February

Canepa set for strong comeback

Canepa set for strong comeback

After a tough and unrewarding 2014 rookie season the Hero EBR bosses back home cleared the decks and started again for 2015, with Larry Pegram’s AMA squad forming the template for the official Hero...

Fast off the WSB Mark

Fast off the WSB Mark

Of the many things to get excited about at the first round of the season the sheer pace and carefree performances of WSB rookie Michael van der Mark on the Pata Honda was a major highlight, if...

Yamaha set for WSBK return

Yamaha set for WSBK return

Yamaha are set for a return to the World Superbike stage with their new R1 machine – but will wait until 2016, and instead concentrate on turning the machine into a competitive package at national...

Davies ready for new Thai challenge

Davies ready for new Thai challenge

No sooner than he had scored two brilliant Phillip Island podiums on the official Ducati Panigale last weekend Chaz Davies was asked about his prospects for the next round, to be held at the Chang...

Guintoli pleased with results after difficult Phillip Island

Guintoli pleased with results after difficult Phillip Island

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has left the first round of the 2015 season content with his fifth and seventh at Phillip Island after a difficult opening to his first season as a...

Canepa aiming for Thai return

Canepa aiming for Thai return

Niccolo Canepa is aiming for a Thailand return to the World Superbike series on a month’s time, after falling out of race one at Phillip Island last weekend and heavily injuring his left foot. The...

First WSB top ten for de Puniet despite ‘horrible Sunday’

First WSB top ten for de Puniet despite ‘horrible Sunday’

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki rider Randy de Puniet has described his maiden World Superbike race day as a ‘horrible day,’ after the Frenchman was left badly battered and bruised in a testing crasj only...

Australian WSB: Haslam pips Rea for dramatic race win

Australian WSB: Haslam pips Rea for dramatic race win

Leon Haslam has returned to the top step of the World Superbike podium after five years, pipping Jonathan Rea on the line in Phillip Island to win by only 0.01. Chaz Davies completed his second visit...

Australian WSS: Cluzel and Zanetti make it MV one-two

Australian WSS: Cluzel and Zanetti make it MV one-two

Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti have made it an MV Agusta one-two in Phillip Island, clearing off at the front to leave the opposition out of sight. Frenchman Cluzel led almost flag to flag, with...

Australian WSB: Rea draws first blood after hard fought battle

Australian WSB: Rea draws first blood after hard fought battle

Jonathan Rea has drawn first blood in the opening round of the 2015 World Superbike championship, after coming out on top of a hard fought battle between fellow Brits Leon Haslam and Chaz Davies. Pole...

Salom discharged from hospital after Superpole crash

Salom discharged from hospital after Superpole crash

Team Pedercini Kawasaki rider David Salom has been released from hospital after a high-speed crash during Superpole 2 for tomorrow’s Phillip Island opening round of the World Superbike...

Bayliss looks to raceday after early weekend dramas

Bayliss looks to raceday after early weekend dramas

It was hardly a smooth re-introduction to WSB for Troy Bayliss at the Phillip Island WSB weekend, but the three time World Champion gave it his all to qualify 14th and then get promoted to 13th on the...

Australian WSS: Cluzel on pole for season opener

Australian WSS: Cluzel on pole for season opener

Frenchman Jules Cluzel has taken the first pole position of 2015 on the MV Agusta, holding off former champion Kenan Sofuoglu in a tightly fought battle for the front row. The second MV of Lorenzo...

Australian WSB: Rea gifted superpole after red flagged session

Australian WSB: Rea gifted superpole after red flagged session

Jonathan Rea has been gifted the first World Superbike pole position of 2015, after a red flag in the second superpole session caused WSBK officials to take the unusual decision of abandoning the...

World Superbikes weekend coverage guide

World Superbikes weekend coverage guide

The 2015 racing season kicks back into life this weekend after a long break, with World Superbikes at Phillip Island in Australia. It’s an eleven hour time difference, though, and that means that it’s...

Australian WSB: Lowes top early on, Bayliss held back

Australian WSB: Lowes top early on, Bayliss held back

After all the hype and hometown happiness, a calibration error on Troy Bayliss’s Aruba.it Racing – Ducati WSB Panigale meant he only did a handful of laps in the morning session at PI, then only...

Australian WSS: Cluzel and Sofuoglu slug it out

Australian WSS: Cluzel and Sofuoglu slug it out

The new WSS season got underway with two old hands out front and on top, provisional pole man Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), with Sofuoglu in...

Video: WorldSBK 2015 preview

Video: WorldSBK 2015 preview

With the start of the 2015 World Superbike season only days away, we look at the year ahead - and the year just past - in preparation!

