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Jul 28

WSBK: The future of Ducati: Davies stays – Melandri returns

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

WSBK: Lausitzring test underway

Teams taking part in private test in Germany ahead of Round 10

The summer break hasn’t quite arrived for some of the WorldSBK paddock, as a host of teams are taking part in a private test at Eurospeedway Lausitz ahead of the Pirelli German Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Jul 10

WSBK: Laguna Seca stages a showdown to remember

Rea out, dueling Ducatis and last corner drama

WSBK - Sykes took victory at Laguna Seca in Race 2 Tom Sykes has taken victory in Race 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, heading the Ducati duo of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies over the line in a race that would have been impossible to script. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WSBK: Rea reigns at Laguna Seca as Hayden hits the podium at home

Rea eventually crossed the line over a second clear to take his first victory at the US track

WSBK - Rea reigns at Laguna Seca as Hayden hits the podium at home Jonathan Rea has taken his first ever victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, beating teammate Tom Sykes into P2 with Nicky Hayden coming through under pressure to take the final spot on the rostrum. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WSBK: Davies sets the benchmark on Day 1 at Laguna Seca

Aruba.it Ducati rider quickest out the blocks in California

WSBK - Davies sets the benchmark on Day 1 at Laguna Seca 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.

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Jul 07

WSBK: Pre-round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Laguna Seca

“Did You Know?”- A few stats and facts ahead of the GEICO Motorcycle US Round 

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black 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.
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Jul 06

WSBK: All aboard for the cable car tour of San Francisco

San Francisco sights for WorldSBK ahead of Laguna Seca

WSBK - All aboard for the cable car tour of San Francisco 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

WSBK: Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Laguna Seca during the GEICO US Round

Laguna Seca on and off track

WSBK - Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Laguna Seca during the GEICO US Round WorldSBK heads west to the Golden State for Round 9 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as the paddock sets up at the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Jun 20

Misano Test: Sykes under race lap record in one day test on the Riviera di Rimini

Rapid times, new tyres and hope for improvement

Reigning Champion Rea in his office - Misano branch Following Jonathan Rea’s double victory at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Round 8, the majority of the WorldSBK field was back in action on Monday for eight hours of Official Testing.

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Jun 20

WSBK: Sykes to stay with WSBK

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

WSBK: Misano day 3, make mine a double

Davide Giugliano made amends for a home crash in Race 1 to complete the podium for Aruba.it Racing – Ducati

WSBK - Misano day 3, make mine a double 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

WSBK: Misano day 2, the return of the King

Toil and trouble in the first few laps on the Riviera di Rimini as chaos reigns before the calm, before the storm…

WSBK- Misano day 2, the return of the King 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

WSBK: Misano day 1, Hayden fastest on Friday

Entry to Tissot-Superpole 2 decided as American legend leads the way

WSBK - Misano day 1, Hayden fastest on Friday 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

#MisanoWorldSBK Pre Event: Serving up a treat on the beach

You Have Been Served! Pedalos and beach tennis in Misano Adriatico kicks off Round 8

MisanoWorldSBK Pre Event - Serving up a treat on the beach 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.

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Jun 15

WSBK: Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Misano World Circuit

#MisanoWorldSBK: On and Off Track

WSBK - Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Misano World Circuit WorldSBK is back in Italy once again for Round 8 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli gets ready to host the second and final WorldSBK Round of 2016 to be held on Italian soil.

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Jun 14

WSBK: Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Misano World Circuit

“Did You Know?” #MisanoWorldSBK in Numbers, a few stats and facts ahead of the Pirelli Riviera di Rimini Round

WSBK - Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Misano World Circuit 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

WSBK: Misano preview, time for Rea’s rivals to roll the dice

Past the Halfway Marker, All Bets Are Off

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

New SBK Official Riding Gear from Acerbis announced

Unveiled for the first time at Round 7 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Donington Park

New SBK Official Riding Gear from Acerbis announced Acerbis and Dorna WSBK Organisation are delighted to announce the new SBK Official Riding Gear by ACERBIS, a project brought to fruition as the partnership between Acerbis and DWO reaches its fourth year.

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May 29

WSBK: Donington day 3, a tale of two Kawasakis (updated)

KRT duo duel it out at Donington

WSBK - Donington day 3, a tale of two Kawasakis An incredible start for the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea saw the two Brits escape at the front of the race, beginning a more than twenty lap tussle that eventually saw Sykes earn an eighth victory at the Derbyshire track. Reigning Champion Rea crossed the line in P2 to take another podium and keep his incredible haul of points for the title increasing, and Ducati’s Chaz Davies found redemption after a tricky Race 1 in which the Welshman suffered two crashes, completing the podium in third. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

WSBK: Donington day 2, magnificent seventh for Sykes at Donington

KRT rider takes Race 1 as the drama unfolds around him

WSBK - Donington day 2, magnificent seventh for Sykes at Donington Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes has taken victory in Race 1 at Donington Park, his seventh in a row at his home track. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home in P2 and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea completed the podium in third in a drama-filled race. Read the rest of this entry »

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