World Superbike Qualifying Results
Most of us in California were asleep at 6 a.m. when the World Superbike riders took to the Monza circuit in Italy for Superpole.
There was the traditional shake-up in the time sheets that were established in the practice and qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday.
World SBK News
Leon Haslam has again chosen children’s charity SPARKS as his nominated charity for the year and in 2011 will make a contribution directly linked to his racing performance.
The BMW factory rider will give SPARKS £10 ($16) for every World Championship point he scores in 2011 in addition to supporting the charity with its popular golfing programme.
World SBK Preview
The 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship season opener of takes place on Feb. 26-27 at Phillip Island in Australia. The World SBK teams will prepare for the season with an official test session at the same venue just one-week earlier.
An evocative name in all forms of racing inside the Superbike World Championship paddock, the Alstare team once more represents the might of Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2011.
Financial realities means that the team, run and owned by Francis and Patricia Batta, will only field one Suzuki in 2011 WSBK.
2011 World Superbike
There is often a kind of poetic resilience and quiet pride inherent in being a runner-up, like that of an overlooked groomsman.
The resulting strength of character carries a certain beauty to it-especially when contributing factors may be to blame for being relegated to the second fiddle position.
BMW Superbike Prep
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team of Troy Corser and Leon Haslam didn’t stop working after the first official test of 2011 World Superbike last week at Portimao.
The WSBK pilots of the BMW S1000RR continued prep for the upcoming season by traveling to Phillip Island, Australia, for two more days of superbike testing.
At the recent BMW Motorrad Italia World Superbike tests in Eastern Creek, Australia, Leon Haslam was donning new leathers from Dainese.
The Italian racing leathers company has sponsored Haslam, and will supply the British WSBK rider with a Dainese suit, boots, gloves and all protections from neck to toe as he competes on the BMW S1000RR.