World Superbikes

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Alex Lowes

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - 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...

How to vote Jonathan Rea for 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

How to vote Jonathan Rea for 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Three-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea will go up against sporting stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Anthony Joshua, Chris Froome and Johanna Konta at this weekend’s BBC Sports Personality of...

WSB: Gagne joins Camier at Red Bull Honda

WSB: Gagne joins Camier at Red Bull Honda

American racer Jake Gagne will join Leon Camier to complete the Red Bull Honda line-up for the 2018 Superbike World Championship. The 24-year-old made his World Superbike debut with the squad at...

Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Rea on 2017, his competition and MotoGP

Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Rea on 2017, his competition and MotoGP

After another year of total domination, Jonathan Rea is fast becoming the Valentino Rossi of World Superbikes. Winning three WSB crowns in a row had never been one before – not even by former series...

WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has said the ZX-10RR Kawasaki have produced for him to suit the 2018 regulations feels better than previous iterations of the bike.  World...

Opinion: Let's get behind Jonathan Rea and make it count

Opinion: Let's get behind Jonathan Rea and make it count

For the first time in ten years a motorcycle racer has been recognised by the BBC with a nomination for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year award.  Three-time World Superbike champion...

WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

Last week’s Jerez test saw a big change for Alex Lowes with double World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt joining the PATA Yamaha team as his crew chief. Lowes will be joined by Pitt, who won the World...

WSB: Melandri quickest as Camier impresses in Jerez

WSB: Melandri quickest as Camier impresses in Jerez

Marco Melandri led the way as the Kawasaki Racing Team took a rest on the penultimate day of this week’s joint Superbike and MotoGP test at Jerez. With KRT at the Andalusian circuit for all five days,...

WSB: Camier positive after Red Bull Honda debut

WSB: Camier positive after Red Bull Honda debut

Leon Camier has said he was pleasantly surprised by Honda’s Fireblade after testing with his new Red Bull Honda team for the first time in Jerez today. Swinging his leg over his new steed for the...

WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

Loris Baz enjoyed a productive debut with the Althea BMW squad as he makes his return to the Superbike World Championship at this week’s Jerez test. Having spent most of his career on superbikes, Baz...

WSB: Sykes takes control in Rea's absence at Jerez

WSB: Sykes takes control in Rea's absence at Jerez

Tom Sykes topped the second day of this week’s World Superbike test in Jerez in the absence of team-mate Jonathan Rea. Rea had to head back to London on Monday evening to collect his MBE, leaving...

WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

Jonathan Rea started off the 2018 World Superbike season where he left off as pre-season testing got underway at Jerez today. The three-time world champion took to the top of the timesheets from his...

WSB: Loris Baz returns to WorldSBK with Althea BMW

WSB: Loris Baz returns to WorldSBK with Althea BMW

Loris Baz will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 with Althea BMW, it has been announced. The former factory Kawasaki rider, who achieved a best finish of 5th place in 2014, returns to...

WSB: Rea sets all time points record with second win

WSB: Rea sets all time points record with second win

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) added another unique achievement to his long list of 2017 records with the all time best points score of 556 in a single season, after beating Chaz Davies...

WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) won the 2017 WorldSSP title after a front-running race win at Losail. He is the first Yamaha WorldSSP champion since Sam Lowes in 2013. He won the...

WSB: Rea sets new personal best with Qatar win

WSB: Rea sets new personal best with Qatar win

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won his 15th World SBK race of the season under the floodlights of a Friday night in Qatar, setting a new personal best in terms of races won in a single...

WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set an early leading marker in Superpole 2 but finally won his sixth pole of the season with a record of 1’56.228, set nearer the end of the 15 minute session. One...

WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on his opening session time of 1’57.666 to secure the fastest qualifying time of the first evening of action at Losail in Qatar, the final round of the...

WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

Jordi Torres will move to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse outfit for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed. The Spaniard will replace Leon Camier in the Italian squad, with the...

WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

Dorna and the FIM have today released the calendar for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, which shall again be contested over 13 rounds beginning in February and ending slightly earlier in...

