World Superbike News

No all-new Honda WSBK bike in '23
Razgatlioglu 'distracted' by MotoGP
Laverty initially rejected BMW role
Honda set to retain Lecuona, Vierge
Redding vows to get more aggressive

Honda will not homologate an all-new bike for the 2023 World Superbike season as it continues to work on refining the "details" of its current Fireblade challenger.

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista believes talks of a potential MotoGP switch left Toprak Razgatlioglu distracted and compromised his start to the 2022 World Superbike Championship.

World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty has revealed that he initially turned down an offer to take up a management role at the Bonovo BMW team, before eventually deciding to retire from competition at the end of the current season.

Honda is poised to continue with both Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge for a second season in the World Superbike Championship in 2023, with the team ruling out freeing up a space to accommodate MotoGP rider Takaaki Nakagami.

Scott Redding says he won't be afraid to ride aggressively against this year's World Superbike title contenders for the rest of the season after a particularly tough battle against Toprak Razgatlioglu at Most.

Rinaldi dismisses talk Petrucci could take Ducati ride

Michael Ruben Rinaldi had dismissed suggestions he could be in danger of losing his Ducati World Superbike ride to ex-MotoGP racer Danilo Petrucci next year.

Sykes linked to potential WSBK comeback with Puccetti Kawasaki

Tom Sykes is eyeing a return to the World Superbike Championship next year and the Puccetti Kawasaki team could emerge as the most likely destination for the 2013 title winner.

Bautista anxious to clear "critical" calendar phase for Ducati

World Superbike points leader Alvaro Bautista says he is hoping to get through one more "critical" track for Ducati at Magny-Cours without losing major ground to his rivals after stretching his advantage last weekend at Most.

MotoAmerica champion Gagne joins Portugal WSBK round as wildcard

Defending MotoAmerica champion Jake Gagne will return to the World Superbike Championship as a wildcard entrant in Portugal on October 8-9.

Redding doubted he would ever be so competitive on BMW

Scott Redding has admitted he had doubted his BMW World Superbike machine would ever reach its current level of competitiveness after scoring his first podium in a full-distance race last weekend at Most.

Rinaldi on Locatelli incident: "Some riders don't give a f***"

Ducati rider Michael Ruben Rinaldi has accused Andrea Locatelli of lacking “respect” for his rivals following a near miss on the warm-up lap of the first Most World Superbike race.

In-form Razgatlioglu thinks WSBK summer break is too long

Toprak Razgatlioglu has admitted to frustration with World Superbike's six-week summer break, which comes just as the Yamaha rider has hit his best form.

Aegerter gets race ban for faking medical condition at Most

Former Moto2 regular Dominique Aegerter served a one-race ban after being found to have ‘simulated a medical condition’ in the wake of a crash during last weekend’s World Supersport round at Most.

Rea "so stressed" battling Kawasaki's Most disadvantage

Jonathan Rea admits he was "so stressed" trying to make up for his Kawasaki's disadvantage on acceleration in last weekend's Most World Superbike round, as he went without a race victory for the third weekend in succession.

Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu passes Bautista to win finale

Toprak Razgatlioglu claimed victory in Sunday's final World Superbike race of the weekend at Most after passing championship leader Alvaro Bautista.

Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu wins SP race after fierce Rea battle

Toprak Razgatlioglu scored Yamaha's 100th win in the World Superbike championship after beating Jonathan Rea in a fierce battle in the Superpole race at Most.

Laverty to retire from WSBK, take Bonovo BMW role in 2023

Eugene Laverty will retire from World Superbike competition at the end of the 2022 season and take up a management role with the Bonovo MGM BMW team next year.

Most WSBK: Bautista wins, Redding stars in thrilling battle

Alvaro Bautista extended his World Superbike championship lead with victory in a thrilling opening race at Most, as Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Scott Redding to second with a brutal final-lap pass.

Most WSBK: Rea beats Razgatlioglu to pole with new record

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea established a new lap record at Most to bag his third pole position of the 2022 World Superbike season, outpacing Toprak Razgatlioglu.

Most WSBK: Razgatlioglu sets new record to top Friday practice

Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu smashed the lap record at Most to lead Friday practice for the Czech round of the 2022 World Superbike Championship.

Haslam to miss Most WSBK round due to Kawasaki Suzuka duties

Leon Haslam has backed out of a planned wildcard appearance in this weekend’s Most World Superbike round with the Pedercini Kawasaki team to prepare for Suzuka 8 Hours.

Hickman joins factory BMW team for Most WSBK round

Nine-time Isle of Man TT race winner Peter Hickman will join BMW’s factory World Superbike effort in this weekend’s sixth round of the championship at Most, replacing the injured Michael van der Mark.

WSBK leader Bautista understands MotoGP "less and less"

World Superbike championship leader Alvaro Bautista admits he understands MotoGP "less and less” and feels that the rider no longer makes the difference in the championship.

Van der Mark to remain at BMW's WSBK team in 2023

Michael van der Mark will remain with BMW in the World Superbike Championship next year after signing a new one-year contract with the German manufacturer.

Mackenzie "a bit disappointed" with WSBK debut performance

Reigning British Superbike champion Tarran Mackenzie has admitted to being "a bit disappointed" with how his World Superbike debut went last weekend at Donington Park.