World Superbikes

Checa completes successful Ducati WSB test

Checa completes successful Ducati WSB test

Carlos Checa has completed a successful return to World Superbikes for the first time since his retirement at the end of the 2013 season, completing a three day test on the factory Panigale at...

Guintoli: We need to improve

Guintoli: We need to improve

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has admitted that his Pata Honda World Superbike team have to find improvements from the CBR1000RR before long, after a difficult start to his first...

WSB stars take to the Hill at Goodwood

WSB stars take to the Hill at Goodwood

Some of the top names in the World Superbike championship have been in attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, with championship leader Jonathan Rea, reigning champion Sylvain...

Checa returns to WSB Ducati – but only for testing

Checa returns to WSB Ducati – but only for testing

Former World Superbike champion Carlos Checa will return to the championship for the first time since his retirement at the end of the 2013 season – but only in a testing capacity, as he replaces...

Albesiano: Biaggi ‘did something wonderful’ at Misano

Albesiano: Biaggi ‘did something wonderful’ at Misano

Red Devils Roma Aprilia team boss Romano Albesiano says that former World Superbike champion Max Biaggi ‘did something wonderful’ for fans of the sport after his triumphant return from retirement for...

Rea scoops race two at Misano

Rea scoops race two at Misano

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) eased to the second race win at Misano, after changing to the same ‘A’ rear tyre all his opponents used in race one. It was his 11th race win of 2014 and extended...

Cluzel wins two in a row

Cluzel wins two in a row

Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) scored a clear race win in the WSS class at Misano setting a new lap record on lap six, of 1’38.239, in the process. In second place PJ Jacobsen (Core”...

Sykes controls from Rea and Davies

Sykes controls from Rea and Davies

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his third race win of the year, in perfect conditions at Misano, leading from flag-to-flag and finishing 3.613 seconds ahead of his eventual closest challenger,...

Cluzel tops Misano qualifying

Cluzel tops Misano qualifying

Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) scored pole in the WSS class at Misano with a 1’37.482 lap after a fight with two riders on four cylinder machines, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) who...

Sykes overcomes early problems for Superpole win

Sykes overcomes early problems for Superpole win

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set a new track best of 1’34.486 in the first Superpole session, and then bettered it with the final new track best of 1’34.212 in Superpole 2, to score pole position...

Biaggi leads day one in wildcard return

Biaggi leads day one in wildcard return

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) continued his strong early form in his comeback wildcard weekend by blitzing to the fastest lap on day one, a 1’35.380, with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB)...

Biaggi back - and fastest!

Biaggi back - and fastest!

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) shocked some parts of the WSB world by taking an early lead in the time sheets with a fast 1’35.684 lap at Misano in the first session at the 4.226km circuit. Biaggi, now...

Rea leads after morning test session

Rea leads after morning test session

A Superbike only test at the round seven venue of Portimao, only one day after the race weekend itself, was held in dry and occasionally hot weather in the morning. Nineteen riders were present at the...

Portimao WSB: Rea doubles up

Portimao WSB: Rea doubles up

In a dry 20-lap race two Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) completed a double at Portimao, winning by 5.416 seconds from Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) and having time to wave at...

Portimao WSS: Cluzel breaks Sofuoglu's winning streak

Portimao WSS: Cluzel breaks Sofuoglu's winning streak

After the wet of the first Superbike race finish, the track was dry for the WSS race start, with eventual winner Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) taking an early advantage. He and Kenan Sofuoglu...

Portimao WSB: Rea clinches victory in the rain

Portimao WSB: Rea clinches victory in the rain

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) were disputing the win in dry conditions until lap 14 of the 20-lap WSB opener in Portugal, when gentle and then heavy rains...

World Superbike stars set for TT visit

World Superbike stars set for TT visit

The front runners of the World Superbike championship are set to visit this year’s Isle of Man TT, with reigning champion Sylvain Guintoli, points leader and Isle of Man resident Jonathan Rea,...

Terol lucky to avoid further injury

Terol lucky to avoid further injury

Althea Ducati’s Nico Terol was lucky to avoid further injury at Donington Park last weekend, according to the former World Champion. He crashed out of race two, high siding at Coppice during the...

