World Superbikes

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...

WSB: Lowes: 'The podium was in our sights'

WSB: Lowes: 'The podium was in our sights'

Alex Lowes feels missing a gear in Sunday’s second World Superbike race saw him miss out on a potential podium finish. Starting on pole positin after his fourth place finish in race one, Lowes took...

WSB: Sykes tops Aragon test despite illness

WSB: Sykes tops Aragon test despite illness

One day after they raced for real at Motorland Aragon the top WorldSBK men and machines tested for real, with eight hours of available track time for the 19 riders who ventured out in bright sunshine...

WSS: Artist releases Kyle Ryde drawing to help fund season

WSS: Artist releases Kyle Ryde drawing to help fund season

Renowned motorcycle racing artist Billy Art is producing a drawing of Kyle Ryde in order to help fund the young British World Supersport hopeful’s season with the Puccetti Kawasaki team.   Guided...

WSB: Davies: 'We're competitive but it's still not enough'

WSB: Davies: 'We're competitive but it's still not enough'

Chaz Davies has admitted that while he finally broke Jonathan Rea’s dominant string of wins at Aragon yesterday he feels he’s still not competitive enough to fight with his Kawasaki rival. Last year...

WSB: Davies halts Rea's dominance with race two win

WSB: Davies halts Rea's dominance with race two win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati), Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) contested the last  sectors of the second WorldSBK race at Motorland...

WSB: Rea wins dramatic opener as Davies crashes out

WSB: Rea wins dramatic opener as Davies crashes out

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) battled it out for supremacy in race one at Motorland Aragon, until Davies crashed out on the entrance to the final...

WSB: Davies takes control with pole in Aragon

WSB: Davies takes control with pole in Aragon

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) broke the Superpole streak of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) with a new track best of 1’49.319, using the all-new multi-lap Pirelli rear qualifying tyre for...

WSB: Rea on top as rain ends day one in Aragon

WSB: Rea on top as rain ends day one in Aragon

The first European-based round of the 2017 WorldSBK Championship got underway in sunshine and ended in very light rain at the Motorland Circuit in northern Spain, with the combined times of FP1 and...

WSB: Julian Simon to replace Savadori at Aragon

WSB: Julian Simon to replace Savadori at Aragon

Former 125cc World Champion Julian Simon will make his World Superbike debut this weekend as he joins the Milwaukee Aprilia team in place of the injured Lorenzo Savadori. Savadori is set to miss the...

WSB: Davies looks to establish title fight in Spain

WSB: Davies looks to establish title fight in Spain

This weekend’s third round of the Superbike World Championship will be of vital importance for Ducati’s Chaz Davies as he looks to establish himself as a title contender.  With rival Jonathan Rea...

WSB: Haslam to wildcard at Donington Park

WSB: Haslam to wildcard at Donington Park

British Superbike star Leon Haslam will make a wildcard appearance in the UK round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park as he joins the Puccetti Kawasaki team. After testing the...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Thailand column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Thailand column

When things go right, they go right, and I just felt good on the bike last weekend! I did a race run in practice and thought that it was solid enough to race for the win, and then when I got going in...

WSB: Sykes: 'We need to close the gap faster'

WSB: Sykes: 'We need to close the gap faster'

Tom Sykes has said he needs to work to close the gap to team-mate Jonathan Rea a little faster if he’s to compete for wins in the 2017 Superbike World Championship. Speaking after a double podium at...

WSB: Davies looking to take positives from tough Thailand

WSB: Davies looking to take positives from tough Thailand

Chaz Davies is looking to take the positives away from a challenging weekend at the Chang International Circuit this weekend in which he crashed both in qualifying and the second race.  The...

WSB: Rea makes it four from four with Thai double

WSB: Rea makes it four from four with Thai double

Jonathan Rea took a fourth consecutive race victory with a commanding performance in an interrupted second race in Thailand today. The red flag came out on the fifth lap of the race following an...

WSB: Rea dominates race one in Thailand

WSB: Rea dominates race one in Thailand

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his third race win of the 2017 season in peerless fashion, and at lap record pace, after running in the lead for all 20-laps of the 4.554km circuit in...

