March

Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

Scottish rider Kev Coghlan is the only British rider set to line up on the grid for both the Superstock 1000 and Superstock 600 FIM Cup championships this season. The twenty six year old will ride for...

Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

Leon Haslam has tipped close friend – and even closer WSB rival – Alex Lowes for more podium success in 2015, after the Voltcom Suzuki rider made his first visit to the podium last time out at...

BMW boss says ‘book closed’ on Corser’s WSB team

BMW boss says ‘book closed’ on Corser’s WSB team

The ‘book is closed’ on Troy Corser’s failed BMW World Superbike project, according to BMW Motorrad Motorsport Technical Director Bertie Hauser. Originally chosen to be technical partners to the team,...

Salom still suffering from Phillip Island crash

Salom still suffering from Phillip Island crash

Team Pedercini Kawasaki rider David Salom says that his eighth and ninth placed finishes last week in Thailand don’t reflect the strength of his 2015 package, as he continues to struggle with the...

Van der Mark delighted to join Stoner at ‘special’ Suzuka

Van der Mark delighted to join Stoner at ‘special’ Suzuka

Pata Honda World Superbike racer Michael van der Mark says he’s delighted to have former double GP champion Casey Stoner join him for this year’s Suzuka 8hr race. Stoner comes into the MuSASHi RT...

Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

Spanish rider Xavier Forés will take over from Troy Bayliss for the next two rounds of the 2015 World Superbike Championship, deputising for the injured Davide Giugliano onboard the Aruba.it factory...

Faster pace caused Smith crash

Faster pace caused Smith crash

Pata Honda rookie Kyle Smith says that the faster pace of Sunday’s Thai World Supersport race was to blame for his crash at the half way point of the race. The British expat was running strong at the...

Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

The Pata Honda duo of reigning world champions Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark left the first ever round of the World Superbike championship in Thailand pleased with their race two battle...

Bayliss retires – again

Bayliss retires – again

Troy Bayliss has announced his permanent retirement from the World Superbike championship after today’s Thailand races, where the former triple champion finished ninth and eleventh. Coming out of...

Thailand WSB: Rea establishes title challenge with Thai double

Thailand WSB: Rea establishes title challenge with Thai double

Jonathan Rea has firmly established himself as the main title challenger in the 2015 World Superbike championship by making it two from two at the inaugural round in Thailand. The Northern Irishman...

Thailand WSS: Wilairot takes incredible home win

Thailand WSS: Wilairot takes incredible home win

Ratthapark Wilairot has taken an incredible maiden win in the World Supersport championship ahead of a home crowd at the first ever Thai round of the series. The local rider rode a strong race to be...

Thailand WSB: Rea dominates for first ever Thai win

Thailand WSB: Rea dominates for first ever Thai win

Jonathan Rea has dominated the first ever World Superbike race at Thailand’s Chang circuit, leading from flag to flag to take a win over an all-British podium by some six seconds. Leon Haslam and Tom...

Thailand WSS: Soguoglu on pole as Smith makes front row debut

Thailand WSS: Soguoglu on pole as Smith makes front row debut

Three time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has taken his first front row start of the season, ahead of title rival Jules Cluzel and Brit Kyle Smith on the Pata Honda. The Turk and Frenchman...

Thailand WSB: Rea continues Superpole clean sweep

Thailand WSB: Rea continues Superpole clean sweep

Jonathan Rea has extended his clean sweep of superpole wins for 2015 at the first time out at Thailand’s Burinam circuit. The factory Kawasaki rider snuck in a fast lap late in the session to take the...

WSBK Thailand weekend coverage guide

WSBK Thailand weekend coverage guide

The World Superbike Championship returns to the track – and our screens – this weekend for the second round of the year. Running at Thailand’s brand new Burinam track, you can be sure that the...

Thailand WSS: Kyle Smith heads up first day

Thailand WSS: Kyle Smith heads up first day

The first two free practice sessions in the FIM Supersport World Championship class at the all-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand were completed with Kyle Smith (Pata Honda) the fastest...

