World Superbikes

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

The all-new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team unveiled its livery for the 2019 World Superbike season in Portimao this morning. The new factory effort, fielded by Shaun Muir Racing, lifted the covers off the...

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

Four-time World Champion Jonathan Rea shot to the top of the timesheets as this week’s Jerez World Superbike test ended on Thursday afternoon. It was very much a test of two halves. Wednesday was an...

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

A special tyre will be introduced for the new sprint races in World Superbikes this season, MCN can reveal. For the first time in the 32-year history of the Superbike World Championship, weekends will...

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

Following a Wednesday which could only be described as 'miserable' weather-wise, the sun is now shining in Jerez for the second and final day of this week’s World Superbike test. With the good weather...

WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

It was Yamaha’s Alex Lowes at the top of the pile as World Superbikes dusted off the cobwebs and returned to the track in Jerez on Wednesday, 23 January. MORE FROM MCN Kawasaki KR-1S revisited SWM...

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

Marco Melandri believes fellow riders simply 'don't care' when it comes to suggesting positive changes for the World Superbike championship. For the first time, 2019 will feature three races...

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

Today sees the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto host Day one of a two-day test as the World Superbike championship kicks into life for the first time this year. Almost the entire Superbike field is...

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

History maker Ana Carrasco will join one of the most successful squads in the World Superbike paddock to defend her World Supersport 300 title this year. MORE FROM MCN SPORT BSB: Who will join Ray at...

WSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Jonathan Rea

WSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Jonathan Rea

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Michael van der Mark

WSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Michael van der Mark

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB Rider of the Year: 3rd - Chaz Davies

WSB Rider of the Year: 3rd - Chaz Davies

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB Rider of the Year: 4th - Alex Lowes

WSB Rider of the Year: 4th - Alex Lowes

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tom Sykes

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tom Sykes

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB: Successful test for new BMW squad in Almeria

WSB: Successful test for new BMW squad in Almeria

The all-new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team completed a successful shakedown test in Almeria this week with riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger. The duo had previously ridden the all-new BMW S1000RR...

WSB: Laguna returns to calendar for 2019, no Kyalami

WSB: Laguna returns to calendar for 2019, no Kyalami

Laguna Seca has returned to the 2019 World Superbike calendar after initially being dropped for the upcoming season. Circuit bosses had been unable to agree a date with World Superbike rights’ holders...

WSB: Three-race format confirmed for 2019

WSB: Three-race format confirmed for 2019

World Superbike bosses have confirmed a radical shift in the championship’s structure for 2019 as the series reverts to its traditional two-races-on-Sunday format, albeit with significant changes from...

Dall'Igna: 'To win both WSB and BSB would be ideal!'

Dall'Igna: 'To win both WSB and BSB would be ideal!'

Ducati Corse General Manager Gigi Dall’Igna has his sights set on world domination with the all new V4 in 2019, stating the Italian firm’s goal is to win titles in both World and British Superbikes...

WSB: Lowes: 'We need to keep taking steps forward'

WSB: Lowes: 'We need to keep taking steps forward'

Alex Lowes has said he feels like Yamaha made a step forward with the YZF-R1 during this week’s Jerez test, something the Brit says will be essential if they are to continue the improvement seen last...

WSB: Bautista: 'It's been a very positive start'

WSB: Bautista: 'It's been a very positive start'

While many expected MotoGP exile Alvaro Bautista to perform as he moved to Ducati’s World Superbike team next year, the Spaniard impressed with just how quickly he seemed to adapt to the...

WSB: Davies: 'Early days, but potential is there'

WSB: Davies: 'Early days, but potential is there'

Chaz Davies has said the early signs are positive for Ducati’s new V4 R after his second test aboard the all-new bike at Jerez this week. Davies, who is thought to still be struggling with injuries...

WSB: Champion Rea 'disappointed' for Ten Kate squad

WSB: Champion Rea 'disappointed' for Ten Kate squad

Four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has expressed his disappointment for Ten Kate racing after the squad declared themselves bankrupt after being ditched by Honda earlier this month. The...

