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.
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
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 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, 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.
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".
Yamaha World Superbike Team rider Ben Spies heads to Imola this weekend looking to build on his championship lead over rival Noriyuki Haga. In a dramatic clash two weeks ago at the Nurburgring in Germany Spies put on a breathtaking race performance after mixed qualifying results to finally take the championship lead he’d been chasing all year with a win and a second placed finish.
The BMW Group will not continue its Formula One campaign after the end of the 2009 season. Resources freed up as a result are to be dedicated to the development of new drive technologies and projects in the field of sustainability. BMW will continue to be actively involved in other motor sports series. The landmark decision to restructure BMW Motorsport’s activities was made at the Board of Management’s meeting yesterday.
"Of course, this was a difficult decision for us. But it’s a resolute step in view of our company’s strategic realignment," explained Dr.
The Stiggy Racing Honda pairing of Leon Haslam and John Hopkins are heading to Brno in full confidence for the tenth round of the Superbike World Championship, after concluding a successful two-day test at the flowing track in the Czech Republic two weeks ago.
The Stiggy Racing Honda Superbike pairing of Leon Haslam and John Hopkins and their Supersport teammates Anthony West and Gianluca Vizziello successfully concluded the official two-day test at the Autodromo di Enzo e Dino Ferrari at Imola today.
The riders were able to make important progress in the development of their CBR1000RR machines as they tested new suspension components and other updated parts on the 4.9km long Italian track, which will host the 12th round of the World Superbike championship on September 25-27.
Just a week after his debut World Superbike championship victory at Misano in Italy, Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea finished seventh and 15th in today’s two ninth-round races at Donington Park in the UK.
Both races were won by American Ben Spies as Rea and his team-mate Carlos Checa continued their familiarisation with new suspension components for their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades.
Leon Haslam flew the flag for Honda and the Brits in the ninth round for the World Superbike championship at his home track at Donington today. The 26-year old British ace took a fourth place in the first 23-lap superbike race, and highlighted another superb performance for the team in the second outing as he impressively snuffed fellow British riders as well as the other Honda’s in the field.
Today witnessed Race 1 of the UK round of the SBK under a grey sky that loomed over the Donington Park circuit. However, in the end threat of rain was just that, only a threat and the crowds of English fans were able to watch an incredible race without getting soaked.Max Biaggi started off well and was right behind the poleman Spies at the first curve, followed by Haga in third place. The three drivers had that something extra over their adversaries and they broke away from the pack, maintaining a pace that was just under the record set at the Bayliss track in 2007.
Donington Park (UK), Sunday 28th June: with the third place finish achieved in Race 1 at Donington Park today, Noriyuki Haga becomes the third rider in Superbike history to have obtained 100 podiums. Unfortunately in race 2 Haga was victim of a serious crash in which he has suffered a fracture of one of the spinal vertebrae. He has been transferred this afternoon to Derby hospital where the medical team will further evaluate the situation.
In the first race Noriyuki made a strong start and found himself in third position behind Spies and Biaggi.
WSBK Motorcycle Racing in Utah
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) annihilated the opposition in the Utah US Round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, picking up his second double win of the year in his rookie SBK season. In front of 47,300 spectators the Texan again reopened the title battle in a championship that following Kyalami appeared to be firmly in the hands of Ducati.