World Superbikes

WSB: Sykes takes last pole for Kawasaki in Qatar

WSB: Sykes takes last pole for Kawasaki in Qatar

Tom Sykes will start on pole position for the first of his final two races for Kawasaki after beating team-mate Jonathan Rea to the top spot in qualifying in Qatar. The Yorkshireman set a new pole...

WSB: Laverty: 'I have to consider everything'

WSB: Laverty: 'I have to consider everything'

Eugene Laverty has refused to rule out a potential move to the British Superbike championship or even World Supersport as he is left searching for a job for the 2019 season at the eleventh hour. The...

WSS: Mahias appeal heats up Supersport title fight

WSS: Mahias appeal heats up Supersport title fight

The battle for the 2019 World Supersport crown heated up before proceedings even got underway in Qatar as a successful appeal for Lucas Mahias and the GRT Yamaha team sees the Frenchman re-instated as...

WSB: Laverty leads the way in Qatar

WSB: Laverty leads the way in Qatar

An unemployed Eugene Laverty led the way as the final round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship got underway under the floodlights in Qatar. The Milwaukee Aprilia rider was 0.183 seconds ahead of...

WSB: Sykes to front new factory-backed SMR BMW squad

WSB: Sykes to front new factory-backed SMR BMW squad

2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes will head-up a new-look factory-supported BMW squad in 2019 after signing a deal with Shaun Muir Racing. After two largely unsuccessful years with Aprilia, the...

WSB: Rea does the double in Argentina

WSB: Rea does the double in Argentina

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea has stormed to his fifth consecutive double win in Argentina and his sixth of the season, taking victory in the second race from Barni Racing Ducati’s Xavi Fores. Having...

WSB: Rea takes commanding race one win in Argentina

WSB: Rea takes commanding race one win in Argentina

Jonathan Rea has taken his ninth win in succession with a commanding race one victory in Argentina in mixed conditions, becoming the first rider to do so at the new circuit in the...

WSB: Melandri claims second pole position of the year in Argentina

WSB: Melandri claims second pole position of the year in Argentina

Marco Melandri has stormed to his second pole position of the season and the first-ever at San Juan Villicum Circuit in Argentina. After a session-long battle with Kawasaki Racing’s Jonathan Rea, the...

WSB: Rea sets the pace as riders find their feet in Argentina

WSB: Rea sets the pace as riders find their feet in Argentina

Recently crowned four-time world champion Jonathan Rea has continued his dominant run of form by setting the early pace at the inaugural World Superbike round from San Juan Villicum Circuit in...

WSB: Three race schedule to be introduced in 2019

WSB: Three race schedule to be introduced in 2019

World Superbike bosses have announced that next year’s schedule will include three races at each round as they look to increase interest in the series. At the start of the 2016 season, series bosses...

Jonathan Rea MBE: world champion, family man, story teller

Jonathan Rea MBE: world champion, family man, story teller

After taking his fourth consecutive double-victory at Magny Cours last weekend, Jonathan Rea made history by becoming the first rider to ever win four World Superbike titles in succession and the most...

WSB: Champ Rea doubles up in France

WSB: Champ Rea doubles up in France

Four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea continued to dominant in Magny Cours this weekend as he doubled up to take the second race win from Chaz Davies. Starting from second on the grid with...

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 crown

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 crown

Ana Carrasco made history today by becoming the first ever woman to win an FIM solo motorcycle world championship. Crossing the line 13th in the final race of the season at Magny Cours was enough to...

WSB: Rea: 'The best is yet to come'

WSB: Rea: 'The best is yet to come'

Jonathan Rea has said he believes ‘the best is yet to come’ despite having just clinched a record-equally fourth World Championship in Magny Cours. The Kawasaki rider has been unbeaten since 2015 and...

WSB: History maker Rea crowned 2018 World Champion

WSB: History maker Rea crowned 2018 World Champion

Jonathan Rea became the most successful World Superbike rider of all time as he secured his fourth World Championship in Magny Cours this afternoon.  The Ulsterman has been unbeaten since joining...

WSB: Sykes denies Rea Magny Cours pole

WSB: Sykes denies Rea Magny Cours pole

Tom Sykes denied team-mate Jonathan Rea pole position in a record-breaking Superpole at Magny Cours. Champion-elect Rea had led the way for most of the Superpole 2 session when he blitzed his own time...

WSB: Champion-elect Rea leads way in Magny Cours

WSB: Champion-elect Rea leads way in Magny Cours

Jonathan Rea once again led the way as the eleventh round of the 2018 World Superbike Championship got underway in Magny Cours. The soon-to-be four-time World Champion lapped underneath the race lap...

WSB: Rea poised to clinch historic fourth title

WSB: Rea poised to clinch historic fourth title

Jonathan Rea is on the verge of clinching another historic World Superbike crown in Magny Cours this weekend. The triple-world champion is poised to become the most successful rider in the history of...

