2014

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 1st

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 1st

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 2nd

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 2nd

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 3rd

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 3rd

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 4th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 4th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 5th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 5th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 6th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 6th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 7th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 7th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 8th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 8th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 9th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 9th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective top...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 1st

MCN’s top five WSB races: 1st

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 10th

MCN’s top ten WSB riders: 10th

A remarkable season of FIM Superbike World Championship racing delivered an eclectic bunch of riders onto the podiums, from Australia to Qatar and all points in between. MCN’s entirely subjective...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 2nd

MCN’s top five WSB races: 2nd

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 3rd

MCN’s top five WSB races: 3rd

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 4th

MCN’s top five WSB races: 4th

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 5th

MCN’s top five WSB races: 5th

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

Morais back in the PTR fold

Morais back in the PTR fold

CIA Landlords Insurance Honda has made its third rider signing for 2015 as former PTR Honda rider Sheridan Morais rejoins the British-based team run by former GP rider Simon Buckmaster. Experienced...

Winning Evo championship strategy explained

Winning Evo championship strategy explained

In so many ways the Evo class within the overall WSB grid in 2014 was unusual but arguably the thing that most set it apart from other WSB initiatives of the past was its scoring method. Each SBK...

'Evo' name a one shot deal

'Evo' name a one shot deal

In 2014 everybody understood that there would be a significantly different shape to the WSB championship tech rules and regs in 2015.  There was one flaw in the thinking of those who said that...

New WSB rules shaping up well for Suzuki

New WSB rules shaping up well for Suzuki

After strong performances from both Alex Lowes and new signing Randy De Puniet on the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki in recent Jerez testing, team principal Paul Denning has every right to feel positive...

Evo champ Salom joins Pedercini

Evo champ Salom joins Pedercini

In 2014 the KRT WSB squad was three riders strong, with Tom Sykes and Loris Baz providing full superbike squad while David Salom was the lone Evo entry. Having won the Evo title with ease, despite an...

EBR continues WSB plan into 2015

EBR continues WSB plan into 2015

Despite a tough Superbike World Championship debut in 2014 the Hero EBR team, using the 1190RX vee-twin, will continue in 2015 with an all-new rider line up and a major change in the back room...

Guintoli taming a different WSB animal

Guintoli taming a different WSB animal

New WSB champion Sylvain Guintoli has taken the number one plate he earned with Aprilia over to Honda with him and as he undertook his first test on the CBR1000RR he realised straight away he was on a...

De Puniet quickly up to speed in WSB

De Puniet quickly up to speed in WSB

As Frenchman Loris Baz heads to MotoGP in 2015, his more experienced compatriot Randy De Puniet joins the WSB fight with Suzuki, and has already come out punching. Setting strong dry testing times on...

Video: Guintoli gets first taste of Honda power at Jerez

Video: Guintoli gets first taste of Honda power at Jerez

World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli  got his first taste of the PATA Honda CBR1000RR he will campaign in 2015 at a rain hit test in Jerez last week. Despite the mixed weather the 32 year...

Aprilia boss unsure of Ducati advantage

Aprilia boss unsure of Ducati advantage

With new rules limiting the top power of the fastest WSB machines coming into play in 2015, Aprilia were given another nudge to head to MotoGP with its main factory effort. They are confirmed,...

Video: Rea and Sykes on the pace in Jerez test

Video: Rea and Sykes on the pace in Jerez test

The new look Kawasaki Racing World Superbike team concluded their final test of 2014 in Jerez last week. Championship runner-up Sykes got to evaluate the new-for-2015 lower-spec Kawasaki ZX-10R while...

Haslam gets Torres as 2015 teammate

Haslam gets Torres as 2015 teammate

Jordi Torres (27) will line-up for the factory-supported Aprilia Red Devils Roma team in WSB in 2015 alongside Leon Haslam, despite having been linked strongly with the planned new GO Eleven Kawasaki...

New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

The all-new BMW S1000RR arrived on track with the BMW Motorrad Italia team and its lone rider Sylvain Barrier, setting its first laps in WSB race spec on Wednesday 26th November. “The engine is more...

WSB line-up nears completion

WSB line-up nears completion

The 2015 Superbike World Championship entry should consist of 26 bikes, with the new EBR set-up run by Larry Pegram and Troy Corser’s JR Racing BMW squad included in that total. The 2014 /15 season...

Davies hits out at critics

Unlike many of his WSB rivals Chaz Davies (Ducati World Superbike Team) only began testing at Jerez on the third day of track action, making a steady start but still finding some issues after such a positive test the week before in Motorland Aragon. “Fairly steady away so far,” said Davies early in the afternoon. “We are having a few different things that are going to take a bit of tweaking...

Weather forecasts fail as Barrier leads final day

Weather forecasts fail as Barrier leads final day

According to all sources the final day of testing at Jerez was going to be plagued by the same kind of heavy rain and winds that blighted the previous day’s action. In reality the grey start and...

Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

With the weather supposedly about to take a turn for the worst on Thursday and Friday all the teams who had planned a day off on Wednesday at Jerez went out again. They were joined by fresh teams from...

Lowes fastest Superbike as Jerez finally dries out

Lowes fastest Superbike as Jerez finally dries out

Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) put in a strong lap on qualifying tyres to go fastest of all the regular WSB riders on the second day of Jerez private testing, his 1’40.730 being set late in the...

Ducati back to the future in 2015

Ducati back to the future in 2015

In the old days of WSB racing Ducati was not only one of the most dominant manufacturers but also supplied the vast bulk of the privateers on the grid. This was good business for Ducati, with bikes,...

New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

Pirelli two wheel racing boss Giorgio Barbier indicated that there were some new tyres to test for the teams at Jerez, in addition to the regular tyres they the teams must buy for this type of...

Big power shift for Van Der Mark

Big power shift for Van Der Mark

Reigning WSS Champion Michael van der Mark moves up to the WSB class in 2014 for his Pata Honda/ten Kate operated team, and he was out early at Jerez to try out his new bike. No stranger to a...