World Superbikes

Camier Finds Improved MV After Melandri Test

Camier Finds Improved MV After Melandri Test

On the first two days of the tests at Jerez Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) gave way to new test rider Marco Melandri, but on Wednesday he got to ride how own bike again with some improvements...

Rea At Near Track Best Pace at Jerez, Ellison fifth

Rea At Near Track Best Pace at Jerez, Ellison fifth

A quick lap, one of many from Jonathan Rea (KRT), saw him edge away from the chasing pack once again at Jerez on the second day of testing. His 1’40.139 was done on a race tyre but was tantalisingly...

Rea Fast In Pace And Race Modes

Rea Fast In Pace And Race Modes

On the first day of the Jerez tests Jonathan Rea (KRT) was as fast as we have come to expect and again he was out ahead of the rest with a 1’40.826 lap, only closely followed by his own team-mate Tom...

Sykes Falls Trying New Options

Sykes Falls Trying New Options

On an opening day at Jerez, when Kawasaki’s normally metronomic riders each had crashes, Tom Sykes had not one but two of them, as he and his team tried to push the boundaries a little in set-up and...

Torres Taking First Althea BMW Steps at Jerez

Torres Taking First Althea BMW Steps at Jerez

The Althea Racing BMW squad makes its first test at Jerez with their new line-up of Markus Reiterberger and Jordi Torres. Reiti is no stranger to a BMW after his stellar IDM career but Jordi Torres –...

Cluzel Returns At Jerez

Cluzel Returns At Jerez

Having lost his chance of the 2015 WSS championship at Jerez last season French rider Jules Cluzel returned to the track with his MV Agusta squad for his first test, the last one of 2015. He broke his...

Melandri Speaks MV First Contact

Melandri Speaks MV First Contact

Marco Melandri was the lone rider on the WSBK MV Agusta in the first morning of the Jerez tests, running a machine set-up similar to the one used by team regular rider, Leon Camier. There were some...

Krummenacher Takes First WSS Ride

Krummenacher Takes First WSS Ride

Former Moto2 rider Randy Krummenacher has joined the championship winning Puccetti Racing Kawasaki team for 2016, and had his first test on the Ninja ZX-6R WSS machine at Jerez. Despite some issues...

World Superbikes finally release 2016 calendar

World Superbikes finally release 2016 calendar

The World Superbike championship has brought to an end months of waiting by finally released a provisional calendar for the 2016 season. The new schedule doesn’t bring the massive shake-up expected by...

Nicky takes first steps

Nicky takes first steps

New Honda WorldSBK signing Nicky Hayden set his first laps on the CBR1000RRSP at Motorland at lunchtime yesterday despite a largely wet circuit after morning mist and fog had settled on the track...

Lausitzring back in the WorldSBK Inner Circle

Lausitzring back in the WorldSBK Inner Circle

After having no round for two years Germany will return to the WSBK fold in 2016, after championships organisers Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) signed a three-year deal with the former WSBK venue in...

GP racer Krummenacher joins Sofuoglu at Kawasaki WSS

GP racer Krummenacher joins Sofuoglu at Kawasaki WSS

Former 125GP podium finisher Randy Krummenacher will make the step from Moto2 to World Supersport for 2016, as he joins reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu at the Puccetti Kawasaki squad. The Swiss rider...

WSB Yamaha breaks cover as KRT share Jerez test

WSB Yamaha breaks cover as KRT share Jerez test

After an often highly successful 2015 season in most of the categories it has competed in the Yamaha YZF-R1 took its first track-bound laps in full WSB specification on Tuesday 3 November in the hands...

New Europe-only Supersport class within existing WSS grid for 2016

New Europe-only Supersport class within existing WSS grid for 2016

The FIM and DWO (Dorna in WorldSBK form) have created a class-within-a-class for the 2016 World Supersport Championship, and killed off the Superstock 600 European Championship at a stroke. Dorna has...

Engine updates for Davies’ Ducati

Engine updates for Davies’ Ducati

Chaz Davies has spent two days at Motorland Aragon working on engine updates for his Ducati Panigale R, as the Welshman gets preparations underway for the 2016 World Superbike season. Completing a...

Sykes gets 2016 underway on hybrid ZX-10R

Sykes gets 2016 underway on hybrid ZX-10R

Tom Sykes has gotten the 2016 World Superbike season underway in a three-day test at Motorland Aragon, running a hybrid ZX-10R based on the 2015 model but running significant new parts from the 2016...

