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Aragon WSB: Sykes wins from hard charging Melandri

Tom Sykes has fought off a charging Marco Melandri and teammate Loris Baz to take a double victory at Motorland Aragon in the second race of the weekend, after a frantic last lap battle. Sykes led for most of the...


Aragon WSS: Coghlan denied win by Cluzel collision

Scotsman Kev Coghlan has been denied his first ever win in the World Supersport class after being knocked off his machine while in the lead with only two laps remaining, after Jules Cluzel left his braking too late and demoted...


Aragon WSB: Sykes delivers masterclass in race one

The Kawasaki Racing Team have delivered a masterclass in winning in the opening race of the day at Aragon, with Tom Sykes and Loris Baz delivering a one-two by over eight seconds from third place. Baz, originally able to run...


Aragon WSS: Coghlan takes first ever pole

Scottish rider Kev Coghlan has taken his first ever pole position in World Supersport, taking his DMC Panavto Yamaha to the top spot at Aragon ahead of AMerican PJ Jacobsen. Coghlan was 0.138 ahead of the Intermoto Ponyexpress Kawasaki of...


Aragon WSB: Superpole Sykes takes the top spot

Reigning champion and Superpole master Tom Sykes has stormed to pole position for the first European races of the year, 0.2 seconds faster than his factory Kawasaki teammate Loris Baz with his 1'56.479 lap. French Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli was...


WSS Aragon: MV rider Cluzel just heads off the Flying Coghlan

Kev Coghlan (DMC Panavto-Yamaha) looked on course to head up the 24-rider Supersport World Championship field after the first day of free practice, but he had to settle for second place, having led in the opening morning session. Coghlan is...


Bimota BB3 makes first appearance ahead of Aragon

Bimota?s new BMW-powered BB3 machine has finally appeared ahead of next week?s second round of the World Superbike Championship, where British rider Christian Iddon will join Italian Ayrton Badovini on the machines for the first time. Missing from the opening...


Giugliano Lights Up The Times On A Qualifier

Davide Giugliano (Ducati World SBK) set a spectacular 1?40.166 lap of Jerez after fitting a qualifying rear tyre on the second day of private testing. His time was half-a-second under the track best from Superpole in 2013, as the 24-year-old...


Giugliano On Top As SBK Testing Gets Started At Jerez

A strong contingent of five top Superbike teams lined up in fair weather conditions on the first day of a planned three-day test at Jerez. Marco Melandri set the early test pace, but at the end the Ducati duo of...


Leon Camier Set To Ride For BMW Motorrad Team Italia In Spain

Leon Camier (27) is getting ready to return to the WSB paddock at the second round of the championship in Aragon on April 13th, as a replacement for BMW Motorrad Team Italia SBK EVO regular rider Sylvain Barrier.Barrier suffered facial...


Sylvain Barrier seriously hurt in car crash

French World Superbike racer Sylvain Barrier has been badly hurt in a road traffic collision in his native France. Details are still emerging, but French media are reporting that the former double Superstock 1000 champion was initially left in a...


Lowes' Philip Island damage much worse than initially thought

Alex Lowes has returned to the UK after an enforced stay in Australia after the opening round of the World Superbike championship. The reigning British Superbike Champion was originally set to return directly after the race, but when injuries sustained...


Coghlan looking forwards to Aragon after Oz podium

Scotsman Kev Coghlan says that his performances at the opening round of the World Supersport championship last month in Philip Island is proof that he can run at the front in the 600cc class, and that he?s looking forwards to...


Lowes ?frustrated? with WSB debut weekend

Reigning British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes has spoken of his frustration at only coming away from his debut WSB weekend having scored only three points, despite showing form to run at the front in testing and qualifying at Phillip Island....


WSB Australia: Guintoli takes race two as Laverty challenge ended by mechanical

Sylvain Guintoli has won his first World Superbike race in exactly a year, after red flags brought a premature end to Eugene Laverty?s hopes of a double victory. Guintoli was part of a four way battle for the victory alongside...


WSS Australia: Cluzel wins unusual supersport race

Jules Cluzel has taken MV Augusta?s maiden win in the opening World Supersport race of the season in highly unusual circumstances and as a host of pre-race favourites failed to score points. The opening half dozen laps of the race...


