Articles Posted in the " SBK " Category

  • Phillip Island Superpole

    Phillip Island Superpole

    Superpole Video

    At the 2011 opening round of World SBK, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) set the quickest lap ever recorded around Phillip Island on a Superbike machine when he powered his Ducati 1098R to a time of 1 minute 30.882 seconds, thus grabbing the first Superpole trophy of the year.

  • Marchesini M7RS Genesi Sportbike Wheels

    Marchesini M7RS Genesi Sportbike Wheels

    Marchesini Motorcycle Wheels

    M7RS GENESI is the name of the new aluminum wheel developed by Marchesini – unique in terms of lightness, reliability and performance and based on its magnesium twin-sister used in the 2010 MotoGP, Moto2 and SBK world championships.

  • LeoVince: Official AMA Enduro Sponsor

    LeoVince: Official AMA Enduro Sponsor

    2011 AMA National Enduro

    The 2010 motorcycle racing season earned LeoVince X3 two world titles in the World Enduro Championship, and now LeoVince USA will bring that technology and winning attitude to the AMA National Enduro Series as the official exhaust sponsor.

  • 2010 World Superbike | Season Preview

    2010 World Superbike | Season Preview

    2010 SBK Season Preview

    Click video to watch the 2010 WSBK season preview. There are currently 25 full-time World Superbike riders scheduled to join what looks set to be the most exciting and evenly matched two-wheeled contest of all in 2010. From Aprilia to Yamaha and all points in between, the seven competing manufacturers will field riders who are not only proven winners, but capable of taking more silverware at some stage this season. A look at the competing riders’ past records is proof enough of the high-class field.

  • Jonathan Rea fastest SBK at Portimao… Again!

    Jonathan Rea fastest SBK at Portimao… Again!

    Jonathan Rea emerged with the fastest overall time after the World Superbike three-day pre-season test concluded at Portimao in Portugal this afternoon.

    After a total of 143 laps of the 4.592km circuit, the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider’s time of 1’42.470 – set two minutes before the end of the final session – beat the circuit best lap of 2009 World Superbike champion, Ben Spies, by two tenths of a second.

  • Jonathan Rea Portimao SBK Test | Day 1

    Jonathan Rea Portimao SBK Test | Day 1

    Rea Interview Video

    Click video to watch Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea as he describes the up-and-down of the opening day at the 2010 World Superbike pre-season test in Portimao, Portugal. Rea talk about the test and the crash that left him sidelined for a good a part of the afternoon SBK testing session. The Irishman finished third fastest on the day.

  • SBK quotes from Portmao day 1 test

    SBK quotes from Portmao day 1 test

    The 2010 World Superbike pre-season opened today with day 1 testing at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimao in Portugal. Leon Haslam set the pace with Cal Crutchlow and Jonanthan Rea just tenths behind. However, Jonanthan Rea had a crash near the end of the session that left the Irishman with a cut finger and bruised hands. Rea sat out all but the last 45 minutes of the afternoon’s session.

    Crutchlow ended the day ahead of his newly arrived from MotoGP teammate James Toseland.

  • World Superbike first official test at Portimao

    World Superbike first official test at Portimao

    The first official tests of the new SBK season get underway at Portimao between January 22 to 24 and the entry includes both riders and teams of the highest quality and quantity.

    With some privateer teams still to confirm their final plans for 2010 there are already well over 20 top level riders in SBK this year, on machinery from seven different manufacturers, all of whom will be going all out to fight for wins during the 13-round season.

  • Miller seeks 2010 SBK race volunteers

    Miller seeks 2010 SBK race volunteers

    Miller Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the return of the HANNspree Superbike World Championship in 2010. This will be the third consecutive season that SBK has competed at MMP.

    Over the past two years, we have received an "excellent" rating from the officials of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) for the safety and accuracy of our on-track activities; this is a direct result of the hard work put in by our loyal and dedicated volunteers.

  • Stiggy Racing Honda calls it quits

    Stiggy Racing Honda calls it quits

    The Stiggy Racing Honda team has never the less found it self put in a difficult economical situation and has been forced to withdrawal from the Superbike and Supersport World Championships in 2010.

    The decision has been made after an close evaluation of the teams poor economical situation which was created during this years expanded venture by participating in both Championship classes. A hugh financial project that was poorly executed by the teams investors as a result of failure to it’s financial commitments of the 2009 season.

  • BMW exits F1, enters second year in SBK

    BMW exits F1, enters second year in SBK

    As BMW Motorrad continues to invested in producing, promoting and racing new motorcycles in World Superbike (the awesome new 2010 BMW S 1000 RR), BMW AG has reached an agreement with Peter Sauber regarding the sale of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. The contract is subject to the condition that the team has a starting place for the 2010 Formula 1 season.

    Dr. Klaus Draeger Speaks…

    Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG

  • Leon Camier to ride Aprilia RSV4 in 2010

    Leon Camier to ride Aprilia RSV4 in 2010

    The 23 year-old Leon Camier will be flanking Max Biaggi on the Aprilia SBK team during the 2010 World Superbike season. The British SBK rider, born in Ashford on August 4th 1986, made his Aprilia RSV4 debut towards the end of the 2009 WSBK season. Leon successfully competed in the Magny Cours SBK race event as well as the last SBK race of the season at Portimao in Portugal.

    Leon Camier’s solid results at Portimao (sixth and seventh) and the post-race tests on the Portuguese circuit confirmed the choice of the young British superbike rider for the 4-cylinder Italian Aprilia RSV4.

  • LeoVince new “underbody” street exhaust

    LeoVince new “underbody” street exhaust

    LeoVince Exhaust and Electronics is excited to announce the newest exhaust style in their SBK street line of motorcycle exhausts.

    This new LeoVince Sottoscocca or "underbody" exhaust has been built to specifically address the need for a better fitting and more efficient silencer system that will fit in the confined space underneath a motorcycles engine and chassis. Essentially if you were to look at this exhaust from the inlet sump it would be trapezoid in shape with a wider top, even sides and a slightly less wide bottom.

  • Davide Tardozzi leaves Ducati Corser!

    Davide Tardozzi leaves Ducati Corser!

    Davide Tardozzi, SBK project manager, leaves the historic Bologna-based company to seek new professional challenges.

    Ducati, at the end of the 2009 Superbike season, and thanks to this year’s World Manufacturers Championship win, has amassed 16 such titles in this category. An important and significant accomplishment, in which Tardozzi’s role has been fundamental. In Ducati since 1999, first as Team Manager and more recently, since 2007, as the SBK project manager, Tardozzi leaves the company having grown professionally and having contributing greatly to the success of the Italian firm.

  • Ruben Xaus breaks leg in Portimao

    Ruben Xaus breaks leg in Portimao

    It was just another unlucky day for BMW World Superbike rider Rubin Xaus. Or maybe it has just been an unlucky SBK season all year long. During the final 2009 World Superbike race weekend of the season at Portimao, Carlos Checa’s Honda blew up in front of Rubin Xaus.

    The incident covered the front of Rubin’s S 1000 RR BMW with oil and obviously some of it went on to the front tire. The oil on his front tire caused the crash. According to Rubin Xaus, " I am happy that the crash wasn’t my fault, but I am unhappy with the result".