February

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...

Who do you think is going to be the top Brit in WSB, 2013?

Who do you think is going to be the top Brit in WSB, 2013?

The Brits dominated the official WSB test at Phillip Island last week, taking the top four spots. But who will be the top Brit in 2013? pollcomment

Sykes diagnosed with fractured radius

Tom Sykes has suffered a fractured radius in a testing crash at Phillip Island today. The 27 year old factory Kawasaki rider crashed six laps into the opening session of day one of testing. A team insider told MCN: “The crash was completely unexpected. Tom wasn’t pushing and after studying the data we can see that he did absolutely nothing different to the lap before, but on this lap the rear...

WSB Phillip Island test – Day 1 – Laverty leads the way, Sykes suffers finger injury

WSB Phillip Island test – Day 1 – Laverty leads the way, Sykes suffers finger injury

The first round of testing got underway at Phillip Island today with factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty taking first blood to top the timesheets at the end of day one. The 26 year old Irishman set a...

Chaz Davies aims for more WSB victories in 2013

Chaz Davies aims for more WSB victories in 2013

Chaz Davies is confident he can build on his impressive first season in the World Superbike championship by adding more victories when the 2013 campaign gets underway in Australia later this month.

Leon Haslam: Sykes, Melandri and Laverty WSB title favourites

Leon Haslam: Sykes, Melandri and Laverty WSB title favourites

Ten Kate Honda rider Leon Haslam believes Tom Sykes, Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty will kick off the new World Superbike season in Australia later this month as the main title contenders. Last...

Alstare Ducati unveil new WSB contender

Alstare Ducati unveil new WSB contender

Alstare Ducati have unveiled their 2013 colour scheme, as the Belgian-owned team become the official Ducati Corse WSB squad. The Panigale 1199 will make its World Superbike debut this year after a...