World Superbikes

WSB: Brookes to be reunited with BSB-winning R1 for Phillip Island wildcard

WSB: Brookes to be reunited with BSB-winning R1 for Phillip Island wildcard

Josh Brookes will be reunited with his 2015 MCE British Superbike-winning YZF-R1 as he makes a one-off wildcard appearance in the opening round of the Superbike World Championship at Phillip...

WSB: Lavilla explains controversial grid rules

WSB: Lavilla explains controversial grid rules

When World Superbike bosses announced they would introduce a radical new system to compose the grid for Sunday’s second races, it’s fair to say there was a mixed response. Reverse grids are nothing...

WSB: Ten Kate Honda take delivery of new Fireblade

WSB: Ten Kate Honda take delivery of new Fireblade

Ten Kate Racing have finally taken delivery of the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP2 that Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl will race in this year’s Superbike World Championship. The team had been hoping to take...

WSB Exclusive Interview: Davies: 'We can push Rea for title this year'

WSB Exclusive Interview: Davies: 'We can push Rea for title this year'

Chaz Davies reckons he has what it takes to beat double World Superbike champ Jonathan Rea to the title this year after the mid-season breakthrough that saw him cruise to seven wins from eight...

WSB: Is 2017 WorldSBK's chance to shine?

WSB: Is 2017 WorldSBK's chance to shine?

It’s no secret that, for whatever reason, the Superbike World Championship has been struggling to attract interest in recent years.  Big budget factories have dominated over the last decade,...

Is Jonathan Rea your 2016 MCN Man of the Year?

Is Jonathan Rea your 2016 MCN Man of the Year?

Each year, we award the motorcycle racer you think has most impressed with their results from across the year with the MCN Man of the Year trophy. With voting for the 2016 Man of the Year now open, we...

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 1st Jonathan Rea

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 1st Jonathan Rea

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the World Superbike Championship during the 2016 season. 1st – Jonathan Rea Best result: 1st Wins: 9 Podiums: 23 Championship...

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 2nd Chaz Davies

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 2nd Chaz Davies

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the World Superbike Championship during the 2016 season. 2nd – Chaz Davies Best result: 1st Wins: 11 Podiums: 17 Championship...

Video: Earl Hayden talks the making of the Kentucky Kid

Video: Earl Hayden talks the making of the Kentucky Kid

From the small rural American town of Owensboro in Kentucky, Earl Hayden has created a legacy in motorcycle racing. All three of his sons have made successful careers in the sport, with the middle one...

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 3rd Tom Sykes

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 3rd Tom Sykes

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the World Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. 3rd – Tom Sykes Best result: 1st Wins: 5 Podiums: 20 Championship...

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 4th Nicky Hayden

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 4th Nicky Hayden

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the World Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. 4th – Nicky Hayden Best result: 1st Wins: 1 Podiums: 4 Championship...

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 5th Michael van der Mark

MCN's WSBK rider of the year: 5th Michael van der Mark

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the World Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. 5th – Michael van der Mark Best result: 2nd Wins: 0 Podiums:...

WSB: Hayden admits concern over new Fireblade delay

WSB: Hayden admits concern over new Fireblade delay

Nicky Hayden has admitted he is concerned with how late Honda’s new Fireblade will be available to the Ten Kate Racing team ahead of next year’s World Superbike Championship. The 2006 MotoGP World...

WSB: Radical second race grid shake up introduced for 2017

WSB: Radical second race grid shake up introduced for 2017

World Superbike bosses have announced a radical shake up to how the grid is formed for a weekend’s second Superbike race in an effort to spice the championship up. The sharp end of the grid for race...

WSB: World Superbike stars go under the knife

WSB: World Superbike stars go under the knife

A number of top World Superbike riders have been under the knife in the past week to fix a combination of both new and old injuries.  Reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea underwent surgery in...

WSB: World Supersport set to be replaced by naked class?

WSB: World Supersport set to be replaced by naked class?

Dorna’s latest plan to shake up the World Superbike championship to replace World Supersport with a new class for naked bikes. Sales of supersport 600s have collapsed in recent years, while nakeds...

WSB: Wet final day for riders at Jerez

WSB: Wet final day for riders at Jerez

After a wet opening day and three dry days the final outing for the few WorldSBK riders and teams who were still around was held in full wet conditions on Friday 25th November. There were some periods...

WSB: 2017 dates finally revealed

WSB: 2017 dates finally revealed

World Superbike organisers Dorna have finally released a provisional calendar for the upcoming season, ending months of speculation after the dates failed to materialise at the end of the 2016 season...

WSB: Rea fastest of all at Jerez

WSB: Rea fastest of all at Jerez

Jonathan Rea ended what is likely to be the final dry day of track action at Jerez with the best time of all thanks to a 1’38.721 on his Ninja ZX-10RR. He used a qualifying rear tyre to go that fast...

