Tag Archive: Noriyuki Haga

Nov 15

SBK Paddock Show livens up EICMA

500 square metres of SBK Paddock Show

SBK - EICMA - Carlos Checa SBK logoThe Superbike World Championship’s first ever official appearance at EICMA, the International Motorcycle Exhibition that took place throughout last week at the Milan Fair, concluding Sunday, proved to be an outstanding success.

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Sep 25

Carlos so nearly the King

Rea and Checa score race victories

WBSK - Imola - Jonathan ReaWBSK - Imola - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) came within three points of winning the Superbike World Championship outright at Imola, after posting a third place in race one and his 12th victory of the year in race two. He was only stopped in his title tracks by the eighth and sixth places put in by Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) who is now 97 points behind Carlos with only two rounds left to go. Had Melandri left 100 points or more behind the Spaniard, Carlos would have been champion today.

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Sep 24

Carlos out front in Tissot-Superpole at Imola

11th round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship

Imola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoCarlos Checa (Althea Racing) took his sixth Tissot-Superpole win of the season on his Ducati at Imola, heading off Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) with a new track best of 1 minute 47.196 seconds.

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Sep 04

Checa and Sykes trade wins on day of contrasting conditions (+results, + standings)

Checa posted a superb opening win

WSBK - Nürburgring  - Tom sykesWSBK - Nürburgring  - Carlos ChecaWorld Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) once again showed the reasons why he is out front in the points standings with three rounds to run, after posting an assured win in race one and then holding his nerve in atrociously wet conditions in race two to score points for eighth place – all on a day when his main championship rival was ruled out.

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Jun 12

No trouble for another Carlos double

San Marino race report

WSBK - San Marino - Carlos ChecaWSBK - San Marino podiumA sun-kissed 61,000-strong Misano crowd witnessed the 2011 phenomenon that is Carlos Checa as he took an imperious double win for his Althea Racing Ducati team at the San Marino Round. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Double, no trouble takes Checa clear of the chasing pack

Checa leading overall championship standings

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos Checa finishSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - podiumOn the American Memorial Day holiday 48,00 enthusiastic fans were treated to a double win from a rider who was robbed of a double last year by simple bad luck, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). The Spaniard, who entered this event as championship leader, had a dose of good luck this time as his two main rivals had difficult raceday experiences.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 29

Checa once again leads them away

The race is tomorrow, Monday

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Superpole2011-05-30-0067Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) put in a 1 minute 58.315 second lap on a drying track to take his fourth Tissot Superpole win of the 2011 season and give himself the best possible starting slot for raceday on Monday.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 08

Laverty at the double as Biaggi loses chance of first 2011 race win

Monza race 1 & 2 report

WSBK - Monza podiumWSBK - Monza - Eugene LavertyMonza lived up to its reputation for thrills and excitement yet again as a crowd of 116,500 watched Eugene Laverty win both 18-lap races in sun-kissed conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Biaggi and Aprilia blow them all away in Superpole

Monza Superpole qualifying

WSBK - Monza - SuperpoleWSBK - Monza - Max BiaggiReigning champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) reasserted himself at his home circuit of Monza with a spectacular display in Superpole qualifying, setting a lap of 1 minute 41.745 seconds to take his first pole position of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

WSBK: Haslam holds off record breaker Biaggi (+result)

Leon Haslam put in a superhuman effort on his last flying lap around Monza

Leon Haslam 2011-05-06Max Biaggi 2011-05-06Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) snatched the top slot in the first qualifying session from local hero and double 2010 race winner Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia), despite Biaggi setting a new all-time best top speed of 332.5 km/h this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Rea: Honda have exciting plans for me

Plans that could include graduation to MotoGP…

Ten Kate World Superbike Championship star Jonathan Rea alludes to ‘really exciting’ plans for him with Honda in 2012 – plans that could include graduation to MotoGP… Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

The Ducati Xerox Team aims to come out on top

In front of Italian crowds at home round in Imola

Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio both hope to be celebrating on Sunday afternoon in front of thousands of loyal Ducatisti that will flock to the track for the coming’s weekend races. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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 »

Apr 10

Checa fastest in opening timed session

The battle to set the fastest lap in the qualifying session was won by local rider

The Superbike World Championship riders were welcomed to Valencia by warm sunshine and a dry track surface, allowing them to make rapid improvements in their race set-ups. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Fast Dates Calendar Kittens attack Miller USA World Superbike May 29-31st and LA Calendar Motorcycle Show July 18th‏ (+photos)

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2010-04-09 - Fast Dates Calendar Kittens 2Jamie and Heather appearing at 2010’s Miller USA World Superbike May 31st with team Ducati Corse and LA Calendar Motorcycle Show July 31st! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

The Ducati Xerox squad to get back on track at Valencia

For round 3 of Superbike Racing

So far the Superbike circus has been half way around the world to Australia and back, to Portimao. Valencia is the third of the thirteen Superbike rounds and Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio will be back on board their 1198 bikes, ready to fight back and regain the ground they lost recently at Portimao. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Haslam and Checa share opening day victories

Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) and Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) took a win apiece

At Phillip Island in what was a sensational start to the 2010 WSBK season in Australia.In dry conditions, in front of 65,500 fans, the action was intense in each 22-lap race, with the leading three riders within 0.769 seconds of each other in race one and the leading four within 0.837 seconds in race two. Read the rest of this entry »

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