Melandri and Forward Racing link up at MV Agusta

Melandri and Forward Racing link up at MV Agusta

Rumours of big changes in the official MV Agusta WorldSBK team abounded at Losail as the story changed day by day. It was everything from a full stop and all the mechanics fired to an expansion in...

Kyle Smith moves to CIA Landlords Insurance Honda

Kyle Smith moves to CIA Landlords Insurance Honda

24-year-old Brit Kyle Smith will ride for the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda team in World Supersport for the 2016 season, after signing for the team on Saturday (October 17). The Brit, who rode with...

Heartbreak for Rea as Haslam wins race two

Heartbreak for Rea as Haslam wins race two

A great second race saw six riders competing for the win at one stage, and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) take his second win of the year. Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB)...

Smith wins night fight in Losail

Smith wins night fight in Losail

British rider Kyle Smith (PATA Honda World Supersport Team) won what was at one stage a four-way fight for the race victory in the FIM Supersport World Championship race at Losail, his first win at...

Torres takes his first WSB win at Qatar

Torres takes his first WSB win at Qatar

Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) secured his first ever WorldSBK race victory in race one under the floodlights in Qatar, after an epic last-lap fight with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki...

Sykes wins final Superpole of 2015 season

Sykes wins final Superpole of 2015 season

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored a new track best of 1’56.821 at Losail in Qatar on his way to his 30th career Superpole win and his sixth of the season. He is only the second rider to...

Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

Sofuoglu beats track best for record Superpole

FIM Supersport World Champion for the fourth time in 2015, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), became the new all-time pole king in the 600cc class after taking his 23rd career pole win in...

Mahias takes day one at Losail

Mahias takes day one at Losail

Lucas Mahias (MG Competition Yamaha) proved to be the fastest Supersport World Championship rider on day one at Losail, running just over a second slower than the previous track best, as the track...

Rea fastest under lights on opening night

Rea fastest under lights on opening night

New World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set the fastest practice time of the first night of track action at a floodlit Losail in Qatar, overhauling the first session fastest...

Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

Biaggi tweet threatens Qatar return

A twitter comment by part-time World SBK superstar Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) has apparently threatened his inclusion in the starting-grid at Losail for the WorldSBK finale this coming...

Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

Hayden confirms WSB future with Honda

As reported in this week’s MCN, 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden will return to his superbike roots in 2016 with the American joining the Ten Kate Honda team inWorld Superbikes. Hayden won the...

Rea doubles up in France

Rea doubles up in France

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second win of the day and his 14th of the season in a dry race two, winning by 2.848 seconds from Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB). Tom Sykes...

Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

Sofuoglu the champion for the fourth time

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) won the 2015 Supersport World Championship after finishing second in a shortened 11-lap contest. Sofuoglu looked like he would win the race to win the crown...

Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

Rea wins in the wet at Magny-Cours

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) overhauled long-time race leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) to record the first race win, in a shortened 19-lap WorldSBK race at Magny-Cours. An oil spill on...

Haslam takes wet Superpole win

Haslam takes wet Superpole win

Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils) took only his third career Superpole win after a dramatic wet session at Magny-Cours. He was in the process of trying to pass Chaz Davies (Aruba.it...

Rea and Davies lead British rider rout on day one

Rea and Davies lead British rider rout on day one

Five British riders, on four different types of machinery, led the first day charge at the 12th round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Magny-Cours in France. New world champion Jonathan Rea...

Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

Sofuoglu leads early in Magny-Cours

At the start of what could be a pivotal weekend for long-time WSS championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) he took the fastest practice time after two track sessions, with a...

Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

Melandri to return to WSB with Ducati?

Italian media are speculating that MotoGP refugee Marco Melandri is set to return to the World Superbike paddock in 2016, after linking up with the Althea squad that took Carlos Checa to title glory...

Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

Biaggi set for further WSB wildcard

Max Biaggi will return to the World Superbike championship for the third time this year, with the former world champion set to add to impressive performances at Misano and Sepang with an appearance at...

Yamaha confirm Crescent WSB switch with Lowes and Guintoli

Yamaha confirm Crescent WSB switch with Lowes and Guintoli

Yamaha have confirmed that they will return to the World Superbike championship in 2016, teaming up with sponsor PATA, British team Crescent, and former British and World champions Alex Lowes and...