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...]

STEVE MARTINS SPANISH SAGA

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The third round of the Superbike World Championship at Valencia in Spain proved another saga filled race meeting for Steve Martin, with the ongoing events of the weekend leaving him speechless. The vastly experienced Aussie rider was initially left perplexed when he was approached by fellow countryman Andrew Pitt, informing him that the DFX team had contacted him about testing the Honda CBR1000 … [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...]

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...]

HAGA TAKES BRNO POLE

Brno lap record holder Noriyuki Haga once again showed his liking for the Czech circuit by obliterating the opposition to claim pole position for tomorrow's two Superbike World Championship races, the first time he has started at the front of the grid since 2002. The Japanese Yamaha Motor Italia ace gunned his YZF-R1 around the fast and flowing circuit in a time of 2:00.457, over half a second … [Read more...]

PITT TAKES FIRST WSB WIN AS HAGA MOVES INTO SECOND

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Round: 6 - Misano Circuit: Misano Date: 25 June 2006 Crowd: 61000 Temp: 30ºC Weather: Sunny Andrew Pitt took his first ever win in the Superbike World Championship at Misano today as team-mate Noriyuki Haga gave the Yamaha Motor Italia squad its first ever double podium finish in the class. After colliding with another rider and failing to score in the opening race, the Australian rode … [Read more...]

WSBK PREVIEW: ROUND SIX-MISANO

Circuit: Misano Country: Italy Track length: 4060m Opened: 1972 Fastest lap ever: 1:33.525 (Troy Bayliss, 2002) Lap record: 1:34.913 (Troy Bayliss, 2002) Last year's winner: Regis Laconi (Ducati) The Superbike World Championship makes its second visit of the year to Italy this weekend, when the Misano Adriatico circuit plays host to round six of what is proving to be an exciting … [Read more...]

WSS: DOUBLE PODIUM FOR YAMAHA MOTOR GERMANY

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Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 28 May 2006 Crowd: 71000 Temp: 15ºC Weather: Dry Yamaha Motor Germany riders Broc Parkes and Kevin Curtain took advantages of development work on their Yamaha YZF-R6s to finish second and third in a sunny fifth round of the Supersport World Championship at Silverstone today. Having brought a new development of the YZF-R6 engine with … [Read more...]

TOSELAND WINS WORLD CUP FOR ENGLAND

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The FIM Corona Extra Superbike World Championship heads to Silverstone this weekend (26-28 May) for the fifth round of the action-packed two-wheeled race series. As a preview to one of the biggest bike events on the UK sporting calendar, a number of riders, including England’s James Toseland and Chris Walker, turned out in their national football strips to represent their home country in the … [Read more...]

BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France Sunday 21st May 2006 BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS   Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi’s unfortunate start to his MotoGP World Championship defence continued today as the Italian rider was hit by another bout of bad luck at Le Mans, where he was forced to retire from the lead with an engine problem. This … [Read more...]