Tag Archive: Aprilia Racing

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 12

Eugene Laverty leads the way on Friday at Aragon

“We worked quite a bit on the electronics today”

WSBK - Davies Day 1A close battle characterised the first qualifying session for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at MotorLand Aragon, and saw Irishman Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) topping the timesheets with a 1’58.548 set with few minutes to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Biaggi champion again after closest ever finish

Biaggi now has two world titles

WSBK - Magny-Cours - podiumWSBK - Magny-Cours - Max Biaggi championThe closest ever finish in the history of the Superbike World Championship came today at Magny-Cours when Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) ended the second race in fifth place and in doing so he ended up the season 0.5 points ahead of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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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Jun 10

Biaggi has a wonder day as he extends his lead

Biaggi has a wonder day as he extends his lead

WSBK - Misano_Biaggi_finishWSBK - Misano_Race1_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) left Misano with the sound of his fan club members’ voices ringing in his ears after he completed a home double that will long be remembered by all 67,000 weekend spectators. He pushed his career win total to 19 today. These were Biaggi’s second and third wins of the year, but the first since the opening race in Australia, way back in February. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Guintoli and Rea share the wins after another dramatic Assen raceday

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) now leads the championship with 92 points

SBK - Assen_Rea_actionSBK - Assen_Lanzi_finishChangeable weather conditions played a major part in proceedings during raceday at Assen, with the first race stopped and then re-run over only nine laps, and the second race bringing forth a variety of tyre choices on a damp initial track surface that saw the podium places change frequently.

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Feb 26

Biaggi and Checa share wins as opening day provides thrills aplenty

Biaggi won the first encounter by seven seconds from Melandri

SBK Max BiaggiSBK Carlos ChecaA truly remarkable day of racing at the opening round of the FIM Superbike World Championship season saw two former World Champions win races, four manufacturers propel their machines onto the podium and the 4.445km Australian circuit provide some classic moments for the 64,500 strong weekend crowd as the championship begins its 25th Anniversary celebrations in earnest.

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Feb 24

Rea leaves it late to be fastest on the first day of the season

Second place went to Jakub Smrz on the Liberty Racing machine

WSB_PI_1WSS_PI_1Jonathan Rea pulled off the surprise of the day in first qualifying at Phillip Island as the Honda World Superbike man put in the only sub-1m32s lap in the last couple of minutes to head the field.

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Feb 20

Checa pushes on to head up the timesheets

One more day of official testing remains before the start of the first race weekend of the season.

SBK_PI_Biaggi SBK_PI_ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing) held off the charge of his old rivals Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) in today’s two official test sessions at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Imola opens gates to Superbike public

Greeted with glorious sunshine

The return of Imola to the Superbike World Championship has been greeted with glorious sunshine and a massive influx of the general public today as the gates were opened for Free Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Rookie Spies spices up Superpole at Phillip Island (+photos)

On his Yamaha YZF R1 

Texan WSBK rookie Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) powered to the first Superpole win of the season in an exciting opening round session at Phillip Island in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »