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...]

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...]

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...]

STEVE MARTIN TO RACE AT DONINGTON

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Following a week of negotiations after being side-lined by DFX Honda due to the team's financial difficulties, Steve Martin will be lining up on the World Superbike grid for the third round of the championship at Donington this coming weekend. Steve spent much of last week on the phone and in meetings trying to find a solution to DFX’s financial problems, after two sponsors withdrew their … [Read more...]

YAMAHA TEAMS FIRED UP FOR DONNINGTON

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This weekend sees the third round of the World Superbike Championship come to Donington Park for the first of three rounds in the UK. Donington hosted the very first championship round on 3rd April 1988 and it is returning to the circuit for the first time in six years to mark the championship's 20th anniversary. The track is known for its two-faced character - fast sweeping corners combined … [Read more...]

TEAM ALSTARE LOOKING FOR A REPEAT

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That last time the Superbike World Championship was at Donington was a tremendous occasion for Team Alstare Suzuki. That was in 2001, when Italian Pierfrancesco Chili took runner-up spot in the first race and then followed it up with a sensational win in the second. Since then the midlands circuit has been off the calendar, but this year it is back in favour. The event will be particular … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS EYES DOUBLE POINTS HAUL AT DONINGTON PARK

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HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness heads to Donington Park this weekend (30 June - 2 July) for rounds six and seven of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship. The blue riband GAS British MotoGP event hosts the Superstock Championship after the series missed two rounds in the June, Mallory Park round and the cancelled Mondello Park fixture. McGuinness currently lies in third … [Read more...]

ROSSI TAKES SENSATIONAL SECOND AT DONINGTON

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British Grand Prix Donington Park, England Sunday 2nd July 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced one of the performances of his life today as he rode through the pain of hand and ankle injuries to take a simply sensational second place in the British Grand Prix. Roared on by a partisan local crowd, who have taken the Italian to their hearts after a string of victories at … [Read more...]