WSB: Rea takes dominant race 2 win in Portimao

WSB: Rea takes dominant race 2 win in Portimao

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea has taken his second victory of the weekend in Portimao, seeing off a late charge from Pata Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark and the Ducati Panigale R of Marco Melandri. Taking...

WSB: Rea takes victory 65 as Fores and Laverty collide

WSB: Rea takes victory 65 as Fores and Laverty collide

In an action-packed first World Superbike race from Portimao in which only 14 riders finished, it was Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea who emerged victorious. Followed across the line by Ducati’s Marco...

WSB: Laverty lands first pole for SMR at Portimao

WSB: Laverty lands first pole for SMR at Portimao

Eugene Laverty has stormed to a third WSB career pole position and his first in five years, seeing off championship leader Jonathan Rea by just 0.060 seconds in Portimao. With a lap time of 1:40.705,...

WSB: Rea sets the early pace in Portimao

WSB: Rea sets the early pace in Portimao

After a summer break lasting just over two months, the World Superbike Championship returned to action today, with the first three free practice sessions of the weekend from a sun-soaked Portimao...

WSB: No surgery for Davies, will attempt to race at Portimao

WSB: No surgery for Davies, will attempt to race at Portimao

Chaz Davies will not need another operation following his second training accident of the summer, while doing supermoto in Aragon last Thursday. Initially there was concern that the Aruba Ducati...

WSB: Davies breaks collarbone again

WSB: Davies breaks collarbone again

Chaz Davies has suffered another setback after re-breaking his right collarbone in a supermoto accident at MotorLand Aragon on Thursday. The Aruba Ducati World Superbike team has confirmed that the...

WSB: Ducati confirm Bautista and Davies for 2019

WSB: Ducati confirm Bautista and Davies for 2019

Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies will form Aruba Ducati’s World Superbike line up for the 2019 season aboard the all new 1000cc V4 Panigale. 2006 125cc World Champion Bautista announced that he would...

WSB: Bautista set to confirm Ducati deal

WSB: Bautista set to confirm Ducati deal

Alvaro Bautista is set to announce a move to World Superbikes for 2019 with the Aruba Ducati squad. The news is expected to be announced in this afternoon’s British MotoGP Press Conference, which is...

SBK Team Manager simulator game announced

SBK Team Manager simulator game announced

Have you ever had to sit around while your friends ramble on about their fantasy Football Manager teams, or the time they won the World Cup with Haiti without having a clue what they were talking...

Video: How to build Honda Fireblade World Superbike

Video: How to build Honda Fireblade World Superbike

Honda Pro Racing have released a new video looking into the complex world of developing a competitive World Superbike. Featuring insights from Honda World Superbike Operations Manager, Chris Pike, as...

WSB: Haslam confirmed alongside Rea for 2019

WSB: Haslam confirmed alongside Rea for 2019

Leon Haslam will join Jonathan Rea in the factory Kawasaki Racing Team for the 2019 World Superbike Championship season.  Speculation has been circulating about the move since the end of last...

WSB: Lowes and Van der Mark stick with PATA Yamaha for 2019

WSB: Lowes and Van der Mark stick with PATA Yamaha for 2019

Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark will stay with the PATA Yamaha World Superbike team into the 2019 season. The move comes after significant improvements from the Yamaha squad in 2018 have seen both...

WSB: What next for Tom Sykes?

WSB: What next for Tom Sykes?

Last night it was confirmed that Tom Sykes and Kawasaki would go their separate ways at the end of the 2018 Superbike World Championship after a nine-year partnership. Over the last decade,...

WSB: Kawasaki confirm Sykes departure

WSB: Kawasaki confirm Sykes departure

Tom Sykes and the Kawasaki Racing Team will part ways at the end of the 2018 Superbike World Championship after a nine-year relationship. Sykes first joined Kawasaki in 2010 and went on to win 34...

WSB: Rea carves through pack for Misano double

WSB: Rea carves through pack for Misano double

Jonathan Rea carved through the pack to take victory in a tight second World Superbike race in Misano. Saturday’s race winner had his work cut out starting ninth on the grid and it’d take him until...

WSB: Commanding victory for Rea in Misano

WSB: Commanding victory for Rea in Misano

Jonathan Rea cruised to a comfortable victory in the opening World Superbike race in Misano. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider took one step closer to a record fourth world title with the commanding win,...

WSB: Van der Mark: 'Misano suits the R1'

WSB: Van der Mark: 'Misano suits the R1'

Michael Van der Mark is aiming for a podium return as the Superbike World Championship heads to the Misano Marco Simoncelli Circuit this weekend. After doing the double in Donington, Van der Mark has...

WSB: Davies looking to gain momentum ahead of summer break

WSB: Davies looking to gain momentum ahead of summer break

Chaz Davies heads into Ducati’s second home round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship hoping for positive results after disaster struck on the final lap at the Misano circuit last year. After...