WSB Australia: Laverty takes sublime race one win

Eugene Laverty has taken a sublime victory in the opening race of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Philip Island, coming back from a bad start to move past all his title rivals to the lead. Sylvain Guintoli was the...


WSB Australia: Guintoli takes pole with fastest ever lap

Sylvain Guintoli will start the first round of the 2014 World Superbike campaign from pole position after a blisteringly fast lap of Phillip Island from the Aprilia rider during the first new-look WSB qualifying session. Guintoli set a lap only...


Australia WSB: Wonder rookie Lowes leads the early charge

The dream start to his first WSB season continued for Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) as he pushed his way to the top of the first day?s time sheets in the new-look qualifying. After the first two of three free...


News and injury latest ahead of WSB opener

The heavy toll of crashes from Phillip Island testing has already affected the possible raceday line-up, but there are still some uncertainties one day before first practice starts. Sylvain Barrier will definitely not compete for his BMW Motorrad Italia SBK...


Voltcom Crescent Suzuki ?couldn?t be happier? with Philip Island test

Crescent Suzuki team boss Paul Denning says he ?couldn?t be happier? with his team?s performance at the last WSB test before the 2014 season kicks off, with his all-British team of Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes finishing off the two-day...


Sofuoglu dominates final Supersport testing

Former WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu has dominated the final pre-season World Supersport test session, finishing 0.2 seconds ahead of British Superbike podium finisher American PJ Jacobsen, who makes his debut in the class this weekend. The Turk set his fastest...


Pata Honda prepared to go the distance

The Pata Honda pair of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have come away from the final pre-season test at Philip Island confident that they have the pace for Sunday?s races, after using the final day to focus on race simulation....


Kennedy breaks ankle in testing crash

PTR Honda rider Jack Kennedy has suffered a broken ankle in pre-season testing at Philip Island just days before his World Supersport campaign was due to kick off. The Irishman missed a gear at turn two, causing him to fall...


Phillip Island WSB test: Sykes on top and on circuit record pace

The two days of warm and dry official track time at Phillip Island were unfettered in terms of weather conditions but it was the high attrition rate of crashing riders and some technical issues that cut short the available track...


Laverty Jumps Up On Day One Of Official WSB Tests

The first of two days of official testing at the Phillip Island circuit saw the Voltcom Suzuki of Eugene Laverty lead the field at a pace that shocked even the fastest rider on show himself. ?This morning was probably the...


Voltcom Crescent Suzuki show off 2014 contender

Voltcom Suzuki unveiled their 2014 WSB machine last night to a packed crowd at the team?s Verwood base, as Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes stepped out for the first time in the new livery. With power network providers Voltcom moving...


Voltcom Crescent Suzuki launch WSB team tonight - and you're invited!

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki will be launching their 2014 WSB campaign tonight at the team?s Bournemouth base, and the event will be opened to the public with an open invitation to come along and meet 2014 riders Alex Lowes and Eugene...


Pata Honda riders looking towards the future

The Pata Honda pair of Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea are both looking forwards to a fresh start in 2014, after a disastrous 2013 season saw both riders sidelined with broken legs at different points in the season. Speaking at...


WSB entry list released

Just 22 days away from the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, race organisers have released an entry list of who we can expect to see on the Philip Island grid in three weeks? time. The table brings few...


Kawasaki unveil Sykes' championship defender

The Kawasaki WSB team has unveiled the livery 2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes and teammate Loris Baz will be riding as the Huddersfield man looks to defend his crown for 2014. The new machine is a departure from last...


Roberts joins Eurosport for BSB and WSB

Former BBC MotoGP frontman Matt Roberts will join the Eurosport team for 2014, as the face of their British and World Superbike coverage, replacing Tony Carter for the live Sunday shows. Roberts will join Jamie Whitham, Jack Burnicle, James Haydon...


Win dinner with the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team of Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes will be officially unveiled next Wednesday 5th February at the team?s Dorset headquarters, and MCN have a very special treat to give away to two lucky fans. The team...


