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Fri 19 Jun 2009
Melissa Paris draws Wild Card for USA event
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Melissa Paris draws Wild Card for USA event

MELISSA PARIS DRAWS WILD CARD FOR WORLD SUPERSPORT AT MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK Ready to mix with the best in the world, Melissa Paris is set to make her debut in the FIM Supersport Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, May 29-31. The first...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Donington: Noriyuki Haga medical update

Donington: Noriyuki Haga medical update

UPDATE: HAGA'S CONDITION IS LESS SERIOUS THAN EXPECTED; THE DUCATI XEROX RIDER TO UNDERGO SURGERY THIS AFTERNOON AT DERBY CITY HOSPITAL Derby (UK), Monday 29th June: Noriyuki Haga, Ducati Xerox Team rider and current leader of the World...

Thu 29 Oct 2009
Ducati Portimao test notes 2009-10-28

Ducati Portimao test notes 2009-10-28

THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM CONCLUDES PORTIMAO TESTING AND HEADS HOME TO ITALY Portimao (Portugal) Wednesday 28th October 2009: a cooler, overcast day characterised day two of testing at the Portimao circuit as Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and...

Tue 10 Nov 2009
Ducati announces 2010 models

Ducati announces 2010 models

DUCATI PRESENTS 2010 INNOVATIONS FINALLY UNVEILED, WORLD PREVIEW OF THE NEW AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATED MULTISTRADA 1200. ALSO NEW FOR 2010: NEW "CORSE" LIVERY FOR THE 1198, TWO NEW HYPERMOTARD 1000EVO MODELS AND TECHNICAL ADVANCES...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
WSS: Doni Tata Pradita Phillip Island Saturday notes

WSS: Doni Tata Pradita Phillip Island Saturday notes

GOOD QUALIFYING FOR INDONESIAN DONI TATA PRADITA After being 20th in the first practice session, only 2 seconds behind the provisional poleman Andrew Pitt, young Indonesian rider Doni Tata Pradita improved his position to 19th, with a very good...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Henleys and Morais join PBM Kawasaki

Henleys and Morais join PBM Kawasaki

HENLEYS AND MORAIS JOIN KAWASAKI WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM With less than a week to go before their guest appearance in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, former double British Superbike Champions and current World Superbike...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Troy Bayliss to race Australian V8 Supercars

Troy Bayliss to race Australian V8 Supercars

WSBK champion to make V8 Supercar plans official at Queensland Raceway tomorrow Three-time World Superbike (WSBK) Champion, Troy Bayliss will attend tomorrow's Queensland Raceway V8 Supercar pre-season test day to announce his four-wheel ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Troy Bayliss V8 Supercar test summary

Troy Bayliss V8 Supercar test summary

Bayliss on the pace in first V8 Supercar test with TeamVodafone. Multiple World Superbike (WSBK) Champion, Queenslander Troy Bayliss displayed his proficiency on four wheels today as he test drove Craig Lowndes 2009 TeamVodafone V8 Supercar ...

Utah: Ben Spies gets 'Texan Terror' make-over

Utah: Ben Spies gets 'Texan Terror' make-over

Ben Spies gets a special 'Texan Terror' make-over for his home race at Salt Lake City Yamaha World Superbike rider Ben Spies was wearing a rather special pair of boots and a unique one off helmet as he stormed to a double victory in the Salt...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Jamie Whincup and Troy Bayliss for Youngcare

Jamie Whincup and Troy Bayliss for Youngcare

Two of Australia's biggest motor racing identities, Jamie Whincup and Troy Bayliss will on Wednesday swap their helmets for a harness and a rope to abseil down an 18 story inner-Brisbane building to raise money and awareness for ...

