Tag Archive: Marco Melandri

Apr 13

Kawasaki complete Aragon round in dominant fashion

Tom Sykes took the double on the team’s home round

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 3 The second round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship was taken by storm by Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, that claimed the first two steps of the podium in both World Superbike races, as well as coming out on top in World Supersport. and with the best classified EVO rider in race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Sykes leaves Spain with Championship lead

Carbon copy of race 1

WSBK - Tom Sykes - Motorland Aragon Race 2 podium The second race of the day at MotorLand Aragon was a carbon copy of race 1, with Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz dominating in the Spanish sun.
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Feb 21

Alex Lowes ends Day 1 on top at the Island

Rookie sensation Lowes started off well

WSBK - Phillip Island - WSBK Group Photo Only 37 thousands of a second separated Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) and Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) at the end of second free practice for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Melandri and Laverty share the wins, Guintoli extends his lead

A close battle in the closing stages

WSBK - Autodromo Internacional do AlgarveRound 6 race day at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve was a mix of great performances and big disappointments for some of the protagonists of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Melandri and Laverty take on top in turns at Monza

Marco Melandri was the winner of a thrilling and ultra-close first race

WSBK - Lowes RaceRound 4 of eni FIM Superbike World Championship drew to its highest point today with two incredible races, won by Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) and Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) respectively.

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May 10

Melandri flies his BMW to the top on Friday at Monza

“It is great to be back at the top” – Marco Melandri

WSBK - Marco MelandriMixed weather did not prevent eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders from tackling most of today’s qualifying session on dry conditions, so they were able to get up to full speed at the super-fast Monza’s Autodromo Nazionale, following the rain that hampered the first part of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Chaz Davies ends the Aragon round in perfect fashion

Chaz Davies has proven testing to be done in the right direction 

WSBK - Davies Day 3Eni FIM Superbike World Championship says goodbye to 2013 Round 2 at MotorLand Aragon after a thrilling and exciting race day. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Saturday at MotorLand under the sign of Tom Sykes

“It has been nice to ride without any injuries this weekend”

WSBK - Sofuoglu Day 2World Superbike Round 2 Tissot-Superpole was performed today at MotorLand Aragon under blue skies. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

World Superbike hits Europe for Round 2 at Aragon

The current king of Aragon is without a doubt Marco Melandri

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackeni FIM Superbike World Championship lands in Europe for the second round of 2013 season, that will take place this weekend at Alcaniz’s Motorland Aragon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Superbike face-off at Magny-Cours for Biaggi, Sykes and Melandri

The Manufacturers’ battle is also at stake

Alfa Romeo Mito SBKSBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackThree riders and three different manufacturers will be facing off on Sunday in the final showdown at Magny-Cours for the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship titles. Not for the first time will the French circuit play host to the championship’s grand finale, which this time sees two Italians, Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorad Motorsport) and a British rider, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), currently second in the standings, mathematically still in with a chance of winning. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Biaggi asserts his authority at penultimate round

Biaggi has a total of 347 points, 30.5 more than Sykes, while Melandri is 38.5 points adrift of Biaggi

WSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Laverty_actionWSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Race2_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) scored a single podium for third place in race two at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round in Portugal today, but two strong points scores saw him extend his overall lead as his other championship rivals found trouble. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) won his first race of the 2012 season in the second outing today, which went to all 22-laps duration. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sykes scythes through track best to win Tissot-Superpole

Sykes set a 1 minute 41.415 second lap in Superpole 3 to record his new track best

WSBK - Portimao_Saturday_SykesWSBK -Portimao_Tissot_SuperpoleTissot-Superpole has almost become the personal property of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in 2012 and in Portimao he recorded his eighth win in this competition, which allocates final grid positions for the top 16 qualifiers. His most recent Superpole success before today was at Brno, in July. Tom now has ten career pole positions to his credit, the same as SBK legend Pierfrancesco Chili, placing him equal eighth in the all time rankings.

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Sep 21

Melandri leads the chasing pack on day one

Laguna Seca returns to the World Superbike calendar in 2013

WSBK - Portimao_Friday_LowesWSBK - Portimao_Friday_BarrierMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) proved the fastest rider on day one at Portimao, with a 1 minute 43.196 second lap taking him ahead of Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing). Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third, and completing a sequence of different machines in the top four places, Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) was fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

World Superbike title battle now virtually down to three contenders

Penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship enters into a crucial phase this weekend as the title battle is virtually whittled down to three names on the eve of the penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao. Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri, two of the most famous riders in world motorcycle racing, will be fighting it out on Sunday together with the revelation of the year, the 26-year-old Tom Sykes from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Biaggi back in front after Nürburgring dramas unfold

Biaggi won race one in impressive style, taking his 21st career win and his fifth of the year.

WSBK - Nurburgring_Sofuoglu_finishWSBK - Nurburgring_Race1_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) once more heads the points table in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, after two races in Germany laden with incident and frequent accidents for the top two championship runners.

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Sep 03

Biaggi and Sykes take on Melandri at the Ring

After the German Round this weekend, the championship will then move on to Portimao

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteNurburgring logoThe decisive run-in for the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship gets underway this weekend at the prestigious Nurburgring circuit, with Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) chasing after the new points leader Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport).

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Jul 22

Melandri reels in Biaggi after assured double win

This was Melandri’s first double as an SBK rider and the first double for the official BMW team.

WSBK - Brno_Staring_finishWSBK - Brno_Foret_actionMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) made a real play for the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship title today by putting in a double win of the highest quality, overcoming Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in both 20-lap contests at the classically sculpted Brno circuit.

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Jul 21

Magnificent 7th Tissot-Superpole for Sykes and Kawasaki

“I’m very happy to take pole again but I’d swop this for 25 points in the championship any day of the week!” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Brno_Sykes_actionWSBK - Brno_Tissot_Superpole_RidersA much delayed finish to the Tissot-Superpole session, due to an oil spill and the time required to clean up the track afterwards, saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) take pole for the seventh time this season. His winning lap time of 1 minute 58.010 was a new best lap.

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Jul 20

Giugliano the early leader at Brno

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) went second quickest

WSBK - Brno_Parkes_actionWSBK - Brno_Giugliano_actionDavide Giugliano (Althea Racing Ducati) improved on his morning time to also head up the first qualifying session at Brno, setting a time of 1 minute 59.452 seconds before rains arrived at an inopportune moment, then falling heavier at the end of the session.

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Jul 02

Sykes fastest on new 17-inch wheels and tyres

Infront Motor Sports official tests

WSBK - Sykes_Test_Aragon_02_06_12WSBK - Melandri_Test_Aragon_02_06_12Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set the fastest time of the one-day Infront Motor Sports official tests on the new generation of 17-inch wheels and Pirelli tyres which were seen for the first time today. His lap of 1 minute 57.254 seconds compares favourably with the existing race lap record, set on race tyres not qualifying rubber, of 1 minute 58.251 seconds.

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