World Superbikes

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...

WSB: Encouraging new Fireblade debut for Hayden

WSB: Encouraging new Fireblade debut for Hayden

Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl got a first taste of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 they will campaign in the 2017 Superbike World Championship as testing got underway at Jerez today. As would be...

WSB: Rea quickest as 2017 testing gets underway

WSB: Rea quickest as 2017 testing gets underway

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea started the 2017 season where he left off last year as he stormed to the top of the timesheets on the first day of testing at Jerez. The double champ pipped...

Gallery: Milwaukee Aprilia team launch

Gallery: Milwaukee Aprilia team launch

As the first test of the 2017 Superbike World Championship got underway in Jerez this morning, the British-based Milwaukee Aprilia squad lifted the covers off the RSV4-RF Aprilia Eugene Laverty and...

WSB: Milwaukee Aprilia lift covers off RSV4 challenger

WSB: Milwaukee Aprilia lift covers off RSV4 challenger

Milwaukee Aprilia this morning lifted the covers off the all new RSV4-RF Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori will campaign in the 2017 Superbike World Championship. Unveiling the livery for the...

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...