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Rea to resume push for third WSBK title

Jonathan Rea is looking to continue his winning ways when the 2017 World SBK Championship resumes at the Lausitzring in Germany following the lengthy summer break.The Northern Irishman remains well on course for a third consecutive WSBK title in the wake of a resounding first-half to the season, Rea winning nine of the 16 races […]

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WorldSSP: Rivals, redemption and racing resumes

Sofuoglu is the man with the target on his back as WorldSSP heads to Germany. Since the wheels last turned at Misano World Circuit, FIM Superport World Championship riders have been eagerly awaiting the return to racing action and the time has finally come, with the WorldSBK circus rolling into Lausitzring for the Prosecco DOC […]

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Suzuka: Jubilant Lowes hails terrific Yamaha treble

Alex Lowes admitted his nerves started jangling in the final stages of the Suzuka 8 Hours, but he needn’t have worried as the Yamaha Factory Racing Team made it three wins in a row in the prestigious event. Yamaha World Superbike rider Lowes and team-mates Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga completed the event […]

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Rea: I got more messages about MBE than my world titles!

Jonathan Rea has joked he’s received more messages of congratulations about his MBE than either of his two World Superbike championship titles, after being awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The World Superbike championship leader has explained how the news broke to him as a slight surprise and his pride at representing motorcycle racing […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea finishes second to extend series lead

Jonathan Rea extended his World Superbike Championship lead to 50 points after finishing second behind Marco Melandri in race two at Misano. Ducati-mounted Melandri secured the 100th race win by an Italian rider in the series by taking his first victory of the season. Yorkshire rider Tom Sykes was third and lies second in the […]

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WSBK Great Britain: Rea: Win more important than beating Sykes

Jonathan Rea says bouncing back from his first DNF of 2017 with victory at Donington Park was more important than ending Tom Sykes’ wins record at the British round of World Superbikes. The defending World Superbike champion produced the perfect race to charge from tenth on the grid to be leading by the first corner […]

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SBK heads to Donington in memory of Nicky Hayden

The news of his passing has shaken the two-wheeled world. Yes, because Nicky Hayden has left an indelible impression on the motorcycling world with his American style. The show must go on though and over the weekend, the Superbikes are back on track for round 6 of the season at Donington. To mark the occasion, Dorna is arranging […]

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Nicky Hayden dies from injuries suffered in bicycle crash

 Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden had been since the collision last Wednesday, made the announcement. Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. “The medical […]

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Hayden remains critical after fourth night in hospital

Nicky Hayden is still in a critical condition after suffering brain damage from a cycling crash on Italy’s Rimini coast.The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena has continued to issue brief statements updating the condition of the 35-year-old. These statements have been virtually unchanged since the announcement on Thursday evening local time (Friday morning AEST) that Hayden […]

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Nicky Hayden remains in an “extremely serious” condition

Nicky Hayden remains in an “extremely serious” condition following his cycling accident on Wednesday – doctors have confirmed. The former MotoGP champion sustained brain damage when hit by a car when cycling in Italy and has remained in intensive care since the crash. “The situation is stable,” said the brief statement issued by the hospital […]

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WSBK: Unstoppable Jonathan Rea doubles up at Assen

 Jonathan Rea’s dominance at Assen continued as the World Superbike champion marked his 200th race in fitting style by completing his third double victory of 2017.It was the Ulster rider’s seventh straight win at the legendary circuit in the Netherlands but Rea had to dig deep to beat team-mate Tom Sykes, with less than one […]

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WSBK Thailand: Rea warns more to come after flawless start to 2017

Jonathan Rea has relished his perfect start to the 2017 World Superbike championship and expects further gains to come from his Kawasaki Racing Team in a bold warning to his title rivals. The two-time World Superbike champion has swept top spot honours in the opening two rounds with all four race wins plus two Superpole […]

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World Superbikes: Champion Rea makes it four wins from four races

 Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea won the second race of the weekend at the World Superbike round in Thailand to continue his perfect start to the season.Rea, 30, has won all four races in the championship so far, having also sealed a double in the opening round of the series at Phillip Island in February.The defending […]

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WSBK: Fantastic 40 for Jonathan Rea in Australia

 Jonathan Rea marked another incredible milestone as the World Superbike champion chalked up his 40th career victory in the series by completing a majestic double at Phillip Island in Australia.Rea, who narrowly won the opening race after a final-lap showdown with Ducati rival Chaz Davies on Saturday, was pushed all the way by the dogged […]

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2017 Phillip Island World Superbike Preview | 30th Season Begins

The 30th season of the Motul FIM World Superbike Championship gets underway down under Friday at the scenic Phillip Island, a 2.73-mile circuit containing 12 corners in the south of Australia.Heading into the first of 13 rounds, Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea holds the #1 plate. Since joining Kawasaki for 2015, the 30-year-old Northern Irishman […]

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea setting bar high for rivals in 2017

 Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and series returnee Eugene Laverty will be in action at Phillip Island today and tomorrow in the final pre-season tests, prior to the opening round of the 2017 season this coming weekend at the same Australian venue. Double world champion Rea has topped pretty much every pre-season test, and […]

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All systems go with Rea out to land historic third title in a row

After an intense winter break which included a plethora of PR duties on both sides of the Atlantic – after landing his second consecutive World Superbike title – reigning champion Jonathan Rea is now all set to again defend his crown.Rea will be bidding to land a coveted third consecutive title in 2017 – a […]

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FIM make changes to 2017 World Superbikes including new grid format for race two

The FIM Superbike Commission have announced a number of changes to the World Superbike series for 2017, which includes a new grid format for race two.The formation of the grid for race two will now be decided following race results fromSaturday. The Superpole results will continue to define starting positions for riders who finished in […]

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WSBK Losail, Qatar: Rea: I rode with my heart

Having clinched a second World Superbike title in race one in Qatar, Jonathan Rea says he rode with his heart while using his head to help Tom Sykes secure second in the riders’ championship to deliver Kawasaki’s first one-two. In a frantic ten-lap restarted race two, after the initial start was red flagged by Saeed […]

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SuperGP season finale at Red Star Raceway

After two coastal events the SuperGP Champions Trophy returns inland for the final round of the 2016 season on Saturday, 29 October at Red Star Raceway outside Delmas.Clint Seller (Neolife Yamaha R1) kept his chances of taking another SuperGP title alive with two wins last time out at Dezzi Raceway but Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua […]

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World Superbikes: Rea on brink as Davies clinches double

 Jonathan Rea needs just two points to retain the World Superbikes title after finishing second in race two to Jerez double-winner Chaz Davies.It was another dominant win for Welsh rider Davies while Northern Ireland’s Rea edged team-mate and championship rival Tom Sykes into third. Rea is 48 points clear of Englishman Sykes going into the […]

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World Superbikes: Rea extends lead as Davies completes double

Chaz Davies completed his third double of 2016 by beating defending champion Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes in Sunday’s World Superbike race at Magny-Cours.However, Northern Irishman Rea improved his chances of retaining the title as second place saw him extend his lead over team-mate Sykes to 48 points. There are four races left with the […]

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Rain master Jonathan Rea increases World Superbikes series lead in Germany

World champion Jonathan Rea and his Kawasaki Racing Team redeemed themselves with a race two victory yesterday at the Lausitzring in Germany in treacherous conditions.The win extends the 29-year-old’s championship lead to 47 points with just three rounds and six races remaining, but it was anything but a trouble free meeting for Rea. The Isle […]

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Aprilia, Laverty back in World Superbike with SMR!

