A numbered walk through WorldSBK history at Donington Park
Category Archive: Bikes
Round 7 at Donington Park sees Italian company take top billing
Acerbis and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are thrilled to announce a further partnership as Acerbis are announced as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 7 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The race weekend, set to take place at Donington Park in the UK from the 27th to 29th May, will consequently be named the Acerbis UK Round.
Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes
The majority of Moto2™ World Championship riders remained in Mugello for a one-day test alongside the Moto3™ World Championship. Unfortunately the day was hit by rain, which caused the likes of Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to head home early.
US insurance giant to title Round 9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
GEICO and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are pleased to announce GEICO as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 9 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, July 8 – 10. The Round will be known as the GEICO Motorcycle US Round.
Confidence is the preference for Tom Sykes as the paddock heads to Donington
Donington Park circuit is a classic British parkland track in the heart of England, with 4km of racing tarmac that has seen legends set thousands of laps over its history-making surface. On two wheels and four, Donington has hosted some of the most spectacular moments in racing history. In WorldSBK, the modern King of the track bears one name: Tom Sykes.
Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez
For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row.
The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session
Solid opening moto performance sees German star battle for top honours in Italy
Earning a well-deserved runner-up spot in MXGP’s opening moto, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl rounded out his participation in the eighth round of the Motocross World Championship with fifth overall at the MXGP of Trentino in Italy.
Kentucky Kid takes his first ever WorldSBK victory in stunning wet weather display
Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike. The American, a rookie in the class, took off from the pack in a supreme display of speed and control in difficult conditions. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home second after a late charge, ahead of reigning Champion Jonathan Rea.
Pole sitter sets new lap record in commanding victory
Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes took an incredible win from P1 on the grid in Sepang, after smashing the Best Lap in Tissot-Superpole 2 and then the Lap Record on Lap 2. Teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea came home second for a KRT 1-2, ahead of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies.
KRT pairing split by Lowes on the front row
Tom Sykes smashed the Best Lap at Sepang International Circuit in Tissot-Superpole on Saturday, beating Yamaha’s Alex Lowes and Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea to the top spot. The Yorkshireman beat the record after having graduated from Tissot-Superpole 1.
Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1
IodaRacing rider Lorenzo Savadori went quickest on Friday at Sepang International Circuit, beating Honda’s Nicky Hayden to the top spot by just over two tenths of a second in the final minutes of the second practice session. Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes finds himself outside the top ten on Day 1 and heading through Tissot-Superpole 1 after heading the field in the morning.