2014

Bimota BB3 makes first appearance ahead of Aragon

Bimota BB3 makes first appearance ahead of Aragon

Bimota’s new BMW-powered BB3 machine has finally appeared ahead of next week’s second round of the World Superbike Championship, where British rider Christian Iddon will join Italian Ayrton Badovini...

Giugliano Lights Up The Times On A Qualifier

Giugliano Lights Up The Times On A Qualifier

Davide Giugliano (Ducati World SBK) set a spectacular 1’40.166 lap of Jerez after fitting a qualifying rear tyre on the second day of private testing. His time was half-a-second under the track best...

Giugliano On Top As SBK Testing Gets Started At Jerez

Giugliano On Top As SBK Testing Gets Started At Jerez

A strong contingent of five top Superbike teams lined up in fair weather conditions on the first day of a planned three-day test at Jerez. Marco Melandri set the early test pace, but at the end the...

Leon Camier Set To Ride For BMW Motorrad Team Italia In Spain

Leon Camier Set To Ride For BMW Motorrad Team Italia In Spain

Leon Camier (27) is getting ready to return to the WSB paddock at the second round of the championship in Aragon on April 13th, as a replacement for BMW Motorrad Team Italia SBK EVO regular rider...

Sylvain Barrier seriously hurt in car crash

Sylvain Barrier seriously hurt in car crash

French World Superbike racer Sylvain Barrier has been badly hurt in a road traffic collision in his native France. Details are still emerging, but French media are reporting that the former double...

Lowes' Philip Island damage much worse than initially thought

Lowes' Philip Island damage much worse than initially thought

Alex Lowes has returned to the UK after an enforced stay in Australia after the opening round of the World Superbike championship. The reigning British Superbike Champion was originally set to return...

Coghlan looking forwards to Aragon after Oz podium

Coghlan looking forwards to Aragon after Oz podium

Scotsman Kev Coghlan says that his performances at the opening round of the World Supersport championship last month in Philip Island is proof that he can run at the front in the 600cc class, and that...

Lowes ‘frustrated’ with WSB debut weekend

Lowes ‘frustrated’ with WSB debut weekend

Reigning British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes has spoken of his frustration at only coming away from his debut WSB weekend having scored only three points, despite showing form to run at the front in...

WSB Australia: Guintoli takes race two as Laverty challenge ended by mechanical

WSB Australia: Guintoli takes race two as Laverty challenge ended by mechanical

Sylvain Guintoli has won his first World Superbike race in exactly a year, after red flags brought a premature end to Eugene Laverty’s hopes of a double victory. Guintoli was part of a four way battle...

WSS Australia: Cluzel wins unusual supersport race

WSS Australia: Cluzel wins unusual supersport race

Jules Cluzel has taken MV Augusta’s maiden win in the opening World Supersport race of the season in highly unusual circumstances and as a host of pre-race favourites failed to score points. The...

WSB Australia: Laverty takes sublime race one win

WSB Australia: Laverty takes sublime race one win

Eugene Laverty has taken a sublime victory in the opening race of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Philip Island, coming back from a bad start to move past all his title rivals to the...

WSB Australia: Guintoli takes pole with fastest ever lap

WSB Australia: Guintoli takes pole with fastest ever lap

Sylvain Guintoli will start the first round of the 2014 World Superbike campaign from pole position after a blisteringly fast lap of Phillip Island from the Aprilia rider during the first new-look WSB...

Australia WSB: Wonder rookie Lowes leads the early charge

Australia WSB: Wonder rookie Lowes leads the early charge

The dream start to his first WSB season continued for Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) as he pushed his way to the top of the first day’s time sheets in the new-look qualifying. After the first...

News and injury latest ahead of WSB opener

News and injury latest ahead of WSB opener

The heavy toll of crashes from Phillip Island testing has already affected the possible raceday line-up, but there are still some uncertainties one day before first practice starts. Sylvain Barrier...

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki ‘couldn’t be happier’ with Philip Island test

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki ‘couldn’t be happier’ with Philip Island test

Crescent Suzuki team boss Paul Denning says he ‘couldn’t be happier’ with his team’s performance at the last WSB test before the 2014 season kicks off, with his all-British team of Eugene Laverty and...

