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Aug 02

Davies denies Rea’s title celebrations, Jacobsen takes maiden WSS win

0.091s between the two riders at the flag as Torres equals personal best in third.

WSBK - Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea (GBR) side by side at the final turnChaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) has won the second WorldSBK race of the 2015 Pirelli Malaysian Round after a spectacular last-lap battle with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), which saw the two riders separated by 0.091s at the line.

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Aug 02

Perfect racecraft gives Rea the win in Sepang opener

The series leader edges Davies as Biaggi makes historic return to podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) a fraction ahead of fellow Briton Chaz Davies at the line. Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the opening encounter at the Sepang International Circuit after a race of two halves, which saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slip to fifth at the flag after leading for the first eleven laps.

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Aug 01

Maiden WSS pole for Jacobsen in Sepang

Series leader Sofuoglu and Cluzel lock out front row

WSBK - PJ Jacobsen (USA) on course to his maiden pole position PJ Jacobsen (CORE’’ Motorsport Thailand) has claimed the World Supersport Pole Position in today’s sole qualifying session at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

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Jul 31

Biaggi remains quickest following afternoon downpour at Sepang

Davies fastest in drying Free Practice 2 and second overall ahead of Rea and Sykes

WSBK - Max Biaggi (ITA) set the fastest lap-time of the day in his third quick lap attempt Two-time WorldSBK Champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) has topped the combined timesheets on the opening day of action at the Sepang International Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

WorldSBK stars show their creative side in Sepang pre-event

Baiocco and Haslam impress off-track ahead of Round 10 showdown

WSBK - Baiocco and Haslam impress off-track ahead of Round 10 showdown Ahead of the tenth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, a selection of riders were taken to the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation in Kuala Lumpur, a must-see attraction of the region, situated in the Asian country capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Malaysia in WorldSBK history

In the past it was Shah Alam and Johor. Nowadays it’s Sepang

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The first World Superbike round to be staged in Malaysia was at the Shah Alam circuit in 1990, the third year of the championship. Taking place in November ahead of only the Phillip Island and Manfeild races, it played a crucial role in deciding that year’s world title in favour of Raymond Roche – the first and only World Champion from France until Sylvain Guintoli clinched his title last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

World Superbike heads to Malaysia for Round 10

Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white For the second time in its history, the Sepang International Circuit is all-set to host a round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Just a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the venue first featured on the calendar last year. It now returns two months later in the year than it did in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Davies on the double at Laguna Seca

Carbon copy of race one podium with Sykes and Rea on the remaining steps

WSBK - Chaz Davies (GBR) attacking the CorkscrewChaz Davies has made history at Laguna Seca by taking the first double win for the Panigale and with it, wins number 11 and 12 for the Italian manufacturer at Laguna Seca, California. For Davies it was an almost perfect weekend with him taking Pole Position, both race wins and the fastest lap in the day’s earlier race.

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Jul 19

Chaz Davies leaves nothing to chance and wins Race 1 at Laguna

Sykes edges out Rea for second place as Giugliano and Torres complete top 5.

WSBK - Chaz Davies pulling away from fellow Britons Tom Sykes and Jonathan ReaChaz Davies has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca after a lights-to-flag display that saw the British rider take the win by 1.798secs at the line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Davies claims career-first Tissot-Superpole at Laguna (updated)

First one-two for Ducati on the grid since the 2012 US Round, maiden top 3 qualifying for Torres

WSBK - Surprisingly enough, this is Davies' maiden WorldSBK Pole PositionThe ninth Pole Position of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season has gone to Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) after two enthralling 15 minute Tissot-Superpole sessions.

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Jul 17

Davies ends opening day at Laguna Seca in charge

Times improve as temperatures rise in the Californian afternoo

WSBK - Chaz Davies (GBR) exiting Turn 3Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) will head into Saturday’s decisive FP3 as the fastest WorldSBK rider on combined times after the opening two 45-minute sessions at Laguna Seca on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Laguna Seca in WorldSBK history

Memorable moments and significant dates ahead of Round 9.

Colin Edwards (USA) leading the way on Bayliss (AUS) aboard his 'Stars and Stripes' Honda VTR (2002) Laguna Seca first appeared on the WorldSBK calendar in 1995: a year of dominance for Carl Fogarty, whose path to the title that year been very similar to that so far of Jonathan Rea 20 years later. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

WorldSBK is California-bound for the Geico US round

Legendary Laguna Seca hosts ninth event of 2015 season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Round 9 of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship season takes the field to the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 13th time. Set on the outstanding Pacific coast of Central California, the venue first hosted ten consecutive WorldSBK events between 1995 and 2004 before returning to the calendar in 2013.

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Jul 02

WorldSBK and ESPN Brazil extend partnership for three years

The series to be broadcast in Brazil until 2018

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Major sporting TV network ESPN Brazil has extended the agreement with Dorna WSBK Organization to broadcast the FIM Superbike World Championship for a further three-year period (2016-2018). The top production-based motorcycle racing series in the world will be viewable all over the Brazilian territory in both English and Portuguese languages. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Dorna in major cross-platform partnership upgrade with Motul

The 2015 season sees Motul as title sponsor for the Assen, Motegi and Valencia races

Carmelo Ezpeleta - Hervé Amelot  - Dorna in major cross-platform partnership upgrade with Motul Commercial rights holders of the MotoGP™ World Championship, Dorna Sports S.L., and French lubricant manufacturer Motul are pleased to announce a significant new partnership agreement which includes MotoGP™ title sponsorship, licensing, as well as cross-platform involvement in the WorldSBK and the Junior World Championships.

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Jun 21

Savadori wins action-packed STK1000 race at Misano

Four-way battle for the podium as De Rosa edges out Tamburini and Calia for second.

WSBK - Raffaele De Rosa - Lorenzo Savadori - Roberto Tamburini Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) took a hard-fought win in the sixth race of the 2015 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, his fourth victory of the season.

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Jun 21

Masterclass performance gives Rea the win in Race 2 (updated)

Giugliano misses out narrowly on maiden victory as Haslam takes final place on the podium

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) left nothing to chance in Race 2 at Misano The second race of the PATA Riviera di Rimini round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by championship Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a race long fight with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Sykes powers away to Misano race 1 win

Rea maintains 100% podium record in 2015 as he is second ahead of Davies

WSBK - Tom Sykes (GBR) takes his third win of the season The opening race of the day at the Misano World circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who converted his 27th Pole Position into his 25th career win – his third of the year in front of an enthusiastic Italian crowd. In doing so he once more tied his teammate Jonathan Rea for both number of wins and podium finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

WorldSBK and Misano extend partnership for four more years

The Italian venue will continue hosting a round of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

WorldSBK fans take the pit-walk tour at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli Dorna WSBK Organization is delighted to announce the renewal of the partnership with the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” to host an official round of the FIM Superbike World Championship for a further four-year period (2016-2019). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Pole and best lap for Cluzel in Misano WSS qualifying

Series leader Sofuoglu and Jacobsen complete front row of the grid.

WSBK - Jules Cluzel The sole qualifying session for the World Supersport championship held a short time ago at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was a thriller, with the outright circuit best being bettered initially by Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and PJ Jacobsen (CORE’’ Motorsport Thailand Honda), before eventual Pole setter Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) demolished it by almost a second.

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