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Feb 08

Renewal sees WorldSBK on Eurosport until 2019

Long-term partnership includes all TV and digital rights across Europe, with exclusivity in the UK

SBK Motul logo black Eurosport and Dorna WSBK Organisation today announce the early extension of their long-term rights agreement for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. The announcement comes as Eurosport prepares to fuel the passion of motorsports fans throughout the 2016 WorldSBK season, starting February 26. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island

First race weekend of 2016 is the Yamaha Finance Australian Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island Yamaha Financial Services (YFS) will be the Event Main Sponsor for the World Superbike Championship event in Australia. The sponsorship will see the insurance and finance group sponsor the inaugural race meeting of 2016, set to take place at Phillip Island on the 26th-28th of February. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

TV3 -Televisió de Catalunya and WorldSBK sign 3 year deal from 2016

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to be broadcast live on Esport3

TV3 -Televisió de Catalunya and WorldSBK sign 3 year deal from 2016 Dorna WSBK Organisation is excited to announce a new agreement with TV3 – Televisió de Catalunya that will see WorldSBK broadcast on sports channel Esport3 for three years, beginning in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Further frogress for Ducati duo Davies and Giugliano

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders focus on chassis and electronics in Jerez

After the first tests of 2016 in Portimão last week, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team carried on with their testing program at the collective test in Jerez de la Frontera, the last opportunity before flying to Australia for the season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez

2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Pata Yamaha official WorldSBK team launch 2016 bike

Riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli unveil the 2016 YZF R1 in Barcelona

The Pata Yamaha team gathered this afternoon to launch the bike that’s set to see them return to the WorldSBK stage in 2016. The YZF R1 was unveiled by 2014 World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli and teammate Alex Lowes, who were joined at the event in Barcelona by Andrea Dosoli, Road Racing Project Manager for Yamaha Motor Europe, and Paul Denning, Team Principal. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Times of change for the WorldSBK Race weekend

A more complete and exciting WorldSBK experience from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon

SBK Motul logo For 2016, the FIM and Dorna WorldSBK Organization (DWO) are proud to unveil a new era for the well-awaited Motul FIM World Superbike Championship Race Schedule, marking a turning point in WorldSBK history. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Haslam speaks to BSN about 2016 situation

“Nothing is definitely signed but, no matter what I choose to do next year, I will definitely be at the pointy end”

WSBK - Leon Haslam (GBR) battled hard to score a crucial season-ending win Leon Haslam admits that he is yet to confirm his plans for the upcoming 2016 season, weighing up options in different championships and with different manufacturers as he explains to Bike Sport News in an interview.

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Dec 04

Lowes to start rehab on shoulder in January

Medical check-up for Englishman following testing crash

Alex Lowes has undergone a medical check following the Turn 3 crash in Jerez testing on Wednesday of last week.

The Pata Yamaha World Superbike Team rider was left with ‘severely compromised movement’ in his left shoulder and arm following the crash, a highside through what is the first left-handed corner on the Jerez circuit.

 

Having missed the last two days of the test having traveled home to the UK, Lowes was reviewed by doctors on Wednesday.

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Dec 03

2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup calendar announced

The 2016 schedule for the third edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has been revealed, featuring 12 races

The successful Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup will enter its third year in 2016. In this short time the Cup has already produced a World Championship rider in Adam Norrodin and, once again next season, it will twice run alongside WorldSBK which includes the Cup season-opener in Thailand.

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Nov 24

Rea leads as Althea runs BMW for first time

All-important test commences in south of Spain

It was WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea who topped the timesheets as a critical 2016 pre-season test began in Jerez on Monday. Several teams are present this week.

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Nov 19

2016 FIM WorldSBK provisional calendar 

14 rounds from Australia to Qatar as Germany returns

SBK Motul logoThe provisional race calendar has been published ahead of the 2016 edition of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship.

Nov 16

WorldSBK to make historical return to EuroSpeedway Lausitz

The German venue returns in 2016 hosting a round for the FIM Superbike World Championship

WorldSBK to make historical return to Lausitzring As part of the 2016 WorldSBK calendar, Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) is delighted to announce the partnership with Lausitzring in Germany. The circuit will host an official round of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship with a signed three-year period (2016-2018). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Pirelli focuses more on front tyres for 2016

Giorgio Barbier assesses 2015 and looks on to next year
The WorldSBK paddock is unique as an international road racing World Championship, as the bikes used are based directly on their road counterparts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

WorldSBK ready for another massive presence at EICMA

The WorldSBK Paddock Show will host a remarkable series of activities, welcome gifts and future stars of the championship

WorldSBK ready for another massive presence at EICMA 1 The eni FIM Superbike World Championship and EICMA (the International Motorcycle Exhibition) will be teaming up for the fifth successive year to bring the best of the 2015 racing season to the Milan show, underlining its presence as one of the highlights of this year’s edition. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Yamaha takes successful first steps to Superbike return

Successfully achieving its objectives, the initial test programme focused on familiarising the new riders

Yamaha Motor Europe’s return to the FIM Superbike World Championship began in earnest this week with a preliminary two-day test at the Circuito de Jerez, in Spain, introducing riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli to the new Pata Yamaha YZF-R1.

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Nov 04

World Supersport on the verge of change for 2016

Historical change for the important and renowned World Supersport class

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), FIM Europe and DWO are pleased to announce that a new exciting format will be introduced for the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Prize-Giving Ceremony

2015 WorldSBK Prize-Giving Ceremony The 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship Prize-Giving Ceremony has taken place today, Monday 19th October, at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The gathering marked the official end to another spectacular season of motorcycle racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Haslam ends the 2015 WorldSBK season with a win, Smith scores maiden WSS victory

Second place Davies claims runner-up spot as Rea suffers first DNF of the season

WSBK - Leon Haslam (GBR) battled hard to score a crucial season-ending win The final FIM Superbike World Championship race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race-long fight as Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his second win of the year – the fifth of his WorldSBK career – beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team).

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Oct 18

WSBK: Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea

The Spaniard ends Great Britain’s winning streak as Sykes claims final podium place

WSBK Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea The penultimate race of the 2015 WorldSBK season has been won under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit by Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), with Jonathan Rea and his KRT team-mate Tom Sykes joining him on the podium.

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