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Jonathan Rea extends Superbikes Championship lead with Laguna Seca win

Ulsterman closing in on a record-breaking fifth title in a row Jonathan Rea took a massive step towards an unprecedented fifth World Superbike title in a row with victory in last night’s dramatic opening race at Laguna Seca in California. The Kawasaki rider roared to his fifth career win at the legendary American circuit and […]

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Takahashi scores Honda’s first top eight of WorldSBK 2019

Yuki Takahashi delivers Moriwaki Althea Honda’s best WorldSBK finish of the year in Misano with a run to the eighth in the wet opening race Honda notched up its first top eight result of the 2019 World Superbike Championship season courtesy of a charging performance in wet conditions by its substitute rider Yuki Takahashi in […]

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Supersport 300 World Championship: Ana Carrasco Wins At Misano

Carrasco Takes First Win Of The Season Reigning WorldSSP300 champion Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec) won her first race of the 2019 season after making a small break from the rest of a six-rider leading pack and staying clear of the dogfights going on just behind her in the final few corners. Ana enjoyed a winning […]

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World Superbikes: Rea wins in Italy to cut gap on Bautista

Jonathan Rea completed a Misano double and moved to within 16 points of World Superbike leader Alvaro Bautista as he won the final race of the weekend.The reigning champion from Northern Ireland won Saturday’s opener but had to settle for fifth as Bautista took victory in the sprint race. Bautista slid off while leading the […]

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World Superbikes: Rea handed penalty after last-lap incident in Bautista win

Four-time defending champion Jonathan Rea has been relegated to fourth and handed a grid penalty after crossing the line third in Alvaro Bautista’s latest World Superbike win at Jerez.Northern Irishman Rea brought down Englishman Alex Lowes on the final corner of Saturday’s race. Rea apologised to Lowes’ Yamaha team but after initially being confirmed in […]

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Isle of Man TT 2019 results: Peter Hickman takes fourth career win in second supersport race ahead of Dean Harrison

Smiths Racing Trooper Triumph rider picks up his first win on the smaller 600cc bikes after yet another race-long duel with Harrison Peter Hickman ended his long wait for a first 600cc win at the Isle of Man TT after taking victory in the Monster Energy Supersport Race Two, following yet another nail-biting battle with Dean Harrison. Hickman has […]

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World Superbikes: Rea wins Superpole race to complete Imola double

Jonathan Rea took his second win of the weekend with victory in Sunday’s Superpole sprint at Imola. The reigning champion from Northern Ireland took the chequered flag in the 10-lap race, 2.141 seconds clear of Welshman Chaz Davies. Rea has reduced the gap to championship leader Alvaro Bautista, who completed the podium, to 43 points. […]

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World Superbikes 2019: Assen king Jonathan Rea hoping to enhance incredible Dutch TT record

Jonathan Rea will be hoping to maintain his outstanding record at Assen this weekend as the World Superbike star tries to reel in runaway championship leader Alvaro Bautista. After the first three rounds, Rea is 39 points adrift of the Aruba.it Ducati rider, who has won the first nine races in a row make a dream start […]

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Isle of Man TT: Dean Harrison – “We’re back to put the record straight.”

Dean Harrison, the mechanic turned racer, is without doubt one of the biggest draws on the road racing scene. He commands an enviable pedigree: multiple Gold Cup and Spring Cup triumphs to his name, as well as numerous podium finishes at the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix. Harrison achieved his second victory […]

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Superbikes news – Bautista triumphs in 2019 opener at Phillip Island

The Spaniard claimed the win in his first World Superbikes race since making the switch from Moto GP, where he had been riding for the previous nine years. He took the lead on the first lap and finished well ahead with a final lead of 14.983 seconds. Things had not seemed so promising for Bautista […]

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WSB: Laguna returns to calendar for 2019, no Kyalami

Laguna Seca has returned to the 2019 World Superbike calendar after initially being dropped for the upcoming season. Circuit bosses had been unable to agree a date with World Superbike rights’ holders Dorna, who wanted to run the event in August on a weekend that clashed with a car event at the Californian circuit. A […]

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Triple Treat of World Superbike to launch at Phillip Island

The Phillip Island round of the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship from February 22-24 will be the first to host three races for the famed production bike series. Schedule confirmation came in overnight from international organisers, Dorna and the FIM, with the expanded three-race formula (see below for full Phillip Island WSBK Schedule), for […]

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‘Hamilton crashes in Superbike test’

Lewis Hamilton took a tumble while testing World Superbike machinery in Jerez on Friday, according to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport. Hamilton was in Spain to test a Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, but scraped the tarmac on one lap, escaping apparently unharmed. Hamilton is a known fan of action on two wheels and has previously teased […]

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Champion Jonathan Rea embracing new race challenge as Argentina hosts maiden World Superbike round Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/champion-jonathan-rea-embracing-new-race-challenge-as-argentina-hosts-maiden-world-superbike-round

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 […]