Ducati unveil WSB team live

Chaz Davies will be the first Brit to join the factory Ducati team since James Toseland in 2005 for the 2014 World Superbike season. Tune in here from 10.30am UK time on Monday to watch the official team presentation live,...


Monza undergoes safety inspection with view to 2015 return

World Superbike organisers have carried out a safety assessment this week at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, with the aim being to bring the iconic track back to the championship for 2015. The meeting, consisting of circuit management, WSB safety inspectors...


Lowes and Laverty set the WSB world order

When Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty signed to ride the ageing Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team in 2014 few would have thought that they would leave the first major winter test of 2014 1-2 in the lap...


Alstare and Bimota sign Iddon for WSB Evo

Only hours after announcing their new partnership, Bimota and Alstare Racing have announced a return to the World Superbike Championship for the Belgian team, as Brit Christian Iddon joins Ayrton Badovini in the new Evo class. The team will race...


Alstare team up with Bimota to launch racing division

Former GP and WSB team Alstare, who lost the contract to run the official Ducati WSB effort to Feel Racing after a disastrous 2013 season, have announced a new partnership with Italian manufacturer Bimota, to run the firm?s new Global...


Alex Lowes confirmed at Crescent Suzuki WSB

As confirmed months ago by MCN, Voltcomm Crescent Suzuki have finally announced British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes as teammate to Eugene Laverty for the 2014 World Superbike season. Lowes, who signed for and tested for the team shortly after the...


WSB race day schedule given overhaul

On-going tweaking by rule makers in WSB will see a change to the weekend schedule for 2014. The most significant difference is the fact that the two WSB races will now be run earlier in the day. Since the championship...


WSB Calendar finally revealed

After months of waiting, the 2014 WSB calendar has finally been confirmed. The series will be run over 14 rounds with races in Australia, Malaysia, America and South Africa. The UK will host just one race which will run at...


Sykes leads second day in Spain

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) carried on at top pace again on day two at the unofficial Jerez tests, setting an identical best time to day one, 1?40.3. His team-mate Loris Baz scored a 1?40.9 on a race tyre. Marco...


Corser?s Downunder Motorsport team out of the running for 2014 WSB assault

The planned Aussie WSB team, Downunder Motorsport, will not be able to contest the 2014 championship, despite the best efforts of leading figures Tom Larsen and Troy Corser. The deadline for teams to apply for a slot on the 2014...


First look at Laverty onboard the Crescent Suzuki

Eugene Laverty got his first taste of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSXR1000 he?ll be campaigning in WSB in a scheduled two day test at Jerez today. The 26 year old Irishman joined the British Suzuki team after two years racing...


Yakhnich completes MV Augusta switch with Corti and Cluzel

Yakhnich Motorsport have announced their 2014 line-up, as the Russian squad replaces both World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes and their Yamaha machinery, with a switch to MV Augusta and a move up to the superbike class. The team have brought...


Ducati confirm Feel Racing as WSB partners

Ducati have unveiled their official WSB team for 2014, as they, as reported weeks ago in MCN, link up with former factory BMW outfit Feel Racing to run Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, in an attempt to return to their...


New WSB schedule and qualifying format for 2014

The World Superbike Commission have announced a major reshuffle to the weekend calendar for 2014, with races moving closer in the day to each other and superpole being reworked to match the MotoGP format introduced for 2013. The Sunday schedule...


Eugene Laverty rubbishes Suzuki MotoGP link

Eugene Laverty has rubbished suggestions that his new World Superbike deal with Suzuki comes with a guarantee that he will switch to the Japanese factory?s MotoGP project in 2015. The Irishman ended a turbulent few weeks surrounding his future when...


Day joins Whitham at Eurosport for WSB

British Eurosport has announced their 2014 World Superbike team, with Steve Day joining Jamie Whitham for the world series. Jack Burnicle, previously the primary WSB voice for the channel, will become UK-based, as he moves to concentrate on the extended...


Downunder Motorsport Team nearly there

An Australian dream team trying to find a spot in the WSB paddock next year is currently being organised by the vastly experienced former Honda and BMW Crew Chief Tom Larsen and double WSB Champion Troy Corser. With a deadline...


