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Nov 10

WSBK to head to Thailand in 2015

Chang International Circuit, in Buriram, Thailand, will host eni FIM Superbike World Championship

WSBK - Chang Intl Circuit_Thailand Dorna WSBK Organization and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) are glad to announce that a new circuit will enter the WSBK calendar in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Guintoli does the double and takes the title

The Frenchman took the lead on lap 5

WSBK - Guintoli title win Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) is the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion after a nail biting season final race held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit.

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Nov 02

Guintoli wins race 1 to pile the pressure on Sykes

Thanks to his fourth win of the year, Guintoli is now only 3 points short of series leader and reigning champion Tom Syke

WSBK Losail Race 1 podium The penultimate race of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, the first ever to be held under floodlights has been won by Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) who pulled away in the final four laps to cross the line a lonely winner ahead of compatriot Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), in what was one of the most enthralling races of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Giugliano breaks Losail best lap to claim Tissot-Superpole

This is the second time this year for Giugliano as pole sitter, the third one so far in his WSBK career.

WSBK - Davide Giugliano Day 2 The first ever floodlit Tissot-Superpole has been won by Ducati Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano, who will line up for tomorrow’s two 17 lap encounters alongside Loris Baz and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), who will join him on the front row.

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Oct 31

Giugliano shines on WSBK’s maiden nocturnal sessions

Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) wasted no time in improving after missing the second session

WSBK Davide Giugliano Day 1 After numerous changes, the final Tissot-Superpole participants of 2014 were decided in the final minutes of this evening’s FP3 under floodlights in the Qatari desert. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Incident packed Doha boat trip for the WSBK stars

This weekend’s event at the Losail International Circuit will see history being made

WSBK - DOHA - All riders skyline The final round of the 2014 eni FIM World Superbike Championship began earlier today with Thursday’s traditional Media event.

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Oct 27

All set for the 2014 WSBK season finale in Qatar

The final round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion takes place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black For the first time in WSBK history, the event will be held under floodlights thanks to the impressive lighting system that powers the entire venue, allowing riders to race under conditions that are similar to daylight.
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Oct 09

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

Decision of the Superbike Commission

FIM logo The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sports) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), took the following decisions by means of an electronic decision-making procedure last week end. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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Oct 05

Melandri edges out Guintoli for the win in Race 2

Melandri elevates himself to third place in the standings

WSBK - Race 2 Podium In similar conditions to the opening race of the day, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won Race 2 at Magny-Cours as he crossed the finish line with a 2.6 second advantage over Sylvain Guintoli.

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Oct 05

Guintoli wins Race 1 and narrows the gap to championship lead

Thanks to his 3rd win of the year

WSBK - Race 1 podium Local rider Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) has won Race 1 in front of an enthusiastic crowd by edging out at the finish line his teammate Marco Melandri. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Twenty-fourth career Tissot-Superpole for Tom Sykes

Alongside Sykes on the front row tomorrow will be Davide Giugliano and Jonathan Rea

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The penultimate Tissot-Superpole of the season has gone to Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), courtesy of a circuit best lap of 1.36.366 after a fast and furious session saw the top spot change repeatedly in the final minutes.

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Oct 04

The X-802R SBK Official Helmet unveiled at the Paddock Show

“Our helmets have been designed and produced 100% in Italy for 42 years”

WSBK - Melandri X-802R Paddock Show At the SBK Paddock Show Nolangroup presented today the new X-802R ULTRA CARBON Superbike Official Helmet. On the stage Marco Melandri, Alberto Vergani (Nolangroup) and Marc Saurina (Dorna WSBK). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Giugliano ends opening day in France on top

At Magny-Cours

WSBK - Giugliano Day 1 The afternoon session at Magny-Cours finished with Italian Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) setting the fastest time in 1’37.866s, to head the combined classification after FP1 and FP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

High stakes for the penultimate round at Magny-Cours

The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place this weekend at Magny-Cours.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The stakes are high for this year’s title as series leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) heads to France with a 31 point advantage with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team).

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Sep 10

Pirelli confirmed as Official Tyre Supplier for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship for the 2016-2018 seasons

The agreement confirms Pirelli in its current role of sole tyre supplier for all the classes

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Dorna WSBK Organization, promoter and organiser of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, in agreement with the FIM, the International Motorcycling Federation, is pleased to announce that Pirelli has been confirmed as the Official Tyre Supplier of the series, having won the tender scheduled from Monday 28 July to Monday 25 August 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Melandri dominates race day as Guintoli narrows the gap to Sykes

Sunday Extra Content

WSBK - Melandri Day 3 The Spanish Round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship proved to be as important as expected for this year’s title race.

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Sep 07

Melandri does the double, van der Mark clinches WSS title

The experienced Italian rider elevated himself into the lead in the final third of the encounter

WSBK - Race 2 podium Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) took his second double of the year today after another dominating performance at Jerez in race 2.

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Sep 07

Melandri wins an exciting race 1

Melandri scored his 4th win as factory Aprilia rider and the 17th of his career.

WSBK - Race 1 podium In one of the closest races of the season so far Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken the win in race one at Jerez after a 20 lap encounter that saw the leading group of eight riders exchanging places at almost every turn in the early stages. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Baz spoils the party and takes pole, Faccani new STK600 champion

The young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races

WSBK - vd Mark Day 2 An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez.

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Sep 06

Baz takes Tissot-Superpole and sets new best lap at Jerez

Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will join Baz on the front row

WSBK - Baz action An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Baz storms to first place on opening day

The 26 riders contesting the Spanish round in Jerez this weekend were soon up to speed.

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 1 Temperatures soared into the 30s for Free Practice 2 leaving many to think that few riders would better their times from the morning’s session. This was looking the case until the final 6 minutes when several fast laps completely changed the running order.
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Sep 04

Riders attend Equestrian show as WSBK returns to Spain

A selection of riders have attended a special show performed by the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre

WSBK - All_riders_entrance As a prelude to the Spanish Round about to get underway, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship paid a visit to one of the most famous institutions of both Jerez de la Frontera and the whole Country of Spain.

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Sep 01

WSBK action resumes at Jerez for Round 10

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Jerez for the tenth round of the season.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white This is the second year in a row that the series heads to the Andalusian circuit, and the third time overall after a trip down to the south of Spain in 1990. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship

Plans for participation in the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship emerged and they were in contact with the FIM and Dorna.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The Italian manufacturer reappeared under new management and showed promise when they announced their new model, the Bimota BB3 at the EICMA show in Milan last November. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

SBK Commission decision

The proposal did not receive the required consensus

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization inform that the possibility to compensate for the amount of points that will be missed through the cancellation of the South African Round has been denied. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 calendar update

As announced, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS classes will take place in Doha, Qatar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to announce that the Free State South African Round which was cancelled (Press Release of 31 July) will not be replaced by any other event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 Calendar update

The venue was on the WSBK calendar for five consecutive years between 2005 and 2009

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization would like to announce the confirmation of the Qatar Round at Losail International Circuit, scheduled for 2 November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Tyre supplier call for tender

The application for the tender procedure can be submitted starting from Monday 28 July

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white Dorna WSBK Organization, in agreement with the FIM, announce the open call for tender for those companies willing to be the sole tyre supplier of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship from 2016 onwards, as the agreement with the current tyre supplier will expire at the end of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Sykes ends official test at Portimao on top

The reigning champion and his teammate Loris Baz mainly focused on fine-tuning

WSBk - Tom Sykes Portimao The two day official DWO test drew to a close today at Portimao’s Autodromo International do Algarve with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) the quickest rider thanks to his 1’42.719s lap time set this morning.

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