Category Archive: Bikes

Feb 23

Official WorldSBK App updated for 2017

Keeping up with new technologies, the Official WorldSBK App has new updates ahead of the new season

WorldSBK App With the support of Tissot heading into the 2017 season, the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will once again be offering a free App to keep up with all track action; from onsite to online. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

WorldSBK 2017 official 2017 launch

The 2017 World Superbike season officially launched at sunny Phillip Island 

WorldSBK 2017 official 2017 launch The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship got underway on Thursday at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, with the Official launch of the championship under scorching sunny skies in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

WorldSBK 2017 officially launched, WorldSBK 2017 starts its engines

The 2017 World Superbike season officially launched at sunny Phillip Island

WorldSBK 2017 officially launched, WorldSBK 2017 starts its engines Anticipation swirled around the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit as the season was officially launched in front of the world’s media and circuit officials.

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Feb 22

Oakley announced as Title Sponsor of Mugello

Global eyewear brand confirmed for the Italian GP in both 2017 and 2018

MotoGP - Oakley Mugello Dorna Sports and Oakley are delighted to announce global eyewear giant Oakley as the Title Sponsor of the Italian Grands Prix in both 2017 and 2018, with an option to extend the deal for the 2019 season, with the events to be known as the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Marquez vs Viñales: the rivalry of the season?

The story gains traction as the two Spaniards seem to be heading for a showdown

The story of pre-season so far in the 2017 MotoGP™ season has been written by one hand – that of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

On and Off Track at #AUSWorldSBK

Heading over to the stunning circuit to soak up the unmistakable atmosphere?

Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit The gloves are coming off as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is set to kick off this week, at the now traditional season opener held at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

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Feb 22

Start your engines, WorldSBK goes Down Under

Phillip Island preview, what’s in store in WorldSBK Round One

Phillip Island preview, what’s in store in WorldSBK Round One Australian summer sun awaits the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as the paddock heads to the legendary Phillip Island. Set on the glorious Southern Island, the 4.4km flowing circuit is a favourite of many riders, and doesn’t take fools on lightly as it twists over the hills for 12 corners of pure speed and racing action.

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Feb 21

Jonathan Rea ends on top as Official Phillip Island test concludes 

Final session for WorldSBK before season gets underway

Basking in the summer sun at the stunning Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were able to take advantage of the four hours they have out on track, following a disrupted day on Monday before the opening round of the season commences in three days time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Phillip Island Official Test: Fores stuns in official test to end day one on top

WorldSBK sparks into action around Phillip Island

Phillip Island Official Test As riders took to the fast and flowing Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit for the first session of the Official test, changeable weather conditions caused disruption throughout the morning session. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

OVO Mobile named as Australian Telecommunications Partner for MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

This includes the opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

SBK Motul logo black OVO Mobile has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with Dorna WSBK Organization, becoming the Australian Telecommunications Partner for the World Superbike Championship.

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Feb 17

Full house: Viñales tops the #AusTest

MotoGP Official Test Phillip Island – Day 3

MotoGP - Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha rider once again tops the timesheets to make himself the fastest man at every test so far. New kid on the Yamaha block Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has done it again at Phillip Island, going even faster on Day 3 to top the timesheets once more.

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Feb 17

Getting in gear: Phillip Island hosts final pre-season test

2017 is just around the corner

WorldSBK  Countdown is on and the season opener draws ever closer as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit for their two day official test.

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Feb 16

Domination for Viñales on Day 2

Movistar Yamaha rider leads the way as testing continues in Australia

Maverick Viñales The second day of testing at the jaw dropping Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit wrote another chapter of what is fast becoming a familiar story in 2017 so far, with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s newest recruit Maverick Viñales taking to the top and remaining unchallenged.

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Feb 16

Leandro Mercado forced to sit out of Phillip Island

IODARacing rider suffers injury

IODARacing will not take part to the first round of the 2017 season of the World Superbike championship, in the Yamaha Finance Australian Round. The team will not be travelling to Australia as WorldSBK rider Leandro Mercado suffered a fall and has broken three ribs.

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Feb 15

Canadian Superbike Championship returns to TSN

Action from the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship will again be televised on TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, in 2017.

Mopar CSBK logo Each of the seven rounds will be shown in a half-hour episode and each episode will consist of the Pro Superbike feature race, once again presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance. The programs will be shown as soon as the weekend following each national round. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Now more responsive and socially-focused, WorldSBK.com takes another step towards improving browsing experience

Dorna launches new mobile-ready WorldSBK.com

Creating a new and improved online home for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, 2017 sees the brand new website for the world´s fastest production-based motorcycle series launched, with some major updates that will enable the series to showcase its full potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

#AusTest Day 1: Marquez sets the marker

The lowdown from the first day of action Down Under

Under more seasonable skies than have sometimes greeted the MotoGP™ paddock upon arrival for the race weekend at Phillip Island in October, the second Official Test of 2017 saw blue overhead but a stiff breeze keeping the grid from heading out straight away – with new Ducati Team arrival Jorge Lorenzo one of the first to get down to work.

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Feb 15

#AusTest first look

The best photos from Day 1

http://photos.motogp.com/2017/02/15/22-sam-lowes-eng-motogp-2017-action-australia-motogp-phillip-island-pre-season-test03514_test2017_ambience_0.big.jpgA showcase of the best photography from the first day on track at Phillip Island Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Manufacturers ups and downs at Phillip Island

How have different manufactures fared Down Under in WorldSBK?

Aprilia is the third most successful manufacturer in Phillip Island with six wins. The first one came with Troy Corser in 2000 and after their return to racing, they won five times in the years spanning from 2012 to 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

The Island awaits as testing continues

After Sepang comes Phillip Island – one step closer to the start of the season 

Phillip Island 2017 Event Main Sponsor Announced The first official test of the year saw the class of MotoGP™ 2017 out in force at Sepang International Circuit recently, and actions resumes soon at Phillip Island in Australia from February 15th-17th as the countdown to Qatar gets shorter.

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