Filters 2008

Sort by:

News:

Posted in:

Article types:

Clear all filters

Most recent WSBK news articles:

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-12-23

Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-12-23

Miller Motorsports Park Receives 2008 World Superbike Organizer Award TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (December 23, 2008) -- Miller Motorsports Park is honored to have been named the recipient of the 2008 World Superbike Organizer Award from the FGS ...

Series names Miller Motorsports Park Organizer of the Year

Series names Miller Motorsports Park Organizer of the Year

HANNSPREE FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 ORGANIZER OF THE YEAR AWARD Rome, Monday 22 December 2008 - FGSPORT is delighted to announce that the Miller Motorsports Park circuit has been given the "2008 Organizer of the Year Award". The...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Carloia nominated as Permanent Race Director
FIM

Carloia nominated as Permanent Race Director

FIM SUPERBIKE & SUPERSPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUPERSTOCK 1000CC FIM CUP New permanent Race Director The FIM-SBK Permanent Bureau, composed of Messrs. Vito Ippolito FIM President and Maurizio Flammini, President of FGSport, unanimously decided...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Yamaha Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Yamaha Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Spies and Sykes put the 2009 WSB Yamaha R1 through its paces in South Africa 2009 Yamaha Motor Italia Superbike riders Ben Spies and Tom Sykes have endured some serious heat on their three day test in Kyalami. The young riders have endured track...

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

FABRIZIO BREAKS RECORDS AS THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM CONCLUDES THREE-DAY KYALAMI TEST Kyalami (South Africa): Friday 12th December 2008: The Ducati Xerox Team has spent the last three days on track at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa,...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Fabrizio (Ducati) tops tyre development testing times at Kyalami Michel Fabrizio was the revelation of the Pirelli tyre development tests at Kyalami, South Africa, in preparation for the 2009 FIM Superbike World Championship. The 24 year-old ...

Fri 12 Dec 2008
Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM CONTINUES WITH WINTER TESTING AT KYALAMI, FABRIZIO STILL FASTEST Kyalami (South Africa): Thursday 11th December 2008: The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded day two of the three-day Pirelli tyre tests taking place at the...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Fabrizio still leads the way in Kyalami testing Michel Fabrizio once again set the pace for Ducati Xerox on the second day of Pirelli tyre development tests at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa. The young Italian clocked a time of 1 minute ...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-10

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-10

Kyalami, Wednesday 10th December 2008 Fabrizio goes quickest on opening day of Superbike testing at Kyalami Michel Fabrizio notched up the quickest time with his factory Ducati 1098F09 on the opening day of Pirelli tyre development testing at...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
FIM Superbike 2009 calendar (revised)

FIM Superbike 2009 calendar (revised)

The 2009 calendar of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships and Superstock 1000cc FIM Cup is the following : <pre> Dates Country Circuit Sbk Ssp Stk Mar 1 Australia Phillip Island X ...

Series returns to Imola in 2009

Series returns to Imola in 2009

Rome, Thursday 4th December 2008 In a meeting with the press at the Bologna Motorshow, the Mayor of Imola Daniele Manca today confirmed the Imola circuit's sporting activities for the 2009 season, which will see the return of the FIM Superbike...

Vallelunga event removed from calendar

Vallelunga event removed from calendar

Following two years of successful collaboration, with record spectator attendance at the Autodromo di Vallelunga -- Piero Taruffi, the contractual agreement between FGSPORT and the SOCIETA' VALLELUNGA SBK has been terminated. The FGSPORT...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
Paul Bird finalises details at Kawasaki Motors UK

Paul Bird finalises details at Kawasaki Motors UK

Owner of the PBM team, Paul Bird, visited Kawasaki Motors UK on Friday 7 November to conclude the last areas of his agreement with the Japanese manufacturer in becoming their official World Superbike racing partner. Paul and Steve Guttridge, ...

Sat 08 Nov 2008
Michael Schumacher Portimao test summary

Michael Schumacher Portimao test summary

Schumacher takes on the Yamaha WSB R1 at Portimao 2008 Media Test There was an extra guest amongst the media journalists present for the 2008 Factory Media Test at the Parkalgar circuit in Portimao last Monday. Former Formula One star and ...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Paul Bird to run Kawasaki campaign

Paul Bird to run Kawasaki campaign

KAWASAKI CHALLENGE HAS BIRD 'DREAMING'... Following today's announcement that Paul Bird Motorsport will run the official Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team from 2009, not only is team owner Paul Bird delighted, he has revealed that plans...

Michael Schumacher special guest at Portimao

Michael Schumacher special guest at Portimao

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher had a busy couple of days in Portugal on Sunday and Monday as special guest of the Superbike Championship at the Portimao circuit. The German, who has been devoting considerable time to his...

Yamaha Portimao test summary

Yamaha Portimao test summary

New R1 makes a great start for the 2009 Superbike season at Portimao 2009 Yamaha WSB riders Ben Spies and Tom Sykes enjoyed a successful two day test at Portimao with their new team. The riders used the time to develop both their relationships...

