Tag Archive: FIM Superbike World Championship

Aug 28

Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship

Plans for participation in the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship emerged and they were in contact with the FIM and Dorna.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The Italian manufacturer reappeared under new management and showed promise when they announced their new model, the Bimota BB3 at the EICMA show in Milan last November. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Bimota plant visited by FIM and Dorna

On 8 April, FIM and Dorna WSBK representatives visited the Bimota plant in Rimini, Italy.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The purpose of this visit was to meet the new proprietors of the Italian manufacturer and to verify that the production procedure is going ahead smoothly with a view to obtaining the required FIM homologation for the motorcycle to take part to the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

FIM Superbike World Championship

New homologation procedure

FIM logo The FIM is pleased to announce that a new homologation procedure has been approved by a majority within the Superbike Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

FIM Superbike World Championship: Appointment of new officials

2014 FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM logo The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are pleased to announce that the Superbike Permanent Bureau has appointed new permanent officials within the FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Monza: Guintoli/Aprilia appeal rejected by the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI)

2013 FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM logoFollowing the decision taken by the FIM Stewards at Race 2 of the FIM Superbike round held on 12 May in Monza (ITA) and counting towards the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship to cancel the drop of position sanction imposed by the Race Direction on rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the Aprilia Racing Team and rider Sylvain Guintoli lodged an appeal with the FIM CDI. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Superbike Safety Commission

FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM logoThe FIM, together with the FIM Superbike World Championship Race Direction, called a meeting with all World Superbike Riders at Silverstone (United Kingdom), during the ninth Round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Monza awaits the eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Riders ready to take on the fastest track in the calendar

Monza logoThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monza’s Autodromo Nazionale for the 4th round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Fassi Gru joins the Superbike World Championship

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship is pleased to welcome onboard to Fassi Gru as Official Sponsor for the series.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - FASSI_Ph Island_Giguliano_actionFounded in 1946 in the small town of Albino, north of Italy, Fassi Gru is a worldwide market leader for hydraulic cranes, with an average of 12,000 units produced per year and a distribution that spreads all over the world to cover many different countries: from England to Australia, from Canada to France, paying special attention to the specific needs of every single national market. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Season finale starts best of all for Sykes

After first qualifying of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship season finale one of the potential champions

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteWSBK - Imola - Tom Sykes - Kawasaki Racing TeamTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), leads the field, with a lap time of 1 minute 38.200 seconds. He was 0.448 seconds ahead of the next best qualifier at this early stage of proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Bridgepoint brings together MotoGP and World Superbikes

MotoGP and WorldSBK, will be integrated within the Dorna Sports group but managed as separate events

MotoGP logoSBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteBridgepoint has announced that Dorna Sports and Infront Sports & Media have reached agreement to bring both their motorcycle racing interests under a single umbrella organisation. Dorna is the organiser of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (“MotoGP”), whilst Infront organises the eni FIM Superbike World Championship (“WorldSBK”) through its subsidiary Infront Motor Sports. 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 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 21

World Superbike adds Jerez de la Frontera to championship calendar

“We are delighted with the addition of another prestigious name to our World Championship calendar” – Paolo Flammini

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - Jerez - Paolo Flammini - María José García PelayoInfront Motor Sports and Jerez de la Frontera have announced that the Spanish circuit will join the eni FIM Superbike World Championship calendar from 2013 onwards following an agreement signed today in Jerez. The agreement is for three years from 2013 to 2015 inclusive and next year’s race can now be confirmed as the final round of the season on 20 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Portuguese round to go ahead as scheduled at Portimao

The thirteenth and penultimate round of this year’s championship

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoInfront Motor Sports announces that the Portuguese Round of the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve is to go ahead as planned.

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May 08

World Superbike heads cross-channel and Donington-bound

The numerous UK fans expected to pack into Donington will also be cheering on their local hero Leon Haslam

Donington ParkSBK logoThe 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship continues its first European leg of races this coming weekend at the Donington Park circuit in the UK, where it all began back in 1988, the year of the very first round of the production-based series. 25 years and 301 rounds further on, the East Midlands track 180 kms north of London is getting ready to offer even more excitement at what will be the fifth of 14 rounds this season and races number 598 and 599 in its history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

World Superbike faces unpredictable weekend at Assen

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track this coming weekend at Assen in the Netherlands.

SBK logoWSBK - Imola - Carlos ChecaIt will be the third of 14 rounds this season and the 300th round overall for the production-based series that made its debut in 1988. In the previous round at Imola, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) took his Ducati back to the top of the table at the Italian manufacturer’s home circuit, overhauling Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) who dominated the opener in Australia. The points gap at the top is tight, with six riders (representing five manufacturers: Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW and Honda) currently separated by 35 points.

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Apr 03

Miller Motorsports Park Presents: The Quest for 200

 Who Will Be First? Who Will Be Fastest?