Bayliss: The Phillip Island viewpoint

Bayliss: The Phillip Island viewpoint

Fergus Cameron, the Managing Director of the Phillip Island circuit, was asked about the ‘Bayliss Factor’ the day before track action took place at Phillip Island, but he was still unsure of how many...

Bayliss: His new rivals’ viewpoint

Bayliss: His new rivals’ viewpoint

After the reality of Troy Bayliss being the replacement for the injured Davide Giugliano sank in with the WSB paddock, his rivals this weekend gave their viewpoints on what it means to compete against...

Giugliano disappointed but fortunate

Giugliano disappointed but fortunate

The severity of the L1 and L2 vertebrae fractures suffered by Davide Giugliano in recent PI tests means he will miss out on any track action for 90 days, which will take him right through to the gap...

Bayliss: 'Why not?' to WSB return

Bayliss: 'Why not?' to WSB return

The whirlwind induction of three-time WSB Champion Troy Bayliss into the Aruba.it Ducati Racing Team after the injury of regular rider Davide Giugliano has been the only story in Superbike town at...

Bayliss comeback ride explained by team boss Marinelli

Bayliss comeback ride explained by team boss Marinelli

As soon as the knowledge came through that Davide Giugliano would not be able to ride his Aruba.it Ducati Superbike at the Australian round, the not-quite-serious idea passed through the paddock...

Breaking news: Bayliss to make World Superbike return!

Breaking news: Bayliss to make World Superbike return!

Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss will dramatically return to the opening round of the series this weekend in Phillip Island, after Aruba.it Ducati rider Davide Guigliano was ruled out...

Cluzel and Zanetti lead for MV

Cluzel and Zanetti lead for MV

The MV Agusta Reparto Corse pairing of Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti headed up no less than four Kawasaki machines as the WSS class spent two days on track at Phillip Island for the final tests of...

Lowes tops the testing Brit Pop

Lowes tops the testing Brit Pop

The star of the two day WSB final testing show at Phillip Island may well have been Aprilia Racing Red Devils Roma rookie Jordi Torres by any normal standards, as he split the usual phalanx of British...

Aprilia's Torres learning fast

Aprilia's Torres learning fast

After losing some time in previous winter tests to bad weather new WSB rider Jordi Torres is making up for lost time at the PI tests, and doing so at a more than decent pace for a series rookie. Fifth...

Gino Rea set to swap track for operating theatre

Gino Rea set to swap track for operating theatre

Gino Rea’s return to the WSS started in both productive and painful fashion, with the English rider in the CIA Landlords Insurance Racing Team getting used to a WSS Honda again after two seasons in...

Lowes leads on day one in Phillip Island testing

Lowes leads on day one in Phillip Island testing

On the first day of the official pre-season test sessions at Phillip island Alex Lowes took his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki to best time, setting a 1’31.332 that was only 0.3 seconds from the lap record.

Sofuoglu fastest WSS rider on day one

Sofuoglu fastest WSS rider on day one

On the first of two days of FIM Supersport World championship testing at Phillip Island in Australia three-time WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Puccetti Kawasaki) took the fastest time of all, recording...

No Moscow, no surprise

No Moscow, no surprise

As has been long expected by the cynics (read, realists) in the WSB paddock, the proposed 14-round 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship will not feature an event in Moscow Raceway after all. The...

Gino Rea to replace Morias at CIA Insurance Honda

Gino Rea to replace Morias at CIA Insurance Honda

Former World Supersport race winner Gino Rea will return to the championship for 2015, signing to join Lincolnshire-based CIA Insurance PTR Honda. The eleventh hour deal, only days before the season...

New World Order starts soon for Rea

New World Order starts soon for Rea

At the presentation of the official KRT squad in Barcelona recently new boy Jonathan Rea understood the scale of the challenge ahead of him, having moved to Kawasaki after almost an entire road race...

Former champion Sykes ready to rumble again

Former champion Sykes ready to rumble again

Tom Sykes will start his latest championship push in a few days and his aim is clear enough again - to regain the title he won in 2013 and came close to winning in 2012 and again last year. It is...

Kawasaki looks to build WSB interest with team launch

Kawasaki looks to build WSB interest with team launch

The role of official team launches has always posed something of a question mark for teams and manufacturers but for Steve Guttridge from Kawasaki Europe, having a high profile and ever evolving...

Rea and Sykes launch 2015 Ninja in Barcelona

Rea and Sykes launch 2015 Ninja in Barcelona

The first look at the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in its finished form came at the launch of the official Kawasaki Racing Team in their home town of Barcelona on the evening of 5th February, with...