Tommy Bridewell Yamaha test summary

Tommy Bridewell Yamaha test summary

BRIDEWELL IMPRESSES ON YAMAHA TEST Following on from a battling World Superbike debut at Portimao last weekend, Tommy Bridewell was invited to test for the Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni team which he did at the Portuguese circuit today and as a ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
WSS: Yamaha Teams Portimao summary

WSS: Yamaha Teams Portimao summary

Parkes fifth after tough fight at new circuit After running in the leading pack for some of the 20-lap race at Portimao Broc Parkes (Yamaha World Supersport Team) could not stay in contention for the podium and finished fifth. The Australian...

Portimao: Yamaha Teams weekend summary

Portimao: Yamaha Teams weekend summary

Corser Podiums and takes second in the championship Troy Corser (Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Team) finished the 2008 WSB season second in the championship standings after securing a podium finish in the first race at Portimao, then following that up...

WSS: YZF Yamaha Jr Portimao summary

WSS: YZF Yamaha Jr Portimao summary

Baz 2nd, Barrier 7th Brilliant 2nd place for Loris Baz who fought until the end with Gino Rea. Sylvain Barrier, back from injury, proved his talent with the 7th position. It was a very hard and very spectacular race for Loris Baz,...

Portimao: Team YZF Yamaha weekend summary

Portimao: Team YZF Yamaha weekend summary

THANK YOU BAYLISS, THANK YOU NAKATOMI The last race of the 2008 Superbike World Championship was very emotional for everybody. Troy Bayliss, 3 times champion on a Ducati, ended his career with 2 fantastic wins and the pole position and the lap...

Portimao: Series weekend summary

Portimao: Series weekend summary

Troy Bayliss wound up his Superbike career, and the 2008 FIM Superbike World Championship, with a spectacular double win in the final round at the Portimao circuit in Portugal in front of 91,000 spectators. Race 1 The first race was totally ...

Sun 02 Nov 2008
Portimao: Ducati weekend summary

Portimao: Ducati weekend summary

PERFECT END TO TROY BAYLISS' CAREER WITH TWO FINAL SUPERBIKE WINS AT PORTIMAO Portimao (Portugal): Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) today took part in his last ever Superbike races at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve and triumphed in both...

Portimao: Paul Bird Motorsports weekend summary

Portimao: Paul Bird Motorsports weekend summary

LAVILLA JUST MISSES OUT ON PORTIMAO PODIUM In the final round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship at the brand new Portimao circuit on the Portuguese Algarve, Vent Axia VK Honda rider Gregorio Lavilla rounded off the season with a ...

Portimao: Team NB Suzuki weekend summary

Portimao: Team NB Suzuki weekend summary

BATTLING PERFORMANCE BY BRIDEWELL IN PORTIMAO Team NB Suzuki rider Tommy Bridewell overcame a number of problems to record his first World Superbike Championship finish on his debut at the brand new Portimao circuit on the Portuguese ...

2008 Final standings

2008 Final standings

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Team Points --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------- 1. Troy Bayliss Ducati Xerox Team 460 2. Troy Corser ...

Portimao: Race 2 results

Portimao: Race 2 results

Pos Rider Team Bike Laps Time Gap to 1st --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------------- ----- ----------- ----------- 1. Troy Bayliss Ducati...

Portimao: Race 1 results

Portimao: Race 1 results

Pos Rider Team Bike Laps Time Gap to 1st --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------------- ----- ----------- ----------- 1. Troy Bayliss Ducati...

Portimao: Warmup times

Portimao: Warmup times

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap To 1st --- ------------------------- ---------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR 2:00.080 2. Troy Corser Yamaha...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Yamaha Teams Portimao Friday notes

Yamaha Teams Portimao Friday notes

Parkes and Foret caught out by rain at new circuit The stunning new Portimao circuit was a real challenge to most of the WSS field and after the weather turned for the worse halfway though qualifying, it prevented many of the top riders from ...

Portimao: Yamaha Teams Friday notes

Portimao: Yamaha Teams Friday notes

Corser fastest at all new WSB venue Stunning surroundings at the all-new Portimao circuit went hand-in-hand with a stunning lap from Troy Corser (Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Team) to put the Australian rider and his Yamaha YZF-R1 in provisional pole...

Portimao: Series Friday notes

Portimao: Series Friday notes

Infront rebrands leading promoter in motor sport, FGSport, as Infront Motor Sports Zug, Switzerland / Portimao, Portugal -- At the close of the final round of the 2008 FIM Superbike World Championship (World SBK) season in Portimao, the ...

Portimao: Ducati Friday notes

Portimao: Ducati Friday notes

FABRIZIO (DUCATI XEROX) RESERVES A PROVISIONAL PLACE ON THE FRONT ROW FOR SUNDAY'S RACES AT PORTIMAO Portimao (Portugal) - Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio today took part in the first ever Superbike sessions to be held at the new Autodromo ...

Portimao: Ducati qualifying report

Portimao: Ducati qualifying report

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) CLOSES HIS SUPERBIKE CAREER WITH 26TH POLE AT PORTIMAO; FABRIZIO FIFTH Portimao (Portugal): the last Superpole session of the 2008 World Superbike championship, held today at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve ...

WSS: Yamaha Teams Portimao qualifying report

WSS: Yamaha Teams Portimao qualifying report

Parkes second in qualifying at a dry Portimao Day two at the all-new Portimao circuit went to plan for Broc Parkes (Yamaha World Supersport Team) and on a dry track surface he came close to pole with his second best time of the weekend. He...