After finishing today’s two 20-lap races in Thailand in 8th and 11th positions respectively, the multiple former champion announced exclusively to WorldSBK.com his permanent retirement from the sport.
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Second place for Haslam, Sykes edges out Torres for third.
The first ever WorldSBK race to be held in Thailand has been won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who dominated the 20-lap encounter at the all-new Chang International Circuit in Buriram. Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Rea’s team mate Tom Sykes joined him on the podium.
The Ulsterman snatches pole position from Haslam by 0.011s
The first-ever Pole Position in the history of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship in Thailand went to Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who came out on top of an exciting final 15-minute shoot-out that decided the grid for tomorrow’s two 20-lap races. Today’s result marks the sixth Pole Position of his career.
The former champion moved to the top of the standings thanks to a 1’37.345s lap time
Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) will start the second round of the World Supersport championship, the first ever to be held in Thailand, from Pole Position after an all-action 45-minute qualifying session.
Five riders were asked a series of questions ahead of the on-track action
The first ever WorldSBK event in Thailand began this afternoon with the official Press Conference involving Superbike riders Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team), Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), Troy Bayliss (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) and World Supersport contender Ratthapark Wilairot (CORE Motorsport Thailand).
Dorna WSBK is pleased to announce the arrival of a new partner for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship
Progrip new Technical Supplier of the Superbike World Championship
Italian company Progrip, for 40 years involved in the production of plastic materials and already with a high-profile presence in motocross racing, will be the series’ Technical Supplier. Progrip will provide the teams with technical support, with the goal of testing its products in motorcycle racing at world level and then transfer the same technology to customers around the world.
The Chang International Circuit hosts the second round of the season
After the thrilling season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track for the second outing of the year, taking place on March 20-22 at the brand-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand.
Davies is again third, van der Mark and Torres crash out of promising position
The second race of the Swann Insurance Australian Round was another one to remember, given the thrilling finale that saw Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) edging out Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) for the win at the finish line by just 0.010.
Incredible final lap decides first podium of 2015
The opening race of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship was held in hot and sunny conditions at the Phillip Island circuit with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) taking the opening victory of the year after a titanic 22-lap fight with Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Chaz Davies (Aruba Ducati SBK), who completed an all-British podium.
Davies and Haslam on the front row, Sykes and Guintoli in 8th and 9th place.
Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start the opening races of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship from Pole Position after successfully edging out fellow Britons Chaz Davies (Aruba.it – Ducati Superbike Team) and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who will join him on the front row.
The new 2015 WorldSBK Official App is the only app with Live Audio Commentary, Live Tracking and Live Timing
The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action
With just one session to go to decide the first Tissot-Superpole riders of the new 2015 WorldSBK season, Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) is the one that everyone is chasing after ending day one in Australia on top, courtesy of his FP1 time of 1.30.855s.
Pictures from the WorldSBK Season Opener at Phillip Island
The 2015 edition of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship kick-started today at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia. Some of the fastest riders in the world are ready to battle for the top step of the podium in a thirteen-round journey across the globe.