World Superbikes

WSB: Sykes dedicates victory to Hayden

WSB: Sykes dedicates victory to Hayden

Tom Sykes made the gesture to dedicate his victory in the opening Superbike race at Donington Park today to Nicky Hayden, who lost his life after a cycling incident in Italy last week. The Kawasaki...

WSB: Rea: 'It felt like my tyre exploded'

WSB: Rea: 'It felt like my tyre exploded'

Jonathan Rea has said it felt like a sniper had shot his bike from underneath him as he crashed out of today’s opening Superbike World Championship race at Donington Park with unexplained tyre...

WSB: Ninth win for Sykes as Rea and Davies crash

WSB: Ninth win for Sykes as Rea and Davies crash

Tom Sykes cruised to a ninth consecutive Donington Park victory this afternoon after team-mate Jonathan Rea crashed out after putting up a strong challenge throughout the race. It was Chaz Davies who...

WSB: Sykes takes pole with record lap

WSB: Sykes takes pole with record lap

Tom Sykes will start on pole position for today’s opening World Superbike race at Donington Park after breaking his own pole record to place ahead of team-mate Jonathan Rea. Sykes’ time of 1’26.712...

WSS: Jacobsen leads the way on opening day

WSS: Jacobsen leads the way on opening day

Patrick Jacobsen (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) made the most of his first day at Donington park by posting the fastest lap in combined free practice, edging himself 0.114 seconds ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu...

WSB: Davies: 'It's a bit of a handful around here'

WSB: Davies: 'It's a bit of a handful around here'

Chaz Davies has said he’s finding the Ducati Panigale R ‘a bit of a handful’ around Donington Park after finishing fifth quickest on the opening day of practice for the sixth round of the 2017...

WSB: Haslam: 'I've just got to pin it!'

WSB: Haslam: 'I've just got to pin it!'

Leon Haslam might have impressed on the opening day of action at the Donington Park round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship, but the BSB regular says he’s still a lot to learn as he focuses on...

WSB: Sykes: 'Rea is pushing to beat me, that's why he crashed'

WSB: Sykes: 'Rea is pushing to beat me, that's why he crashed'

Tom Sykes has suggested the reason Jonathan Rea toppled off in this morning’s opening World Superbike session is down to him pushing hard to end his team-mates Donington Park winning-streak this...

WSB: Rea tops day one at Donington

WSB: Rea tops day one at Donington

Jonathan Rea made his intentions clear on the opening day of practice at the Donington Park round of the Superbike World Championship, topping the timesheets from team-mate Tom Sykes after the two...

WSB: Bradl vows to pay 'best possible' tribute to Hayden

WSB: Bradl vows to pay 'best possible' tribute to Hayden

Stefan Bradl has vowed to pay tribute to team-mate Nicky Hayden in the ‘best possible way’ at what is set to be an emotional round for the Red Bull Honda team at Donington Park this weekend. The 2011...

WSB: Davies keen to carry momentum into Donington

WSB: Davies keen to carry momentum into Donington

Chaz Davies is hoping to carry the momentum from his double World Superbike victory at Imola through to this weekend’s British round at Donington Park. The Aruba Ducati rider left his opposition with...

WSB: Haslam looking to mix it with factory boys

WSB: Haslam looking to mix it with factory boys

Leon Haslam has his sights set on the podium as he makes a welcome return to the Superbike World Championship at Donington Park this weekend. Making a wildcard appearance with the Puccetti Kawasaki...

WSB: Lowes 'optimistic' of home podium challenge

WSB: Lowes 'optimistic' of home podium challenge

Alex Lowes is hoping to become the first non-Kawasaki Racing Team or Aruba Ducati rider to stand on the World Superbike podium this season in front of his home fans at Donington Park this...

WSB: Rea out to stop Sykes' Donington dominance

WSB: Rea out to stop Sykes' Donington dominance

Jonathan Rea heads to Donington Park this weekend determined to beat team-mate Tom Sykes in front of a home crowd for the first time since joining the factory Kawasaki team. While the Kawasaki...

WSB: All the times for this weekend's Donington Park round

WSB: All the times for this weekend's Donington Park round

The Superbike World Championship arrives in the UK this weekend for the sixth round of the 2017 season at Donington Park. While Jonathan Rea is already in a commanding position in the championship...

WSB: Red Bull Honda bosses pay tribute to Hayden

WSB: Red Bull Honda bosses pay tribute to Hayden

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike team has vowed to race on at Donington this weekend as they pay their respects to Nicky Hayden, who tragically passed away yesterday. In a statement issued by the...

WSB: Jake Dixon set for Donington wildcard

WSB: Jake Dixon set for Donington wildcard

Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki team will make a wildcard appearance at next weekend’s World Superbike event at Donington Park. The talented British youngster, who has impressed...