Laverty joins Fixi Crescent Suzuki for 2014

Eugene Laverty has joined the Fixi Crescent Suzuki squad for 2014, as revealed by MCN weeks ago. Laverty will race the World Superbike Championship for the Dorset-based team, probably alongside Alex Lowes, who tested the bike last week at Jerez....


Davies gets first taste of Ducati

Chaz Davies had his first ride on the latest version Ducati Corse Panigale 1199R at Jerez, with the Welshman making his first steps in understanding the feel of the bike he will ride for the next two seasons. ?It was...


Sykes already up to speed for 2014 season

Despite winning the World Superbike Championship just over two weeks ago, Tom Sykes and his factory Kawasaki squad were out testing at Jerez for the second time in just over a week. Sykes and his team-mate Loris Baz made good...


Chaz Davies to factory Ducati WSB with Giugliano

Ducati have announced their 2014 WSB plans, with Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano joining the to-be-confirmed team in an attempt to return to winning ways. Ducati, who announced last week their split with WSB partner Alstare Racing, have yet to...


Ducati part ways with Alstare

Ducati, as expected, have terminated their partnership with the Alstare team of Francis Batta after talks following the final round of the 2013 World Superbike season that has saw Ducati finish bottom of the constructer?s championship in a series they...


Jerez WSB: Laverty does the double

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty finished the 2013 WSB season with a double win at Jerez after also setting pole position. The Irishman got a good start, but was soon pushed back to second by newly-crowned champion Tom Sykes. Sykes...


Jerez WSB: Laverty wins, Sykes crowned champion

Tom Sykes has won the 2013 World Superbike championship at Jerez after finishing third in race one. Sykes becomes the fourth Brit to win the World Superbike crown. The race was one by Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty from pole position....


Jerez WSB: Laverty takes second career pole

Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty gave his championship hope a boost today by taking pole position for tomorrow's two races at Jerez. Aprilia has dominated all previous sessions, but championship leader Tom Sykes distrupted the domination by setting the second fastest...


Jerez WSB: Checa confirms retirement from racing

In a packed press conference held in Alstare Ducati's hospitality Carlos Checa confirmed that he has retired from racing. The 41-year-old Spaniard has had a long and illustrious career that has spanned two decades. He?s one of an exclusive few...


Jerez WSB: Aprilia domination continues

Aprilia?s domination of the Jerez World Superbike round continued in second qualifying today with the Italian manufacturer securing the top four positions in the 45 minute session. Provisional pole position went to the in form Italian Davide Giugliano who set...


Jerez WSB: Giugliano fastest

Davide Giugliano was fast in winter testing for his Althea Racing Aprilia squad at Jerez and he started his first day of real competition in Spain fastest of all, in a hot afternoon that saw lap times end up slower...


Jerez WSS: Lowes leads first qualifying

New WSS Champion Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) celebrated his championship success by going fastest in first qualifying at the final race of the year, with his team-mate Vladimir Leonov a surprise second fastest. WSS legend Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi...


WSB France: Sykes edges closer to title with double

A determined Laverty knew that he had to win race two at Magny Cours if he were to stand any chance of snatching the World Superbike Championship away from the race one winner, Tom Sykes. With Sykes continuing his earlier...


WSS France: Lowes takes world title

In a season full of twists, turns and positional changes it was a fitting climax at Magny Cours that saw Sam Lowes crowned World Supersport Champion after finishing second behind bitter rival Kenan Sofuoglo. With the final laps being dominated...


WSBK: Magny-Cours - Sykes takes step closer to championship with routine race one victory

Dryer conditions and desire for vital championship points from Tom Sykes' main rivals made for a fascinating race one at Magny-Cours. A blistering start from championship leader Sykes took the challenge to his championship contenders right from the lights and...


WSBK - Magny Cours: Sykes takes eighth superpole of season

Intermittent rain and subsequent tyre choices dominated proceedings at Magny Cours for the world superbikes superpole sessions this afternoon, with all riders electing to run on fell wet tyres for the early stages of SP1. With a drying track and...


