ALEX LOWES EXCELS DESPITE TOUGH COMPETITION AT CROFT

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Alex Lowes  swept to a brace of wins in the Evo class at Croft but despite producing a pair of fantastic rides on his WFR Honda the Lincoln rider insisted he was frustrated he could not finish higher than fifth and 11th overall at the North Yorkshire venue. The incident-packed race one, which was run in wet-dry conditions, saw an intermediate tyre-shod Lowes run as high as third … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS CLOSES IN ON OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD AT TT 2007

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Plater shows his mettle with record newcomer practice lap The leading contenders for Saturday’s Superbike race continue to make their mark in the Bennetts TT practice sessions as records tumbled in near perfect conditions. A packed grandstand was bathed in sunshine as blistering times were posted on the track. John McGuinness dominated the session and confirmed that he will again be the … [Read more...]

PODIUM FOR MAX IN RACE TWO

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The fifth round of the Superbike World Championship at Assen was one of mixed fortunes for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. Max took a hard fought for sixth in the first race and then followed it up with a superb third place in the second, but Yukio struggled with problems in both races, finishing seventh in race one and eleventh in race two. The first race … [Read more...]

SILVERSTONE: NEW TERRITORY FOR MAX

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The seventh round of this year’s Superbike World Championship takes place at Silverstone, Great Britain and will be a different occasion for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. For Max, it will be yet another new circuit to learn, but not for Yukio who has raced there in both the World and British Superbike Championships. The Midlands circuit was formerly an … [Read more...]

FORGARTY SIGNS WITH MV AGUSTA FOR 2008 WSB

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Four-time World Superbikes champion Carl Fogarty's team will return to the grid next year after signing a deal with Italian manufacturer Agusta. The Italian firm's president, Claudio Castiglioni, was the owner of Ducati when Fogarty won the 1994 title. "Claudio shares my desire for success. It'll be great to work with him again," said Fogarty. "Our initial aim was to continue racing in … [Read more...]

MIXED FORTUNES FOR YAMAHA AT ASSEN

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Both Haga and Corser suffered a day of ups and downs in today’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen. Haga took second place in race one but suffered a technical failure in race two and was forced to retire. Corser suffered a mechanical fault in race one causing him to crash at high speed but rode through pain in race two to take fourth slot. Race one started so well for Haga, … [Read more...]

WALKER PODIUMS AT SILVERSTONE

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Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker scored a well-deserved and hard-fought third-place podium finish in the opening race at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. 'Stalker', starting from fifth on the grid, battled his way up to second before settling down for a race long duel for the final podium place in the opening race. Last lap heroics … [Read more...]

DOUBLE TOP FOR AIRWAVES DUCATI

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Gregorio Lavilla continued his winning form today with another double win in round 2 of the British Superbike Championship. Leon Haslam achieved two 6th places in an exciting days racing at Thruxton. At the start of race one Greg dropped 3 places but a series of good moves saw him work his way back up to 2nd by the end of lap 4. Team mate Leon got a good start and was in 4th. On the following … [Read more...]

LACONI EIGHTH IN RACE TWO

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Valencia, Spain, 15 April 2007 - Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) overcame the difficulty of a fourth row start to score an eighth place in the second Valencia Superbike race, and improve one place in his overall championship ranking. He had finished 11th in race one, and his two good points scores, from a fourth row start each time, put him 10th in the rankings now. An … [Read more...]

AIRWAVES DUCATI BACK ON TRACK

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Airwaves Ducati return to racing action this weekend in round one of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the 2.6 mile Brands Hatch GP circuit. Both Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam return, with support from title sponsors Wrigley’s Airwaves, for a third consecutive year in BSB. The team enjoyed a successful 2006 winning the Manufacturers title, with Leon coming 2nd and Gregorio … [Read more...]