Tag Archive: worldsbk.com

Jun 28

Why do riders use thumb brakes in WorldSBK?

WorldSBK.com caught up with Kawasaki Racing Team to explain the braking differences

In the highly competitive MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, riders are always on the search for new technical improvements and changes which can create a smoother riding style, and as a result faster lap times.

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Jun 27

GEICO announced as #USWorldSBK Round sponsor

American insurer supports World Championship as it revs up to California

GEICO announced as #USWorldSBK Round sponsorHeading into the eighth round of the year, GEICO Motorcycle and the Dorna WSBK Organization are delighted to announce that the American company will sponsor the US Round for the fourth consecutive year. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship hits the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from 7th – 9th July, and the GEICO US Round won’t be one to miss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

Max Biaggi leaves intensive care ward

Italian WorldSBK champion continues to recover from Supermoto crash

Two time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has been removed from the intensive care ward in San Camillo Hospital, following successful surgery last week, as his fight for recovery continues following a Supermoto training crash in Italy on Friday 9th June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

Max Biaggi undergoes successful surgery

Italian WorldSBK champion continues to recover from Supermoto crash

Two time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has undergone further treatment in San Camillo Hospital, as his fight for recovery continues following a Supermoto training crash in Italy on Friday 9th June. The Italian was air lifted to hospital, and it was later announced he has suffered thoracic trauma and multiple rib fractures.

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Jun 21

Jonathan Rea awarded with MBE

Northern Irish rider awarded for sporting success in the UK

Reigning MOTUL FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, as the British rider has his sporting achievements recognised in the UK.

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Jun 18

Rimini WorldSBK Day 3 – Marvelous Melandri takes 100th Italian victory at Misano

Dramatic WorldSBK race two as Kawasaki complete the podium

Rimini WorldSBK Day 3 - Marvelous Melandri takes 100th Italian victory at MisanoAt the Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round on Sunday it was home rider Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) who took a stunning first win of 2017, with Kawasaki Racing Team pair Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Misano World Circuit to host WorldSBK until 2020

Contract extension announced at Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round

Misano World Circuit to host WorldSBK until 2020Santamonica SpA and Dorna WSBK Organization are thrilled to announce a contract extension, which will see Misano World Circuit host the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship until 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Davies declared unfit for Misano Race Two

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati unable to race with fractured vertebrae

Following  an eventful race one at the Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round, which saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) crash out of the lead on the final lap after he was locked in an intense battle with championship rival Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), the British rider has been declared unfit to race on Sunday in Italy.

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Jun 17

Sykes wins Race 1 at Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round, with Lowes and Rea also on the podium as Davies and Melandri crash on last lap

Dramatic victory for Sykes in Rimini sunshine

A breathtaking Race 1 at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on Saturday afternoon saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) take advantage of three big crashes ahead of him to secure maximum points, with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium.

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Jun 16

Rimini WorldSBK Day 1 – Rea fastest on opening day at Misano 

World Champion tops the Friday timesheets in FP2 session 

Rimini WorldSBK Day 1 - Rea fastest on opening day at Misano The first day’s action at the Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round concluded with the World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) in familiar territory at the top of the combined practice timesheets. The Northern Irishman set down a 1’34.901 marker in the afternoon FP2 session, putting him just 0.03s ahead of the day’s second fastest rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), with Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) third best. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

Sykes leads the way on Friday morning

Kawasaki Racing Team rider outpaces rivals in FP1 session at Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round

As the seventh round of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship got underway on Friday morning at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” it was Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who topped the FP1 timesheet, with a 1’34.931 lap time.

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Jun 15

Manufacturers ups and downs at #RiminiWorldSBK

Which teams will be the ones to beat in Rimini?

Manufacturers Ups and Downs at RiminiWorldSBKAprilia have won 6 times in Misano, scoring three doubles – the first one in 2000 with Troy Corser, then in 2010 and 2012 with Max Biaggi. Since that last double, Aprilia have finished in 3rd three times at Misano, the last one was two years ago with Leon Haslam in Race 2. Last year their best result was a 5th by Savadori in Race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

Fans set for jam packed Rimini Round 

Keep up to date with all the off track action at Misano

Fans set for jam packed Rimini Round As the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock descends on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, anticipation is building for fans as they prepare for a weekend that won’t be one to forget. On top of the sensational racing action they are set to be treated to, the entertainment off track will keep fans busy between sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

WorldSBK is 30

2008 – 2017

SBK Motul logo222 – The rider most present in this decade was Tom Sykes, with 222 starts. His current team-mate Rea follows at 204. 189 – 189 riders took part in at least one WorldSBK race in this decade. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Rimini ready for WorldSBK action

Misano Preview – Sun, surf and an Italian century?

Rimini ready for WorldSBK actionAs the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship reaches the half way point of the season, tensions are as hot as ever. Pushing their rivals to the limit, the heat is on as the battle for the title intensifies.

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Jun 10

Max Biaggi stable following Supermoto crash

Italian WorldSBK champion ‘stationary’

Two time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi is now stable in San Camillo Hospital, following a Supermoto training crash in Italy on Friday 9th June. The Italian was air lifted to hospital, and it was later announced he has suffered thoracic trauma and multiple rib fractures.

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Jun 07

Biaggi: “The first victory is my most beautiful memory in WorldSBK”

Double WorldSBK Champion shares his thoughts on the 2017 season

As the Italian crowds and racing heroes descended on the Mugello Grand Prix, WorldSBK.com had a catch up with two-time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi, as the Italian veteran takes a look back over his time spent in the world’s fastest production-based motorcycle series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 05

WorldSBK heads into the millennium

Take a look at the progression of the world’s fastest production-based motorcycle series

History was made as the World Superbike series moved into its second decade, as crowds flocked to see ‘King Carl Fogarty’ take his final title or witness James Toseland crowned as the youngest ever champion.

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Jun 01

Kenan Sofuoglu to remain with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

Turkish champion sticks with Italian team for 2018

Five-time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) will remain a factory rider with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team for the 2018 season, and both the factory and the rider are delighted to keep hold of this strong partnership.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

#WorldSBKis30: 1988 – 1997

WorldSBK’s first decade – Continue on the journey through the archives from 1988 – 1997 

#WorldSBKis30 1988 - 1997As the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship continues to celebrate its 30th season, there is plenty to delve into from the first decade of the series.

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