World Superbikes

WSB: Davies runs away with race one

WSB: Davies runs away with race one

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) started from the last place on the second row but ended up first in his recently assured normal fashion after disposing of the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of...

WSB: Sykes on top as Rea ninth on opening day in Jerez

WSB: Sykes on top as Rea ninth on opening day in Jerez

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) pushed his way to the fastest time of the first day of action at the Jerez round of the WorldSBK championship, with a lap time of 1’41.739. Chaz Davies...

WSB: Davies 'on a roll with nothing to lose'

WSB: Davies 'on a roll with nothing to lose'

Chaz Davies might be all-but-mathematically ruled out of the 2016 World Superbike title fight but he’ll still be out to stop the dominant Kawasaki duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes at Jerez this...

WSB: Rea hoping for repeat of Jerez title success

WSB: Rea hoping for repeat of Jerez title success

Jonathan Rea is poised to become the first rider to win back-to-back World Superbike titles since Carl Fogarty in 1999 at Jerez this weekend.  The Northern Irishman needs to increase his series...

WSB: Rea: 'Championships can be won by a point!'

WSB: Rea: 'Championships can be won by a point!'

Jonathan Rea has said the one point he gained over championship rival Tom Sykes at Magny Cours this weekend could make all the difference as he fights to become the first rider to retain a World...

WSB: Davies hails 'most important weekend of career'

WSB: Davies hails 'most important weekend of career'

Chaz Davies has hailed his double victory at Magny Cours as one of the ‘most important weekends’ of his career given the varying circumstances in which he took victory.  The Aruba Ducati man took...

WSS: Cluzel wins as Sofuoglu denied title chance

WSS: Cluzel wins as Sofuoglu denied title chance

Long time race leader and pole man Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was denied what would have been his fifth world championship title three rounds early after he crashed while leading the...

WSB: Davies doubles up in France

WSB: Davies doubles up in France

A three rider battle at the end after what looked like a two rider battle for the win between the leading Kawasakis for most of the 21 laps saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) get the better of...

WSB: Davies takes win in dramatic opening race

WSB: Davies takes win in dramatic opening race

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured another win in the WorldSBK championship after he elected to fit intermediate tyres at the start of a wet race. With the sun drying the track he was...

WSB: Davies leads Camier on opening day in France

WSB: Davies leads Camier on opening day in France

The first practice sessions in the FIM Superbike World Championship saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) fastest, and then faster again in the afternoon practice period, automatically qualifying...

WSB: Sykes: "We are still in the running"

WSB: Sykes: "We are still in the running"

Tom Sykes has refused to rule himself out of the fight for the 2016 World Superbike Championship despite sitting 47 points behind team-mate Jonathan Rea. Should Rea leave Magny Cours with more than 50...

WSB: Rea focused on title fight as WSB hits Magny Cours

WSB: Rea focused on title fight as WSB hits Magny Cours

Jonathan Rea has admitted he will be focused on maintaining his 47-point lead in the Superbike World Championship as the series hits Magny Cours this weekend. The reigning champion has been adamant...

WSB: Supersport 300 class to be introduced for 2017

WSB: Supersport 300 class to be introduced for 2017

World Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new Supersport 300 Championship for the 2017 season. The new production-based class will become the new ‘beginner’ class for the World...

WSB: Gallery: Chaz Davies swaps two wheels for four

WSB: Gallery: Chaz Davies swaps two wheels for four

World Superbike star Chaz Davies swapped two wheels for four this weekend as he headed to Hungaroring to participate in the penultimate round of the AudiSport TT Cup this weekend alongside fellow...

WSB: Guintoli Back And Looking Forward

WSB: Guintoli Back And Looking Forward

Sylvain Guintoli returned to World Superbike action at the Lausitzring last weekend, some four and a half months after his horrific Imola highside. He also returned to the series knowing he’d have no...

WSB: Shaun Muir: 'We now have a package to fight for the title'

WSB: Shaun Muir: 'We now have a package to fight for the title'

Shaun Muir Racing’s move to Aprilia marks the end to a challenging debut season in the Superbike World Championship. Under the guise of Milwaukee BMW, it’s been a tough year for the squad as they have...

WSB: Aprilia confirm factory plans with Milwaukee and Laverty

WSB: Aprilia confirm factory plans with Milwaukee and Laverty

Aprilia have finally confirmed the plans for a full-factory return to the World Superbike championship for 2017 first reported by MCN six weeks ago, releasing details about their link-up with former...

WSB: van der Mark finishes race on severely damaged Honda

WSB: van der Mark finishes race on severely damaged Honda

Michael van der Mark rode to an incredible eighth place in Sunday’s second World Superbike race at the Lausitzring despite his bike sustaining serious damage in a crash. The Dutchman was sat in...

WSB: Wet weather masterclass from Rea as Sykes crashes out

WSB: Wet weather masterclass from Rea as Sykes crashes out

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) made up for his first race no-score with a perfect wet race win on Sunday at Lausitzring, giving him a 47 point advantage to take into the final three rounds of the...