Thailand WSB: Rea way out front early on

Thailand WSB: Rea way out front early on

At the new WSB venue of Chang International Circuit in Thailand Jonathan Rea (KRT) topped the opening timesheets with ease after an extra long 75-minute practice session, taking his Ninja ZX-10R to a...

JR Racing turmoil explained

JR Racing turmoil explained

After the realisation that the required funds to get the entire JR Racing WSB team up and running in 2015 have still not appeared, and do not look likely to according to Team Manager Gemma Voces Pons,...

Bayliss: The Return II

Bayliss: The Return II

With a second round to compete in after his surprise WSB return at Phillip Island with the official Aruba.it Racing Ducati squad, Troy Bayliss feels he is even more prepared for the challenge of...

Yamaha 2015 WSB wildcard plans as yet unknown

Yamaha 2015 WSB wildcard plans as yet unknown

With an all-new Yamaha R1 and R1M in its stable for 2015 the Yamaha Road Racing arm of the reorganised Yamaha Europe racing effort features a whole portfolio of strong entries in domestic and World...

Davies escapes carjacking attempt

Davies escapes carjacking attempt

Factory Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB rider Chaz Davies was the victim of an attempted carjacking in Barcelona recently, on the day he went to watch a friend compete in an Indoor Enduro event. As he went...

Biaggi tests Aprilia WSB machine again

Biaggi tests Aprilia WSB machine again

Former world champion Max Biaggi has once again tested the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike machine, taking to his local track of Vallelunga for three days. The double WSB winner, who took the Aprilia to...

Kawasaki boss: 'I expect a clean fight between Rea and Sykes'

Kawasaki boss: 'I expect a clean fight between Rea and Sykes'

Kawasaki WSB team boss Guim Roda says he expects a clean fight this season between former world champion Tom Sykes, now in his fourth year with the team, and new boy Jonathan Rea, who won the first...

Canepa aiming for Hero return in Thailand

Canepa aiming for Hero return in Thailand

Niccolò Canepa is hoping to return to the World Superbike championship in ten days in Thailand, despite still suffering from the effects of his heavy crash during race one at Phillip Island last...

Giugliano: ‘It’s an honour to be replaced by Bayliss’

Giugliano: ‘It’s an honour to be replaced by Bayliss’

As Davide Giugliano continues his recovery after suffering damage to three vertabre in a Phillip Island testing crash prior to the first round of the 2015 World Superbike season, the Aruba Ducati...

Corser’s WSB team dead in the water

Corser’s WSB team dead in the water

Troy Corser’s World Superbike project appears to be dead in the water, with team manager Gemma Voces Pons releasing a statement yesterday slamming the team’s financiers and threatening legal action...

Ten Kate and the 2015 effect

Ten Kate and the 2015 effect

With a flatter and more accessible technical landscape that is certain to help the push of the CBR1000RR in WSB in 2015, and two new talented riders to boot, the Pata Honda WSB team has already...

Bayliss set to extend comeback for Thailand WSB?

Bayliss set to extend comeback for Thailand WSB?

Paddock speculation is rife that Troy Bayliss will continue with his WSB return for a further three rounds. The former triple champion made a return to racing at the opening Phillip Island round after...

Ducati WSB chief Marinelli takes stock ahead of round two

Ducati WSB chief Marinelli takes stock ahead of round two

Even as the many experienced heads and hearts in the WSBK paddock go, Ernesto Marinelli has pretty much seen it all over the years.  Even so, the visit of the WSB world to Australia for the final...

Maria Costello appointed Women's European Cup mentor

Maria Costello appointed Women's European Cup mentor

British racer Maria Costello has been appointed as the rider mentor for FIM Europe’s new Women’s European Cup. The championship will run alongside the PATA European Junior Cup at the European rounds...

Salom returns to riding after Phillip Island smash

Salom returns to riding after Phillip Island smash

Team Pedercini Kawasaki rider David Salom has returned to track only a week after the huge smash in Superpole 2 that ruled him out of racing at the opening round of the 2015 World Superbike...