WSBK: Hayden 'extremely critical' after cycling accident

WSBK: Hayden 'extremely critical' after cycling accident

Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care in an 'extremely critical condition' after sustaining serious injuries in a cycling accident on Wednesday.  The 2006 MotoGP world champion and current Honda...

WSBK: Nicky Hayden ‘seriously injured’ in cycling crash

WSBK: Nicky Hayden ‘seriously injured’ in cycling crash

Reports are coming in from Italy that 2006 MotoGP world champion and current Red Bull Honda World Superbike rider Nicky Hayden has been seriously injured while cycling near the Misano circuit in...

WSB: Davies: 'What a weekend!'

WSB: Davies: 'What a weekend!'

It was a perfect weekend from start to finish for Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies at Imola, as he set the benchmark from the off in the fifth round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship at Imola. Having...

WSB: Dream double for Davies and Ducati

WSB: Dream double for Davies and Ducati

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) pushed his way to a second clear win at his team’s home round in Imola, winning by almost four seconds and easing up on the final lap. After a red flag incident...

WSB: Davies wins red flagged race one

WSB: Davies wins red flagged race one

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) ran away with the first race at Imola despite it making it to only 14 laps, and the result counted back to lap 12. An incident that went to race direction for...

WSB: Davies takes pole at home for Ducati

WSB: Davies takes pole at home for Ducati

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) set a 1’45.662 lap on his second go around on Pirelli’s latest new rear qualifying tyre to take his second pole of 2017 and the fifth of his career. The existing...

WSB: MCN's exclusive Donington Park ticket offer

WSB: MCN's exclusive Donington Park ticket offer

Thinking of heading to Donington Park for the Superbike World Championship later this month? We’ve clubbed together with Donington to offer MCN readers an exclusive ticket offer. Jonathan Rea has been...

WSS: Kennedy to stand in for Hill at Profile Triumph

WSS: Kennedy to stand in for Hill at Profile Triumph

Jack Kennedy will return to the World Supersport Championship for two rounds with the Profile Triumph from Imola next weekend. Stepping in for the injured Stefan Hill, the Irishman will join Luke...

WSB: Davies adamant Rea deliberately got in his way

WSB: Davies adamant Rea deliberately got in his way

Chaz Davies has apologised for the language used in his post-qualifying spat with Jonathan Rea at Assen this weekend, but remains adamant Rea deliberately blocked him on a fast qualifying lap. The duo...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Assen column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Assen column

What a weekend! I honestly can’t believe we have walked away with another 50 points after an incredible double in two very different races. I always get a warm feeling driving under the tunnel and...

WSB: Rea edges Sykes for Assen double

WSB: Rea edges Sykes for Assen double

Despite both riders starting from their now customary third row grid positions, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ended up the leading duo for much of the 21 lap...

WSB: Rea wins as disaster strikes for Davies on last lap

WSB: Rea wins as disaster strikes for Davies on last lap

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the first race of the Assen weekend after his closest championship rival Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) lost his chance of any kind of podium, with just...

WSB: Handbags out as Rea and Davies clash after qualifying

WSB: Handbags out as Rea and Davies clash after qualifying

Jonathan Rea has been penalised three grid places after a controversial coming together with rival Chaz Davies towards the end of this morning’s second Superpole session. After completing his record...

WSB: Rea fastest after first day in Holland

WSB: Rea fastest after first day in Holland

WorldSBK Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured the fastest lap of day one at Assen with a 1’35.383, displacing his own team-mate Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) from his...

WSB: Rea set for 200th race start in Assen

WSB: Rea set for 200th race start in Assen

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea will start his 200th WSB race at the TT Circuit Assen this weekend as he looks to further extend his already dominant championship lead. After the first...

WSB: No let up by Kawasaki WSB duo

WSB: No let up by Kawasaki WSB duo

The factory Kawasaki team of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes completed a two-day test at the Portimao circuit this week in a bid to continue dialing in the already dominant ZX-10RR.   With WSB not...

Video: World Superbike's new South American home

Video: World Superbike's new South American home

With the announcement last weekend at the Argentinian Grand Prix that World Superbikes would be joining their Grand Prix brethren in South America from 2018, most assumed that the production racing...

WSB: Argentina to host World Superbike from 2018

WSB: Argentina to host World Superbike from 2018

Argentina is set to host a round of the Superbike World Championship from 2018 with the brand new Villicum Circuit, in the province of San Juan, joining the calendar next season. Already in...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Aragon column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Aragon column

It was really positive weekend. Aragon has never been one of my strongest tracks. Last year I was 2nd and 3rd, the year before was 1-2 but bar-to-bar racing with Chaz in the first and in the second he...