Tag Archive: WorldSBK

Jan 31

Troy Bayliss back in racing action for 2018

Three time champion set to race in ASBK alongside WorldSBK

Image result for Troy BaylissWith the countdown on for the opening round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, there is plenty of anticipation in the Australian air as three time WorldSBK champion Troy Bayliss prepares to make his return to racing from the 23rd-25th February, in the Australian Superbike Championship.

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Jan 30

Portimao test comes to an end with Rea on top once more

Busy two days completed for WorldSBK riders in Portugal

Riders took to the European track for the last time before heading to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in February, for the second and final day of testing action around Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

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Jan 28

New WorldSBK timetable set for 2018

Minor updates on the horizon for new season

As the start of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship draws ever closer, the new timetable for the weekend has been revealed and we will welcome a fourth free practise session.

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Jan 26

Portimao test: WorldSBK prepares for second outing

Riders head to Europe for the final European test

WorldSBK on track action continues to rev up ahead of the season opener in Australia from 23rd – 25th February, and following a two day test, ten teams will head south to the Portuguese circuit of Portimao.

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Jan 23

Jerez test: First strike of 2018

WorldSBK takes a look over the teams present at this week’s test

With the green light for 2018 lit up, 10 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship teams will be present around Circuito de Jerez this week, and they will hope to make some strong steps with their 2018 machines. The first time many have taken to their machines since the last test at the same circuit in November, it will be an important week.

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Jan 18

Falzon, Maxwell and Herfoss set to line up on the grid in Australia

WorldSBK prepares for three wild cards in Phillip Island

With five weeks until the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship kicks off Down Under in Australia, excitement is continuing to build for the opening round as the wild card and one event riders are announced for the Australian round. With three home heroes ready to battle it out in WorldSBK in front of their home fans, it’ll add to the excitement of the season opener.

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Jan 17

2018 promises to break records in WorldSBK

New season could rewrite the history books for the top class

With the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship on the horizon, anticipation is building as we begin to look at some milestones which could be reached, or records broken throughout the 2018 season.

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Nov 30

Jacobsen signs with TripleM Honda for 2018

American ready to make the step up to WorldSBK

PJ Jacobsen will make his MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship debut next season with the TripleM Honda squad, following the announcement that Triple M Honda will be running the official satellite Honda team for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

WorldSBK prepares for 2018 at Jerez

What to expect in the first pre-season test this week

Thoughts are now turning to 2018 in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and teams are heading to Circuito de Jerez this week for the first pre-season test.

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Nov 08

Ducati call upon WorldSBK stars at EICMA

Italian factories premiere attracts attention from around the world

Thoughts are already turning to the 2018 season and with the world famous EICMA underway this week in Milan, Ducati were the first manufacturer to give a preview of their new motorcycles which will take the world by storm next year.

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Nov 04

Rea signs off fantastic season with Losail victory 

Qatar WorldSBK Day 3

Triple World Champion concludes 2017 campaign with another triumph, whilst Davies and Lowes join him on the podium. The final race of the 2017 season at the Acerbis Qatar Round on Saturday night brought another win for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as he crossed the line just under two seconds ahead of Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) in third.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

WorldSBK 2018 provisional calendar confirmed 

WorldSBK series set for 13 rounds next season

With the 2017 season coming to a close, thoughts are already turning to next season and the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship provisional calendar has been released for 2018.

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Oct 30

All lights on the final battle 

WorldSBK heads into the final round of a historic 2017 season

They say it changes when the sun goes down, and this is certainly the case as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the Losail International Circuit for the final round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 29

Don’t miss out the last round of 2017 WorldSBK under the floodlights

Tickets still on sale for the Acerbis Qatar Round

For the fourth year in a row, Losail International Circuit is set to host the finale of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Qatar from 2nd – 4th November 2017.

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Oct 27

ACERBIS set to back Qatar WorldSBK Round

Italian action sports company to support final 2017 Round

ACERBIS set to back Qatar WorldSBK RoundAs the curtains are set to close on the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, ACERBIS and Dorna WSBK Organization are delighted to announce their partnership will spread to the shining lights of Qatar, for the ACERBIS Qatar Round from 2nd – 4th November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 20

Jerez WorldSBK Day 1 – Champion Rea ends Friday on top

Sun shines down in dramatic Spanish Friday 

Jerez WorldSBK Day 1 - Champion Rea ends Friday on topIt was an eventful Friday at the Pirelli Spanish Round for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as he crashed early in FP2, having earlier set the fastest time of the day in the morning practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 20

Sharp Jonathan Rea sets pace in early Jerez run

Alex Lowes and Marco Melandri were also in top 3

The opening WorldSBK session at Jerez saw a series of fast laps in the final minutes and ended with Rea on top.

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Oct 19

Manufacturers ups and downs at Jerez 

#JerezWorldSBK – How have WorldSBK teams fared in Spain?

Aprilia holds the record for podium finishes around Jerez with nine, all scored from 2013 to 2015. Their impressive performances include a double in 2013 and a double 1-2 in 2014. Last year they were able to finish in the top-10 with Lorenzo Savadori, who was 10th in Race 2. The four wins for Aprilia here were recorded by Marco Melandri in 2014, and Eugene Laverty in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

Did you know? #JerezWorldSBK in Numbers

Take a look at the facts and stats as the final European round awaits

Did you know JerezWorldSBK in Numbers160 – Last year’s pole by Tom Sykes (1’39.190) is the only one in Jerez’ history at an average speed of more than 160 kph.
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Oct 16

It’s time for two to tango

Final European battle awaits WorldSBK at Jerez

With the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship title wrapped up last time out in France, the paddock now heads to Southern Spain and Circuito de Jerez for the final European round of the season, and there is still plenty to play for.

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