2017

WSB: Davies tops first day at Phillip Island

WSB: Davies tops first day at Phillip Island

After the first two hours of track action in the opening round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island Chaz Davies remained ahead of the pack thanks to his morning session lap time...

WSB: Brookes happy with progress despite technical setbacks

WSB: Brookes happy with progress despite technical setbacks

Phillip Island World Superbike wildcard Josh Brookes was happy with the progress he made in the final pre-season test at the Australian circuit before the opening round of the series kicks off this...

WSB: Laverty: 'We are the challengers'

WSB: Laverty: 'We are the challengers'

World Superbike may have been a Kawasaki and Ducati playground for the last two seasons but one man hoping to change that this year is 2013 series runner-up Eugene Laverty, who returns to WSB after...

WSB: Sykes hoping style change will boost fortunes in 2017

WSB: Sykes hoping style change will boost fortunes in 2017

After threatening to dominate the World Superbike series in the early part of this decade, 2013 WSB champ Tom Sykes has been somewhat overshadowed by team-mate Jonathan Rea in the past two seasons. As...

WSB: 'Room for improvement' for Davies after Phillip Island test

WSB: 'Room for improvement' for Davies after Phillip Island test

Chaz Davies reckons there is still room for improvement from his Aruba Racing Ducati team ahead of this weekend’s 2017 Superbike World Championship season opener in Phillip Island. The Welshman...

WSB: Rea: 'History making not my motivation, beating my rivals is!'

WSB: Rea: 'History making not my motivation, beating my rivals is!'

Jonathan Rea has said his motivation for the 2017 Superbike World Championship will come from ‘sticking one over on his rivals’ as opposed to clinching a historic triple world title on the bounce. The...

WSB: Competitive Melandri finds extra pace with new tyres

WSB: Competitive Melandri finds extra pace with new tyres

Marco Melandri made vital progress in improving his pace on new tyres at Phillip Island today to lap just 0.030sec slower than fastest man Jonathan Rea. The new Ducati recruit has been a revelation...

WSB: Rea quickest as pre-season testing draws to a close

WSB: Rea quickest as pre-season testing draws to a close

Jonathan Rea led the field home on the final day of pre-season testing, posting a 1’30.545 that was well under the race lap record and closing in towards the Superpole best from 2016. Marco Melandri...

WSS: Champion Sofuoglu out for first two rounds

WSS: Champion Sofuoglu out for first two rounds

Reigning World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoglu will miss the opening two rounds of the 2017 season after finding he was unable to ride in this week’s Phillip Island test. It was always going to be...

WSB: Fores on top as Phillip Island test gets underway in mixed conditions

WSB: Fores on top as Phillip Island test gets underway in mixed conditions

The WorldSBK Championship riders had a changeable day of testing action to negotiate as the final track sessions before the start of the season begins at the magnificent Phillip Island circuit in...

WSS: Race against time for Sofuoglu to be fit for Phillip Island

WSS: Race against time for Sofuoglu to be fit for Phillip Island

Multiple World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has already had a troubled approach to his latest championship defence after dislocating and breaking a bone in his right thumb during a training...

WSB: Bradl confident of success with new Fireblade

WSB: Bradl confident of success with new Fireblade

Stefan Bradl has said he is confident that the Red Bull Honda team will be able to make a success of the all-new Honda Fireblade SP2 despite the challenges they face after getting the bike just a few...

WSB: Melandri: 'It's not going to be easy'

WSB: Melandri: 'It's not going to be easy'

Aruba Ducati’s new recruit Marco Melandri is not expecting it to be easy when the 2017 Superbike World Championship gets underway at Phillip Island next week marking his return to racing after two...

WSB: Davies: 'The best is yet to come'

WSB: Davies: 'The best is yet to come'

Chaz Davies has said he is ready to start from scratch with the Aruba Ducati team at the first round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island next week despite winning seven out of...

WSB: Hayden: 'We have a big job ahead of us'

WSB: Hayden: 'We have a big job ahead of us'

Nicky Hayden has said the new-look Red Bull Honda team have a big job ahead of them as they prepare to debut the Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2 at Phillip Island later this month.  The ten Kate...

WSB: Sykes working on change of style ahead of Phillip Island

WSB: Sykes working on change of style ahead of Phillip Island

Tom Sykes is hoping for a significant turnaround in performance in this year’s Superbike World Championship after a change of focus during the winter has seen him attempt to adapt his style to suit...

Gallery: Kawasaki unveil 2017 WSB livery

Gallery: Kawasaki unveil 2017 WSB livery

Kawasaki Racing unveiled their 2017 livery in Barcelona last night. The colours follow the now traditional design of the Monster Energy-backed championship-winning squad.  The team have just two...

WSB: Kawasaki uncover 2017 livery in Barcelona

WSB: Kawasaki uncover 2017 livery in Barcelona

World Superbike Champions Kawasaki Racing have unveiled their 2017 colours ahead of flying to Australia for the opening round of the season. Back-to-back champion Jonathan Rea and team-mate Tom Sykes...

