November

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...

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...