Tag Archive: Joan Lascorz

Feb 21

Teledeporte, TVE HD and RTVE.ES the new eni FIM Superbike World Championship for Spain

TVE’s sports channel Teledeporte will broadcast Superpole on Saturday and both Superbike races on Sunday.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteWSBK - Checa_Day2Televisión Española and Dorna Group are pleased to announce an agreement made to broadcast the eni FIM World Superbike Championship for the next three seasons (2013-2015) on channels Teledeporte, TVE HP and RTVE.es. TV broadcast will be produced at TVE’s set in Sant Cugat (Barcelona). Motorcycle journalist Marc Martín will be the main commentator, while former riders Rubén Xaus and Joan Lascorz will join him with their technical comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Carlos and Marco bring the curtain down in style

At the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

WSBK - Marco MelandriWSBK - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) traded wins at the final round of the championship in Portugal in a day that promised and delivered close racing in hot weather conditions in front of an 86,000 crowd. Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli almost gave the new-for-2011 team its first race win in race one, but Checa prevailed at the end.

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Oct 11

Algarve circuit hosts season finale

This coming weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship makes the long trek down to the southern tip of Portugal for the final round of the season this coming weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. The Portuguese circuit, which joined the WSB calendar in 2008, is back as season closer once again this year after a break in 2010 when it hosted round 2.

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Oct 04

More points for PBM in France

In World Superbike Championship in Magny-Cours

PBMWSBK - Monza - PBM - Tom SykesSpanish rider Joan Lascorz put in two solid points scoring performances at Round 12 of the World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours to continue the fine end of season form for the Penrith-based Paul Bird Motorsport Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Carlos so nearly the King

Rea and Checa score race victories

WBSK - Imola - Jonathan ReaWBSK - Imola - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) came within three points of winning the Superbike World Championship outright at Imola, after posting a third place in race one and his 12th victory of the year in race two. He was only stopped in his title tracks by the eighth and sixth places put in by Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) who is now 97 points behind Carlos with only two rounds left to go. Had Melandri left 100 points or more behind the Spaniard, Carlos would have been champion today.

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Sep 21

World Superbike heads to Imola with title there for the taking

Imola prepares for World Superbike weekend – Davies one step closer to the title in World Supersport

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoImola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariExcitement is growing over the 11th round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship, which comes to Imola’s Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit, one of the most spectacular in the history of motor sport. A new track resurfacing should help to mix up the cards but in any case Imola, with its legendary title battles of the past still fresh in the memory, still remains a fascinating and atmospheric venue for all fans.

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Sep 04

Checa and Sykes trade wins on day of contrasting conditions (+results, + standings)

Checa posted a superb opening win

WSBK - Nürburgring  - Tom sykesWSBK - Nürburgring  - Carlos ChecaWorld Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) once again showed the reasons why he is out front in the points standings with three rounds to run, after posting an assured win in race one and then holding his nerve in atrociously wet conditions in race two to score points for eighth place – all on a day when his main championship rival was ruled out.

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Aug 01

Checa’s brilliance shines on at Silverstone

 A remarkable weekend in front of 64,000 fans

WSBK - Silverstone - Althea Racing Ducati - Carlos ChecaSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoWorld Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) had a remarkable weekend in front of 64,000 fans at Silverstone, despite not expecting to be in full contention before arriving in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

PBM aiming for Silverstone glory

The Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team returns to the UK

WSBK - Monza - PBM - Tom SykesPBMThis forthcoming weekend aiming to put on a good show in front of the British fans when round nine of the World Superbike Championship takes place at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Melandri and Biaggi cut into Checa’s championship lead

Motorland Aragon

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Marco MelandriWSBK - Motorland Aragon - podiumA hot afternoon of racing in every way saw Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) and Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) trade wins and second place finishes to squeeze the title leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) in the overall points standings. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Double, no trouble takes Checa clear of the chasing pack

Checa leading overall championship standings

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos Checa finishSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - podiumOn the American Memorial Day holiday 48,00 enthusiastic fans were treated to a double win from a rider who was robbed of a double last year by simple bad luck, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). The Spaniard, who entered this event as championship leader, had a dose of good luck this time as his two main rivals had difficult raceday experiences.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 08

Laverty at the double as Biaggi loses chance of first 2011 race win

Monza race 1 & 2 report

WSBK - Monza podiumWSBK - Monza - Eugene LavertyMonza lived up to its reputation for thrills and excitement yet again as a crowd of 116,500 watched Eugene Laverty win both 18-lap races in sun-kissed conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Assen disappointment for PBM Kawasaki (+result)

 World Superbike Championship – Round 3 – Assen, Netherlands

Joan Lascorz 2011-04-18Tom Sykes 2011-04-18It was a case of what might have been for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team in round three of the World Superbike Championship which took place at Assen this weekend whereby none of the team’s three riders could manage a top ten placing between them. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Checa the irresistible force takes two Phillip Island race wins (+ photos)

Phillip Island round 1

Carlos Checa - Phillip IslandBiaggi - MelandriEver since his first sessions in the official IMS tests at Phillip Island earlier this week Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) made himself a force to be reckoned with in front of 63,200 spectators at Phillip Island. On the opening day of the new season the Superpole winner made himself a convincing double race winner.

(Our photo album here)

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Feb 20

World Superbike and Supersport get final season shakedown

At Phillip Island

Phillip Island logoSBK 2011 logoThe Phillip Island circuit south of Melbourne, Australia will be the scene on Monday and Tuesday for the final session of pre-season testing in view of the opening round of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships, taking place here next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Fabrizio and Haslam score in Kyalami thrillers

Two very different races delivered two types of riveting spectacle for the enthusiastic fans at Kyalami

The opening race was taken by a rejuvenated Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) in front-running style. Race two victor Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare), on the other hand, battled it out right to the end, with the top four riders all within a second of each other after 24 intense laps. The net result is an extended championship lead for Haslam, now on 222 points to Aprilia Alitalia rider Max Biaggi’s 207. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Max enjoys his best day yet

In front of 115,000 people in Monza

An outstanding weekend of action at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, played out in front of 115,000 people, culminated in a remarkable double win for Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team, and pulled Max up to within three points of championship leader Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Haslam takes his first ever Superpole win at Phillip Island

Lascorz the top man after qualifying in World Supersport

In a new look Superpole, with the top 20 riders trying to go through all three sectors of Superpole in sessions which last 14, 12 and 10 minutes respectively, Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) beat all the others to pole position with a best time of 1’31.229, securing his first ever WSBK Superpole win. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Brits head the field in day 1 of Portimao Superbike testing

Three British riders powered to the front

In the first day of the official Superbike test at the Portimao circuit in Portugal, Leon Haslam was the man most in form as the Suzuki Alstare rider went quickest both in the morning and the afternoon, ending the day on the 1 minute 42.778 second mark, just three-tenths off Ben Spies’ 2009 outright circuit best lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Spies powers to Superpole hat-trick at Valencia

Ben Spies powered to his third Superpole position in three races 
 
The 24 year-old Texan once again proving to be the master of the new format. Read the rest of this entry »

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