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MotoGP rider set to join Ten Kate squad to partner Nicky Hayden
2011 Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl is set to replace 2014 WorldSSP Champion Michael van der Mark at Honda World Superbike Team, with the German confirmed to ride alongside 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2017.
Veteran rider back in the WorldSBK paddock to partner Championship contender Davies
Marco Melandri is set to make a return to the World Superbike paddock in 2017, as the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team announce the Italian as partner to staying talent Chaz Davies. Davies was widely expected to stay with the Borgo Panigale factory as has been officially confirmed to be doing so.
Aruba.it Ducati rider quickest out the blocks in California
Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies owned the timesheets on Day 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as the Welshman returned to the track on which he did the double last year to lay down a marker as he gets ready to attack the second half of the season.
“Did You Know?”- A few stats and facts ahead of the GEICO Motorcycle US Round
17 – A European rider won here for the first time after 16 races: it was Frankie Chili, in the first 2003 Race. Since then, the winds have changed and the only non-European rider who has won in Laguna Seca is Australian Chris Vermeulen, with a double in 2004.
San Francisco sights for WorldSBK ahead of Laguna Seca
The paddock has arrived in California and the dreaming is replaced by reality – Round 9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is upon us and to celebrate, action kicked off with a cable car tour of the City by the Bay – the Californian jewel of San Francisco.
2013 WorldSBK Champion re-signs for two years
After recently starting his 200th WorldSBK race, KRT rider Tom Sykes has signed a further 2 year contract with the Japanese factory to stay on the ZX-10R for another two seasons. Sykes, who completed his Misano weekend with two second places from pole, will continue as a key member of the Kawasaki team both on and off track.
Davide Giugliano made amends for a home crash in Race 1 to complete the podium for Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
Kawasaki Racing Team rider Jonathan Rea has completed a double at Misano World Circuit, stalking teammate Tom Sykes until pulling away with 5 laps to go and crossing the line with a 3 second margin in an impressive display from the reigning World Champion.
Toil and trouble in the first few laps on the Riviera di Rimini as chaos reigns before the calm, before the storm…
Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has taken his first victory since Assen in a classic game of cat and mouse at Misano World Circuit, holding off intense pressure from teammate Tom Sykes throughout the Race to cross the line for another win in 2016 – ending his longest drought before moving to Kawasaki.
Entry to Tissot-Superpole 2 decided as American legend leads the way
The first day of track action at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli saw Kentucky Kid Nicky Hayden set the fastest lap of the day, as the American WorldSBK rookie put his Honda at the top of the timesheets. Misano veteran Hayden headed fellow WorldSBK rookie Markus Reiterberger in P2 in an impressive showing for Althea BMW, ahead of KRT rider Tom Sykes – the man who has been on pole for the last 4 weekends at Misano.
You Have Been Served! Pedalos and beach tennis in Misano Adriatico kicks off Round 8
With surf up and a stiff breeze in the sun-bleached seaside resort of Misano Adriatico, riders gathered on the shore at Piazzale Roma for some beachside competitions ahead of the real challenge of the weekend on track at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
“Did You Know?” #MisanoWorldSBK in Numbers, a few stats and facts ahead of the Pirelli Riviera di Rimini Round
200 – In Race 2, Tom Sykes will make his 200th start in WorldSBK. He is the 10th rider to reach this goal and at 201 will equal 2004 and 2007 WorldSBK Champion James Toseland. At the top of the standings is Troy Corser, with 377 races started.
Past the Halfway Marker, All Bets Are Off
Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli lies on the Riviera di Rimini in Italy, surrounded by the beaches of the glittering blue Adriatic coast. Now renamed in honour of fallen local hero and former 250 World Champion Marco Simoncelli, the circuit was remodeled in 2006 and the layout now winds clockwise around its 4km length, through the 10 turns before the final Misano corner that leads back onto the sun-bleached start-finish straight.