World Superbikes

  • Toseland confident despite poor Oz record

    24 March 2004

    Toseland confident despite poor Oz record

    James Toseland is feeling confident for this weekend’s Phillip Island WSB round – despite crashing at the Australian circuit in pre-season testing.The 23-year-old Brit, who leads the WSB title fight...

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  • Laconi leads Oz first qualifying

    24 March 2004

    Laconi leads Oz first qualifying

    Regis Laconi heads the timesheets after first qualifying at Phillip Island in Australia on Friday, March 26.The Frenchman has returned to form after a disappointing opening round of the series by...

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  • Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

    03 March 2004

    Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

    Eric Bostrom is on provisional pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after setting a track record qualifying lap of 1:46.84Riding a Ducati 999 on Wednesday, March 3, he averaged 119.58mph on the lap.Bostrom...

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  • Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

    03 March 2004

    Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

    Eric Bostrom is on pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after final qualifying on Thursday.The Ducati 999 rider’s track-record qualifying lap of 1: 46.84 seconds, set on Wednesday, wasn’t bettered during...

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  • Mladin takes Daytona 200

    03 March 2004

    Mladin takes Daytona 200

    Mat Mladin has won the first round of the American superbike championship, taking the honours by more than seven seconds at the end of the 200-mile race at the Daytona International Speeday in...

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  • Valencia Supersport results

    25 February 2004

    1) Vd Goorbergh . 2) Foret. 3) Fujiwara. 4) Lanzi. 5) Chambon. 6) Iannuzzo. 7) Daemen. 8) Muggeridge. 9) Curtain. 10) Cruciani. 11) Lagrive. 12) Tode. 13) Baiocco. 14) Neukirchner. 15) Andersen. 16) La GrelleRetired: Fores. Carrasco. Kellner. Tortoroglio. Corradi. Kirmeier. Sachetti. Bussei. Parkes. Jones. Ex: Charpentier.Fastest Lap: Broc Parker: 1:39.065.

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  • Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

    25 February 2004

    Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

    Noryuki Haga has bounced back from a disappointing retirement on his return to WSB to take victory in the second race at Valencia in Spain.The Japanese rider was able to take the win despite a moment...

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  • Are you ready for WSB?

    25 February 2004

    Are you ready for WSB?

    The season’s WSB title fight starts this weekend at Valencia, Spain, with Britain’s James Toseland among the favourites and Leon Haslam ready to make his mark.Factory Ducati rider Toseland, says in...

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  • Toseland second fastest despite fall

    25 February 2004

    Toseland second fastest despite fall

    James Toseland recovered from a fall midway through first qualifying at Valencia to eventually finish the session second quickest.His Factory Ducati team-mate, Regis Laconi, took provisional pole with...

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  • Toseland dominates free practice

    25 February 2004

    Toseland dominates free practice

    James Toseland has finished the first Free Practice session of the 2004 WSB season quickest, in preparation for the races on Sunday, February 29. Sunny weather helped the Factory Ducati rider, with a...

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  • Toseland wins first race of the year

    25 February 2004

    Toseland wins first race of the year

    James Toseland has started his 2004 World Superbike campaign with a victory in the first race at Valencia in Spain.And there were more reasons for British fans to celebrate with Chris Walker giving...

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  • Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    25 February 2004

    Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

    Factory Ducati rider Regis Laconi has taken pole for the opening WSB round at Valencia with a Superpole lap over one second quicker than his nearest rival.Laconi put himself on pole with a 1:35.935...

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  • Times tumble at Valencia test

    11 February 2004

    Times tumble at Valencia test

    Regis Laconi took the top spot at the World Superbike test session in Valencia for the second day in a row.The Frenchman knocked over half a second off his time from the first day to finish with a...

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  • Haslam heads for the top

    11 February 2004

    Haslam heads for the top

    Renegade Ducati rider Leon Haslam has already put his stamp on the World Superbike series by finishing the opening day of the first major test of the season as the second fastest rider.Fila Ducati...

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  • Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    11 February 2004

    Laconi ends Valencia test quickest

    Factory Fila Ducati rider Regis Laconi has ended the three-day Valencia test as the fastest rider.As each rider was given the chance to perform a flying lap on their new Pirelli qualifying tyres, nine...

