Articles Posted in the " WSB " Category



  • Vermeulen aims to win on WSBK Kawasaki

    Vermeulen aims to win on WSBK Kawasaki

    Kawasaki will again be a genuine World Superbike contender in 2010, according to new factory signing Chris Vermeulen. The Australian, who returns to WSB after four years in MotoGP, was encouraged by the progress he made in his first serious run on the ZX-10R in Spain last week.

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  • World Superbike test results Valencia

    World Superbike test results Valencia

    A test for some of the top teams in WSB racing got underway on Wednesday at Valencia, and was blessed by warm temperatures and dry track surfaces.

    Top of the list was Leon Haslam, taking his Suzuki Alstare machine to a 1’34.5 second lap. Next fastest proved to be Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) then double World Superbike Champion of yesteryear, James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda). Toseland, like fourth fastest man Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) fell today, but was unhurt.


  • Ben Spies to MotoGP in 2010!

    Ben Spies to MotoGP in 2010!

    Yamaha Motor Company., Ltd herewith confirms that Ben Spies, currently 2nd in the World Superbike Championship, will be moving to the MotoGP Championship in 2010 to join the Tech 3 Yamaha Team. The Texan recently signed a two-year deal with Yamaha, which originally planned for him to remain in World Superbike for one more year before moving to MotoGP in 2011, but Spies and Yamaha together have decided to advance the move by one year.


  • World SBK Superpole Results | Imola

    World SBK Superpole Results | Imola

    Imola Superpole Results

    We cover breaking motorcycle racing news from around the world. This coverage includes MotoGP, World Superbike (WSBK), AMA American Superbike (SBK), AMA Daytona SportBike, Supersport, AMA Supercross, AMA Motocross and other interesting motorcycle racing news. When is comes to racing results, we never publish race results or class standings in our headlines or urls. This gives our visitors a chance to decide whether they want to wait to first see the TV broadcast or not. Please click through to see the results when you are ready!


  • Spies with Yamaha SBK in 2010, MotoGP in 2011

    Spies with Yamaha SBK in 2010, MotoGP in 2011

    Yamaha Motor Company., Ltd and Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. are delighted to announce that an agreement has been concluded with Ben Spies for his participation with Yamaha for 2010 and 2011. The program foresees a season in 2010 with the Yamaha World Superbike Team based in Gerno di Lesmo, Italy and a switch to Yamaha’s satellite MotoGP team for 2011.

    Laurens Klein Koerkamp, Racing Manager Yamaha Motor Europe said, "we got to know Ben this season in our Yamaha World Superbike Team as a very talented, professional and dedicated person with whom we are thrilled to continue working.



  • Rea reaches top step at World Superbike Misano

    Rea reaches top step at World Superbike Misano

    Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) had to wait until the second race of the day to take his first win in World Superbike, but it was worth the wait as the young rider from Northern Ireland held off the two factory Ducati machines at their home circuit. It was also Honda’s first win this season in WSB.

    The 22-year-old rider could well have had two podium visits today, but because of unseasonable local weather Rea ended up having a very dramatic first race, which was started in wet conditions.


  • Haga’s recent history at Monza an enviable one

    Haga’s recent history at Monza an enviable one

    As we enter the fifth round of the 2009 season the most successful rider in recent WSB meetings at Monza is unquestionably a certain Noriyuki Haga.

    In the last two years, while riding a Yamaha, he has scored three wins and one second place finish. The Japanese rider actually sees Monza as a home race, as he has lived in neighbouring Milan during the season for a number of years.


  • Haga previews World Superbike race at Monza

    Haga previews World Superbike race at Monza

    As we enter the fifth round of the 2009 season the most successful rider in recent WSB meetings at Monza is unquestionably a certain Noriyuki Haga.

    In the last two years, while riding a Yamaha, he has scored three wins and one second place finish. The Japanese rider actually sees Monza as a home race, as he has lived in neighbouring Milan during the season for a number of years.


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