WSB: Outright lap record for polesitter Rea in Thailand

WSB: Outright lap record for polesitter Rea in Thailand

Jonathan Rea set a new track best lap of 1’32.957 – without the aid of a qualifying rear tyre – to take his tenth career Superpole win today. He had earlier become the first rider to crack the 1’32...

WSS: Smith tops day one in Thailand

WSS: Smith tops day one in Thailand

Brit Kyle Smith posted the fastest lap of day one on the WorldSSP class at a steamy Chang International Circuit in Thailand, from local rider Decha Kraisart. Regular rider and near-winner at Phillip...

WSB: Rea leads Sykes as Thai round gets underway

WSB: Rea leads Sykes as Thai round gets underway

Jonathan Rea posted a first session lap time under the existing race lap record and then improved it again in the afternoon to lead the field in the first contact with the Chang International Circuit...

WSB: Sykes eying first win of the season at Buriram

WSB: Sykes eying first win of the season at Buriram

Tom Sykes is looking to bounce back from a tough opening as the Superbike World Championship resumes in Thailand this weekend.  The 2013 World Champion finished on the podium in the opening race,...

WSB: Hayden hoping to be more competitive in Thailand

WSB: Hayden hoping to be more competitive in Thailand

Nicky Hayden is hoping the nature of the Buriram circuit will help his Red Bull Honda team kick start their 2017 Superbike World Championship effort this weekend after a slow start to the year in...

WSB: Davies hoping power boost will see Ducati in the mix in Thailand

WSB: Davies hoping power boost will see Ducati in the mix in Thailand

Ducati’s Chaz Davies is hoping the boost in power his team have found with the Panigale R will give him what he needs to fight at the front in Thailand this weekend.  In previous years Davies has...

WSB: Brookes happy with 12th after technical setbacks

WSB: Brookes happy with 12th after technical setbacks

 2015 MCE British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes overcame a plethora of technical difficulties to walk away with a rewarding 12th place finish in this weekend’s opening round of the 2017...

WSB: Melandri thrilled to mix it up in Australia

WSB: Melandri thrilled to mix it up in Australia

Marco Melandri was thrilled to walk away from Phillip Island this weekend having returned to the podium for the first time since he left the Superbike World Championship at the end of the 2014...

WSB: Camier impresses with fifth in Phillip Island

WSB: Camier impresses with fifth in Phillip Island

Leon Camier impressed in this weekend’s opening round of the 2017 Superbike World Championsip with a stunning fifth place in Saturday’s opening race. The MV Agusta rider was severely hampered by a...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Phillip Island column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Phillip Island column

With the first round of the 2017 World Superbike championship done and dusted - and with a double victory under his belt for defending world champion Jonathan Rea - MCN are delighted to have signed up...

WSB: 'New approach' boosts Lowes in Phillip Island

WSB: 'New approach' boosts Lowes in Phillip Island

Alex Lowes impressed at Phillip Island this weekend as he shot to the front to challenge for the podium on the Yamaha YZF-R1. The former British Champion walked away from the Australian circuit with...

WSB: Tyre life hampers Red Bull Honda at Phillip Island

WSB: Tyre life hampers Red Bull Honda at Phillip Island

Issues with tyre conservation led to a frustrating weekend at Phillip Island for the Red Bull Honda duo, who left the Australian circuit with just seven points between them. Having struggled with the...

WSB: Davies: 'The glass is half full' after Phillip Island seconds

WSB: Davies: 'The glass is half full' after Phillip Island seconds

Chaz Davies left Phillip Island happy with his consistent points haul despite narrowly missing out on two race victories to rival Jonathan Rea.  Davies pushed the double World Champion in both of...

WSB: Rea relishes in perfect start to 2017

WSB: Rea relishes in perfect start to 2017

Jonathan Rea is relishing a perfect start to his 2017 World Superbike season, after doubling up to win both races of the series’ opening round in Phillip Island. Extending his total race wins in the...

WSB: Rea doubles up for win number 40

WSB: Rea doubles up for win number 40

The first race to be held under the new grid rules, where the top three from race one start race two from the third row, had little effect on the winning machine that is Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing...

WSS: Rolfo from Mahias by only 0.001

WSS: Rolfo from Mahias by only 0.001

An unbelievable 10-lap WorldSSP race, which saw the expected order change lap by lap, finished in controversial style at Phillip Island. It came down to a fight between eventual winner Roberto Rolfo...