Badovini pleased with Donington results

Badovini pleased with Donington results

Ayrton Badovini says he’s delighted with his progress on the BMW Italia S1000RR since he replaced Frenchman Sylvain Barrier earlier in the season. Now four rounds into his tenure with the squad, the...

Camier rues Donington fall

Camier rues Donington fall

Leon Camier has been left rueing his Donington Park results, after throwing away the chance for MV Agusta’s best ever Word Superbike result in the second race after crashing out of fifth place. The...

Sykes doubles up at Donington

Sykes doubles up at Donington

Tom Sykes (KRT) put on his best weekend of the year to record his second win of the day at home in Donington Park, running out 9.772 seconds ahead of his team-mate Jonathan Rea (KRT). Rea had almost...

Sofuoglu takes Donington win

Sofuoglu takes Donington win

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) scored yet another win in the WSS class but he had his hands full with early leader Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and British wild card Kyle Ryde...

Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

Race One at Donington was a two-man fight between KRT team-mates Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, in what was an occasionally over-aggressive battle for supremacy that kept the crowd’s attention for most...

Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

Superpole at Donington got underway at noon, thanks to the unusual schedule at this round, with Tom Sykes (KRT) taking his 26th career Superpole win with a new track best of 1’27.071. Jonathan Rea...

Sykes breaks away to top day one

Sykes breaks away to top day one

Tom Sykes has broken clear of the chasing field to take a clear top spot on the opening day of his home round of the World Superbike championship at Donington Park. The former World Champion finished...

Camier surprises to top free practice

Camier surprises to top free practice

Leon Camier has surprised the World Superbike paddock by topping the first free practice session at his home round at Donington Park. The MV Agusta rider finished the first of the day’s three sessions...

Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

After an unexpected parting of the ways between regular Core Motorsport Thailand Honda WSS rider Ratthapark Wilairot and his Thai owned team, the CBR600RR that won the Chang International Circuit race...

"WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

"WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

The Sepang International Circuit today announced that "a legendary rider will be competing in the World Superbike round" at the Malaysian track later this year. The decision to bring in a well known...

Davies looks homeward for restart

Davies looks homeward for restart

When he signed to Ducati on a two-year deal last season Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati WSB) always knew that 2015 would be the year he could go for a hatful of wins and possibly the world...

Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

Imola highside leaves Haslam with broken ribs

Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Leon Haslam has been left nursing three cracked ribs after one of the ‘biggest highsides he’s ever had’ in the second World Superbike race at Imola last weekend. The...

World Superbike paddock gets portable defibrillators

World Superbike paddock gets portable defibrillators

A new link-up between the World Superbike championship’s Clinica Mobilia and Cardiac Science Southern Europe will see a number of easy-to-use portable defibrillators installed every weekend throughout...

Rea Dedicates Imola WSB Wins To Joan Lascorz

Rea Dedicates Imola WSB Wins To Joan Lascorz

 After his latest dominant WSB weekend Jonathan Rea (KRT) dedicated his brace of Imola race wins to former KRT Superbike rider Joan Lascorz, who suffered paralysis after hitting a trackside...

Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

Sofuoglu channels emotions into Imola win

World Supersport title leader Kenan Sofuoglu says that being able to channel his emotions into his racing gave him the edge he needed to take victory in the class last weekend at Imola. The victory...

WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

WSB: Rea Makes It Eight After Imola Double

 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) dominated the second Imola race for Kawasaki, with Rea’s eventual comfortable victory giving him eight wins from ten...

WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

WSS: Sofuoglu Ahead Of Cluzel In Duel

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) beat his great rival Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) by 0.883 seconds at the flag to win the 17-lap WSS race at Imola. Third was Lorenzo Zanetti (MV...

WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

WSB: Rea From Sykes After Six Lap Sprint

A stopped and restarted first race was finally run over six intense laps, with Tom Sykes (KRT) leading to start but his team-mate Jonathan Rea took the lead soon after and eased way from Sykes. The...