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May 24

Sykes does the Donington double, Sofuoglu wins again in WSS

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

WSBK - Sykes does the Donington Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

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May 24

Sykes takes maiden 2015 win in Donington opening race

Great battle for the top step with Rea as Davies completes an all-British podium.

WSBK - Tom Sykes - Jonathan Rea Tom Sykes  has won the opening 23-lap WorldSBK race at Donington Park in dry but cold and overcast conditions after a race long fight with his KRT team mate Jonathan Rea.

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May 23

Sofuoglu stamps his authority in UK World Supersport qualifying

Wildcard Ryde and Cluzel complete the front row for the sixth race of the year.

WSBK - Kenan Sofuoglu Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) continued his dominance at Donington Park this weekend in the sole qualifying session ahead of tomorrow’s 20-lap World Supersport race.

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May 23

Tom Sykes secures Donington Tissot-Superpole

Grid undecided until final moments of Superpole 2.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s two 23 lap races from Pole Position after taking today’s Tissot-Superpole in an enthralling 15 minute shoot-out that eventually saw the top 7 riders covered by 0.940s. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Sykes in control despite close times at Donington

First day of action in UK decides top-20 riders for Round 6 Tissot-Superpole.

WSBK - Tom Sykes On a day that saw three 45-minute Free Practice sessions for the WorldSBK riders, the final one deciding the 20 riders qualified to tomorrow’s Tissot-Superpole sessions was the most intense as well.

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May 21

Thoughts and expectations before Donington’s battle commences

Current top-5 WorldSBK riders anticipate the round ahead

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The official press conference of WorldSBK round six took place today at Donington Park Circuit, involving the current top-5 riders in the championship standings, four of them being native to the UK. KRT entries Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, together with factory Aprilia duo Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres and Ducati’s Chaz Davies answered a variety of questions regarding the upcoming race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

WorldSBK crosses the channel for Round 6 (+video)

Donington Park scene of latest encounter

Donington Park The legendary Donington Park circuit will play host to the sixth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend. The English venue is located in the East Midlands, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Derby and 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Leicester. It was inaugurated in 1931 and became a permanent racing circuit two years later. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Rea celebrates his 150th WorldSBK race with another win

Second consecutive STK1000 win for Savadori

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team Sykes completes a second KRT 1-2 as Torres claims maiden podium finish in the series.  The second WorldSBK race of the Acerbis Italian Round went the full 19-lap distance, with the Kawasaki Racing duo claiming their second 1-2 finish of the day as Jonathan Rea once again got the better of Tom Sykes with a comfortable 4.399s lead at the line.

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May 10

Rea wins shortened race 1 at Imola

Restarted 6-lap encounter has huge crowd on their feet from lights to flag

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team The opening race at Imola, the Acerbis Italian Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship resulted in victory for championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a the race was initially red flagged and restarted because of a crash involving David Salom (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who fell off his factory ZX-10R at Rivazza on lap 11.

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May 08

Rea tops timesheets on opening day at Imola

Second place for Sykes ahead of Ducati pairing Giugliano and Davies.

WSBK - Imola- Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team The opening day of action at Imola’s Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari saw current WorldSBK Champonship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leap to the top of the standings in the final moments of the second session courtesy of a 1’47.344 lap-time.

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May 07

WorldSBK riders introduce the Acerbis Italian Round

The official press conference heightens expectations ahead of on-track action.

WorldSBK riders introduce the Acerbis Italian Round The event opening Press Conference for the Acerbis Italian Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship took place earlier today within the Paddock Show Arena in the paddock of the historical Dino e Enzo Ferrari circuit in Imola. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Giugliano admits Imola won’t be easy

Ducati returnee not expecting an easy ride in Italy.

Davide Giugliano makes a welcome return to the WorldSBK paddock this weekend, racing for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team for the first time in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Pata Group to boost the WorldSBK paddock

The Italian snack company takes its sponsorship in the series to a new level

WorldSBK - Pata Group Pata Group is the new sponsor of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. The leading Italian snack company strengthen its presence within the championship through a direct partnership with the series, which adds up to the already successful sponsorship effort with teams and categories. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Shin chan joins WorldSBK in Europe

The animated series partners the Championship for the 2015 season

Shin chan joins WorldSBK The eni FIM Superbike World Championship welcomes Japanese animated series Shin chan as new addition for the European rounds of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Imola ready to host the Acerbis Italian round

Great anticipation ahead event number five of the 2015 WorldSBK season

WSBK - Imola ready to host the Acerbis Italian round The fifth event of the WorldSBK season takes the series to Imola for the Acerbis Italian Round. In the Province of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region, the circuit named in honour of Enzo and Dino Ferrari has been on the World Superbike calendar since 2001, with the exceptions of 2007 and 2008 when the series raced at Vallelunga.

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Apr 30

Team Hero EBR to withdraw from WorldSBK

Team Manager Larry Pegram explains the decision to pull out from the series.

Team Hero EBR will be forced to withdrawal from the World Superbike Championship for the immediate future. With the recent bankruptcy of EBR and the reprioritizing of efforts by title sponsor Hero, Pegram Racing is unable to continue its Team Hero EBR program at this time.

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Apr 19

Savadori wins shortened STK1000 race at Assen

The 22-year-old Italian crossed the line with a 2.4s margin over fellow Italian Raffaele de Rosa

WSBK, Lorenzo Savadori, Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) has won a shortened, 9-lap STK1000 race at the TT Circuit Assen to become the new series leader as the second round of the year draws to a close.

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Apr 19

Double win for Rea as van der Mark bags another podium

Same top-3 as first race with Davies in second place.

WorldSBK TT Assen The second WorldSBK race of the day at the iconic TT circuit of Assen in the Netherlands served up another nail-biting climax that once again had the crowd on their feet as the leading riders stayed locked together until the final lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Rea wins again as van Der Mark gets maiden WorldSBK podium

Davies finishes second with Haslam and Sykes in forth and fifth, respectively

WorldSBK The opening Dutch WorldSBK race at the TT circuit was won in emphatic style by Jonathan Rea, who set a new lap record in 1’35.889s on the penultimate lap to record his sixth win at Assen, the fifth of his 2015 championship campaign.

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Apr 18

Cluzel re-ignites title ambition with Dutch WSS Pole Position

Record lap gives Savadori STK1000 Pole in Assen

WSBK - Jules Cluzel Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) will start tomorrow’s fourth round of the World Supersport Championship from Pole Position after a closely fought qualifying session at the 4.542km TT circuit in Assen saw him edge current championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) by 0.137s.

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