WSB: 'Tyre life and power' priority for Rea during winter tests

WSB: 'Tyre life and power' priority for Rea during winter tests

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has highlighted two key areas his Kawasaki Racing Team need to work on over the winter if he’s to fight to become the first rider in history to win three titles...

WSS: Cluzel returns to PTR Honda for 2017

WSS: Cluzel returns to PTR Honda for 2017

Three-time World Supersport runner-up Jules Cluzel will return to Simon Buckmaster’s PTR Honda team for the 2017 season. Cluzel, who finished second in this year’s series to series legend Kenan...

WSS: Smith moves to Lorini Honda for 2017

WSS: Smith moves to Lorini Honda for 2017

Britain’s Kyle Smith will remain in the Supersport World Championship next year after penning a deal to ride for the Gemar Lorini Honda team.  The three-time race winner will make the move to the...

WSS: Yamaha confirm 2017 R6 Supersport attack

WSS: Yamaha confirm 2017 R6 Supersport attack

Yamaha have announced that they will field two factory-backed teams in the World Supersport Championship next year after unveiling a race-spec version of the all new YZF-R6 at EICMA in Milan. Lucas...

WSB: Donington Park confirm 2017 WSB dates

WSB: Donington Park confirm 2017 WSB dates

The Superbike World Championship will return to Donington Park next year as the Leicestershire circuit once again hosts the series’ sole UK round.   Retaining the now traditional late-May date,...

WSB: Haslam impresses on WSB return

WSB: Haslam impresses on WSB return

MCE British Superbike-runner up Leon Haslam impressed as he returned to WSB in a one-off ride for the Pedercini Kawasaki team last weekend.   At a track he won at with Aprilia last year, Haslam...

WSB: Davies does the double as Rea gifts Sykes second

WSB: Davies does the double as Rea gifts Sykes second

A stopped and restarted race took place over only ten laps in the final analysis, with the championship top three locked in a fight to see who would finish second behind already crowned champion...

WSB: Rea first to retain WSB title since Fogarty

WSB: Rea first to retain WSB title since Fogarty

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) became the first rider to win successive FIM Superbike World Championship titles since Carl Fogarty in the 1998-19 seasons by finishing second at the opening 17-lap...

WSB: Rea on pole as championship decider looms

WSB: Rea on pole as championship decider looms

With a 48-point lead to take into tonight’s first WorldSBK race at Losail in Qatar, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) made an ideal preparation for taking the crown with one race to spare, by...

WSB: Davies on top as final round commences in Qatar

WSB: Davies on top as final round commences in Qatar

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) pounced at the end of the second hour of WorldSBK free practice at Losail to take the overnight pole, heading up Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) by just...

WSB: Form man Davies looking to hunt Sykes down for second

WSB: Form man Davies looking to hunt Sykes down for second

Chaz Davies has his eyes firmly set on taking second place in the Superbike World Championship from rival Tom Sykes as the series concludes in Qatar this weekend. The Welshman has been the form-man...

WSB: Sykes admits title hopes are over

WSB: Sykes admits title hopes are over

Tom Sykes has admitted defeat in the chase for the 2016 World Superbike title with team-mate Jonathan Rea heading into the final round with an almost-insurmountable 48-point lead.  It would take...

WSB: Raffaele de Rosa rewarded with Superbike call-up

WSB: Raffaele de Rosa rewarded with Superbike call-up

European Superstock 1000 champion Raffaele de Rosa will step up to the Superbike World Championship with his Althea BMW team this weekend in Qatar. As a reward for winning his title, de Rosa will join...

WSB: Rea poised to become champion in Qatar

WSB: Rea poised to become champion in Qatar

Jonathan Rea heads to the final round of the Superbike World Championship in Qatar this weekend almost certain to become the first rider to win back-to-back WSB titles since Carl Fogarty in...

WSB: Haslam to make WSB return in Qatar

WSB: Haslam to make WSB return in Qatar

Leon Haslam will return to the World Superbike grid next weekend as he joins the Pedercini Kawasaki team for the final round in Qatar. Backed by his BSB sponsor JG Speedfit, Haslam will return to...

WSB: Camier remains with MV Agusta for 2017

WSB: Camier remains with MV Agusta for 2017

Leon Camier will remain with MV Agusta for the 2017 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed.  The 2009 British Superbike Champion has enjoyed a strong year with the Italian marque,...

WSB: Davies does the double as title goes to Qatar

WSB: Davies does the double as title goes to Qatar

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) won his second race of the Jerez weekend after taking over the lead on lap one and pulling away to an eventual margin of victory of 5.893 seconds. A fight...