World Superbike News

Rea wants to see Toprak in MotoGP
Bautista on Ducati's weak points
Redding laments set-up misstep
Lecuona explains mudguard incident
Toprak "surprised" with bad pace

Jonathan Rea feels World Superbike rival Toprak Razgatlioglu could be a great endorsement of the championship's competitiveness if the Yamaha star makes the rumoured switch to MotoGP next year.

Alvaro Bautista says the straightline speed advantage of Ducati's World Superbike challenger gives a false impression about the Panigale V4 R's competitiveness.

Scott Redding lamented a misstep in direction with the set-up of his BMW M1000R after struggling to 11th in the final World Superbike race at Estoril, saying the changes "hindered" him.

Honda World Superbike rider Iker Lecuona admits he nearly pulled into the pits to retire from the final race of last weekend's Estoril round after his CBR1000RR-R bizarrely shed its front mudguard on the warm-up lap.

Toprak Razgatlioglu says he was “very surprised” to struggle for pace in the final race at Estoril, as he continues to chase a first win of the 2022 World Superbike season.

Rea thought he "f***ed it" in final corner of Estoril finale

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea admits he feared had undone all his good work when he suffered a major slide entering the final corner in Sunday’s World Superbike race at Estoril.

Estoril WSBK: Rea outduels Bautista to win thrilling finale

Jonathan Rea won a thrilling final World Superbike race of the weekend at Estoril with a brave pass on championship leader Alvaro Bautista on the final lap.

Estoril WSBK: Rea beats Razgatlioglu to win on last lap

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea passed reigning World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu on the last lap to claim victory in Sunday’s Superpole race at Estoril. 

Estoril WSBK: Bautista wins with last-corner pass on Razgatlioglu

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista passed Toprak Razgatlioglu in a drag race to the finish line to claim a stunning World Superbike victory at Estoril.

Estoril WSBK: Rea beats lap record for first pole of 2022

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea smashed the Estoril lap record to claim his first pole position of the 2022 World Superbike season, beating title rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu and Alvaro Bautista in Saturday qualifying.

Oettl suffers collarbone fracture in Estoril WSBK crash

Go Eleven Ducati rider Philipp Oettl has been diagnosed with a fracture on his right collarbone following a crash in second practice for the Estoril World Superbike round.

Estoril WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Bautista in Friday practice

Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu set the quickest time across the two World Superbike practice sessions at Estoril on Friday, leading championship leader Alvaro Bautista of Ducati.

Fracture forces van der Mark to sit out Estoril WSBK weekend

BMW rider Michael van der Mark will take no further part in the Estoril round of the World Superbike Championship after suffering a fracture in first practice on Friday.

Rea: No ill feeling with Razgatlioglu after Assen collision

Jonathan Rea insists there is no “ill feeling” between he and World Superbike title rival Toprak Razgatlioglu after the pair collided while disputing the lead last month at Assen.

Fritz gets Motoxracing Yamaha WSBK call-up for Estoril

Yamaha FIM Endurance World Championship regular Marvin Fritz will take part in this weekend's World Superbike round at Estoril in place of an injured Roberto Tamburini.

Redding urges BMW WSBK team to "trust" his feedback more

Scott Redding has urged the BMW World Superbike team to "trust" his feedback more instead of pursuing an overly data-driven approach towards the improvement of its M1000RR challenger.

Isaac Vinales returns to WSBK grid at Estoril with Pedercini

Isaac Vinales will return to the World Superbike Championship for the third round of the 2022 season at Estoril on May 20-22, joining the one-bike Pedercini Kawasaki team.

Razgatlioglu's manager "disappointed" with start to WSBK title defence

Toprak Razgatlioglu’s manager Kenan Sofuoglu is “disappointed” with the Turkish rider’s start to the 2022 World Superbike season, but is confident that he will bounce back at the next round in Estoril.

BMW not as far behind as it seems, says Kawasaki's Lowes

BMW is not far behind its World Superbike rivals as the results in the opening two rounds of the season make it appear, believes Kawasaki's Alex Lowes.

Lecuona: First WSBK podium "important" after KTM MotoGP woes

New Honda recruit Iker Lecuona says his maiden World Superbike podium at Assen is “very important” for his morale following a bruising two-year stint in MotoGP.

Redding: "Nothing changed" for BMW despite Assen top-five

Scott Redding insists his fifth-place finish in the final World Superbike race at Assen shouldn’t be seen as a turnaround for BMW, saying ‘nothing has changed’ for the German marque.

Bautista: Razgatlioglu, Rea were always going to crash eventually

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista has given his take on World Superbike rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea crashing out at Assen, saying it was inevitable the pair would eventually collide given their tough battles.

Rea, Razgatlioglu at odds over controversial Assen WSBK crash

Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu disagreed over who was to blame for the crash that wiped both riders out of the final World Superbike race at Assen on Sunday.

Assen WSBK: Bautista wins final race as Rea, Razgatlioglu collide

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista won a dramatic final race of the Assen World Superbike weekend that saw Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea come to blows while battling for the lead.

Assen WSBK: Rea claims 100th race win for Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea claimed a historic 100th World Superbike win as a Kawasaki rider after beating Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista in a shortened Superpole race at Assen.