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Oct 19

Yamaha Financial Services back on board for Australian WorldSBK Round

Partnership extended with finance and insurance group

Yamaha Financial Services back on board for Australian WorldSBK RoundAnticipation continues to build for the opening round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2018, and Yamaha Financial Services and Dorna WSBK Organization are elated to announce the finance and insurance group for the motorcycle market will be sponsoring the Australian Round for three more seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Oct 12

Camier makes switch to Honda for 2018

British rider joins Japanese manufacturer

Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) is set to make the move to join the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team for 2018, taking on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with the Dutch-based squad after three full seasons with MV Agusta.

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Oct 06

Jerez offers paddock access for all

Don’t miss out on the discounts until October 9th

Circuito de Jerez will once again host the final European round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as fans could see three championships decided in Southern Spain. With the FIM Supersport World Championship, FIM Supersport 300 World Championship and European Superstock 1000 Championship battles all coming down to the wire, it is set to be a stunning weekend of racing battles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Marinelli to leave Ducati at the end of the season

Superbike project leader parting ways with Italian company

With two rounds of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship remaining, Ducati Corse have announced their Superbike Project Leader Ernesto Marinelli will be leaving the Italian factory at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

WorldSBK: 2018 calendar begins to take shape

Laguna Seca to continue partnership next season

With the dates for the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship yet to be finalised, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Dorna WSBK Organization are delighted to announce the series will continue to race around the stunning 3.6km circuit into 2018.

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Sep 30

French WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea seals third successive title with victory in France 

French WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea seals third successive title with victory in France 

French WorldSBK Day 2 - Rea seals third successive title with victory in France Jonathan Rea charged to an excellent victory at the Magny-Cours circuit in France on Saturday to secure a historic third consecutive WorldSBK title, crossing the line over 16 seconds ahead of second placed Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) finishing third.

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Sep 30

Jonathan Rea takes record breaking third consecutive WorldSBK title

Northern Irishman secures championship after stunning performance in France

Jonathan Rea takes record breaking third consecutive WorldSBK titleWhen someone asks you when Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) made history by winning three back to back WorldSBK titles, you will remember 30th September 2017, as the Northern Irishman has been crowned MOTUL FIM Superbike World Champion this weekend in France.

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Sep 29

French WorldSBK Day 1 – Rea the leader of the pack in France

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Day One

As the WorldSBK riders undertook their first two practice sessions at the Pirelli French Round on Friday it was Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea who led the way with a 1’37.489 lap, whilst Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) were also in the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

Sharp Rea leads opening Magny-Cours session

As the Pirelli French Round commenced on Friday morning the World Champion led the way from Camier and Savadori

As the WorldSBK riders commenced their work at the Pirelli French Round early on Friday it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who set the pace in FP1, lapping the 4.411km Magny-Cours circuit with a 1’37.849 time.

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Sep 28

Pirelli confirmed as official tyre supplier for MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Italian tyre company confirm partnership for 2019 and 2020

Pirelli confirmed as official tyre supplier for MOTUL FIM Superbike World ChampionshipPirelli and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced they will continue as the Official Tyre Supplier for all classes of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. This announcement means Pirelli will be the longest running control tyre supplier in history, as the contract is extended for two more seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Magny-Cours manufacturer’s milestones 

Ahead of the 11th Round of the season, take a look at how successful manufactures have been in France

Aprilia have won three times at Magny-Cours: with Max Biaggi in the second 2010 race and a double 1-2 in 2014, when Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli took wins. Last year the best results for Aprilia were scored by Lorenzo Savadori: 5th in Race 1 and 6th in Race 2. Aprilia started from pole here two years ago with Leon Haslam, which was their last pole to date. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Did you know? #FrenchWorldSBK in Numbers

Ahead of an important Pirelli French Round, take a look at pre-round facts and stats

Magny-Cours89 – 89 French riders have entered at least one WorldSBK race weekend. 74 of them were race starters and 52 managed to score at least one championship point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

WorldSBK Preview: Match Point

Could we see Rea make history in France?

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is the location for Round 11 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and it could be the setting for a British rider to have his name permanently in the history books.

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Sep 21

One hand on the title

Steve English reviews the pivotal Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leaves Portugal with one hand on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship title, after a perfect weekend for the Northern Irishman. Pole position and two race wins have left the Kawasaki rider in an almost unassailable position with six races remaining.

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Sep 18

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 

British rider continues his sensational pace in Portugal

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 12 riders took to the track in the aftermath of the tenth round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, and in a day with minimal distruptions there was some solid progress made. But it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who ended the day on top, 0.398s ahead of the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

The X-803 Ultra Carbon official superbike helmet

The X-803 Ultra Carbon official superbike helmet

Nolangroup chose the 10th round of the Superbike World Championship to present speed lovers with another version of the new X-lite X-803 ULTRA CARBON racing helmet (with high carbon content). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 2 – Runaway victory for unstoppable Rea 

It was a dominant win from pole for the World Champion in Race 1 at Portimao, with Davies and Melandri also on the podium

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his tenth win of 2017 with a fantastic ride at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round – which saw him dominate the race from pole and cross the line 6.189s seconds ahead of second placed Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati). Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) just held off Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) for third place on the finish straight. Read the rest of this entry »

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