WSB: Haslam: 'I need to adapt to the bike, not adapt the bike to me'

WSB: Haslam: 'I need to adapt to the bike, not adapt the bike to me'

2018 Bennetts British Superbike champion Leon Haslam spent this week’s Jerez test familiarising himself with the World Superbike-spec Kawasaki ZX-10RR he’ll ride alongside Jonathan Rea next...

WSB: Rea quickest in Jerez as Bautista impresses on debut

WSB: Rea quickest in Jerez as Bautista impresses on debut

Jonathan Rea once again laid down the marker as a number of World Superbike teams continued their preparation for the 2019 season at Jerez. However, while Rea was over half a second quicker than the...

WSB: Ten Kate Racing declared bankrupt

WSB: Ten Kate Racing declared bankrupt

Tuesday marks the end of an era for World Superbike fans as the Ten Kate Racing organisation has declared itself bankrupt. The future of the Dutch outfit was thrown into disarray when it was announced...

WSB: Laverty handed Go Eleven Ducati lifeline

WSB: Laverty handed Go Eleven Ducati lifeline

Eugene Laverty has been handed an eleventh-hour lifeline to join the Go Eleven Ducati World Superbike team for the 2019 season. The Northern Irishman had been left without a ride after the new...

WSB: Rea quickest as Davies debuts new V4R

WSB: Rea quickest as Davies debuts new V4R

Jonathan Rea once again laid down the marker as preparations for the 2019 World Superbike season got underway with the first winter test at Aragon. Getting a first taste of the 2019-spec ZX-10RR, Rea...

WSB: 2019 provisional calendar announced

WSB: 2019 provisional calendar announced

The 2019 World Superbike calendar has finally been announced, featuring 13 provisional dates across ten different countries. The season as always kicks off in February at Phillip Island, with an...

WSB: GRT Yamaha confirm Melandri and Cortese in WSB

WSB: GRT Yamaha confirm Melandri and Cortese in WSB

GRT Yamaha have announced that they will be joining the FIM World Superbike paddock in 2019 with Marco Melandri and Sandro Cortese confirmed as riders. MORE WSB NEWS Camier and Kiyonari confirmed in...

WSB: Camier & Kiyonari confirmed in all-new HRC squad

WSB: Camier & Kiyonari confirmed in all-new HRC squad

Honda Racing Corporation will return to the Superbike World Championship with a full factory effort in 2019, run through a collaboration between Moriwaki Engineering and Althea Racing. There is no...

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger confirmed as BMW announce superbike return

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger confirmed as BMW announce superbike return

BMW Motorrad will ramp up their efforts in the Superbike World Championship with an official team in 2019, it has been announced today at EICMA as the firm unveiled the new S1000RR. The effort will...

WSB: Kiyonari set for shock comeback with Honda?

WSB: Kiyonari set for shock comeback with Honda?

Ryuichi Kiyonari could be set to make a shock return to the World Superbike championship in 2019 as Honda ramp up their effort in the series. For some time, rumours have circulated that there could be...

WSB: Is this the bike that will end Kawasaki's domination?

WSB: Is this the bike that will end Kawasaki's domination?

Last night Ducati lifted the covers off the all-new Panigale V4 R. A homologation special designed to race in superbike championships around the world. With the standard road-going V4 1103cc, Ducati...

WSB: Series set to confirm 2019 calendar shake up

WSB: Series set to confirm 2019 calendar shake up

While news on the 2019 World Superbike calendar has been traditionally late coming, MCN understands the 2019 World Superbike championship will take place over 14 rounds with a number of key...

WSS: Cortese becomes World Champion in Supersport thriller

WSS: Cortese becomes World Champion in Supersport thriller

Sandro Cortese has won the Supersport World Championship on his first attempt after a nail-biting contest against title rival Jules Cluzel under floodlights in Qatar on Saturday evening. The fact a...

WSB: Extreme weather forces cancellation of final World Superbike race

WSB: Extreme weather forces cancellation of final World Superbike race

Saturday night’s last race of the World Superbike season has been called off after appalling weather conditions left the Losail International Circuit in a condition deemed too dangerous for it to go...

WSB: Rea storms to 17th win of season

WSB: Rea storms to 17th win of season

Jonathan Rea etched himself further into the record books with his 17th victory of the season in the opening race in Qatar. His 11th win in a row, Rea’s 17th victory sees him equal Doug Polen’s 1991...