2014

Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

Michel Fabrizio left the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki squad many months ago after a disappointing start to his 2014 year on the privateer Ninja. Since then he has been evaluating his future and has...

Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) opened his 2015 test account with the best time of all in setting a 1’43.4 lap, despite not trying for ultimate performance in iffy track conditions after overnight...

Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

New Althea Racing Ducati rider Nico Terol had his first chance to ride the all-new 2015 spec machine delivered to his team by Ducati at the Jerez tests, on Monday 24th, after riding the Evo version at...

Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

While the official Ducati team were riding the full 2015 WSB version of the 1199 Panigale R at Motorland Aragon the Althea Racing Ducati team - which now features former 125ccGP champion and three...

Work to do for Sykes and Rea

Work to do for Sykes and Rea

After two days of testing at Motorland Aragon Tom Sykes and new KRT riding partner Jonathan Rea had tough introductions to the world of 2015 technical regulation changes. The new spec of official...

2015 WSB calendar revealed

2015 WSB calendar revealed

Dorna have at last revealed the 2015 World Superbike calendar, but with selected rounds confirmed already the rest of the calendar brings no major surprises to next season. The season kicks off as...

Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

Jonathan Rea kicked off his career as a factory Kawasaki World Superbike rider at the Aragon Motorland circuit in Spain today. Rea who has spent his entire racing career competing on Honda’s made the...

Haslam: "There were always options"

Haslam: "There were always options"

Despite having to wait until the vast majority of his WSB rivals had signed contracts for 2015, Leon Haslam is arguably the big winner having inherited the 2014 championship-winning Aprilia RSV4. “I...

Haslam’s waiting game pays with Aprilia WSB ride

Haslam’s waiting game pays with Aprilia WSB ride

After looking like he may miss out on all the plum rides in WSB in 2015, Leon Haslam has been confirmed with the Red Devils Roma Aprilia team, running top-level factory machinery with a revamped...

Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

As reported by MCN months ago, Jonathan Rea has today confirmed that he will join the Kawasaki Racing Team for 2015, lining up alongside Tom Sykes for an all-British bid for the World Superbike...

World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

The new World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will leave his world championship winning Aprilia squad, announcing instead that he will take over from Jonathan Rea at Pata Honda alongside World...

WSB Qatar: Sylvain Guintoli is the 2014 World Superbike champion

WSB Qatar: Sylvain Guintoli is the 2014 World Superbike champion

Sylvain Guintoli has taken the 2014 World Superbike title with an imperious display under the floodlights at Losail. Taking his first ever double victory, the Frenchman controlled the second race from...

WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

Michael van der Mark has signed off his career in the World Supersport championship in style, taking the win easily in Qatar to complement his world title and maintain a podium record of almost...

Qatar WSB: Title goes down to the wire as Guintoli takes race one

Qatar WSB: Title goes down to the wire as Guintoli takes race one

The 2014 World Superbike championship is set to go down to the wire in the final race of the season, after Sylvain Guintoli took the race one victory to close the gap to Tom Sykes to only three...

WSB Qatar: Guigliano on pole as Sykes gains upper hand

WSB Qatar: Guigliano on pole as Sykes gains upper hand

Davide Guigliano will start tomorrow’s Qatar World Superbike races from P1, setting a phenomenal lap at the end of the Superpole session to become the fastest ever superbike racer around the fast...

WSS Qatar: Cluzel denies van der Mark at the flag for pole

WSS Qatar: Cluzel denies van der Mark at the flag for pole

French MV Agusta rider Jules Cluzel has denied the new World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark of the championship’s inaugural floodlit race, aiding from a tow on the Losail circuit’s long...

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

The defending World Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) had a tough first evening at Losail under the floodlights as he finished only eighth after three free practice sessions that count towards...

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) ended his first day under floodlights at Losail with the fastest practice time of all, a 2’02.206. This was already under the lap record pace, if not quite at track...

Sykes relishing title conclusion under floodlights

Sykes relishing title conclusion under floodlights

Tom Sykes is relishing the opportunity to lift his second World Superbike title this weekend under the floodlights at Qatar, with the reigning champion saying he can’t wait to return to a track he...

Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

Former MotoGP podium finisher Randy de Puniet will join the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team for the 2015 World Superbike championship. De Puniet, who has been testing the new Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP project...

Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

Marco Melandri defied team orders to take victory in the second race at Magny Cours and his 100th WSB race. It was again Jonathan Rea who took the lead and this time out managed to stay at...

Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

Jules Cluzel took victory in his home race after the supersport race was red-flagged on lap 13. Cluzel was a little fortunate to take the full 25 points, as Kenan Sofuoglu streaked ahead into the lead...

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli splashes to race one win

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli splashes to race one win

Sylvain Guintoli cut the gap to championship leader Tom Sykes to just 19 points with victory at a wet Magny Cours today. Both Sykes and Guintoli benefited from team orders, with their team-mates...

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

Reigning champion Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races from pole position after setting a new circuit best lap of 1'36.366. Sykes will be joined on the front row by Ducati's Davide Giugliano and...

Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

After confirming that he was heading to MotoGP in 2015 with the Aspar Honda team in 2015, Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) found enough pace on the first day at Magny-Cours to finish second in...

Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

After two WSS free practice sessions Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) headed up the field on his Honda with a 1’41.744, with the surprise appearance of Roberto Tamburini (San Carlo Puccetti Racing...

Corser's BMW team springs to life

Corser's BMW team springs to life

After an aborted attempt to run a BMW Aussie dream team in 2014 an announcement is soon to be made about the former double World Champion’s plans to compete with a two-rider squad in WSB in 2015.

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli heads Sykes in first session

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli heads Sykes in first session

Sylvain Guintoli got his home round in Magny Cours off to a positive start by topping the time-sheets in the opening Free Practice session. The factory Aprilia rider is fighting to keep his world...

Guintoli playing a waiting game, but focused on PATA Honda switch

Guintoli playing a waiting game, but focused on PATA Honda switch

Aprilia’s number one man in the WSB title standings Sylvain Guintoli, has almost been forgotten in the maelstrom of other Aprilia news. With every passing day it appears less likely there will be an...

Aprilia WSB Decision Looming

Aprilia WSB Decision Looming

When Aprilia announced that they were heading to MotoGP one year earlier than planned, the future of a 2015 official WSB effort looked at best uncertain. With the announcement that Alvaro Bautista...

Le Mans 24hr: Honda take second ahead of strong British field

Le Mans 24hr: Honda take second ahead of strong British field

The Honda Racing team of MCE BSB racers Julien Da Costa, Freddy Foray and Jason O’Halloran, joined by former world champion Sebastian Gimbert, will start tomorrow’s Le Mans 24hr race from second...

WSB extend Pirelli tyre contract until 2018

WSB extend Pirelli tyre contract until 2018

World Superbike organisers have extended their one-make tyre deal with Pirelli until the end of the 2018 season, extending the deal until its fifteenth year. Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director...

Donington BSB: Kiyo takes the double to set up Showdown

Donington BSB: Kiyo takes the double to set up Showdown

Ryuichi Kiyonari celebrated his second double win of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, holding off a hard-charging Shane 'Shakey' Byrne in the second race at Donington Park, as the...

Donington BSB: Kiyo from Byrne in epic first race

Donington BSB: Kiyo from Byrne in epic first race

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship 'War for Four' titles continued to rage between Ryuichi Kiyonari and Shane 'Shakey' Byrne in an epic opening race at Donington Park as the pair...

Jerez WSB: Melandri wins as Guintoli keeps title fight alive

Jerez WSB: Melandri wins as Guintoli keeps title fight alive

The drama in race 2 at Jerez began almost immediately as best EVO classified rider in race one David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) crashed out on lap one with Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team)...

Jerez WSS: Van Der Mark wins title in style with epic race victory

Jerez WSS: Van Der Mark wins title in style with epic race victory

A race long fight at the front involving 5 riders raged in Spain this afternoon as Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) became the 2014 World Supersport Champion in style by winning...