed on making an incredible return to racing action next weekend...

WSB Aragon Race 2: Davies dominates in Aragon

WSB Aragon Race 2: Davies dominates in Aragon

Chaz Davies dominated race two at Aragon to complete a perfect weekend, walking away with a full complement of 50 points and establishing himself as a championship contender. The race start was...

WSS Aragon: Veteran Foret wins as more DNFs in supersport

WSS Aragon: Veteran Foret wins as more DNFs in supersport

2002 World Champion Fabien Foret rode to a win in the WSS race at Motorland Aragon following a series of crashes and DNFs among his fellow title favourites. A mistake on the first lap saw Sofuoglu go...

WSB Aragon Race 1: Davies scorches to victory after Laverty and Sykes DNFs

WSB Aragon Race 1: Davies scorches to victory after Laverty and Sykes DNFs

Welshman Chaz Davies scorched to his debut BMW win in the first WSB race at Motorland aragon after DNFs handed him the lead early on. Eugene Laverty lead off the line, with Davies passing Tom Sykes on...

WSB Aragon: UK riders dominate in superpole

WSB Aragon: UK riders dominate in superpole

Tom Sykes looked to continue his 2012 superpole record as he took pole position for tomorrow’s WSB races under the Spanish sun, leading out Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies for the front row. France...

WSS Aragon Qualifying: Sofuoglu on pole with Lowes only 0.160 seconds behind

WSS Aragon Qualifying: Sofuoglu on pole with Lowes only 0.160 seconds behind

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) went second in qualifying for the WSS race at Motorland Aragon, behind pole man Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India). Sofuoglu and Lowes had clearly...

Aragon WSB: Sykes takes charge in second qualifying, Rea storms to third

Aragon WSB: Sykes takes charge in second qualifying, Rea storms to third

Tom Sykes re-asserted his dominance to qualifying at Aragon today by becoming the only man to set a sub 1.58s lap with a 1.57.785 onboard his Kawasaki Superbike. The 27 year old made a few minor...

Aragon WSB: Camier injury update

Aragon WSB: Camier injury update

Following his high speed crash during first qualifying yesterday, Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier remains in Alacaniz hospital. The 26 year old underwent an operation last night to clean out...

WSS Aragon: Lowes in control on opening day at Aragon, but expecting big race battle

WSS Aragon: Lowes in control on opening day at Aragon, but expecting big race battle

Sam Lowes dominated the opening qualifying session at Aragon today, despite still suffering the effects of a badly sprained left wrist sustained in testing last week. The Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha...

Aragon WSB: Laverty from Davies in first qualifying, Camier injured

Aragon WSB: Laverty from Davies in first qualifying, Camier injured

Factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty stole provisional pole position from his friend and rival Chaz Davies on his final lap of qualifying at Aragon today. The current championship leader posted a...

Lascorz: "I recall every moment of my crash"

Lascorz: "I recall every moment of my crash"

Tom Sykes’ former factory Kawasaki team-mate Joan Lascorz has spoken out about his career-ending Imola testing crash for the first time, a year after the fateful events of 2 April 2012. The...

Aitchison back in WSB with Effenbert Ducati

Aitchison back in WSB with Effenbert Ducati

Mark Aitchison will make a return to the WSB paddock in 2013, alongside the returning Effenbert Team, which had an incident-laden 2012 season. Despite the Ducati 1098’s homologation now expired due...

Sykes leaves Aragon on top with Camier second

Sykes leaves Aragon on top with Camier second

Both Sykes and his team-mate Loris Baz tried out the latest Showa suspension components and uprated performance parts. With no transponders in place a late claim from one source had Sykes setting a...

Sykes stays in control, Lowes sets WSS pace despite injury

Sykes stays in control, Lowes sets WSS pace despite injury

Factory Kawasaki man, Tom Sykes dipped under the lap record using race tyres on the second day of the scheduled three day Aragon test this week. His pace was the clearest indication yet that...

