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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Sykes - Interview
6 February 2017:
An exclusive interview with Tom Sykes on adapting to new rules in 2017, his rivalry with Jonathan Rea and targeting a second World Superbike title.
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Rea - Interview
5 February 2017:
An exclusive interview with two-time and defending World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea on preparing for 2017 and the hunt for a third consecutive world title
EXCLUSIVE: Nicky Hayden - Q&A Interview
3 January 2017:
An exclusive interview with Nicky Hayden on his maiden World Superbike campaign, hopes for 2017 and his view on the race 2 grid shake-up
EXCLUSIVE: Mick Shanley (SMR Aprilia) Q&A
14 December 2016:
"The effort we're doing is as full factory as anything gets" - Mick Shanley on new SMR Aprilia WorldSBK project.
EXCLUSIVE: Josh Brookes - Q&A
10 December 2016:
"My realistic options are the NW200 and the Isle Of Man TT, maybe doing the Suzuka 8 hour and also riding in a three round Chinese championship." - Josh Brookes
EXCLUSIVE: Chaz Davies - Q&A Interview
19 November 2016:
An exclusive interview with Chaz Davies on what caused his untouchable form after the summer break, his undying competitive edge and future MotoGP aspirations
EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Beaubier - Q&A Interview
5 November 2016:
An exclusive interview with two-time AMA Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier on his route through the racing ranks, being Marc Marquez's team-mate and aims for World Superbikes
EXCLUSIVE: Sylvain Guintoli - Q&A Interview
7 October 2016:
"Sometimes you sign late and it’s a great deal... like when you’re young at the disco, the clever guy waits and walks away with the best girl at the end!"
EXCLUSIVE: Marcel Duinker (Tom Sykes' crew chief) - Q&A
29 September 2016:
Tom Sykes' crew chief Marcel Duinker talks about the 'healthy rivalry' between his rider and Jonathan Rea and his reasons for staying in World Superbikes.
EXCLUSIVE: Marco Melandri - Q&A
26 August 2016:
"We actually did very similar times to Davide and Chaz so it's looking good" - Marco Melandri.
EXCLUSIVE: Razlan Razali (Sepang) - Q&A
15 June 2016:
“We will be installing lights at Sepang next year, but for track days. Not racing"
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Denning (Pata Yamaha) Q&A
1 June 2016:
Pata Yamaha's Paul Denning assesses the team’s transition with Yamaha, coping with two injured riders and casts an eye over the British series
Turning the corner: Who does what in WSBK
26 May 2016:
Michael Laverty casts his eye over the 2016 World Superbike riding techniques.
Shaina interviews Leon Camier!
25 May 2016:
Ten-year-old Indonesian fan Shaina Salvia interviews MV Agusta World Superbike star Leon Camier...
Shaina interviews Scott Smart!
24 May 2016:
“Wings are going to be my problem, because the road bikes will have them” - Scott Smart, World Superbike technical director.
Shaina interviews Alex Lowes!
23 May 2016:
“The dream would be to ride together with Sam in MotoGP, but first I have to win here” - Alex Lowes.
Nicky Hayden talks first World Superbike win
15 May 2016:
Nicky Hayden talks to
moments after his first World Superbike race win.
Jonathan Rea: It feels like we’re testing
15 May 2016:
“We’ve changed our engine character quite a bit since Imola... Now we need to understand the weight balance” - Jonathan Rea.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael van der Mark - Q&A
13 May 2016:
An exclusive interview with Honda World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark, conducted after Friday practice for this weekend’s Sepang round...
EXCLUSIVE Interview with Alex Lowes
30 March 2016:
"You could say that I'm getting rid of the rough edges of my style but the aggressive attitude still needs to be there..."
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Rea Q&A Interview
13 February 2016:
“As a race bike it’s asking me now to ride in the style of Tom; brake deeper, stop then fire it out. But I also have my style, which I’m trying to not lose.”
Tom Sykes (KRT Kawasaki) Q&A Interview
12 February 2016:
“I’ve always been a team player and I’ve always worked for the Kawasaki racing team. But last year the team got divided quite quickly.”
Paul Denning (Yamaha) Q&A Interview
23 January 2016:
“Alex wants to win the first race. But from Yamaha’s point of view and my point of view the target is to be able to be as competitive as we can at the start.”
Alex Lowes (Crescent Yamaha) Q&A Interview
19 January 2016:
"Have we got the package to win the championship in our first year? I think it would be a massive task. [But] Is the Yamaha good enough to win races? Yes." - Alex Lowes
EXCLUSIVE: Jordi Torres - Q&A
30 April 2015:
“I don’t search my future in Superbikes and MotoGP. I want to stay in Aprilia for a long time, as long as I can.”
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Sykes Q&A Interview
7 February 2015:
“It’s something I dedicate my life to and when it’s taken away from you by somebody else it’s impossible to accept.”
