World Superbikes

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,...

WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

WSB: Rea leads van der Mark on day one

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) started his potentially historic weekend in France in perfect shape, setting the fastest Friday practice time at Magny-Cours. As he goes for his third world...

WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

WSB: Sykes hopeful of French return

Tom Sykes is hoping to return to action at Magny Cours this weekend after the fireball crash that ruled him out of the last round in Portimao. A massive crash for Sykes in FP3 at the Portugese circuit...

WSB: Rea on brink of historic third title

WSB: Rea on brink of historic third title

Jonathan Rea is poised to clinch a historic third successive World Superbike crown at Magny Cours this weekend. The Ulsterman holds a crucial 120-point advantage heading into the 11th round of the...

WSB: Gagne to stand in for injured Bradl at Red Bull Honda

WSB: Gagne to stand in for injured Bradl at Red Bull Honda

American youngster Jake Gagne will ride for the Red Bull Honda team alongside Davide Giugliano at Magny Cours this weekend as Stefan Bradl sits out through injury. Bradl tore a ligament in his right...

WSB: Rea refutes Suzuki MotoGP talk

WSB: Rea refutes Suzuki MotoGP talk

Jonathan Rea has refuted reports that there’s a plot that would see him slot into Suzuki’s MotoGP team for 2018 in place of the struggling Andrea Iannone. Rumours emerged a few weeks back that there...

WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda

WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda

Loris Baz has confirmed he will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 after losing his MotoGP seat after three seasons in the premiere class.  Avintia Ducati has today confirmed...

WSB: 2018 calendar begins to take shape

WSB: 2018 calendar begins to take shape

The 2018 WorldSBK calendar is starting to take shape, although still highly provisional at this time. The new San Juan track in Argentina will host a round but only if it is ready in time.  If...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Portimao column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Portimao column

That was probably one of the most solid weekends of my career. Everything was pretty much plain sailing!   Right from the first session the bike was in the ballpark. Normally we go from race...

WSB: Rea quickest as Razgatlioglu impresses at Portimao test

WSB: Rea quickest as Razgatlioglu impresses at Portimao test

Having won both races at Portimao Jonathan Rea (KRT) then went on to set the fastest time of the subsequent tests, with a 1’42.313 lap. He outpaced Chaz Davies and his 1’42.711 and wrapped up his work...

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 win

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 win

Ana Carrasco made history this weekend as she became the first female rider to win an FIM World Championship motorcycle race with a stunning victory in the World Supersport 300 class at Portimao. The...

WSB: Rea closes in on third title with double win

WSB: Rea closes in on third title with double win

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took a giant leap toward a history making third WorldSBK crown at Portimao today with the completing of a double win that extended his championship lead to 120...

WSB: Tyre drama at Portimao

WSB: Tyre drama at Portimao

Pirelli brought a new rear tyre for the WorldSBK riders to use at Portimao, the W0735. It is a soft new development option featuring different structural solutions in comparison to the standard SC0...

WSB: Rea dominates opening race

WSB: Rea dominates opening race

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored a remarkable start-to-finish victory in the first 20-lap WorldSBK race at Portimao, winning by just over six seconds and easing up on the final lap from a...

WSB: Sykes out after FP3 fireball

WSB: Sykes out after FP3 fireball

Tom Sykes looks likely to miss the remainder of the World Superbike round in Portugal after a terrifying crash in the third free practice session. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider lost control of his...

WSB: Rea leads pack by half a second on day one

WSB: Rea leads pack by half a second on day one

Jonathan Rea conquered the first day of Portimao free practice despite the bumpy track and windy conditions that faced the WorldSBK riders in Portugal today. Rea had been fastest in the morning...

WSB: Tech chief quits Red Bull Honda

WSB: Tech chief quits Red Bull Honda

With four rounds of the 2017 season remaining Pieter Breddels, the long-term Technical Manager in the Red Bull Honda team, has left his position – seemingly a victim of the incredibly tough season...

WSB: HRC test rider Takahashi joins Red Bull Honda at Portimao and Jerez

WSB: HRC test rider Takahashi joins Red Bull Honda at Portimao and Jerez

HRC test rider and Japanese Superbike star Takumi Takahashi will be wheeled in to the Red Bull Honda team for two of the remaining four rounds of the 2017 Superbike World Championship. The squad have...

WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

Now that the Lausitzring round is over, I’m really happy that it sounds like we won’t be going back there! It’s not one of the strongest tracks for me or the bike, there’s a lot of first gear corners...

WSB: Suzuki return unlikely for 2018

WSB: Suzuki return unlikely for 2018

There is ‘no realistic plan’ for Suzuki to make a return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018, series bosses have told MCN. After the Japanese marque released a new model in 2017, speculation...

WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

WSB: Davies beats Rea for race two win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) overcame a third row grid position to pass even championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and early leader Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing -...

WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

WSB: Davies wins but Rea extends series lead

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured the first win of the Lausitz WorldSBK weekend – and the first after the summer break –despite starting sixth off the grid. A pass on early leader Tom...