Sofuoglu dominates final Supersport testing

Sofuoglu dominates final Supersport testing

Former WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu has dominated the final pre-season World Supersport test session, finishing 0.2 seconds ahead of British Superbike podium finisher American PJ Jacobsen, who makes...

Pata Honda prepared to go the distance

Pata Honda prepared to go the distance

The Pata Honda pair of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have come away from the final pre-season test at Philip Island confident that they have the pace for Sunday’s races, after using the final day to...

Kennedy breaks ankle in testing crash

Kennedy breaks ankle in testing crash

PTR Honda rider Jack Kennedy has suffered a broken ankle in pre-season testing at Philip Island just days before his World Supersport campaign was due to kick off. The Irishman missed a gear at turn...

Phillip Island WSB test: Sykes on top and on circuit record pace

Phillip Island WSB test: Sykes on top and on circuit record pace

The two days of warm and dry official track time at Phillip Island were unfettered in terms of weather conditions but it was the high attrition rate of crashing riders and some technical issues that...

Laverty Jumps Up On Day One Of Official WSB Tests

Laverty Jumps Up On Day One Of Official WSB Tests

The first of two days of official testing at the Phillip Island circuit saw the Voltcom Suzuki of Eugene Laverty lead the field at a pace that shocked even the fastest rider on show himself. “This...

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki show off 2014 contender

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki show off 2014 contender

Voltcom Suzuki unveiled their 2014 WSB machine last night to a packed crowd at the team’s Verwood base, as Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes stepped out for the first time in the new livery. With power...

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki launch WSB team tonight - and you're invited!

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki launch WSB team tonight - and you're invited!

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki will be launching their 2014 WSB campaign tonight at the team’s Bournemouth base, and the event will be opened to the public with an open invitation to come along and meet 2014...

Pata Honda riders looking towards the future

Pata Honda riders looking towards the future

The Pata Honda pair of Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea are both looking forwards to a fresh start in 2014, after a disastrous 2013 season saw both riders sidelined with broken legs at different points in...

WSB entry list released

WSB entry list released

Just 22 days away from the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, race organisers have released an entry list of who we can expect to see on the Philip Island grid in three weeks’ time. The...

Kawasaki unveil Sykes' championship defender

Kawasaki unveil Sykes' championship defender

The Kawasaki WSB team has unveiled the livery 2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes and teammate Loris Baz will be riding as the Huddersfield man looks to defend his crown for 2014. The new...

Roberts joins Eurosport for BSB and WSB

Roberts joins Eurosport for BSB and WSB

Former BBC MotoGP frontman Matt Roberts will join the Eurosport team for 2014, as the face of their British and World Superbike coverage, replacing Tony Carter for the live Sunday shows. Roberts will...

Win dinner with the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team

Win dinner with the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team of Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes will be officially unveiled next Wednesday 5th February at the team’s Dorset headquarters, and MCN have a very special treat to give...

Ducati unveil WSB team live

Ducati unveil WSB team live

Chaz Davies will be the first Brit to join the factory Ducati team since James Toseland in 2005 for the 2014 World Superbike season. Tune in here from 10.30am UK time on Monday to watch the official...

Monza undergoes safety inspection with view to 2015 return

Monza undergoes safety inspection with view to 2015 return

World Superbike organisers have carried out a safety assessment this week at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, with the aim being to bring the iconic track back to the championship for 2015. The meeting,...

Lowes and Laverty set the WSB world order

Lowes and Laverty set the WSB world order

When Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty signed to ride the ageing Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team in 2014 few would have thought that they would leave the first major winter test of...

Alstare and Bimota sign Iddon for WSB Evo

Alstare and Bimota sign Iddon for WSB Evo

Only hours after announcing their new partnership, Bimota and Alstare Racing have announced a return to the World Superbike Championship for the Belgian team, as Brit Christian Iddon joins Ayrton...

Alstare team up with Bimota to launch racing division

Alstare team up with Bimota to launch racing division

Former GP and WSB team Alstare, who lost the contract to run the official Ducati WSB effort to Feel Racing after a disastrous 2013 season, have announced a new partnership with Italian manufacturer...

Alex Lowes confirmed at Crescent Suzuki WSB

Alex Lowes confirmed at Crescent Suzuki WSB

As confirmed months ago by MCN, Voltcomm Crescent Suzuki have finally announced British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes as teammate to Eugene Laverty for the 2014 World Superbike season. Lowes, who...