French WSB: Wet Session Leads To Status Quo In WSB Qualifying

Wet weather for the second and final regulation qualifying round at Magny-Cours, before Superpole this afternoon, left the qualifying order exactly the same as it finished on Friday, with Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) heading...


Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli leads Sykes on day one

The Superbike World Championship reaches its penultimate round this weekend and the first blow was struck by hometown hero Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) who took his official RSV4 Factory Aprilia to the top of the first qualifying session, 0.386 seconds...


Lowes On Top In First Magny Cours Qualifying

Both Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) and Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) endured dramas in the first qualifying session at Magny Cours but the championship challengers ended up on top in any case, with Lowes taking the early...


WSB Blog: How many British Champs will be crowned this weekend?

If the Laguna Seca WSB round last week was anything to go by, this weekend?s round of the World Superbike Championship at Magny Cours promises to be a classic. In WSB, Brit Tom Sykes leads the overall championship standings by...


Pata Honda keep Rea and Haslam for 2014

Ten Kate Honda have confirmed their 2014 World Superbike lineup, with current riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam both remaining with the Dutch team, alongside title sponsors Pata. With both riders suffering in 2013 - both of them suffering broken...


Turkey WSB: Double win for Laverty

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty made it two wins in two in Istanbul today to narro the gap to championship leader Tom Sykes. Sykes finished second ahead of his main championship rival Sylvain Guintoli in third. Marco Melandri finished fourth...


Turkey WSS: Sofuoglu battles to home win

Kenan Sofuoglu has taken the win at his home race in Istanbul after a thrilling battle with championship leader Sam Lowes. The two riders both got good starts, with Sam Lowes taking the early advantage as Sofuoglu got caught up...


Turkey WSB: Laverty takes race one honours

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty has won the first race of the day in Turkey - his fifth race win of the season. The Irishman rode a good race to take first place from Tom Sykes, who struggled in the...


Turkey WSB: Sykes on pole

WSB championship leader Tom Sykes will start from pole position for tomorrow's races intanbul. Sykes will be joined on the front row by factory Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli and Althea Aprilia's Davide Giugliano. Eugene Laverty heads the second row in...


Sykes retains WSB series lead after Guintoli appeal rejected

Britain?s Tom Sykes maintains his position at the top of the WSB standings after a long standing appeal by Sylvain Guintoli and his Aprilia Racing team was rejected by the FIM International Disciplinary Court today.The incident in question took place...


Turkey WSB: Guintoli fastet on day one as injuries thin out the grid

Only 15 riders kicked off the first qualifying session after the injury list following the free practice session crashes earlier in the day contained four names ? Carlos Checa, Ayrton Badovini (Both Ducati Alstare) Max Neukirchner (MR Racing Ducati) and...


Turkey WSS: Lowes leads the way on day one

A fast early start from Supersport World Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) placed him in the overnight pole spot at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey. At the home race of his great rival Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing...


German WSB: Davies takes race two victory in Germany

Chaz Davies has emerged top of a scrap between the title leaders at the Nurburgring, after red flags brought the second race to a premature end, as with the first race. Davies was forced to work for the win, fighting...


German WSS: Lowes takes easy win as Sofuoglu falls

Sam Lowes took another step towards the 2013 World Supersport title today, stretching his title lead to 54 points as his main championship rival, former world champ Kenan Sofuoglu, fell while shading him down. Lowes was third off the line,...


German WSB: Sykes wins race one on count back after Rea, Camier off

Tom Sykes has taken the race one victory at Nurburgring, winning the race from second place behind Marco Melandri after huge crashes for Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier on the second last lap. Sykes had led the race from the...


German WSB: Badovini takes pole in wet conditions at the Ring

Ayrton Badovini will start from pole position at a rain-struck Nurburgring for tomorrow's German rounds of the World Superbike Championship. With heavy rain coming just minutes before the start of Superpole, the session was changed to wet format, scrapping the...


German WSB: Davies Dominates Pre-Superpole Qualifying

Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) upped the pace to an unrivalled level in the second regulation qualifying session at the Nürburgring in Germany to enter Superpole as the fastest rider. His 1?54.223 lap time was fully 0.422 seconds better than...


