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Champion Jonathan Rea embracing new race challenge as Argentina hosts maiden World Superbike round Pause Unmute Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% Remaining Time -3:22 Fullscreen KYLE WHITE Email Published: 15:44 Updated: 16:01 Wednesday 10 October 2018 Share this article Sign Up To Our Daily Newsletter Sign up Newly-crowned World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea is braced for a new […]

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World Superbikes: Title-chasing Jonathan Rea focusing on race wins

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea says he is focusing on winning races as he chases an unprecedented fourth consecutive World Superbike title. The Kawasaki rider enjoys a 92-point lead with four rounds remaining as the championship resumes in Portugal after a break of more than two months. “I’m trying to focus on doing the best I can, […]

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Trois-Rivieres World RX: Kristoffersson fights back to winTrois-Rivieres World RX: Kristoffersson fights back to win

Johan Kristoffersson claimed his sixth win of the 2018 World Rallycross Championship season with a fightback drive at Trois-Rivieres worthy of his world champion status. Johan Kristofferson Ninth on day one, points leader Kristoffersson entered day two with a damage limitation strategy, but fastest time in Q3 and Q4 elevated him to the top of […]

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Lowes, van der Mark triumph for Yamaha at Suzuka 8 Hours

The #21 Yamaha Factory Racing Team has survived a frantic Suzuka 8 Hours to defend its title with Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark sharing rider duties with the absence of injured team-mate Katsuyuki Nakasuga, creating history with a fourth consecutive victory for the team. In a race which started in the wet before […]

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Exceptional victory for Audi RS 3 LMS in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

Michael Johnson wins with Stephen Simpson in an Audi RS 3 LMS in the U.S. Third victory this season for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in GT4 European Series.Podium success for Audi R8 LMS in North America In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a wheelchair-bound Audi privateer driver achieved his first victory in automobile racing. […]

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Rea: WSBK needs MotoGP star to boost popularity

The World Superbike championship needs a “star” from MotoGP to step over to boost its fading popularity, believes Jonathan Rea. WSBK has struggled in recent years to attract large crowds to events, despite changes to race formats and the technical regulations being made in a bid to make the series more exciting. Meanwhile, sister series […]

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William Dunlop dead: Family in ‘state of disbelief’ after fatal crash as Ballymoney rider was ‘considering retirement’

The Dunlop family are in a “state of disbelief” after the death of much-loved road racer William on Saturday, with his accident at an Irish event in Dublin coming as he pondered retirement from the sport.William, the eldest son of the late Robert Dunlop and nephew of record Isle of Man TT winner Joey Dunlop, suffered fatal injuries in a […]

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Jonathan Rea signs new deal with Kawasaki to stay in World Superbikes

Three-time world champion Jonathan Rea has signed a new two-year deal with the Kawasaki Racing Team to stay in the World Superbikes for the 2019 and 2020 campaigns. Rea, 31, has long been linked with a step up to MotoGP – where he would have plenty of suitors following his dominance in the WSB – […]

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Electric rally car entered into Finke

An all-electric rally car will compete in next month’s Tatts Finke Desert Race.Known as the ‘Acciona 100% EcoPowered’, the car was built in Barcelona by Spanish civil works and renewable energy firm Acciona. It was the first all-electric vehicle to complete the Dakar Rally, in 2017 at its third attempt, and has also gone on […]

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Speed Queen Van Aswegen superb during Bulawayo debut

It has certainly been a long break away from competitive main circuit racing for the fastest lady rider in South Africa, but Nicole van Aswegen certainly showed the Bulawayo crowd that she didn’t lose her touch on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hard work paid off with her celebrating a host of strong results against a […]

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DUCATI TEAM READY FOR THE ACTION AT ASSEN, HOME OF THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP

After taking a brilliant win and two more podiums at Aragon (Spain) last weekend, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team is ready to take it back to the track at Assen (Netherlands) for the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. Both Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are keen to take home their first win […]

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#AragonWorldSBK Day 3 – Davies dazzles field with seventh Aragon win

Tere are very few certainties in the WorldSBK calendar – but a Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) battle at MotorLand Aragon seems as close as you can get. In a repeat of last year’s Aragon Round, the two leading riders of the championship clashed sensationally in the […]

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Buriram WorldSBK: First win of 2018 for Davies

Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies scored his first 2018 WorldSBK race win after picking off riders and taking the lead that he stretched out to an eventual 2.1 seconds over second placed Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha) for Ducati’s first win at the Buriram circuit, and the first non-Kawasaki race victory in Thailand. On a […]

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Melandri does the WorldSBK double at Phillip Island

Marco Melandri took his second win of the weekend at Phillip Island by just 21 thousandths from reigning champion Jonathan Rea, drafting past the Kawasaki just before the line. Each rider had to make a pit-stop between laps 10-12 as a safety measure because of the issues that plagued the Pirelli tires in the first […]

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Largest ASBK Superbikes entry list ever | 50 riders

Nex weekend’s season opening round of the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (Feb 23-25), run alongside ASBK is looking to be a massive event, with an inundation of entries for the Australian classes – particularly the YMI Australian Superbike and Supersport 300. Entries for Australian superbikes have topped 50 – the biggest […]

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Rea signs off fantastic WorldSBK season with Losail victory

Triple World Champion concludes 2017 campaign with another triumph, whilst Davies and Lowes join him on the podium The final race of the 2017 season at the Acerbis Qatar Round on Saturday night brought another win for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as he crossed the line just under two seconds ahead of Chaz Davies […]

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World champion Jonathan Rea eyes up more history in big Qatar finale

Recently-crowned three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has two goals ahead of the final round of the 2017 series under the desert floodlights in Qatar. One is to take his first ever win around the 3.363-mile Losail Circuit near Doha – and if he happens to win the first race tomorrow evening followed by the […]

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WorldSBK heads into the final round of a historic 2017 season

They say it changes when the sun goes down, and this is certainly the case as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the Losail International Circuit for the final round of the season. Set under the stunning floodlights, the 5.3km circuit won’t let anything hide in the shadows, and stunning on track battles […]

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Jerez WorldSBK: Melandri breakdown hands Rea victory

Reigning WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea took a step closer to Colin Edwards’ all-time points record at Jerez this afternoon when a mechanical failure by Marco Melandri’s Ducati handed the Castletown resident a three-second lead with four laps left. Melandri had passed Rea for the lead on lap seven and pulled a gap of 1.5s but […]

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Jonathan Rea clinches historic World Superbike title

Jonathan Rea has made history with a third consecutive World Superbike riders’ championship title with five races to spare after a flawless victory in the Magny-Cours opener. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider needed to outscore Tom Sykes by five points while not conceding more than 12 points to Chaz Davies in order to secure a third […]

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2017 Magny-Cours World Superbike Preview: Will Rea Make History?

Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea has shown no remorse at the opening 10 rounds of 2017 World Superbike. The ZX-10RR pilot finished on the podium at every race except for one – race one in Donington. There, Rea crashed out, but came back to win race two. Heading into this weekend’s World Superbike round at […]

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Rea closes in on World Superbike title after Portimao double

Jonathan Rea enjoyed a dominant double victory at Portimao to put one hand on a third consecutive World Superbike championship. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider produced another flawless performance to carve his way from the reversed grid ninth place to lead on lap two before quickly building a gap out front. Chaz Davies climbed up […]

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Portimao prepares for the WorldSBK battle

WorldSBK heads to southern Europe and the stunning circuit of Autodromo Internacional do Algarve for the 10th round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and the return to Portugal is one which is generating a lot of interest within the WorldSBK paddock.  Four different riders on the WorldSBK grid have won around the 4.5km […]

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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 […]