Honda has today announced the team that will spearhead its campaign in the 2016 World Superbike championship on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP. Current rider Michael van der Mark will be joined in the team by former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden.
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Davies and Sykes complete Magny-Cours Race 2 podium
The second race at Magny-Cours was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the World Champion doing the double for the fifth time this year after a three-rider battle raged from the start. His podium tally of 22 puts him equal with Troy Bayliss who achieved the feat in 2002, and is the second highest number of podiums in a season in the all-time list.
The Aprilia rider on pole despite a late crash, Rea only 0.004s away in second
Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) has taken the penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 season, the first fully wet qualifying of the year after the heavens opened at the Circuit Nevers de Magny-Cours shortly before Superpole 1 began.
Leading riders from the paddock take a tour of the LOOK cycle factory.
Newly crowned Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing), Markus Reiterberger (VanZon Remeha BMW), Pawel Szkopek (Szkopek POLand POSITION) together with local riders Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini), Lucas Mahias (MG Competition), Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno), Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI) Mathieu Dumas (Team OGP) and the Chairman of the Board of the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Serge Saulnier, were given an exclusive tour of the LOOK cycle factory in Nevers where they were able to see first-hand where all the designing and product development takes place
With Rea already crowned World Champion, the series heads to Magny-Cours
Situated close to the towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers, the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (to give it its full title) is found in the centre of France and some 250 kilometres from capital city Paris. On no less than 15 occasions has it hosted the historic Bol d’Or motorcycle race and was also a home of Formula 1 car racing until 2008.
Raffaele De Rosa is second at the line as series leader Savadori completes podium
Roberto Tamburini (MotoxRacing BMW) has kept his slim title chances alive by winning the 15-lap FIM Superstock 1000 Cup race at Jerez today. The 24-year-old Italian managed to pull away in the early stages of the race to cross the line with a comfortable 4.6s lead over Althea Racing’s Raffaele De Rosa.
An undeniable talent seals an indisputable world title
The Pirelli Spanish Round has gone down in history as the WorldSBK race meeting at which Jonathan Rea was crowned World Champion of 2015. The British rider, standard bearer of the Kawasaki Racing Team, clinched the ultimate goal in Race 1 courtesy of his fourth position. He has been pursuing the title since his first full campaign in 2009.
Rea just 0.024s shy of the lead, Lowes third after FP2 blistering lap
One further free practice session tomorrow morning will decide which of the WorldSBK riders make it into Tissot-Superpole, as an increase in track temperature in this afternoon’s FP2 prevented many of them from improving at Jerez.
Riders take a tour around the Alcazar before meeting the fans.
Ahead of tomorrow’s opening day of on-track action at the Pirelli Spanish Round of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, a selection of riders were invited to visit the historical Alcazar of Jerez, an 12th century Moorish fortress located in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, before attending an autograph session at the neighbouring Plaza del Arenal.