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Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

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 following...

Thu 05 Aug 2004
Haga doubles up at Brands HatchHeadline

Haga doubles up at Brands Hatch

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. Noriyuki Haga. Photo by Dave Dyer. Noriyuki Haga not...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Magny Cours: Ducati preview

Magny Cours: Ducati preview

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 Superbike...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Silverstone: FPR final notes

Silverstone: FPR final notes

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 ...

Mon 29 Mar 2004
Phillip Island: Ten Kate Honda race report

Phillip Island: Ten Kate Honda race report

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...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
Magny Cours: Ten Kate Racing final qualifying report

Magny Cours: Ten Kate Racing final qualifying report

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 ...

Fri 26 Mar 2004
Phillip Island: Ducati Friday report

Phillip Island: Ducati Friday report

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...

Mon 12 Jul 2004
Vermeulen takes race one at Laguna Seca

Vermeulen takes race one at Laguna Seca

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...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
Laguna Seca: Foggy Racing Friday notes

Laguna Seca: Foggy Racing Friday notes

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 ...

Sun 01 Aug 2004
Brands Hatch: FPR final qualifying report

Brands Hatch: FPR final qualifying report

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 ...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
Valencia: Ducati preview

Valencia: Ducati preview

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...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Seven Aussies receive rides for 2005

Seven Aussies receive rides for 2005

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 ...

Wed 06 Oct 2004
Magny Cours: Shell Motorsport race report

Magny Cours: Shell Motorsport race report

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.

Tue 13 Jul 2004
Laguna Seca: Foggy Racing race two report

Laguna Seca: Foggy Racing race two report

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 ...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
Martin takes provisional pole at Laguna Seca

Martin takes provisional pole at Laguna Seca

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...

Mon 27 Sep 2004
Imola: Foggy Racing race report

Imola: Foggy Racing race report

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. Frenchman ...

Sat 25 Sep 2004
Imola: Ducati Saturday report

Imola: Ducati Saturday report

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 ...

Tue 03 Aug 2004
Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda race 1. 2 report

Brands Hatch: Ten Kate Honda race 1. 2 report

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...

Thu 29 Jul 2004
Brands Hatch: Ducati preview

Brands Hatch: Ducati preview

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...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Silverstone: Ducati final qualifying notes

Silverstone: Ducati final qualifying notes

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,...

Sun 18 Apr 2004
Misano: Ducati qualifying notes

Misano: Ducati qualifying notes

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 at ...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Assen: Foggy Racing race report

Assen: Foggy Racing race report

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...

Tue 24 Feb 2004
Ducati launches Supersport team in Valencia

Ducati launches Supersport team in Valencia

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...

Fri 30 Jul 2004
Brands Hatch: Ducati first qualifying report

Brands Hatch: Ducati first qualifying report

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 ...

Sat 15 May 2004
Monza: Ducati Friday report

Monza: Ducati Friday report

Laconi (Ducati Fila) Quickest Again in Friday Superbike Qualifying - Toseland Fourth 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.

Thu 25 Mar 2004
Phillip Island: Ducati round two preview

Phillip Island: Ducati round two preview

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...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Silverstone: FPR qualifying notes

Silverstone: FPR qualifying notes

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 ...

Mon 12 Jul 2004
Vermeulen takes the double at Laguna Seca

Vermeulen takes the double at Laguna Seca

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...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
Steve Martin takes Laguna Seca SuperPole

Steve Martin takes Laguna Seca SuperPole

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...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
2004 World Superbike schedule

2004 World Superbike schedule

2004 World Superbike Schedule Date Track Country 29/02 Valencia Spain 28/03 Phillip Island Australia 18/04 Misano Adriatico San Marino 16/05 Monza Italy 30/05 ...

Sun 26 Sep 2004
Imola race results

Imola race results

Pos Rider Team Bike Laps Time --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------------- ----- ---------- 1. Regis Laconi Ducati Fila Ducati 999...

Fri 09 Jul 2004
Laguna Seca: Carl Fogarty preview

Laguna Seca: Carl Fogarty preview

Improvements fuel American dream for Foggy Carl Fogarty is expecting improvements to the PETRONAS FP1 to bear fruit for riders Troy Corser and Chris Walker at the seventh round of the Superbike World Championship at Laguna Seca, USA, this ...

Tue 13 Jul 2004
Laguna Seca: Ten Kate Honda race two report

Laguna Seca: Ten Kate Honda race two report

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 ...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
Laguna Seca: Ten Kate Honda final qualifying notes

Laguna Seca: Ten Kate Honda final qualifying notes

Vermeulen Third After Superpole Chris Vermeulen (Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) continued the upward trend of rookie rider, team and bike in the World Superbike Championship, securing third best Superpole time on his very first visit to the American...

Mon 17 May 2004
Monza: Ducati Sunday race notes

Monza: Ducati Sunday race notes

Laconi (Ducati Fila) Dominates Monza World Superbike Round with Double Win - Two Second Places for Toseland - Ducati Fila Riders Head the Points Table Monza (Italy), Sunday 16 May 2004: Regis Laconi (Ducati Fila) dominated the fourth round of...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
Misano: Ducati provisional qualifying report

Misano: Ducati provisional qualifying report

LACONI (DUCATI FILA) SETS PROVISIONAL POLE IN WET MISANO SUPERBIKE SESSION Misano Adriatico (Italy), Friday 16 April 2004: Ducati Fila's Regis Laconi led the field in today's opening qualifying session for the San Marino World Superbike ...