SBK logoMiller Motorsports Park logoWhen the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Miller Motorsports Park for the BigM Weekend, May 26-28, the possibility exists that history will be made, and fans can win big prizes with a little educated guesswork.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Eni becomes Title Sponsor and Official Supplier of the FIM Superbike World Championship

Eni, the multi-national integrated energy company becomes Title Sponsor as well as Official Supplier

Claudio Calabresi, Wholesale Executive Vice President, eni spa; Paolo Flammini, CEO Infront Motor Sports; Lamberto Dolci, Brand SBK logoThis was announced by eni and Infront Motor Sports today at a press conference in Imola. The first SBK round in Europe marks the start of this partnership, which complements eni’s previous role of technical partner alongside teams, riders and manufacturers. As a consultant to eni, the ISA International Sports Agency brokered the agreement with Infront Sports & Media, the parent company of WorldSBK promoter Infront Motor Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

World Superbike returns to Imola with Biaggi as leader

World Superbike has written some of the most outstanding pages in its 25-year history at this famous Italian venue

SBK logoImola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariFollowing the opening round of the season at Phillip Island in Australia, the FIM Superbike World Championship arrives in Italy for its first appearance on European soil at Imola, one of the most spectacular circuits on the calendar.

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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 21

Phillip Island (Australia) Day 2 testing – Sykes the man to beat after Phillip Island testing

Indonesia’s Sentul Circuit joins FIM Superbike World Championship

SBK_PI_Checa SBK_PI_SykesTom Sykes was ultimately the man of the moment in two days of Superbike testing at Phillip Island, the Kawasaki man holding onto the top slot in today’s warmer afternoon session that saw only two riders improve. Sykes’s time of 1 minute 31.648 seconds remains the benchmark as the riders now gear up for the opening round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Final countdown in Australia for World Superbike edition #25

The clock is ticking down in Australia towards the start of the 25th edition of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

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With 24 permanent riders on the grid and the participation of six manufacturers (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki) the 2012 championship is sure to live up to expectations once again this year and with at least ten potential race winners, everything is set for another exciting season of World Superbike racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

World Superbike brings pioneering spirit to Moscow event

Ten-year agreement with Infront Motor Sports to organize and host the SBK Russian Round

SBK logoSBK - World Superbike - Ciabatti Yakhnich Flammini Tilke ChecaThe Russian Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held next year on August 26th at Moscow Raceway and which marks the first time ever a world-scale motorsports event takes place in Russia, was successfully launched Friday in one of Moscow’s top hotels.

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Oct 17

Miller Motorsports Park announces 2012 major events

The 2012 schedule will be roughly the same as the previous year’s, with a few minor tweaks.

2011-05-30-0210Miller Motorsports ParkOfficials at Miller Motorsports Park have announced their major events for the 2012 season, with season tickets going on sale immediately.

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Oct 11

Algarve circuit hosts season finale

This coming weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship makes the long trek down to the southern tip of Portugal for the final round of the season this coming weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. The Portuguese circuit, which joined the WSB calendar in 2008, is back as season closer once again this year after a break in 2010 when it hosted round 2.

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Oct 06

Infront introduces new brand and exciting visual identity for FIM Superbike World Championship

Rebranding as one of the key priorities

SBK logosbk_600x40025th anniversary of the series showcases a new look & feel reflecting the sport, its image and style of supreme motor racing.

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Sep 22

FIM Superbike World Championship to Russia in 2012

Agreement signed in Rome

FIM Superbike World Championship - Paolo Flammini - Alexander YakhnichSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoExactly four months after the press conference held in Moscow in which Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports and Alexander Yakhnich, CEO of YMS Promotion Ltd announced a partnership agreement, a contract was signed in Rome between the two companies on Wednesday making YMS Promotion Ltd the official organizer of the Russian Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Sep 21

World Superbike heads to Imola with title there for the taking

Imola prepares for World Superbike weekend – Davies one step closer to the title in World Supersport

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoImola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariExcitement is growing over the 11th round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship, which comes to Imola’s Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit, one of the most spectacular in the history of motor sport. A new track resurfacing should help to mix up the cards but in any case Imola, with its legendary title battles of the past still fresh in the memory, still remains a fascinating and atmospheric venue for all fans.

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Jul 28

Infront Motor Sports and Pirelli renew tyre supply contract for 2013-2015

Pirelli confirmed as official tyre supplier to FIM Superbike World Championship

Infront Motor Sports - Yakhnich Motorsport Pirelli logoInfront Motor Sports wishes to announce that Pirelli will continue to be the official tyre supplier for the FIM Superbike World Championship for a further three years following the end of the current contract, which as a result will now be extended from 2013 through to the end of 2015.

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Jul 27

Silverstone the scene for latest three-way Biaggi-Melandri-Checa battle

 The circuit infrastructures were upgraded in 2010

FIM logoMotoGP - Silverstone - Dovizioso - Lorenzo -SimoncelliThe FIM Superbike World Championship arrives at the revamped Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in the UK for round 9, the last one before the summer break. In 2010 the historic airfield layout underwent major modifications that brought several curves up to modern-day car and bike racing standards. Read the rest of this entry »

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