Honda 2009 Motorcycle preview

Honda 2009 Motorcycle preview

Honda 2009 Motorcycle Racing Plans With its motorsports activities as the symbol of Honda's challenging spirit, the company has competed in a variety of races since the days of it's founding, aiming for the top level in the world. Constantly ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Heidfeld and Corser swap F1 and Superbike
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Heidfeld and Corser swap F1 and Superbike

Theissen: "It's good to feel the support." Nurburg, 20th July 2009. The highlight of this year's one-day event at the Nurburgring for fans and partners of the BMW Sauber F1 Team was the vehicle swap between German Formula One driver Nick...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Miller Motorports Park WSBK event news 2009-04-02

Miller Motorports Park WSBK event news 2009-04-02

Miller Motorsports Park Adds Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge to World Superbike Weekend TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (April 2, 2009) -- Miller Motorsports Park and the Utah SportBike Association (USBA) announced today that the Larry H. Miller ...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
WSS: Portimao: Yamaha Supersport Saturday notes

WSS: Portimao: Yamaha Supersport Saturday notes

Crutchlow sets up on the front row for race day Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal Crutchlow continued to show the fast consistent pace needed to claim the title this weekend in today's Supersport qualifying session. The British rider was never...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Noriyuki Haga surgery is a success

Noriyuki Haga surgery is a success

SURGERY A SUCCESS, HAGA WILL RETURN TO ITALY TOMORROW At 5pm this afternoon Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga underwent successful surgery at the Derby City Hospital. Having fractured the ulna in his right arm in yesterday's crash at Donington...

Sat 24 Oct 2009
Portimao: YZF Yamaha Friday notes

Portimao: YZF Yamaha Friday notes

DONI TATA PRADITA 20TH Kenan Sofuoglu (Honda) has been the fastest rider in the first free practice session, in front of the World Championship leader Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) and his main opponent Eugene Laverty (Honda). Doni Tata...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
WSS: Magny-Cours: Team YZF Saturday notes

WSS: Magny-Cours: Team YZF Saturday notes

DONI TATA PRADITA IMPROVES Doni was quicker on Saturday than he was on Friday. He is improving regularly on a track where he is racing for the first time. Doni will start on the 6th row of the grid, with the 22nd time during...

Ben Spies to leave WSBK for MotoGP in 2010

Ben Spies to leave WSBK for MotoGP in 2010

Ben Spies to move to MotoGP in 2010 Yamaha Motor Company., Ltd herewith confirms that Ben Spies, currently 2nd in the World Superbike Championship, will be moving to the MotoGP Championship in 2010 to join the Tech 3 Yamaha Team. The Texan ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
WSS: Nurburgring: YZF Yahama Sunday notes

WSS: Nurburgring: YZF Yahama Sunday notes

DONI TATA PRADITA UNFORTUNATE Doni did a good race at the Nurburgring, still suffering from his injured shoulder. He tried very hard and went as high as the 15th position during the race. But there was a technical problem with only one lap to...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Imola: Yamaha Sunday notes

Imola: Yamaha Sunday notes

Spies fights hard in Imola to keep championship title in sight It was never going to be easy for Yamaha World Superbike rider Ben Spies at Imola. Race one saw Spies in fifth off the start line, chasing Haga, Fabrizio, Rea and Biaggi. As the...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
WSS: Yamaha Team Valencia Saturday notes

WSS: Yamaha Team Valencia Saturday notes

Crutchlow takes superb pole in flawless Valencia qualifying Cal Crutchlow powered his YZF-R6 to an impressive second pole position start in a row in the Valencia sunshine today. The British rider was rarely out of the top two for the session ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Nuburgring: Race 1 results

Nuburgring: Race 1 results

Pos Rider Team Bike Laps Time Gap to 1st --- ------------------------- ----------------------------------- ---------------- ----- ----------- ----------- 1. Ben Spies ...

