Tag Archive: SBK

Aug 28

SBK Commission decision

The proposal did not receive the required consensus

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization inform that the possibility to compensate for the amount of points that will be missed through the cancellation of the South African Round has been denied. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

The SBK official App now available

Available now

SBK Live Experience The SBK Live Experience App has been completely redesigned for 2014, with a new interface, new functionality, enhanced Live Timing, plus video highlights, exclusive features and the best content from every WSBK event. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

WSBK riders on the UFO at Jerez

The action begins tomorrow at 9am

WSBK - Jerez - Pre-event photoshootThe final pre-event of the season for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship took place today at the SBK Paddock Show and marked the official return of the series to the twisty and spectacular Circuito de Jerez after an absence of 23 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

WSBK riders speak ahead of Turkish Round

Each rider involved in the pre-event showed a lot of appreciation for the circuit,

WSBK - Turkey Pre-event ridersThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship had its first ever pre-event today at the Intercity Istanbul Park, as a selection of Superbike and Supersport riders – joined by representatives of the Circuit Board – took to the SBK Paddock Show stage for a press conference to introduce the maiden round of the series on Turkish soil. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Nov 28

SBK official 2012 tests dates announced

Once again a two-day pre-race test session will take place shortly before round one at Phillip Island in February

SBK logo WSBK - Magny-Cours - Carlos ChecaWith the new winter testing ban about to come into force (only for Superbike teams) on the first day of December and running until January 15th, the official testing dates for Superbike and Supersport teams for the 2012 season have now been announced.

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Oct 14

Champion Checa heads the field yet again

At the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

WSBK - Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - SalomWSBK - Autodromo Internacional do Algarve - Carlos ChecaCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) took over at the top in the afternoon’s SBK qualifying session after Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) had gone quickest in the morning’s free practice run.

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Oct 04

King Carlos underlines his first title with two race wins (updated)

In front of 86,100 spectators at Magny-Cours

WSBK - Magny-Cours - Carlos ChecaSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) was crowned champion at Magny-Cours by the time the first 23-lap race had been completed under glorious French sunshine, in front of 86,100 spectators. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jun 07

World Superbike season heads for Adriatic Riviera races‏

+San Marino Superbike prologue

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoWSBK - Donington - Marco MelandriJust a few days after unusually wintery conditions at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA, the World Superbike teams and riders are heading for the warmer and hopefully sunnier climes of Italy’s Adriatic Riviera for the sixth of the 13 rounds in this year’s calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Statement from Paul Bird Motorsport

Following media speculation

PBMSBK - Assen - PBM Kawasaki 2Paul Bird Motorsport can confirm that a quantity of banned substances had been deposited in a race transporter while the vehicle was in Holland attending the recent Assen World Superbike event. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Checa the irresistible force takes two Phillip Island race wins (+ photos)

Phillip Island round 1

Carlos Checa - Phillip IslandBiaggi - MelandriEver since his first sessions in the official IMS tests at Phillip Island earlier this week Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) made himself a force to be reckoned with in front of 63,200 spectators at Phillip Island. On the opening day of the new season the Superpole winner made himself a convincing double race winner.

(Our photo album here)

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Feb 20

World Superbike and Supersport get final season shakedown

At Phillip Island

Phillip Island logoSBK 2011 logoThe Phillip Island circuit south of Melbourne, Australia will be the scene on Monday and Tuesday for the final session of pre-season testing in view of the opening round of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships, taking place here next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

IMS and Giorgio Nada Editore to produce new SBK Yearbook

After the success of the past editions

The Official 2010 FIM Superbike World Championship Yearbook will once again form part of the portfolio of titles in the Giorgio Nada Editore catalogue. Infront Motor Sports has always promoted the publication of the Official Superbike Annual, which year-by-year testifies to the evolution and growth of the world championship for production-derived motorcycles through the words and photographs of Claudio and Fabrizio Porrozzi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Infront further increases WSB TV coverage in China

Infront Sports & Media has set a new rights agreement with China’s biggest regional television station

Guangdong TVis  to broadcast FIM Superbike World Championship delayed highlights coverage across the country. The agreement started with coverage from the Kyalami, South Africa round held on 16 May and will include all the remaining rounds of the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Hard work at Kyalami for Sykes and Vermeulen

After the encouraging results at Monza a week previously

Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Chris Vermeulen were brought back down to earth with a bump following round six of the 2010 Hannspree World Superbike Championship which took place at Kyalami in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship: Kyalami Round 6 media event‏ (+photos)

FIFA World Cup Final venue welcomes World Superbike riders

WSBK - sbk ridersThe Soccer City Stadium, near Johannesburg in South Africa, was the host venue for sportsmen other than football players today, as many of the Hannspree Superbike World Championship regulars visited the all-new stadium to launch this weekend’s sixth round of the championship to local and global media. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

World Supersport wild cards chosen

For Miller Motorsports Park event

Five riders have been chosen as Wild Card entrants for the FIM Supersport World Championship event that will be part of the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree May 29-31. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WSBK: Crutchlow keen to forget Assen with Monza podium

It would be a second consecutive podium finish for Cal

Yamaha Sterilgarda rookie Cal Crutchlow admits that the perfect remedy to a disappointing weekend at Assen last time out in the 2010 World Superbike Championship would be a second consecutive podium finish at Monza… Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

SBK: Second round shaping up to be another classic

At Phillip Island last month

After the first round of the championship delivered thrills and excitement all the way at Phillip Island last month the eyes of the world will be focused on Portimao this coming weekend, as WSBK reconvenes at another highly rated and very popular venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Exciting new SBK website on the way

Exciting new SBK website on the way

WSBK - New WebsiteThe world of SBK racing will have new-look website soon, with an improved layout for news, and a whole new front page to make navigation clearer and easier. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

The 2010 HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship Utah USA Round

Scheduled for May 29-31

This year’s event will be unique in that the feature races for the Superbike World Championship and Supersport World Championship will be held on MONDAY, May 31 (Memorial Day). 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 »

Feb 25

Seventh heaven for WSBK as new season dawns

At Phillip Island circuit in Australia this weekend

The latest World Superbike Championship season kicks off at the magnificent 4.445km long Phillip Island circuit in Australia this weekend with an entry list split between seven competing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Superbike confirmed until 2014 in Phillip Island

Yesterday’s media conference took place in Melbourne at the Eureka Skydeck

In the presence of the Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Tim Holding, Infront Motor Sport’s CEO Paolo Flammini, Phillip Island circuit’s Managing Director Fergus Cameron and six top Superbike riders. Read the rest of this entry »

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