German WSS: Lowes Comes Out Fighting On Day One

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) took the early advantage in first qualifying session at the Nürburgring in the Supersport class just heading off his only realistic championship challenger Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) by 0.114 seconds with a...


Germany WSB: Davies Pips Sykes In First Qualifying

On BMW?s home ground two British riders led the field in the first qualifying session, with Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) leaving it late to head off the charge of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and earn himself the overnight...


Danny Webb makes World Supersport switch

Danny Webb will move to the World Supersport series for the remainder of 2013 having signed to join the PTR Honda squad. The 22-year-old was dropped by his Italian Moto3 squad on the eve of this weekend's Indianapolis round, but...


Silverstone WSB dashboard

After a topsy-turvy weekend at Silverstone, the WSB championship is right back to being as close as ever. Check out the losers and gainers in our championship dashboard.


Silverstone WSB: Baz takes win after red flag

Frenchman Loris Baz claimed his second WSB win in the second race at Silverstone in a race that again started dry and finished in tricky conditions. Baz took to the front after a strong start and looked in control when...


Silverstone WSB: Sofuoglu battles to controversial supersport win

Kawasaki rider Kenan Sofuogolu won the World Supersport race at Silverstone after a race long battle with Sam Lowes, which saw the two riders collide on the final lap. Sofuoglu's Kawasaki was visibly faster than the Yamaha of Lowes, but...


Silverstone WSB: Rea braves tricky conditions to take race win

Pata Honda rider Jonathan Rea braved changing conditions during the first WSB race at Silverstone today to take his first victory of 2013. The start was delayed after rain began to fall, but the race eventually got underway on a...


Sykes fuming after Superpole fiasco

Tom Sykes has blasted WSB race organisers for their decision to stop the final Superpole session and then restart it after declaring it wet. Moments before the red flags were shown, Sykes had set a stunning 2m 03s lap ?...


Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty will start tomrrow's races from Silverstone in pole position after setting the fastest lap during a final superpole session which was declared wet by officials. The Kawasaki pair of Tom Sykes and Loris Baz set...


WSB Silverstone: Sykes stays on top despite failing to improve on first qualifying time

Tom Sykes secured provisional pole position at Silverstone despite being unable to better his first qualifying best in this morning?s second qualifying session. The Kawasaki Superbike man spent the 45minute session dialling in his re-built ZX-10R after writing his...


Silverstone WSB: Sykes from Camier in opening Free practice

Tom Sykes was the fastest man out of the blocks in free practice session today at Silverstone setting the fastest time of the 45 minutes session. Sykes came under pressure from fellow Brit Leon Camier onboard the Fixi Crescent...


Suzuka 8hrs: Haslam becomes second British winner in two years

For the second year in a row, a British rider has triumphed at the Suzuka 8hr race, as the MuSASHI Harc-Pro Honda team of Leon Haslam, Michael van der Mark and Takumi Takahashi took the win by a lap. Early...


Suzuka 8-hour: Monster Yart Yamaha team on pole

The Monster YART squad of Kats Nakasuga, Broc Parkes and Josh Waters continued to top the time sheets in this afternoon?s delayed final qualifying session to take pole for tomorrow?s Suzuka 8 hours race. The session, originally scheduled to run...


BMW withdraw from WSB

BMW have confirmed today that they will terminate their involvement in the World Superbike championship at the end of the 2013 season. BMW joined WSB with a big budget full factory team with their class leading S1000R in 2009. Although...


WSB Moscow Race One: Eventful race sees Melandri take victory

The twenty-five laps of race one at the tight Moscow raceway saw Chaz Davies make a great start to lead from turn one. The same could not be said of Carlos Checa however, who was taken out on only the...


WSS: Sofuoglu gains advantage with pole

With the weather conditions that met the WSS second qualifying session proving to be intermittently rainy, Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha) had one last chance to to ride to pole on his very last lap. His bike developed an engine problem...


WSB Moscow: Sykes crashes out, Giugliano on pole.

Despite leading the qualifying times in all of the previous sessions, Tom sykes crashed out of Superpole three in Moscow, leaving him unable to complete a lap, and forcing him to start back in ninth place on the grid; his...