Heading into the Italian round of 2018 World Superbike at Imola, three-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea only had three wins - one each in Thailand, Aragon and Assen. Impressive, yes, but very un-Rea like due to not scoring a double win at any round so far. That changed this past weekend for round five of 13 at Imola, the Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10RR pilot claiming his first double of the WSBK season.
The brand of the Borgo Panigale region of Bologna had success with its Ducati Island at Austin MotoGP last month, and now it brings that energy to the World Superbike infield June 22-24 during the Laguna Seca WorldSBK round.
The 2018 World Superbike Championship headed to Spain this weekend for round 2 of 13 at the Motorland Aragon circuit. The round began quickly for Aruba.it Racing Ducati's Marco Melandri, who topped Friday free practice and claimed Superpole at the 3.1-mile circuit. But come race day on Saturday and Sunday, Melandri couldn't fully capitalize on his pole position.
2018 Thailand World Superbike Results from Chang International Circuit Two rounds, four races and three winners. That's the situation so far in the 2018 World Superbike...
The big news for this season involved limiting - or increasing - rev limits on motorcycles to even the field. With Kawasaki and Ducati finishing on the podium 72 times out of 78 in 2017, World Superbike decided to make some changes. Did i make a difference? Not for Ducati's Marco Melandri.
At 48, Troy Bayliss returns to motorcycle racing, competing in Australian Superbike, which begins the same weekend as the opening round of World Superbike.
The American Jake Gagne will join Leon Camier on the factory Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team for the 2018 World Superbike Championship.
But for 2018, America's PJ Jacobsen will be promoted to the premier WorldSBK class, competing on the #99 TripleM Honda WSBK Team CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.
Following his double win at 2017 Qatar World Superbike, Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea collected a total of 556 points - the most in a single WorldSBK season.
The 2018 World Superbike calendar was released, the 13-round WorldSBK schedule featuring two new rounds in Argentina and Czech Republic.
Though Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea has already clinched the 2017 WorldSBK title, he showed no signs of slowing down, and doubled at Jerez SBK.
One of the UK’s most respected riders, Leon Camier, will fill the vacancy left by the late Nicky Hayden on the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team.
The MV Agusta F4 RC returns for 2018 with an all-new color scheme that mimics Leon Camier’s F4 Reparto Corse World Superbike machine.
As the 2018 World Superbike calendar continues to shape up, American fans of the racing series can relax: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is confirmed for 2018.
For the third-straight year, Jonathan Rea has claimed the World Superbike title aboard Kawasaki machinery. His 2017 SBK title was clenched in France.