World Superbikes

WSB: Series bosses considering scrapping reverse grid

WSB: Series bosses considering scrapping reverse grid

World Superbike bosses are considering scrapping the controversial reverse grid system introduced for the 2017 season after it hasn’t worked out as they expected. The convoluted system sees the top...

WSB: Ducati confirm no racing for V4 until 2019

WSB: Ducati confirm no racing for V4 until 2019

Ducati have confirmed that they won’t race their all-new V4 superbike until the 2019 season.   Speaking at the recent WSB round at Laguna Seca, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali confirmed the Italian...

WSB: Sykes insists title fight not over

WSB: Sykes insists title fight not over

Tom Sykes insists there is ‘still a long way to go’ in the 2017 Superbike World Championship fight despite team-mate Jonathan Rea heading into the summer break with a whopping 59-point lead. Rea beat...

WSB: Opening laps hamper Davies in race two

WSB: Opening laps hamper Davies in race two

Chaz Davies has said not cutting through the pack as quick as his rivals in the early stages cost him the chance of fighting for a better result in Sunday’s second World Superbike race at Laguna...

WSB: Rea romps to another win before summer break

WSB: Rea romps to another win before summer break

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took little time in hitting the front of the second 25-lap WorldSBK race at Laguna Seca, and then simply eased away from early leader and his own team-mate Tom...

WSB: Davies triumphs at Laguna Seca

WSB: Davies triumphs at Laguna Seca

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) overcame a recent fracture to one of his vertebrae to secure a stunning win in race one at Laguna Seca, riding at full pace for all 25-laps of the intense...

WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

WSB: Race director clarifies new direction

After some outspoken media comments from overall Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta in the run-up to the Laguna Seca weekend, the WorldSBK Series Director Dani Carrera gave some clarification of what will...

WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

WSB: Sykes yet again In Laguna superpole

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came good on his Friday promise to find improvements in his overall set-up and scored his third Superpole win of the year as a result. He lifted his career Superpole...

WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

WSB: Davies hits back after Misano injury

Despite suffering a back injury at the previous round in Misano just a couple of weeks before the start of the Laguna Seca round of the championship, Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)...

WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

WSS: CIA Insurance Honda truck damaged in fire

The CIA Insurance Honda team truck has been badly damaged in a fire, after bursting into flames last month on it’s return from the last round of the championship in Misano. The extensive damage was...

WSB: Jake Gagne joins Red Bull Honda for Laguna Seca

WSB: Jake Gagne joins Red Bull Honda for Laguna Seca

Jake Gagne will join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team for this weekend’s Laguna Seca round in place of the late Nicky Hayden. The 2010 Red Bull Rookies Cup Champion will join Stefan Bradl in...

WSB: Two new compounds as Pirelli warns teams about tyre pressures

WSB: Two new compounds as Pirelli warns teams about tyre pressures

Pirelli will take two new rear tyre compounds to Laguna Seca this weekend for the seventh round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship after major tyre issues blighted some riders at the previous...

WSB: Althea considering British Superbike switch?

WSB: Althea considering British Superbike switch?

The Althea BMW World Superbike team could be set to leave the world stage to move to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2018, MCN understands.   Team owner, Gensio Bevilacqua has long been...

WSB: Pirelli revert to old tyre after Misano madness

WSB: Pirelli revert to old tyre after Misano madness

Pirelli are feeling the heat after a disastrous weekend in Misano saw a number of riders struggle with tyre issues across the weekend. PATA Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark suffered an obvious tyre...

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

WSB: Jonathan Rea's Misano column

I love Misano. Not so much the layout of the circuit, it’s a flat track with not too much character, but the atmosphere and the weather is brilliant. The fans always turn out in force. It’s a good...

WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

WSB: Davies: 'I certainly felt it!'

Chaz Davies has said he feels ‘extremely lucky’ to be heading home without serious injury after his serious crash in Misano this weekend. The Welshman fell while scrapping with rival Jonathan Rea for...

WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

WSB: Melandri: 'I never stopped believing'

Marco Melandri has said he never stopped believing in himself as he returned to the top step of the podium for the first time in three years at Misano yesterday. It was an emotional win for the former...

WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

WSB: Melandri takes first win since 2014

Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) recorded his first win of the 2017 season on Sunday to restore his damaged pride and save Ducati’s home weekend after all Saturday’s problems. This was his...

WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

WSS: Four in a row for Sofuoglu

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) showed his experience to win his fourth WorldSSP race in succession in the 2017 season to close to within five points of the championship lead after seven...

WSB: Tyre failure thwarts van der Mark victory challenge

WSB: Tyre failure thwarts van der Mark victory challenge

Michael van der Mark’s victory challenge in today’s opening World Superbike race in Misano was thwarted by a hole in his tyre, Pirelli have confirmed. The Dutchman rode a valiant race, leading from...

WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

WSB: Davies injured in race one crash

Chaz Davies has been taken to hospital following the nasty crash in the late stages of today’s opening World Superbike race at Misano. The Welshman was leading an intense battle for the lead with...

WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

WSB: Sykes wins in Misano chaos

Tom Sykes took the most unlikely win of his WorldSBK career after sitting in fifth place for the most of the opening WorldSBK race of the Misano weekend. First, long time leader Michael van der Mark...

WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

WSB: Sykes takes 40th pole at Misano

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) recorded a new track best of 1’33.662 to win his 40th official career Superpole, and his second of the 2017 season. His team-mate Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team)...

WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

WSB: Rea tops day one in Misano

As the action got underway at a hot and humid Misano circuit in Italy Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) pushed himself to the top of the timesheets with a 1’34.901 lap set early in the afternoon...

WSB: Rea confident ahead of Misano

WSB: Rea confident ahead of Misano

Jonathan Rea will be looking to extend his series lead as the Superbike World Championship resumes in Misano this weekend. After a victory and DNF due to a tyre failure last time out at Donington...

WSB: Control electronics being considered for 2018

WSB: Control electronics being considered for 2018

World Superbike bosses are considering the implementation of a control ECU for the 2018 season and beyond as they look to stop the domination of Kawasaki and Ducati in the series. The Superbike...

WSB: Puccetti pushing for Haslam signature

WSB: Puccetti pushing for Haslam signature

Leon Haslam reignited his world championship aspirations this weekend by making a welcome return to the World Superbike podium in a stunning ride for the Puccetti Kawasaki team.  Making a one-off...

WSB: Dixon turns heads with top ten finish

WSB: Dixon turns heads with top ten finish

RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider Jake Dixon also turned heads at Donington Park this weekend with a solid top ten finish in Sunday’s second race. What’s all the more impressive about Dixon’s...

WSB: Sykes slams reverse grid system

WSB: Sykes slams reverse grid system

Tom Sykes has slammed World Superbike’s reverse grid system after losing out to Jonathan Rea in yesterday’s second race at Donington Park. While the Kawasaki Racing Team rider was full of compliments...

WSB: Rea bounces back to end Sykes' run

WSB: Rea bounces back to end Sykes' run

Jonathan Rea put an end to Tom Sykes’ dominant Donington winning streak as he bounced back from yesterday’s crash to take victory in this afternoon’s second World Superbike race. Despite starting...

WSS: Sofuoglu wins ahead of Mahias and Cluzel

WSS: Sofuoglu wins ahead of Mahias and Cluzel

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took his third straight win in the WorldSSP championship with another full-point score at Donington Park, his third at the English track in successive...

WSB: Sunday action to be shown on Quest

WSB: Sunday action to be shown on Quest

The remainder of the sixth round of the 2017 Superbike World Championship will be shown on free-to-air TV today. All of Sunday’s race action will be broadcast live on Quest, a free-to-air channel...

WSS: Sofuoglu takes pole as Brits impress

WSS: Sofuoglu takes pole as Brits impress

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) finished just 0.067 seconds ahead of second placed Superpole rider Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) to take the 32nd pole of his career and...

WSB: Haslam stuns with wildcard rostrum

WSB: Haslam stuns with wildcard rostrum

Leon Haslam has described his return to the Superbike World Champship podium as a ‘dream come true’ after a disastrous morning saw him crash out of qualifying at Donington Park. The British Superbike...

WSB: Pirelli withdraw Rea crash tyre for Sunday

WSB: Pirelli withdraw Rea crash tyre for Sunday

Pirelli have withdrawn the tyre Jonathan Rea was using in today’s opening race from rider’s selections for Sunday’s second outing after being unable to establish the cause of his crash. Rea was thrown...

WSB: Lowes: 'One of the best races I've ever ridden'

WSB: Lowes: 'One of the best races I've ever ridden'

Alex Lowes has heralded his ride from dead last to the podium in today’s opening Superbike World Championship race at Donington Park as one of the best of his career. The 26-year-old was punted wide...