EXCLUSIVE: WSBK's Jonathan Rea Q&A
6 February 2015:
“I’m super-happy and all the guys in my team are enjoying it. No matter the colour the unit we have around us will do a good job.” - Jonathan Rea
EXCLUSIVE: Loris Baz - Q&A Interview
5 November 2014:
Crash.net catches up with Loris Baz to discuss his time with Kawasaki in World Superbikes, his impending MotoGP move and
fall out with Tom Sykes...
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Pike (Jonathan Rea's crew chief) Q&A
24 October 2014:
Crash.net speaks with Chris Pike, crew chief of Jonathan Rea, about his career, the 2014 season and the burning issue of team orders…
EXCLUSIVE Davide Giugliano - Q&A
3 October 2014:
catches up with Davide Giugliano as he bids to introduce greater consistency to make the best of his evident speed on the Ducati
Q&A: Davide Gentile (Eugene Laverty's Data Analyst)
24 September 2014:
gets technical with Eugene Laverty's WSBK Data Analyst Davide Gentile for a closer look at what it takes to make a Superbike fast.
EXCLUSIVE Q&A - Chaz Davies
20 September 2014:
catches up with Ducati WSBK rider Chaz Davies to discuss his season so far, the future and his opinions on the Circuit of Wales
EXCLUSIVE Leon Haslam Q&A
18 September 2014:
PATA Honda's Leon Haslam reflects on his difficult 2014 WSBK season, looks towards his future and discusses the direction for the sport.
EXCLUSIVE Paul Denning (Crescent Suzuki) - Q&A
10 September 2014:
An exclusive interview with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team manager Paul Denning, conducted at Jerez...
EXCLUSIVE Sylvain Guintoli - Q&A
27 July 2014:
Sylvain Guintoli reflects on his World Superbike Championship season so far and his hopes of staying with Aprilia.
EXCLUSIVE Nataliya Lyubimova, Yakhnich - Q&A
23 June 2014:
Yakhnich Motorsport team manager Nataliya Lyubimova explains why her title-winning outfit has been forced to withdraw from WSBK and WSS.
EXCLUSIVE Jonathan Rea - Q&A
14 June 2014:
Crash.net catches up with PATA Honda WSBK rider Jonathan Rea to discuss his season so far, his future and MotoGP...
EXCLUSIVE Loris Baz - Q&A
11 June 2014:
Loris Baz speaks to Crash.net about 'that' controversial clash with Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes in Sepang...
EXCLUSIVE Geoff May (Erik Buell Racing) Q&A
8 May 2014:
Geoff May sits down with Crash.net to discuss Erik Buell Racing's ambitious plans and his optimism for the American firm's WSBK future
EXCLUSIVE Les Pearson (Crescent Suzuki) Q&A
7 May 2014:
"Alex reminds me of when I first started working with Chris Walker. They’re very similar personalities and they’re very similar on a bike.”
EXCLUSIVE Scott Smart (WSBK Technical Director) Q&A
1 May 2014:
“…teams can’t dictate what the championship is doing because someone has to make a final decision. That’s how other successful championships work.”
EXCLUSIVE Ernesto Marinelli (Ducati) - Q&A
24 April 2014:
“For sure the rider that I had the most great memories with was Troy. Actually I still miss him!”
EXCLUSIVE Eugene Laverty - Q&A
17 April 2014:
“Max had stepped aside, Sylvain had come in and I was the guy who had to challenge for the title. There’s pressure there.”
EXCLUSIVE Nataliya Lyubimova, Yakhnich - Q&A
2 April 2014:
Yakhnich Motorsport's Nataliya Lyubimova chats with
about her fascinating journey from plucky rider to world title winning team manager.
EXCLUSIVE Philip Marron, Eugene Lavery's Crew Chief - Q&A
4 March 2014:
Crash.net chats with Eugene Laverty's trusted Crew Chief Philip Marron following the Irishman's winning start to the 2014 WSBK season.
EXCLUSIVE Paul Denning - Q&A
21 February 2014:
Voltcom Crescent boss Paul Denning looks ahead to what many are tipping to be Suzuki's most competitive season in years...
EXCLUSIVE Troy Bayliss - Q&A
4 February 2014:
"Me and Nori used to race so hard and so close but we never had an accident. He spent such a lot of time within a centimetre of my back wheel, but I had great faith in him..."
EXCLUSIVE Tom Sykes - Q&A
1 February 2014:
"There was always the argument that, ‘you can’t do this [in WSBK] because you’re coming towards Grand Prix’. But Grand Prix have gone exactly towards Superbikes..."
EXCLUSIVE Chaz Davies - Q&A
16 January 2014:
"When you get a sniff of winning and you know you can do it, it gets your blood up and you just want more and more of it" - Chaz Davies.
Paul Denning (Crescent Suzuki) - Q&A
15 January 2014:
“We have an option on Alex [Lowes] for 2015 as well and I can’t see us not taking it up!” – Paul Denning.
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