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  • Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    04 February 2004

    Vermeulen misses out on London Show

    Ten Kate Honda WSB rider Chris Vermeulen has had to pull out of his appearance at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Thursday.He has been testing his new Fireblade this week and those tests have...

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  • Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    04 February 2004

    Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

    GP star and reigning WSB champion Neil Hodgson has stepped in to replace Carl Fogarty at the MCN London Show on Friday February 6.Foggy has been forced to cancel due to tonsillitis, but fortunately...

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  • 2004 WSB dates announced

    28 January 2004

    2004 WSB dates announced

    The 2004 World Superbike calendar has been announced. There will be two British rounds, with Silverstone on June 13 and Brands Hatch on July 25. Plus, there is a Canadian round, which is yet to be...

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  • Put your questions to WSB boss

    21 January 2004

    Put your questions to WSB boss

    MCN is flying to Rome to meet World Superbike boss Paolo Flammini next week, and we’re offering you the opportunity to put your questions to him.It’s been a time of change for the championship.

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  • Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    14 January 2004

    Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

    Both the factory Ducati and Foggy Petronas teams have completed a traumatic three-day test session at Phillip Island, Australia with some good news.James Toseland suffered a major crash on his factory...

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  • Haga set for WSB return

    07 January 2004

    Haga set for WSB return

    Noriyuki Haga is set for a World Superbike comeback with the British Renegade Ducati team.The popular Japanese rider will join Leon Haslam in the squad on Ducati 999 RS04s, after a disappointing three...

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  • Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    07 January 2004

    Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

    Fancy having dinner with the HM Plant? Here's your chance. To celebrate taking third and sixth places in last year's World Superbike championship HM Plant is holding a party at the Hilton Hotel,...

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  • Martin quickest at Valencia test

    16 December 2003

    Martin quickest at Valencia test

    Australian Steve Martin has gone fastest in the WSB test session at Valencia this weekend. The DFX Ducati rider completed 65 laps, with a fastest time of 1:36.454.Second quickest was Leon Haslam on...

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  • The MCN WSB archive is open

    16 December 2003

    The MCN WSB archive is open

    There are hundreds of World Superbike stories currently in our archives for you to browse.We’re adding less additional content than usual to this section while we focus on improving the overall...

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  • McCoy tests WSB Ducati

    16 December 2003

    McCoy tests WSB Ducati

    This if the first exclusive picture of Garry McCoy in action on his Ducati 999 World Superbike. The Aussie is at Valencia today and tomorrow to test the V-twin, which he's riding after a disastrous...

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  • 2004 superbikes head-to-head

    09 December 2003

    2004 superbikes head-to-head

    The all-new 2004 superbikes have gone head to head on a racetrack for the first time at the AMA Superbike test in Florida, USA. So far, Honda is winning, but Yamaha has caused the biggest shock.The...

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  • McCoy moves to WSB

    09 December 2003

    McCoy moves to WSB

    Garry McCoy has confirmed that he will ride for the NCR Ducati squad in the 2004 World Superbike Championship.The Australian rider, who was with the Kawasaki MotoGP team this year, will replace Regis...

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  • WSB loses Canadian round

    02 December 2003

    WSB loses Canadian round

    The Canadian round of the 2004 World Superbike championship on July 4 has been cancelled following a circuit inspection.Work required for the Mont Tremblant circuit to be homologated will not be...

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  • Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

    25 November 2003

    Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

    It has been a momentous year for Neil Hodgson. The Burnley-born rider dominated the 2003 World Superbike championship, winning it with races to spare. He also became a father for the first time.Your...

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  • Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

    18 November 2003

    Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

    Alstare Suzuki has released a statement officially confirming its departure from the World Superbike series in 2004.Alstare based its decision on a statement by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers...

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  • Neil Hodgson turns 30

    18 November 2003

    Neil Hodgson turns 30

    Neil Hodgson turned 30 years of age on November 20, after a year which has seen him claim the World Superbike championship, land a MotoGP ride with the D’Antin Ducati squad and become a father.Hodgson...

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  • Superbike test dates announced

    18 November 2003

    Superbike test dates announced

    World Superbike organiser FG Sport has announced the final dates for this years World Superbike winter tests.There will be two separate tests taking place at the Valencia circuit in Spain on December...

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