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Oct 31

Winners of the 2012 SBK Organiser and Media Awards

Infront Motor Sports announces that the winner of the 2012 Superbike Organiser Award is the Donington Park circuit in the UK.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteFWSBK - Magny-Cours - podiumrom a promotional, logistical and sporting point of view, the circuit guaranteed the required standards that helped the entire Superbike paddock work in the best possible way in 2012. This recognition rewards the work of a professional and motivated staff. 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 »

Oct 06

FIM Superbike, Supersport World Championship & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

2013 Provisional Calendar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackFIM logoThe 2013 FIM World Superbike, World Supersport and Superstock 1000 Cup provisional calendar. 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 23

Biaggi asserts his authority at penultimate round

Biaggi has a total of 347 points, 30.5 more than Sykes, while Melandri is 38.5 points adrift of Biaggi

WSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Laverty_actionWSBK - Portimao_Sunday_Race2_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) scored a single podium for third place in race two at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round in Portugal today, but two strong points scores saw him extend his overall lead as his other championship rivals found trouble. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) won his first race of the 2012 season in the second outing today, which went to all 22-laps duration. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Sykes scythes through track best to win Tissot-Superpole

Sykes set a 1 minute 41.415 second lap in Superpole 3 to record his new track best

WSBK - Portimao_Saturday_SykesWSBK -Portimao_Tissot_SuperpoleTissot-Superpole has almost become the personal property of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) in 2012 and in Portimao he recorded his eighth win in this competition, which allocates final grid positions for the top 16 qualifiers. His most recent Superpole success before today was at Brno, in July. Tom now has ten career pole positions to his credit, the same as SBK legend Pierfrancesco Chili, placing him equal eighth in the all time rankings.

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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 »

Sep 18

World Superbike title battle now virtually down to three contenders

Penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteAutodroma Internacional Algarve - PortimaoThe 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship enters into a crucial phase this weekend as the title battle is virtually whittled down to three names on the eve of the penultimate round at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve circuit at Portimao. Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri, two of the most famous riders in world motorcycle racing, will be fighting it out on Sunday together with the revelation of the year, the 26-year-old Tom Sykes from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Biaggi back in front after Nürburgring dramas unfold

Biaggi won race one in impressive style, taking his 21st career win and his fifth of the year.

WSBK - Nurburgring_Sofuoglu_finishWSBK - Nurburgring_Race1_podiumMax Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) once more heads the points table in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, after two races in Germany laden with incident and frequent accidents for the top two championship runners.

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Sep 08

Biaggi posts strong Tissot-Superpole performance

The top 3 in the championship are all here in the first row

WSBK - Nurburgring_Biaggi_actionWSBK - Nurburgring_Biaggi_Tissot-SuperpoleIn near-perfect riding conditions Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) set a new track best of 1 minute 53.855 seconds at the Nürburgring to secure his first Tissot-Superpole win of the year and only the fifth of his career. The 2010 world champion was in superb form and set a lap time that not even the 2012 king of Tissot-Superpole, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), could beat, despite a couple of attempts.

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Sep 07

Althea riders Checa and Giugliano ahead on day one

Close behind Giugliano, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slotted in third

WSBK - Nurburgring_ChecaWSBK - Nurburgring_GuarnoniCarlos Checa and Davide Giugliano from the Althea Racing Ducati team went 1-2 in the first qualifying session at the German round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, with Checa enjoying a small but clear four-tenths advantage in his 1 minute 55.307 seconds lap time. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Biaggi and Sykes take on Melandri at the Ring

After the German Round this weekend, the championship will then move on to Portimao

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteNurburgring logoThe decisive run-in for the 2012 eni FIM Superbike World Championship gets underway this weekend at the prestigious Nurburgring circuit, with Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) chasing after the new points leader Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport).

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Aug 26

Melandri soars to the lead after Moscow thrillers

Melandri was never under serious threat after he eventually took the lead

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteWSBK - Sunday_Melandri_finishAfter winning race two at the all-new Moscow Raceway Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the lead in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship for the first time in 2012, following up a second place finish in race one in perfect style.

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Aug 25

Checa wins first Russian Tissot-Superpole contest

“The circuit is a really nice for me, slow and good fun to ride” – Carlos Checa

WSBK - Saturday_Checa_actionWSBK - Saturday_Superpole_Tissot_ridersCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) obliterated the previous track best from practice at the all-new Moscow Raceway during Tissot-Superpole qualifying, in readiness for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship races on Sunday.

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Aug 24

Giugliano leaps ahead at new Moscow track

The first qualifying session was held in dry conditions

WSBK - Friday_Giugliano_actionWSBK - Friday_Sofuoglu_actionThe Althea Racing Ducati pairing of Davide Giugliano and Carlos Checa led the field in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship first qualifying session at Moscow Raceway with Giugliano setting the best lap so far of 1 minute 35.074 seconds. They each had a trip onto the gravel at one point of the session but ended their first day in the best possible positions in any case. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Russian Round launch for World Superbike at the Ritz

Finally World Superbike has arrived in Russia!

WSBK - Moscow_Press_Conference_2SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteWorld Superbike had a high-powered introduction to Russia today with the traditional pre-event press conference for national and international media held in the spectacular rooftop surroundings of the luxury Ritz-Carlton Hotel in central Moscow, literally just a stone’s throw away from Red Square and the Kremlin.

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Aug 22

Checa heads the testing times in Russia

Ahead of Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team)

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) led the way in testing for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship runners at Moscow Raceway, heading up the 21-strong group as World Superbike ventured onto the new circuit for the very first time.

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Aug 20

World Superbike rockets to Russia!

 The eleventh round of this exciting season also constitutes a milestone for motorcycle racing in general

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackWSBK - Brno_Checa_actionIn the midst of its 25th anniversary celebrations the eni FIM Superbike World Championship makes another major step forward in history as international bike racing arrives in Russia for the very first time.

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