Sykes To Leave Kawasaki WSBK

Tom Sykes will leave the factory Kawasaki World Superbike team at the end of this season, it has been announced. Sykes joined Kawasaki in 2010, and helped rebuild it to a frontrunning force in WSBK, winning the title with the Japanese marque in 2013 and narrowly missing out on a second the following season. However,…

Rea Doubles Up At Misano

Jonathan Rea completed the Misano World Superbike double after snatching victory from Michael van der Mark, while Marco Melandri was third in a thrilling Sunday race. Barni Racing’s Xavi Fores took the holeshot into the first corner ahead of van der Mark on the Yamaha and Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes, while Rea scythed his way up…

Lowes Wins After Kawasaki Collision

Alex Lowes took his maiden World Superbike victory in a dramatic Brno Sunday race, as championship leader Jonathan Rea crashed out after a collision with Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes. Lowes seized the lead on the run into the first corner at the start, but was quickly demoted by Yamaha teammate Michael van der Mark at…

Van Der Mark At The Double

Michael van der Mark completed the World Superbike double in a thrilling Race 2 at Donington Park, while rookie Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Jonathan Rea for his maiden podium in second. Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori took the holeshot into Redgate at the start ahead of Puccetti wildcard Leon Haslam and poleman Alex Lowes. Lowes dispatched of Haslam…

Rea The Super Record Breaker

Jonathan Rea capped off the 2017 World Superbike season with a dominant win in the Sunday Qatar race, and broke the record for most points collected in a single campaign. Rea ended the season with 556 points, beating Colin Edwards’ previous record of 552 from 2002. The Northern Irishman took first place when early leader…

Davies Flying – Rea Happy

World championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was able to take away 20 points from the Prosecco DOC German Round, as he found it difficult work around the bumpy nature of the German circuit. In a stunning display of overtaking in the first lap of race two at Lausitzring, he was swiftly up and…

WSBK- Watch For The Rider Deals

It looks set to be a quieter year on the rider market for WorldSBK with the leading seats already filled for 2018 but there will still be some significant deals announced in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are all secure in their seats for next year…

Davies Targets Laguna Return

Ducati factory rider Chaz Davies is targeting a likely return to World Superbikes action at Laguna Seca as he recovers from having been hit by another rider’s bike at Misano. Davies, a frontrunner in the championship, was leading the Saturday race at Misano with three corners to go but fell while under pressure from championship…

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 Kelvin Van Der Linde Historic Victory South African driver Kelvin van der Linde pulled of a heroic drive to wrest a historic Nurburgring 24 Hour victory from the jaws of defeat for the Land Audi team alongside German drivers Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock and US driver Connor De Phillippi. Van der Linde had led…

Nicky Hayden Critically Injured

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains in a critical condition in hospital, with the American still too unwell to be operated on. Hayden had initially been taken to a hospital in Rimini after being hit by a car while out cycling with friends on Wednesday. But his situation was so serious that a decision was…