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Melandri expresses MotoE interest after WSBK exit

Marco Melandri says he would be open to competing in MotoE after he retires from World Superbike competition, as he feels the all-electric series is not yet a "proper" championship.

Melandri to retire from racing at the end of 2019

One-time 250cc world champion and current World Superbike rider Marco Melandri will retire from motorcycling at the end of the 2019 season.

Melandri hit with six-place grid penalty for Davies clash

Marco Melandri has been given a six-place grid penalty for the opening World Superbike race at Misano for making contact with Chaz Davies in the final Jerez race.

Melandri wants "something big" to change on Yamaha

Marco Melandri says “something big” needs to change on his Yamaha World Superbike, following a tough start to the European leg of the 2019 campaign.

Ducati launches new bike for 2019 WSBK season

Ducati has revealed its new bike for the 2019 World Superbike season, the Panigale V4 R.

Melandri: Yamaha not "responding" to my riding style

Marco Melandri says the GRT Yamaha does not “respond well” to his riding style on corner entry, following a tough World Superbike test at Portimao.

Melandri joins new GRT Yamaha team for 2019

Marco Melandri will remain on the World Superbike grid in 2019 after signing a deal to join the incoming satellite GRT Yamaha outfit alongside World Supersport champion Sandro Cortese.

Argentina WSBK: Melandri beats Rea for dominant pole

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 explains decision to replace Melandri with Bautista

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.

Aragon WSBK: Melandri shades Rea by 0.031s for pole

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.

Aragon WSBK: Melandri edges Rea in Friday practice

Marco Melandri edged Jonathan Rea by just 0.039 seconds to top a weather-affected day of practice for the Aragon World Superbike round.

Phillip Island WSBK: Melandri beats Rea in flag-to-flag thriller

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.

Phillip Island WSBK: Melandri passes Sykes to win opener

Ducati's Marco Melandri drew first blood in World Superbike in 2018 after beating pole man Tom Sykes to victory at Phillip Island.

Melandri fastest, Rea crashes on first Phillip Island test day

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.

Will World Superbike's bold new rules stop Rea?

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 launches 2018 WSBK challenger

Ducati has unveiled the 2018 edition of its World Superbike challenger, the Panigale R.

Davies says 2018 WSBK rules unfairly penalise Ducati

Ducati World Superbike rider Chaz Davies believes that the series' new-for-2018 rules will unfairly hinder the Italian manufacturer.

Jerez WSBK: Melandri failure gifts Rea Race 1 victory

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.

Lausitz WSBK: Davies does the double from ninth

Ducati works rider Chaz Davies completed a clean sweep of the World Superbike round at Lausitzring, fighting his way through from ninth on the grid in the Sunday race.

Ducati retains Melandri for 2018 WSBK season

Ducati has confirmed it will enter the 2018 World Superbike season with an unchanged rider line-up, as Chaz Davies will once again be joined by Marco Melandri.

Misano WSBK: Melandri scores first win since return

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.

Misano WSBK: Sykes wins as top three crash on final lap

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.

Season preview: Why WSBK will be worth watching in 2017

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.

Ducati unveils 2017 WSBK bike

Italian marque Ducati has revealed its bike for the 2017 World Superbike season, which will be ridden by Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri.