January

Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli is aiming for a return to full fitness in time for the opening round of the 2015 season, after a testing crash at Jerez left him with neck and ankle...

Guigliano tops final European WSB test

Guigliano tops final European WSB test

Davide Guigliano has taken Ducati to the top of the time sheets on the final day of European pre-season testing before the World Superbike championship kicks off next month in Australia. The Italian...

Guintoli heads back to UK for checks following Jerez testing crash

Guintoli heads back to UK for checks following Jerez testing crash

World Superbike champion Sylvan Guintoli has left the two day WSB test at Jerez and returned to the UK for further medical checks following his crash yesterday. The PATA Honda rider suffered a...

Guintoli sits out opening day at Jerez following highside

Guintoli sits out opening day at Jerez following highside

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has been foced to sit out the opening day of the final European test of the winter after an early morning highside left him with shoulder and ankle...

WSB times not slowed at Jerez test by new engine rules

WSB times not slowed at Jerez test by new engine rules

World Superbike lap times do not appear to have been significantly affected by the new engine rules making their debut in 2015, with Jonathan Rea pushing the factory Kawasaki ZX-10R to a 1:41.327 lap...

Kyle Smith confirmed for Pata Honda supersport ride

Kyle Smith confirmed for Pata Honda supersport ride

As exclusively revealed by CN yesterday, reigning World Supersport champions Pata Honda have confirmed expatriate British rider Kyle Smith as the sole heir to Michael van der Mark’s title winning...

Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

Pata Honda have unveiled their 2015 livery at the Verona Motorcycle Expo, with their pair of reigning World Champions in the form of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark officially stepping out...

Camier now waits for Australia

Camier now waits for Australia

As one of the smaller manufacturers in WSB racing MV Agusta has not got the resources of some other teams but it is a full factory effort in 2015, with one rider to focus on in the tall shape of Leon...

Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

The weather was usually unkind at the well-attended two-day Portimao tests in Portugal, but there was enough in the track later in the final dry afternoon to allow Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) to...

Expat Brit Smith to join reigning WSS champions Pata Honda

Expat Brit Smith to join reigning WSS champions Pata Honda

Expatriated British rider Kyle Smith will step into the shoes of World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark as he replaces the WSB-bound Dutchman as a single man team, according to MCN ‘s insider...

One hour more for Portimao tests

One hour more for Portimao tests

After two red flags in the final afternoon a request from the teams testing at Portimao was granted and they got the chance to run on from the scheduled finish at 5pm to what will now be 6pm. For many...

Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

One-man Barni Racing team member Leandro Mercado is still carrying the effects of a recent left wrist injury, suffered in winter tests in 2014, but is making progress after having a pin removed from...

New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and...

Giugliano frustrated by continuing damp track conditions

Giugliano frustrated by continuing damp track conditions

After a second day punctuated by frequent drops of drizzle the Portimao track was frustratingly damp for all-comers in the morning. For Davide Giugliano of the Aruba- Ducati World Superbike team it...

Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

Before the Portimao weather changes halted his progress new Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa enjoyed some track time on his big vee twin 1190 RX, after a recent test in the USA. With team manager the...

Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

MotoGP and WSB legend Max Biaggi joined 2015 Red Devils Aprilia riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on track at the first day of wet and dry Portimao testing - but his mission was not to help with the...

Denning Explains New Tyco Link

Denning Explains New Tyco Link

The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship. “The team...

Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

With two major racing projects to look after – a completely new one in MotoGP and a whole new set of regulations in WSB - Aprilia and its racing chief Romano Albesiano have had a busy few months...

Still an Evo engine for Salom at Motorland and Jerez

Still an Evo engine for Salom at Motorland and Jerez

The 2014 Evo Champion David Salom has made the swap to Team Pedercini this year, with support from Kawasaki in the form of machinery and some staff to bolster the otherwise privateer WSB squad in...

WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

After a full morning of sunshine on the track surface at Motorland Aragon the temperatures trickled up high enough for the first action to be joined by some of the big name riders. Both Pata Honda WSB...

Pedercini still deciding on team size

Pedercini still deciding on team size

In landing the services of 2014 WSB Evo championship winner David Salom and with those some extra support from Kawasaki in terms of technical parts and staff, Team Pedercini may well be looking at the...

Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

Of all the possible rivalries in WSB in 2015 the most eagerly anticipated is the one between 2013 World Champion Tom Sykes and his new official KRT team-mate Jonathan Rea. Last year some expected...

First day no show from top riders

First day no show from top riders

Because of seriously low track temperatures none of the Kawasaki Racing Team and Pata Honda riders took the chance to ride on day one Motorland Aragon testing. Only the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki...

Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

During the first day of the Motorland Aragon tests the Pata Honda team measured the track temperature at 1.8°C at one stage; readings so cold they kept the teams inside their garages as there is...

No action yet at Aragon WSB test

No action yet at Aragon WSB test

With track temperatures in single figures and a damp track surface lingering after overnight rain 12.30pm came and went without any track action at Motorland Aragon, where KRT, Grillini Kawasaki,...

Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

The official Pata Honda WSB duo of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark found both dry and wet weather conditions at Portimao over their three-day opening test session of 2015, with wet winning...

Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

The Pata Honda WSB squad has been the first major team out of the starting blocks in pre-season testing, with WSS champion Michael van der Mark and WSB champion Sylvain Guintoli starting to lap...

Official Phillip Island test schedule announced

Official Phillip Island test schedule announced

The massed ranks of WSB and WSS riders will get the first chance to face absolutely all of their rivals during the first official test sessions of the 2015 season, which will be held just a few days...

KRT now sponsored by Monster

KRT now sponsored by Monster

The official Kawasaki Racing Team WSB squad will add Monster to their list of sponsors for 2015 in a move that can be seen as a positive initiative for the Superbike series in general. The new...

Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

The final 2015 technical regulations that will take WSB into a more stock-based era from now on were ratified shortly before Christmas but the vast majority of the new limitations were already agreed...

Suzuki using 2014 electronics for first two WSB rounds

Suzuki using 2014 electronics for first two WSB rounds

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki WSB team will take advantage of a dispensation in the 2015 technical rules to run their 2014-style Motec ECU at the first two rounds of the new season. This will give them...

Coghlan looks forward to strong Superstock season

Coghlan looks forward to strong Superstock season

Britain’s Kev Coghlan looks like being a real challenger for success with his MRS team in the 2015 FIM Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, riding the all new Yamaha R1 alongside French rider and former WSS rival...

New Ducati title sponsor Aruba takes on team role

New Ducati title sponsor Aruba takes on team role

The official Ducati World Superbike Team will now be called the ‘Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team’ as Italian web hosting and cloud services company Aruba joins with the existing factory Ducati...

Pata Honda nears first 2015 test dates

Pata Honda nears first 2015 test dates

The number one plate holders will get a jump on most of their 2015 WSB competitors when Pata Honda riders Sylvain Guintoli (2014 WSB champ) and Michael van der Mark (2015 WSS champ) start testing at...

Team EBR Hero start early testing

Team EBR Hero start early testing

Team EBR Hero riders Larry Pegram and Niccolò Canepa have kickstarted their 2015 testing early, making the most of the Southern US sunshine to get in track time at Louisiana’s NOLA circuit and also at...

2015 WSB testing updates

2015 WSB testing updates

With the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship being the first major road racing series to kick off the new season the top teams are now preparing for their last European tests before they head off to...