Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation
In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in
2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity
and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the
Even though Pier-Francesco Chili crashed out of the first leg of the European round at Brands Hatch in Great Britain, Chili returned for the second leg as proof to his strength.
Photo by Dave Dyer.
Noriyuki Haga not...
FPR riders look to bounce back in France
Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Troy Corser and Chris Walker enter next weekend's final round of the Superbike World Championship looking to bounce back from a weekend of tribulation at Imola.
Laconi and Toseland (Ducati Fila) Battle Down To The Wire With Vermeulen
(Honda) at Magny-Cours
Magny-Cours (France), 30 September 2004: Ten rounds down, one to go;
two races remain before the title is awarded to the seventeenth World
Vermeulen Narrowly Misses Superpole Win
Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) looked to have clinched his
first Superpole after setting an impressive time of 1'41.845, but a
superb final split for the last rider away, Troy Corser ...
Troubled weekend for FPR at Silverstone
A traumatic weekend for Foggy PETRONAS Racing continued when Troy Corser
was forced to start the second race at Silverstone from pitlane.
The Australian skilfully picked his way through the field to ...
Foggy's deflated Assen aspirations
Foggy PETRONAS Racing endured a deflating ninth round of the Superbike World Championship at Assen, the Netherlands.
Riders Troy Corser and Chris Walker were forced to settle for best finishes of seventh and...
Laconi (Ducati Fila) Hits Top Form at Phillip Island
Phillip Island (Australia), Friday 26 March: Regis Laconi (Ducati Fila)
powered his Ducati 999 to the top of the timesheets in the opening
qualifying session at Phillip Island after getting...
Although the WSBK championship has been coming to Laguna Seca for nine
years, 2004 is the first year most WSBK riders will race at the Monterey
track on Pirelli tires. So while Pier-Francesco Chili, Troy Corser,
Noriyuki Haga and others are...
Two second places for Vermeulen in Phillip Island
Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR rider Chris Vermeulen used his new for 2004
machine to great effect at Phillip island, securing his first podium
finish in race one and backing it up with another second...
Shell Advances to SBK World Rider's Title
Magny Cours, France, 3rd October 2004: The final acts of the 2004 World
Superbike Championship were played out in front of 61,000 people at the
Magny Cours Formula One facility near Nevers in France.
Noroyiki Haga's woes did not end yesterday, as his
bike died on at the start of the grid, forcing the
Japanese to start from pit row. But things at Ducati
Corse were the complete opposite, as James Toseland
took the hole-shot, leading...
Corser heads second row of grid at Brands Hatch
Troy Corser will start tomorrow's eighth round races of the Superbike World Championship at Brands Hatch at the head of the second row.
But it was an unlucky 13th for Foggy PETRONAS Racing ...
Corser on the pace at Laguna Seca
Troy Corser signalled his intent for round seven of the Superbike World Championship with a controlled first day of qualifying at Laguna Seca.
The Australian stayed in the top three places for most of the ...
Seven Aussies for 2005 world Superbike action
Seven Australian riders -- the largest number ever - will compete in
the 2005 Superbike World Championship with news that Steve Martin and
Garry McCoy have signed deals to ride under the Foggy ...
Ducati Fila's 2004 Campaign Gets Underway in Spain
Valencia (Spain), 26 February 2004: The championship winning Ducati Fila
team launched its 2004 World Superbike campaign this afternoon in
Valencia, Spain, the day before the season action gets...
Laconi Hits Top Form at Imola, Takes Qualifying And Superpole - Toseland
Fifth, Lines up on Row 2
Imola (Italy), 25 September 2004: Regis Laconi clinched his fifth
Superpole of the year for Ducati Fila at Imola with a blistering pole
time of ...
Vermeulen Goes Second In Championship
Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) ran out with a podium finish
in race two at Brands Hatch and in taking the 16 points for his third
place finish he went second in the table, a mere two points from...
Points Leader Toseland (Ducati Fila) Ready for Brands Hatch Thriller
Brands Hatch (UK), 29 July 2004: World Superbike returns to Britain for
the second time this season, this time to Brands Hatch in Kent, for its
flagship event, which every year...
Treble trouble for FPR at Laguna Seca
The mid-season blues continued for Foggy PETRONAS Racing today with three retirements in two trouble-strewn races in the seventh round of the Superbike World Championship at the American circuit of Laguna ...
Laconi Clinches Fourth Pole of the Season for Ducati Fila - Front Row
Start for Toseland
Silverstone (Britain), Saturday 12 June 2004: Regis Laconi clinched yet
another pole position, his fourth of the year,...
Second Place for Laconi (Ducati Fila) in Misano Qualifying - Toseland
Misses out on Superpole
Misano Adriatico (Italy), Saturday 17 April 2004: Just two hundredths of
a second separated Regis Laconi from his third pole position of the year
Ducati Breil Supersport Team Launched in Valencia
Valencia (Spain), 23 February 2004: The Ducati Breil team that will take
part in the 2004 World Supersport Championship has been presented in
Valencia, Spain as part of a two-day full-scale...
Steady Start For Ducati Fila Duo in Brands Opening Session
Brands Hatch (UK), 30 July 2004: The Ducati Fila pairing of Regis
Laconi and James Toseland got off to a steady start in the first qualifying
session for round 8 of the World ...
Walker defies pain during Silverstone qualifying for FPR
Chris Walker overcame the agony of three fractured ribs to qualify in
13th place for tomorrow's races in the sixth round of the Superbike
World Championship at his home circuit of ...
Laconi (Ducati Fila) Quickest Again in Friday Superbike Qualifying -
Monza (Italy), Friday 14 May 2004: Regis Laconi (Ducati Fila) once again
dominated Friday's World Superbike qualifying session, this time at
Monza for round 4.
Toseland (Ducati Fila) Aims High Down Under
Phillip Island (Australia), 24 March 2004: Ducati Fila rider James
Toseland goes into this weekend's second round of the World Superbike
Championship at Phillip Island, Australia with a 12-point lead...
After bagging his second-ever WSBK victory, Chris Vermeulen was the favorite
for race two. However, as the race got underway, James Toseland got the
hole-shot into turn one. But Vermeulen went to work quickly, chasing
Toseland. On the chase for...
SuperPole is perhaps one of the most exciting ways of
setting up qualifying. The top 16 qualifiers go head
to head on a one-lap, fastest-rider-takes-all
shoot-out. After the top riders qualify on Friday and
Saturday, their qualifying times set...
Further Set Up Successes In Spain for FPR
Foggy PETRONAS Racing's Garry McCoy and Steve Martin today made good progress with their preferred set up of the PETRONAS FP1 during the second day of testing at Valencia.
The team was scheduled to...
Vermeulen Takes Dream Double Win For Ten Kate
Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) underlined his serious title
challenge by taking a superb pair of World Superbike race wins at the
tough and overheated Laguna Seca racing circuit in ...
Vermeulen takes first Ten Kate Honda SBK race win
Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) secured his and his team's
first win in the World Superbike Championship after an epic and gruelling
day of action around the sunny environs of ...