World Superbikes

Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

Baiocco belts one out in rare official test

The very day after Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) had won the world championship for Kawasaki he and 16 of his peers were back in action at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The one-day test was a...

Davies extends battle for second with Jerez win

Davies extends battle for second with Jerez win

Chaz Davies’ (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) plan of hunting down long time leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) worked this time around as the battle for overall second in the Superbike World...

Jonathan Rea achieves dream to become 2015 WSB Champion

Jonathan Rea achieves dream to become 2015 WSB Champion

Jonathan Rea has become the first Northern Irishman since Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid in 1986 to lift a world title, after taking the World Superbike championship in the first race at Jerez this...

Sykes wins opening race at Jerez, Rea clinches title

Sykes wins opening race at Jerez, Rea clinches title

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) became the 2015 FIM Superbike World Champion by finishing fourth in race one at Jerez. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the race by 2.865 seconds, with Chaz...

Sykes sets new track record to beat Rea to Jerez Superpole

Sykes sets new track record to beat Rea to Jerez Superpole

The top WorldSBK riders batted for their grid placings at Jerez under a warm sun that shone brightest on Tom Sykes (KRT) who took a sliver off of the existing track best with his new record, 1’40.292.

Sykes and Rea hold advantage in early Jerez sessions

Sykes and Rea hold advantage in early Jerez sessions

Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on their opening session best times to lead the field on the first day of action at a warm and dry Jerez. The cooler morning session offered...

Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

Davies and Giugliano retained by Ducati

Chaz Davies superb form in 2015 has been rewarded with a one year contract extension at Ducati. News that the Welshman, a former World Supersport champion, has been retained will come as no surprise...

Rea on the verge of first title

Rea on the verge of first title

Jonathan Rea is on the verge of claiming his first World Superbike title. The Kawasaki rider needs just six points to wrap up the crown and with six races remaining the 28 year old is almost certain...

Davies confident of Spanish form

Davies confident of Spanish form

Chaz Davies has won three of the last four World Superbike races and the Welshman could be excused for feeling that his momentum of the summer has been lost by the summer break. However more so than...

Lowes keen to get back on track

Lowes keen to get back on track

World Superbikes returns to action on Friday with the Spanish round of the championship at Jerez. It's been a long break since Sepang and Alex Lowes is keen to get back on track for Suzuki and...

Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

Jacobsen takes stock of first WSS win

After the first of two long summer breaks had been completed PJ Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) returned fit and free of arm pump at Sepang. The American rider made the most of it at a...

Davies keeps title fight alive with race two win

Davies keeps title fight alive with race two win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) rode a virtual start-to-finish race to take the race two victory at Sepang. Despite Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) finishing second he was not crowned...

Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) won the 14-lap WSS race from the front at Sepang but had to overcome a last corner attack from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) to do...

Rea wins, Biaggi podiums in first race thriller

Rea wins, Biaggi podiums in first race thriller

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his 12th race win of the 2015 season after first Tom Sykes (KRT) and then Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) led a dramatic 16-lap race at...

Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

As has been the recent norm in WSS racing, the big three - Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda), Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)...

Sykes on Sepang pole

Sykes on Sepang pole

A strong session in Superpole for riders on several types of machinery finally delivered the best starting spot for Sunday’s two 16-lap races to second best Superpole rider ever, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

Sykes praises Sepang

Sykes praises Sepang

Tom Sykes (KRT) was one of the few riders who did not go out in the wet second sessions on Friday, but he had no regrets about the decision. “It was a shame to have one session wiped off the...

Biaggi leads Friday dry session

Biaggi leads Friday dry session

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) belted out a fastest lap of day one in Sepang, leading him riders half his age again, as he did on day one at Misano. But he was not overly optimistic of his race day...

Rea thinking results first, series second

Rea thinking results first, series second

Jonathan Rea could wrap-up the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship at Sepang, but on Friday he was trying to think of the weekend as two races, not the potential highpoint of his career to...

Van der Mark speaks futurism

Van der Mark speaks futurism

According to rumours Pata Honda WSB rookie Michael van der Mark is on his way to MotoGP in 2016, but according to the rider himself – who has a two-year contract with Honda Europe to ride in WSB –...

Davies digs In early

Davies digs In early

After a superb double win for his Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB team in America last time out Chaz Davies made a good early start at Sepang, second in the dry, even if he hardly went out at all in...

Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

A particularly hard-working rider at Sepang was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who had done the Laguna WorldSBK round two weekends before, then competed in the Suzuka 8-hour for the first time...

Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

In a proverbial day of two halves a double WorldSBK champion shone as brightly as the Malaysian morning sun to lead the field of 22 riders on the time sheets, the only one that would count, at...

Zanetti leads - then rain decends

Zanetti leads - then rain decends

Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) finished on top of the first day time sheets at the Sepang round of the FIM Supersport World Championship with a 2’09.235 lap set in the dry conditions of the...

Biaggi speaks testing future

Biaggi speaks testing future

Regular Aprilia test rider and Sepang wild card Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) spoke at Sepang about his potential future role for Aprilia as a test rider. “Nothing is clear, because the factory...

Tight fight between Kawasaki riders in Laguna

Tight fight between Kawasaki riders in Laguna

Laguna Seca saw a thrilling battle between the Kawasaki teammates, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, with the Englishman coming out on top in both races and clawing back eight points in the title standings.

Davies: This is the fruit of our labours

Davies: This is the fruit of our labours

A double win for Chaz Davies brought him within 20 points of Tom Sykes in the fight for second in the World Superbike standings. The Ducati rider was on fire all weekend and easily the class of the...

Guintoli and Lowes explain race two crash

Guintoli and Lowes explain race two crash

Sylvain Guintoli's weekend in California was solid with a seventh place finish in race one, having ran in the top five at one point, but his outing in race two was short lived. A first lap crash with...

Difficult weekend yeilds top tens for van der Mark

Difficult weekend yeilds top tens for van der Mark

Laguna Seca is still one of the most challenging circuits for any rider to learn. Last weekend's World Superbike round showed this for Michael van der Mark with the Dutchman having a difficult weekend...

Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have died

Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have died

Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez have lost their lives after a multiple-bike collision at turn one during the opening lap of yesterday’s MotoAmerica race at Laguna Seca. Running as a support series for...

Davies doubles up at Laguna

Davies doubles up at Laguna

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) overcame the worrying drops of rain on his visor in the first few laps to once again run away with the race win at Laguna Seca, making it a double for the...

Davies scores Laguna race one win

Davies scores Laguna race one win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) secured his second race win of the season after 25-intense laps at the 3.610km Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey. The holeshot rider from pole, Davies ran out...

Davies takes first ever Superpole win

Davies takes first ever Superpole win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) scored his first career Superpole win with a 1’22.101 second lap in Superpole 2 at Laguna Seca. A Ducati block-out of the top two places saw Davide Giugliano...

Davies leads the lot on day one

Davies leads the lot on day one

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) led the first day of practice that counts towards qualifying at Laguna Seca with a 1’23.633 lap, despite running wide at turn two near the end of a busy...

Laguna's secrets explained by Davies

Laguna's secrets explained by Davies

haz Davies (Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB) looks forward to Laguna Seca more than any other circuit on the calendar and he proved he had early pace as he finished the first practice session in third...

Van der Mark: ‘If Guintoli is not happy, he has to go’

Van der Mark: ‘If Guintoli is not happy, he has to go’

Pata Honda World Superbike rider Michael Van der Mark has answered paddock speculation about the future of his teammate Sylvain Guintoli by saying that if the Frenchman isn’t happy with his current...