1098 TAKES DEBUT VICTORY IN FIM SUPERSTOCK WORLD CUP

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Ducati Xerox Junior Team rider, Niccolò Canepa, took the brand-new Ducati 1098 S to a sensational victory on its Superstock 1000 FIM World Cup debut at Donington Park on Sunday. The award-winning 1098 which was launched in Milan at the end of 2006, now leads one of the most competitive production motorcycle championships in the world. Canepa powered into the restarted race from second on the … [Read more...]

ALFA ROMEO SPONSORS SBK WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP AND DUCATI CORSE

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Italian sporting car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, has announced its sponsorship of this year’s World Superbike Championship (WSB) ahead of the first UK round at Donington Park this weekend. As the official sponsor of the WSB Championship, the sponsorship deal includes high profile track advertising at all 13 rounds in the 2007 race calendar. Alfa Romeo livery can be seen from bridges, corners … [Read more...]

TOSELAND TAKES RACE ONE

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James Toseland dominated the first World Superbike race of the day to take an emotional win in front of his home fans at Donington Park in England. British star Toseland, 26, kept his head when race leader Troy Bayliss crashed out of the lead at high speed on lap six to take his third win of the year on his Ten Kate Honda, beating Motor Italia Yamaha rider Troy Corser by 1.368 … [Read more...]

HAGA TAKES NEW R1 TO FIRST RACE VICTORY

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Noriyuki Haga gave Yamaha their first race win of the season today at Donington by winning race two, which was made all the sweeter by Troy Corser following it up with a third place at the same time. With Haga taking fourth and Corser romping home second in race one it is just what the team have been working towards all season. In race one Corser made good progress from eighth place and charged … [Read more...]

NIETO AND LACONI SHARE SIXTH PLACE FINISHES

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Donington Park, Europe, 1 April 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) and Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) each scored a sixth place finish at Donington Park; Nieto in race one and Laconi in race two. In race one Laconi made a great start from his front row qualifying position, but had to slow as the race came to an end after 23-laps, with Laconi finishing … [Read more...]

BAYLISS CRASHES OUT OF DONINGTON RACE 1 AND INJURES RIGHT HAND

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Donington (UK), Sunday 1 April: Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) crashed out at Coppice corner on lap 6 of the first World Superbike race at Donington Park today, injuring his hand in the process. Troy was accelerating through Coppice while in the lead and the rear of the bike just snapped away from me and he high-sided into the gravel. In the early afternoon he was taken to the nearby Derbyshire Royal … [Read more...]

MECHANICAL FAILURE FOR TOSELAND IN RACE TWO AT DONINGTON

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Toseland maintains advantage in eventful home round HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland maintained his Superbike World Championship lead by the narrowest of margins at Donington Park today. The Yorkshireman suffered mixed fortunes in the two 23-lap races at the 4.02km track in front of a home crowd of 51,000 spectators. Toseland extended his championship advantage to 25 points after … [Read more...]

LACONI SOARS TO A FRONT ROW START

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Donington Park, Europe, 31 March 2007 - Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) put in a superb Superpole performance to secure third slot on the starting grid at Donington Park, placing himself in an ideal position for Sunday’s two 23-lap races. Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) was fast around the majority of the circuit but lost some time in the slower final parts … [Read more...]

BAYLISS POWERS TO 14TH CAREER POLE WITH RECORD BREAKING LAP

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Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) set a record-breaking lap time of 1m30.370s at the Donington Park circuit to power to his 14th Superbike career pole. The Australian, who turned 38 yesterday, was seven tenths clear of second-placed Yamaha man, Noriyuki Haga and a full second quicker than Régis Laconi (Kawasaki) and James Toseland (Honda), who make up the front row of the grid. Lorenzo Lanzi made … [Read more...]

TOSELAND STATES MOTOGP INTENTIONS

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Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland says he wants to be racing in MotoGP next year as World Superbikes champion. Toseland won the WSB title in 2004 and goes into this weekend's European Grand Prix at Donington as 2007 championship leader after the first two rounds. "To be in MotoGP next season is my goal, but first I want to be world champion again," he told BBC Sport. "If I win the … [Read more...]