Ben Spies to stay with Yamaha

Ben Spies to stay with Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Company., Ltd and Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. are delighted to announce that an Agreement has been concluded with Ben Spies for his participation with Yamaha for 2010 and 2011. The program foresees a season in 2010 with the Yamaha World...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Valencia: Yamaha Saturday notes

Valencia: Yamaha Saturday notes

Spies takes incredible third consecutive pole in Valencia In a drama filled day of incidents Ben Spies again proved his incredible riding skills, taking his third consecutive pole position start in the 2009 championship and smashing the Ricardo...

WSS: Team YZF Yamaha Valencia Saturday notes

WSS: Team YZF Yamaha Valencia Saturday notes

DONI TATA PRADITA ONLY 2 SECONDS FROM POLE POSITION Young Indonesian rider Doni Tata Pradita did a good qualifying session in Valencia (Spain) for the third round of the Supersport World Championship. He is in 18th position, only 2 seconds from...

Valencia: Kawasaki preview

Valencia: Kawasaki preview

Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team PARKES AND TAMADA AIM FOR TOP TEN IN SPAIN... The third round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship gets underway at Valencia in Spain next weekend with the Paul Bird Motorsport Team hoping for some better ...

Phillip Island: Series pre-race notes

Phillip Island: Series pre-race notes

World Superbike kicks into gear with media day at Phillip Island The 2009 Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship switched up a gear today with the traditional pre-event media conference and official photos at the Phillip Island circuit,...

Troy Bayliss back with Ducati

Troy Bayliss back with Ducati

TROY BAYLISS WILL BE IN MONZA FOR THE SUPERBIKES AND ON BOARD THE GP9 NEXT WEEK Troy Bayliss returns to the track on a Ducati race bike! The Australian rider, who will follow this weekend's Superbike action at Monza from the Ducati garage, will...

Valencia: Starting grid

Valencia: Starting grid

@>Superpole qualifiers: Pos Rider Bike Time --- ------------------------- ---------------- ---------- 1. Ben Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1:33.270 2. Regis Laconi Ducati 1098R ...

Wed 28 Oct 2009
Ducati Portimao test notes 2009-02-27

Ducati Portimao test notes 2009-02-27

THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM MOVES FORWARD, TESTING UNDERWAY AT PORTIMAO IN PREPARATION FOR 2010 Portimao (Portugal) Tuesday 27th October 2009: Just two days after the final round of the World Superbike Championship 2009 and the Ducati Xerox Team...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Kyalami: Race 2 results

Kyalami: Race 2 results

Pos Rider Team Bike Laps Time Gap to 1st --- ------------------------- ----------------------------------- ---------------- ----- ----------- ----------- 1. Noriyuki Haga ...

Monza: Series Saturday notes

Monza: Series Saturday notes

Spies Takes Five for Yamaha in Monza Superpole Ben Spies made it an impressive five Superpole triumphs in five races with a blistering lap in the decisive qualifying session at the Autodromo di Monza. The Yamaha World Superbike team's Texan ...

Yamaha and HJC show their support for Abruzzo

Yamaha and HJC show their support for Abruzzo

Following a very public display of solidarity by the World Superbike Championship riders on the start grid at Assen in support for the Abruzzo community a charity auction is planned to give further help. Yamaha World Superbike Team riders Ben...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Magny-Cours: Warmup times

Magny-Cours: Warmup times

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap To 1st --- ------------------------- ---------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. Ben Spies Yamaha YZF R1 1:38.616 2. Michel Fabrizio Ducati...

Tue 10 Nov 2009
Davide Tardozzi leaves Ducati

Davide Tardozzi leaves Ducati

DAVIDE TARDOZZI LEAVES DUCATI. A CHANGE AT THE TOP FOR THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 9 November 2009 - Davide Tardozzi, SBK project manager, leaves the historic Bologna-based company to seek new professional ...

Mon 26 Oct 2009
Portimao: PBM Kawasaki Sunday notes

Portimao: PBM Kawasaki Sunday notes

PARKES AND TAMADA SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST...! In their final rides for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team, Broc Parkes and Makoto Tamada posted their best cumulative score of any race meeting this season together when they contested the final...