Tag Archive: Ducati Xerox

Jun 30

At start of official IMS/Pirelli Imola tests (+photo)

Haslam into the 1’47s for Suzuki Alstare

Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) set a fabulous 1’47.966 lap time on the first day of testing at Imola, overcoming hot track temperatures of 50 degrees plus along with his peer group as they tested their latest machine developments and many new Pirelli tyres. 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 12

World Superbike arrives at popular African venue for round six

For the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16

The HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship makes its second visit to the southern hemisphere in 2010 for the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16. Having seven different manufacturers and a host of potential winners on show this coming weekend, the local spectators can expect the same kind of high-speed, high quality, action which has made the 2010 edition of WSBK a must-see for racing enthusiasts all over the world. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Fabrizio secures front row start in Monza

For tomorrow’s race at Monza

Michel Fabrizio and his team worked hard today and were rewarded with a front row place on tomorrow’s grid at the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza; Michel will line up in third position, the spot that he had already provisionally secured yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

The Ducati Xerox team leaves Misano in a positive state of mind

Noriyuki Haga rode alongside his team-mate Michel Fabrizio

Warm conditions at the Misano World Circuit allowed the Ducati Xerox squad to carry out two day’s worth of work on track today and yesterday, with positive results. Despite battling against flu and a high fever, Noriyuki Haga rode alongside his team-mate Michel Fabrizio and both demonstrated a fast pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

WSBK: Scintillating maiden pole for Crutchlow (+result)

Superb lap record in Superpole for Cal

The reigning World Supersport Championship stamps his mark on Superbike proceedings with a superb lap record in Superpole Cal Crutchlow will start his fourth career World Superbike Championship event from pole position after a superb record-breaking lap in Superpole saw him dominate the opposition in Portugal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Fabrizio leaves with top SBK time

After four tests sessions over two days

Michel Fabrizio posted the quickest time of all at the official pre-season tests at Phillip Island, a 1’31.650, set on the final morning on his Ducati Xerox machine. Shane Byrne (Althea Ducati) was second quickest, on a 1’31.662, while Jakub Smrz (Pata B&G Ducati) was one of the riders to improve in the final session, taking his Ducati to third best time, only 0.030 seconds from Fabrizio. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Checa sits on top after first day of testing at Phillip Island (+photos)

World Supersport – Sofuoglu back in the mix at full pace

Privateer Ducati rider Carlos Checa set the quickest time of the first day of track action at the official tests in Phillip Island, taking his Althea Ducati to a 1’31.959 lap time. His pace was less than one second slower than the track best in this class, 1’31.050, which was set in qualifying for the 2009 race. 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 »

Jan 10

WSBK: Ducati confirms revised team structure

Ernesto Marinelli is promoted to team manager

Ducati Xerox has confirmed its new team structure ahead of the 2010 World Superbike with a handful of movements behind the scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

The Ducati Xerox riders visit Milan’s EICMA show

The 2009 World Superbike Championship is over

But this does not mean that the work for Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio has finished! This week the Ducati Xerox riders have been kept busy with appearances at the 67th edition of the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

The Ducati Xerox team concludes Portimao testing

Team heads home to Italy

A cooler, overcast day characterised day two of testing at the Portimao circuit as Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio and their technicians continued work where they had left off yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Portimao the arena for the final SBK showdown

Haga prepares to fight for the 2009 Worls Superbike crown

The final round of the 2009 Superbike World Championship, taking place this weekend at the Portuguese track of Portimao, will see an all out battle for the title between championship leader, Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga and Yamaha’s Ben Spies. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Championship top 4 set cracking pace at Magny-Cours (+results)

Fabrizio managed to hold off Jonathan Rea

Michel Fabrizio’s magic moment continues as last Sunday’s Imola winner powered to the quickest time in the first Superbike qualifying session at Magny-Cours. The Ducati Xerox rider’s time of 1 minute 38.770 seconds was just three-tenths away from Haga’s best lap of 1’38.444. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Bikes: The fight for supremacy resumes in France

Superbike title race continues at Magny-Cours

Just two days after the Imola showdown and the Superbike circus is back on the road, travelling this week to France and the “Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.” The French circuit has looked kindly on Haga over the years and has rewarded him with several race wins since 2004. Last year the Japanese rider secured a race win and a second place finish, after a close battle in Race 2 with then Ducati rider Troy Bayliss. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Ducati dominated at Imola

With Haga and Fabrizio: Biaggi and Simoncelli on the podium for Aprilia

The long-awaited return to Imola for the FIM Superbike World Championship produced a magnificent day of racing in glorious weather conditions in front of 67,000 spectators. The wins went to the Ducati Xerox duo of Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio, with the Japanese rider bouncing back to the top of the table. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) grabs first-ever Superbike Superpole

”I wanted this Superpole at all costs” – Fabrizio

One of the most exciting Superpoles of the season saw Ducati Xerox’s Michel Fabrizio power to his first ever career success at the Imola circuit in Italy. The man from Rome clinched the pole with a time of 1 minute 47.735 seconds right on the final lap of the session, taking it out of the hands of Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike), quickest until then, by just 0.043 of a second. 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 »

Sep 05

Strong start for the Ducati Xerox Team

At a cold and wet Nurburgring

 The German Superbike race weekend got off to a damp start with both the free practice and first qualifying sessions characterised by grey skies and a persistent rain, with temperatures in the region of 12-14°C. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Italian flavour for opening Brno qualifying

Two Italians on top

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) and Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) powered to the top two slots on the opening day of World Superbike qualifying at Brno in the Czech Republic. The multiple world champion was the only rider to dip under the two minute mark, when he set the quickest time of 1 minute 59.982 seconds right at the very end of the session.

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