WSB: Davies wins as Rea crashes out at Lausitzring

WSB: Davies wins as Rea crashes out at Lausitzring

The Superbike World Championship fight is right back on again thanks to the first race of the restarted season, after Jonathan Rea (KRT) crashed out. Race winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)...

WSB: Davies takes pole from Sykes in Germany

WSB: Davies takes pole from Sykes in Germany

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured his third ever pole position, and his second of 2016, with a 1’37.883 lap on a rapidly drying track at the Lausitzring. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team)...

WSB: Savadori leads opening day at Lausitzring

WSB: Savadori leads opening day at Lausitzring

On a bumpy Lausitzring surface Lorenzo Savadori (IodaRacing Team Aprilia) proved fastest after two hours on track, securing the overnight advantage near the end of the second session.  Recent...

WSB: Series leader Rea keen to get back on track

WSB: Series leader Rea keen to get back on track

World Superbike series leader Jonathan Rea will be looking to extend his gap at the top of the standings as the championship resumes at the Lausitzring this weekend. Off the back of a two-month long...

WSB: Alex Lowes gets some brotherly support for Magny Cours test

WSB: Alex Lowes gets some brotherly support for Magny Cours test

Straight from his incredibly impressive MotoGP debut in Silverstone, where he finished thirteenth while replacing the injured Bradley Smith, Alex Lowes headed back to his day job, to test the Pata...

WSB: Van der Mark: "I needed a new adventure"

WSB: Van der Mark: "I needed a new adventure"

Michael van der Mark has said the reason he is leaving Honda to ride for Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship for 2017 is that he felt he needed a new adventure. The Dutchman leaves the Ten Kate...

WSB: Van der Mark finally confirmed at Yamaha for 2017

WSB: Van der Mark finally confirmed at Yamaha for 2017

Michael van der Mark will join Alex Lowes in the PATA Yamaha World Superbike team for 2017, it has finally been confirmed.  As MCN reported in July, Van der Mark will replace Sylvain Guintoli in...

WSB: Melandri makes Ducati debut at Misano test

WSB: Melandri makes Ducati debut at Misano test

Marco Melandri made his debut for Ducati’s World Superbike squad in a three-day test alongside Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano at Misano this week. Marking the first time the Italian has ridden a...

WSB Exclusive: Laverty confirms World Superbike return with factory Aprilia

WSB Exclusive: Laverty confirms World Superbike return with factory Aprilia

Eugene Laverty will return to the World Superbike championship in 2017 after penning a deal to ride in an all-new factory Aprilia squad run by British outfit Shaun Muir Racing.  The news comes...

WSB: Lowes tests engine and chassis components in Germany

WSB: Lowes tests engine and chassis components in Germany

Alex Lowes and the PATA Yamaha team concluded a successful two-day test at the Lausitzring yesterday before the World Superbike series resumes at the German track next month. Lowes spent time...

WSB: Positive test for Honda riders at Lausitzring

WSB: Positive test for Honda riders at Lausitzring

Honda’s World Superbike duo enjoyed a positive two-day test at the Lausitring this week, with Michael van der Mark and Nicky Hayden cutting over 100 laps of the German circuit before the WSB series...

WSB: Guintoli returns to action at Lausitzring test

WSB: Guintoli returns to action at Lausitzring test

Sylvain Guintoli returned to action today for the first time since the nasty crash that ruled him out for four rounds of the 2016 World Superbike season. The Frenchman joined his PATA Yamaha team,...

WSB: Stefan Bradl confirmed alongside Hayden at Honda

WSB: Stefan Bradl confirmed alongside Hayden at Honda

Stefan Bradl will join Nicky Hayden in Honda’s World Superbike team next season, it has been confirmed. The 2011 Moto2 champion will mirror Hayden’s move from MotoGP to World Superbikes for 2017 to...

WSB: van der Mark set to confirm Yamaha switch

WSB: van der Mark set to confirm Yamaha switch

Michael van der Mark is set to confirm a shock switch to Yamaha for the 2017 World Superbike season with an announcement expected as early as next week. As reported in this week’s MCN, van der Mark...

WSB: Davies signs two-year Ducati extension

WSB: Davies signs two-year Ducati extension

Chaz Davies has signed a two-year extension that will see him compete with Ducati Corse for the next two seasons.  The news comes as it has been confirmed that Marco Melandri will make a shock...

WSB: Melandri confirmed at Ducati alongside Davies

WSB: Melandri confirmed at Ducati alongside Davies

As reported by MCN earlier this week, Marco Melandri will join Welshman Chaz Davies at the factory Aruba Ducati squad in the World Superbike championship for 2017. The Italian has spent 2016 watching...

WSB: Ducati bosses confirm Melandri interest for 2017

WSB: Ducati bosses confirm Melandri interest for 2017

Marco Melandri could make a shock return to Ducati next season as he looks to make his World Superbike comeback in 2017. The Italian has made no secret of his desire to return to World Superbikes on a...