WSB: Brookes launches Go Fund Me campaign for Phillip Island wildcard

WSB: Brookes launches Go Fund Me campaign for Phillip Island wildcard

Josh Brookes has put out a request to his fans to help raise vital funds for his wildcard appearance at the opening round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island.  Determined...

Gallery: PATA Yamaha lift covers off 2017 YZF-R1

Gallery: PATA Yamaha lift covers off 2017 YZF-R1

The PATA Yamaha World Superbike Team lifted the covers of its 2017 YZF-R1 at the Yamaha Racing headquarters in Italy yesterday.  The bike's livery remains largely unchanged from last year, but...

Gallery: Aruba Ducati launch 2017 World Superbike effort

Gallery: Aruba Ducati launch 2017 World Superbike effort

Ducati’s World Supersbike effort has been unveiled ahead of the 2017 season kicking off in Phillip Island in just over two weeks’ time. Minimal changes have been made to the striking fluorescent red...

WSB: Ducati unveil 2017 challenger

WSB: Ducati unveil 2017 challenger

Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri have uncovered the 2017 Panigale R they will race in the 2017 World Superbike Championship at the team launch in Italy. Welshman Davies heads in to the 2017 season a...

Gallery: Red Bull Honda launch 2017 WSB campaign

Gallery: Red Bull Honda launch 2017 WSB campaign

Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl lifted the covers off the all new Red Bull Honda World Superbike challenger at a presentation in Austria yesterday.  The team will race the all-new CBR1000RR...

WSB: PATA Yamaha launch 2017 livery

WSB: PATA Yamaha launch 2017 livery

A multi-discipline pre-season launch of Yamaha’s official racing teams, from WorldSBK to off road and back again, took place at 11am on 7 February 2016, at the racing headquarters in Gerno di Lesmo,...

WSB: Jerez confirmed as penultimate round

WSB: Jerez confirmed as penultimate round

Jerez has been confirmed as the penultimate round of this year’s Superbike World Championship as the FIM release the finalised calendar for 2017. It was well rumoured that the Andalusian circuit would...

WSB: Honda unveil stunning Red Bull-liveried Fireblade

WSB: Honda unveil stunning Red Bull-liveried Fireblade

Honda’s World Superbike team have announced a new sponsorship deal with energy drinks firm Red Bull for the 2017 World Superbike season.   Former Grand Prix World Champions Nicky Hayden and...

WSB: Rea ends European testing on a high

WSB: Rea ends European testing on a high

Reigning World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea heads to Australia brimming with confidence after a positive European testing programme. Since November, Rea and his Kawasaki team have tested three...

WSB: Breakthrough for Laverty in Portimao

WSB: Breakthrough for Laverty in Portimao

Eugene Laverty and the Milwaukee Aprilia squad were able to make a breakthrough in their final European pre-season test before heading to Phillip Island to start the 2017 Superbike World...

WSB: Tough debut tests for new Fireblade

WSB: Tough debut tests for new Fireblade

Honda’s World Superbike team endured a tough time in the opening two tests of 2017 with both Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl struggling on their first outings with the new CBR1000RR Fireblade. With the...

WSB: Haslam impresses among WSB stars

WSB: Haslam impresses among WSB stars

BSB series runner-up Leon Haslam showed he’s still got what it takes to run with the World Superbike boys with an impressive showing at the Portimao test this weekend.  Deputising for the injured...

WSB: Davies on top in Portimao

WSB: Davies on top in Portimao

Chaz Davies led the second major pre-season test in the absence of his main rivals from KRT, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes. Davies set a 1’41.813 on Sunday 29th to go 0.189 seconds faster than the next...

WSB: Haslam gets Puccetti Kawasaki call up for Portimao test

WSB: Haslam gets Puccetti Kawasaki call up for Portimao test

Leon Haslam will join the Puccetti Kawasaki World Superbike team for testing in Portimao this weekend after Randy Krummenacher was injured at Jerez.  Krummenacher was involved in an incident with...

WSB: Hayden: 'We look closer than we are"

WSB: Hayden: 'We look closer than we are"

Nicky Hayden has said the time he set as the first World Superbike test of 2017 came to a close in Jerez yesterday isn’t reflective of how far off their competitors the Honda team are with the new...

WSB: Savadori mixes up the order on Day 2 in Jerez

WSB: Savadori mixes up the order on Day 2 in Jerez

Italian youngster Lorenzo Savadori impressed in Jerez this week as he mixed it up with the factory Kawasaki and Ducati machinery to place second at the end of the two days on track. The former...

WSB: Rea quickest as Savadori impresses in Jerez

WSB: Rea quickest as Savadori impresses in Jerez

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea remained in control as the 2017 season got underway in Jerez this week as he set the quickest time on both days of the first pre-season test.  Rea was almost...

WSB: 'Stopping and turning' holding Laverty back in Jerez

WSB: 'Stopping and turning' holding Laverty back in Jerez

Eugene Laverty is hoping to reap the benefits of the work done by Aprilia in their title winning year in 2014 as the 2017 Superbike World Championship gets underway. Laverty, alongside new team-mate...