KAWASAKI SUPERBIKE TEAM EAGER FOR ACTION

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Donington Park, Europe, 27 March 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) and Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) approach the third round of the season in good shape after a useful test session at Valencia a few days ago. Donington Park is the venue for this weekend’s action, the 4.5km circuit making a return to the SBK calendar for the first time since … [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...]

PILLION RIDE WITH JR UP FOR GRABS

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IF you book your tickets in advance for the opening British Superbike round at Brands Hatch, you will be in with a chance to win a pillion ride with Rizla Suzuki’s triple BSB champion John Reynolds on race day. The opening round of the most competitive national Championship in the world kicks off on Bank Holiday Monday, April 9th, on Brands Hatch’s full-length Grand Prix circuit. Rizla … [Read more...]

MARTIN WITHOUT A RIDE FOR REST OF WSBK SEASON

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Steve Martin was today unexpectedly informed that his ride with the DFX Honda World Superbike team was no longer available, due to lack of finances for the Italian squad. Just days before being due to leave his home in Switzerland for the next round of the championship at Donington in the UK, the vastly experienced Aussie rider was clearly disappointed and bemused by the news, commenting, … [Read more...]

NIETO AND LACONI IN THE VALENCIA TEST TOP TEN

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Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) finished the two day FGSport tests at Valencia in a creditable seventh place, after high winds in the final session stopped him improving on his previous best time of 1'35.410, set in the cooler but calmer session on Monday morning. Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) experienced similar issues to Nieto in the last session, but forced … [Read more...]

CORSER AND HAGA MAKE PROGRESS AT VALENCIA

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Yamaha Motor Italy WSB riders Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga each worked hard to find good base settings at a very windy but dry Valencia circuit, with Corser taking fifth fastest lap of the tests on his YZF-R1, with Haga just one place behind in the final ranking. With the YZF-R1 an all-new machine this season, Haga and Corser still have many development parts to try out and after the … [Read more...]

BAYLISS HEADS DAY 1 OF OFFICIAL SUPERBIKE TEST IN VALENCIA

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Valencia (Spain), 18th March : Troy Bayliss was the front-runner for the factory Ducati Xerox Team in the first of two days testing for the World Superbike Championship regulars, excluding Honda Ten Kate, at Valencia. In glorious sunshine, the Australian rider was fastest throughout the day, recording his best lap of 1m34.482s in the cooler morning session. Team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI SUPERBIKE RIDERS READY TO RACE

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The start of the 2007 World Superbike racing season cannot come along fast enough for PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse riders Fonsi Nieto and Regis Laconi. After an intensive winter testing programme, which has taken the team from Valencia to Doha, Phillip Island and back to Valencia again, each rider is more than ready to swap testing for real racing. Each will get his chance on Saturday 24th February, at … [Read more...]

DUCATI BOWS TO BAYLISS

FORMER world superbike champion Neil Hodgson has accused current titleholder Troy Bayliss of shutting him out of the Ducati team. Hodgson has no ride next year and believes the Australian has used his influence with Ducati to ensure he is overlooked.   The Briton won the world superbike crown for Ducati in 2003 and moved up to the elite MotoGP series. His two-year spell was a disaster … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) SETS RECORD PACE IN PHILLIP ISLAND TESTS

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Bologna (Italy), 15th January: Troy Bayliss continued his brilliant pre-season form for the Ducati Xerox team as he set a record-breaking pace in three days of testing at Phillip Island. Riding the latest-spec 999F07, Troy fired in a 1m30.7s lap on the final morning in the cooler conditions, the fastest time ever recorded by a Superbike machine around the Phillip Island circuit, before wrapping up … [Read more...]