Marco Melandri1982-09-07 (age 36)
News in depth
Ducati rider Marco Melandri dominated qualifying to take the first-ever World Superbike pole position at Villicum by 0.440s from newly-crowned four-time champion Jonathan Rea.
Ducati MotoGP boss Paolo Ciabatti has explained the Italian marque's reasoning for replacing Marco Melandri with Alvaro Bautista in its factory World Superbike line-up.
Marco Melandri pinched World Superbike pole position away from Jonathan Rea by just 0.031 seconds at Aragon, while Ducati teammate Chaz Davies will start Saturday's race 11th after a late fall.
Marco Melandri edged Jonathan Rea by just 0.039 seconds to top a weather-affected day of practice for the Aragon World Superbike round.
Marco Melandri doubled up in the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island after he beat Jonathan Rea by 0.021s as Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies both crashed from the lead.
Ducati's Marco Melandri drew first blood in World Superbike in 2018 after beating pole man Tom Sykes to victory at Phillip Island.
Ducati's Marco Melandri topped the opening World Superbike test at Phillip Island ahead of the new season, as reigning champion Jonathan Rea crashed heavily in the morning.
Plenty of changes are afoot in World Superbike this season in a bid to improve the spectacle after three years of Kawasaki and Ducati duopoly. But can they make the title race more exciting? Lewis Duncan investigates.
Ducati World Superbike rider Chaz Davies believes that the series' new-for-2018 rules will unfairly hinder the Italian manufacturer.
Jonathan Rea took his 13th victory of the 2017 World Superbike season after Marco Melandri retired from the lead with a mechanical failure in the Saturday race at Jerez.
Red zone: trending stories
Ducati's Marco Melandri took his first win since returning to the World Superbike championship, overtaking Jordi Torres to triumph in the second Misano race.
Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes took his second win of the 2017 World Superbike season, inheriting the lead on the last lap as the top three all crashed.
The 2017 World Superbike season kicks off at Phillip Island this weekend, and all the changes from 2016 suggest the new campaign will be better than in recent years. David Gruz explains why.
Ex-MotoGP frontrunner Marco Melandri will make his Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup debut at the Red Bull Ring, driving FFF Racing Team's Lamborghini Huracan.
Former World Superbike star Marco Melandri says he is planning a comeback in the series next season with backing from Yamaha title sponsor Pata.
Marco Melandri joining the MV Agusta World Superbike team aboard a second bike in 2016 would be “100 percent a negative”, according to the team’s existing rider Leon Camier.
Marco Melandri has admitted he could turn his hand to car racing in 2016, as uncertainty continues to surround whether the MV Agusta World Superbike team can accommodate him.