Sykes fastest on first day of Aragon tests

Sykes fastest on first day of Aragon tests

2012 championship runner-up Tom Sykes has recovered well enough from his broken left wrist and three broken ribs sustained in a testing crash at Phillip Island in February to set the fastest time of...

World Superbikes will race at Silverstone in 2013

World Superbikes will race at Silverstone in 2013

Silverstone has confirmed that it WILL host this year’s British round of the FIM Superbike World Championship (SBK) on 02-04 August   The announcement follows discussions between the circuit and...

WSB Phillip Island: Laverty takes race 2 win as Aprilia dominant Down Under

WSB Phillip Island: Laverty takes race 2 win as Aprilia dominant Down Under

Aprilia finished off a weekend of dominance Down Under with Eugene Laverty taking the race two win at Phillip Island from teammate Sylvain Guintoli. Laverty led at the end of the first lap, as he did...

WSS Phillip Island: Sofuoglu storms to opening-round victory

WSS Phillip Island: Sofuoglu storms to opening-round victory

Kenan Sofuoglu stormed to victory in the opening round of the 2013 World Supersport Championship at Phillip Island, steering his Mahi Kawasaki to the win ahead of Brit Sam Lowes. After a race-long...

WSB Phillip Island: Aprilias dominate race one as Guintoli wins

WSB Phillip Island: Aprilias dominate race one as Guintoli wins

Aprilia dominated the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship, with factory riders Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty first and second, and Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Michael...

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes cruises to pole

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes cruises to pole

Sam Lowes has cruised to his first pole position of 2013 on his Yakhnich Yamaha, with his time from qualifying 1 good enough to ensure that no one could match him in the second session. His blistering...

WSB Phillip Island: Checa answers critics with Superpole victory

Alstare Ducati rider Carlos Checa went some way to answering the critics of the new Panigale superbike by putting it on pole for the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship. The UK riders showed their form earlier in Superpole, with Tom Sykes topping Superpole 1 and Eugene topping SP2, before Laverty eventually finished second to the veteran Spaniard as the best of the Brits.

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes Leads The Lot On Day One

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes Leads The Lot On Day One

British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) pushed his way to the fastest Supersport time Phillip Island has ever seen in first qualifying, with a 1’32.545 lap that comfortably bettered the...

WSB Phillip Island: Privateer Fabrizio Leads The Early Charge, all Brits running inside top ten

WSB Phillip Island: Privateer Fabrizio Leads The Early Charge, all Brits running inside top ten

Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma Aprilia) underlined the unpredictable nature of SBK racing at Phillip Island by posting the fastest lap of the first qualifying session, a 1’31.31, on his leased...

Lap Phillip Island with Jonathan Rea

Lap Phillip Island with Jonathan Rea

Ahead of the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship this weekend at Phillip Island, a number of top teams have been testing at the Australian circuit. Check out this guide to a fast...

Lowes sets the bar high in final day of testing

Lowes sets the bar high in final day of testing

Sam Lowes picked up where he left off on the opening day of testing to secure top spot at the end of the final day. The Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha rider slashed a massive 0.443 seconds off his day one...

Checa exceeds all expectations by topping time sheets in final test

Checa exceeds all expectations by topping time sheets in final test

Carlos Checa stunned his WSB rivals on the final day of testing at Phillip Island by setting the fastest time onboard his Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R. His leaderboard topping lap time is the first...

Lowes sets pace in World Supersport testing

Lowes sets pace in World Supersport testing

Sam Lowes got his pre-season testing campaign off to a perfect start by setting the fastest time of the day onboard his Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6. The 21-year-old set a best lap of 1.39.950 to pip...

Camier tops the timesheets again in Phillip Island

Camier tops the timesheets again in Phillip Island

The first day of official World Superbike testing concluded today with Britain’s Leon Camier picking up where he left off in last week’s private testing by setting the overall fastest time. The Fixi...