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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 »

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Oct 06

Ninja warrior Sykes makes it nine poles in 2012

Sykes now has nine Tissot-Superpole successes to his credit this year

WSBK - Magny-Cours Tissot SuperpoleWSBK - Magny-CoursTissot-Superpole was won for the ninth time in 2012 by Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes, after a he set a new track best of 1 minute 36.950 seconds in Superpole 3 at Magny-Cours. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 05

Baz and Guintoli celebrate despite the weather

The biggest names were all left struggling in both qualifying and races

WSBK - Sunday_Race2_podiumWSBK - Sunday_Guintoli_actionA remarkable day, thanks to the ever changing British weather conditions, saw two French riders on top at Silverstone in round ten of the eni FIM Superbike Championship in front of a weekend crowd of 42,000. In the first race SBK rookie Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) became the second youngest rider ever to win at this level, with the nineteen-year-old, who started the season in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, overcoming the changing conditions to win a close run thing.

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Aug 04

Smrz takes second Tissot-Superpole of 2012 season

The Czech rider made the best of the often treacherous track and weather conditions at Silverstone

Saturday_Smrz_actionSaturday_Superpole_ridersJakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati) secured his second Tissot-Superpole of the season today at Silverstone, to add to the pre-race success he enjoyed at Miller Motorsports Park in May.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

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Sykes the top man at home on the opening day

WSBK - Silverstone_Cluzel_actionWSBK - Silverstone_Checa_actionTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) posted the fastest lap of the first qualifying session at Silverstone in 2 minutes 06.115 seconds, heading off Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) in the process. The session was held on a basically dry track, with the fastest lap times just over two seconds from the absolute best.

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Jul 31

World Superbike riders aiming for Silverstone gold

The Manufacturers’ title battle is now wide open

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackSilverstone logoThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the United Kingdom for its second of two appearances this coming weekend, this time right in the middle of Olympic fever, at the legendary Silverstone circuit, approximately 100 kilometres north of London, where the Games are based.

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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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Jul 19

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship is back in action this coming weekend at the AutoMotodrom Brno circuit in the Czech Republic for the ninth round of 14.

Spectacular Brno track greets World Superbike round 9

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackMotogp Brno 2011-08-14Attention will undoubtedly be focused on Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport), who split the wins in the previous round at MotorLand Aragon (Spain) as well as in last year’s round at Brno. With a similar result the two Italians, first and second in the standings, could be well on the way towards the title run-in.

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Jul 01

Biaggi and Melandri share the wins again at MotorLand

Biaggi now has 20 career wins to his credit, Melandri seven.

WSBK - Sunday_Staring_finishWSBK - Sunday_Lowes_actionLike last year Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) scored a win apiece in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round today, after two classic races unfolded during each 20-lap contest.

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Jun 30

Super six Tissot-Superpole wins for record breaker Sykes

“I took a bit of warming up to be honest­” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Saturday_Tissot_Riders_SuperpoleWSBK - Saturday_Sykes_actionTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) blasted the previous track best at MotorLand Aragon to record a time of 1 minute 56.552 seconds in Tissot-Superpole, earning his sixth pole position of the season. His new best time was over a second better than the best lap from 2011, a huge margin even at a relatively long circuit like MotorLand Aragon.

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Jun 29

Melandri the top man on the opening day

Qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain

WSBK - Aragon_Melandri_actionWSBK - Aragon_Biaggi_actionMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain. He overtook this morning’s free practice fastest man Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) who finished up second, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) third. Eugene Laverty, Biaggi’s team-mate, was fourth quickest with an improving Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) fifth.

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Jun 26

Biaggi aiming for MotorLand Aragon breakaway

Mahindra gears up for Assen

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteMotorland Aragon logoThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship came away from its mid-season point at Misano Adriatico with a double win for Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and now arrives in Spain for the start of the second half: seven rounds and 14 races still remain in the run-in for the 2012 world title battle.

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Jun 09

Five-star Sykes eases away in Tissot-Superpole

Tissot-Superpole at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round at Misano

SBK-TITLE_SPONSOR_OnDarkSBK-TITLE_SPONSOR_OnlightTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was a clear winner in Tissot-Superpole at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round at Misano, his fifth such success in 2012 thus far. His quickest lap time of 1 minute 35.375 seconds was the best of the weekend to date, with Sykes over 0.6 seconds faster than the next best rider, Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team). Sykes now has a career total of seven Superpole wins, putting him level with famous names in SBK racing like Regis Laconi and Noriyuki Haga.

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