WSB: Series bosses announce plans to level up field in 2018

WSB: Series bosses announce plans to level up field in 2018

World Superbike bosses have finally announced the changes they will introduce to take steps towards evening out the field in 2018. While the announcement comes later than expected, the changes are...

WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

After a first lap collision between Chaz Davies and Eugene Laverty the first attempted run of the Jerez race was red flagged and restarted over 19 laps. The result was a clear win for Jonathan Rea...

WSB: Rea fastest despite fall on opening day in Jerez

WSB: Rea fastest despite fall on opening day in Jerez

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on his morning lap time to outpace his nearest rival by 0.597 seconds on the opening day of action at Jerez, after falling just a few minutes into the FP2...

WSB: Confirmed: Guintoli set for remainder of WSB season with Puccetti

WSB: Confirmed: Guintoli set for remainder of WSB season with Puccetti

Sylvain Guintoli will make a return to the Superbike World Championship for the final two rounds of the season with the Puccetti Kawasaki team. As reported by MCN earlier this month, the 2014 World...

WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

WSB: Camier joins Red Bull Honda for 2018

Leon Camier will join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team for the 2018 season, it has been confirmed. The 2009 British Superbike Champion has been linked with the team since earlier this year when...

WSS: Haslam to replace Sofuoglu for Jerez and Qatar?

WSS: Haslam to replace Sofuoglu for Jerez and Qatar?

Leon Haslam looks set to stand in for the injured Kenan Sofuoglu for the last two rounds of the Supersport World Championship. According to multiple MCN sources, Haslam, who is favourite to win the...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's column: 3x World Champion

WSB: Jonathan Rea's column: 3x World Champion

Kawasaki Racing Team rider Jonathan Rea reflects on a busy two weeks after clinching a record third World Superbike crown in Magny Cours...  I had a few PR events to do in Paris before the...

WSB: Jonathan Rea Sports Personality of the Year petition gathers momentum

WSB: Jonathan Rea Sports Personality of the Year petition gathers momentum

A petition for three-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea to be shortlisted for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award has been signed by more than 6000 supporters. Started by Rea’s...

WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

WSB: Lowes back on podium at Magny Cours

Alex Lowes made a welcome return to the World Superbike rostrum in Magny Cours this weekend, matching his best result of the year with an impressive second-place behind race winner Chaz Davies. While...

WSB: Guintoli to race Jerez and Qatar with Puccetti?

WSB: Guintoli to race Jerez and Qatar with Puccetti?

Sylvain Guintoli could make a return to the Superbike World Championship before the end of the 2017 season with the Puccetti Kawasaki team he’s in talks with for next year. With Puccetti’s World...

WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

WSB: Ernesto Marinelli to leave Ducati

Ducati Corse Superbike boss Ernesto Marinelli will leave Ducati at the end of 2017, the Bologna factory has announced. Marinelli joined Ducati in 1995, before working as a track engineer for names...

WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

WSB: Davies wins as Rea forced out

The chance of the glory of a double win was cruelly robbed from new triple champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as eventual race winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) took advantage of...

WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

WSS: Sofuoglu out with broken hip

Kenan Sofuoglu will miss today’s World Supersport race at Magny Cours after suffering a triple hip fracture following a crash in qualifying. The Turkish ace was on course for a front row start for...

WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

WSB: Rea: 'I have no words'

Jonathan Rea was lost for words after storming to a record third World Superbike title in Magny Cours this afternoon. The Northern Irishman dominated the wet opening race in France to place himself...

WSB: History-maker Rea crowned 2017 World Champion

WSB: History-maker Rea crowned 2017 World Champion

History was made this afternoon in Magny Cours as Jonathan Rea became the first rider to win three consecutive World Superbike titles. The Ulsterman has been unbeaten since joining Kawasaki in 2015,...

WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

WSB: Rea takes wet pole despite crash

Champion elect Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was just one of many riders to fall in the Superpole competition thanks to a slick wet track surface. He got back on to score a superb Superpole win,...