Aprilia will join forces with Shaun Muir’s SMR team for a factory return to the World Superbike Championship next season, headlined by Eugene Laverty. The Irishman is switching back from MotoGP, having previously won ten races and finished 2013 WorldSBK title runner-up for Aprilia. In a video interview released by the official World Superbike website, […]

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Pierfrancesco Chili to appear at 2016 Classic TT

Former World Superbike and Grand Prix ace Pierfrancesco Chili will be a special guest at this year’s Classic TT.The Italian fan-favourite will be attending the festival for three days and is sure to be a hit with the British spectators, who were huge fans of the rider during his career. The 52-year-old had an illustrious racing […]

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SuperGP back on track at Red Star

The SuperGP Champions Trophy returns to the track after the winter break when the fifth round of the 2016 season takes place at Red Star Raceway in Mpumalanga on Saturday, 30 July.SuperGP championship leader Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua Yamaha R1) spent the winter break in America competing in the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 championship where he […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea series lead cut by Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes cut Jonathan Rea’s lead at the top of the World Superbike series standings to 46 points by winning race two at the Laguna Seca round on Sunday. Rea retired with a technical problem after five laps, having run off the track while battling for the lead.The Northern Irishman’s Kawasaki team-mate, Yorkshireman Sykes, went […]

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Inspired by the success of the Northern Ireland football team in France, Jonathan Rea took a double victory over the weekend at Misano in Italy, during round eight of the World Superbike hampionship.His faultless 50-point haul, increased his series lead to a healthy 66 points over Kawasaki Racing team-mate Tom Sykes, who was second in […]

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Petrol-fire inferno engulfs superbike riders after horror crash

Spanish rider Xavi Cardelus’ bike exploded on the raceway track after he lost control during the European Superbikes race in Spain today.Petrol-fire inferno engulfs superbike riders after horror crash Four riders were lucky to escape with their lives after being engulfed by a fireball in Spain. Source: nine.com.au Cardelus was thrown from his bike after […]

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WSBK Donington Park: Morais returns to WSBK with Grillini

 Sheridan Morais will return to the World Superbike Championship and the Grillini Kawasaki team after being called up ahead of round seven at Donington Park. Having made sporadic race appearances over the years, the South African stepped up to World Superbikes full-time in 2014 with the Italian team, scoring regular en route to 18th in […]

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WSBK Assen, Netherlands: Rea: We were calm and clever

 Jonathan Rea has paid credit to his Kawasaki crew for providing him with the platform to claim a classy double victory weekend at Assen as he and the team kept their cool in tricky conditions. The defending World Superbike champion produced a measured ride to claim victory in the opener at Assen to maximise his […]

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WSBK: Davies secures perfect Aragon weekend

 Ducati rider Chaz Davies made it a perfect weekend on Sunday as he claimed victory in Race Two of the World Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragon in Spain.The Welshman secured his second win in as many days after his commanding victory on Saturday with a fine repeat performance finishing six seconds clear of the field. […]

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WORLD SUPERBIKES: Jonathan Rea stretches championship lead

Defending champion Jonathan Rea stretched his lead in the World Superbike series to 29 points over new second-placed rider and team-mate Tom Sykes after round two of the series in Thailand.With high air temperatures of 34°C at the 4.554km Chang International Circuit, race one was hard work for everyone, but it was the KRT pairing […]

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WSBK Chang, Thailand: Sykes: Thailand is a circuit which should suit us…

Tom Sykes says the Thailand round of the World Superbike championship is one which should play to his Kawasaki’s strengths at the Chang International Circuit. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider is looking to put the frustrations of the season opener behind him, where he slipped from a podium place in the closing laps of each […]

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Winning double for Rea in superbikes

World champion Jonathan Rea has completed a stunning double in the opening round of the 2016 superbike world championship at Phillip Island by narrowly winning both 22-lap races. The Kawasaki pilot defeated Honda’s Michael van der Mark and Ducati’s Davide Giugliano to complete the clean sweep on Sunday. But it was a disaster for Chaz […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea to begin bid to retain title

Jonathan Rea will begin his bid to retain the World Superbike crown he won in style last season at this weekend’s first round of the series in Australia.The Northern Ireland rider will be aiming to emulate the achievement of Carl Fogarty, who successfully defended his title twice in the 1990s. Rea, 29, won 14 of […]