WSBK Features

05/16/2008 - 12:00

The World Superbike Championship will return to American soil for the first time since 2004, after which Laguna Seca switched allegiance to MotoGP, when the Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City hosts round six of the 2008 series on June 1.

12/23/2007 - 10:56

Part one of Crash.net's review of the 2007 WSBK season.

James Toseland (GBR), Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Team, Honda CBR1000RR, 52
Troy Bayliss (AUS), Ducati
10/11/2007 - 17:13

Double World Superbike champion James Toseland believes it was his battles with former MotoGP winners Troy Bayliss and Max Biaggi which opened the grand prix door for 2008.

10/08/2007 - 17:11

James Toseland's World Superbike career came to a perfect end at Magny-Cours on Sunday, when the MotoGP-bound Briton won his second world title at a venue that holds "his best and worst memories".

Troy Bayliss (AUS), Ducati Xerox Team, Ducati 999F07, 21
2007 Superbike World Championship, Round 8
07/19/2007 - 16:45

The FIM has revealed exactly how the new 1200cc twins will be handicapped to ensure they gain no unfair advantage from their extra engine capacity during the 2008 World Superbike championship

04/21/2006 - 00:00

Acting as a stand-in for regular Winston Ten Kate Honda rider Karl Muggeridge, Giovanni Bussei had his first ride on the CBR1000RR in morning practice at Valencia on Friday, before going on to set the 25th fastest time out of 33 entrants in first qualifying.

04/19/2006 - 00:00

Following increasing speculation that the World Superbike technical regulations will be changed to give twin-cylinder machinery a 200cc capacity advantage - bringing them up to 1200cc - in the face of growing four-cylinder opposition, WSBK organiser's FGSport have today released the following statement.

03/03/2006 - 00:00

PSG-1 Kawasaki's Chris Walker shot to second fastest during the opening free practice session today at Phillip Island - but the Briton was forced to experiment with set-up to try and solve chatter problems in the following qualifying session, leaving him 8th on the provisional grid.

03/03/2006 - 00:00

Fresh from finishing sixth and seventh on his World Superbike debut at Qatar, former MotoGP star Alex Barros made a further leap in performance during day one in Australia - qualifying his Klaffi Honda a provisional second.

09/21/2005 - 00:00

The boys have been rumbled! More and more girls are discovering that female work opportunities in the World Superbike paddock aren't limited to being grid girls, and are now holding their own alongside the guys in more mentally challenging roles.

08/11/2005 - 00:00

Deep in the heart of a Superbike engine, as it laps international racing circuits at speeds sometimes in excess of 300kph, two worlds of technology are colliding - but doing so in almost perfect harmony.

05/26/2005 - 00:00

He possesses a riding talent that has set international motorcycle racing alight since he burst onto the World Supersport scene in 2001 and won that title two years later. Last year - his first in World Superbikes - Chris Vermeulen took four race wins on the all-new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, finishing fourth overall.

12/22/2004 - 00:00

In his first monthly Crash.net column, newly signed Foggy Petronas rider Steve Martin tells us all how his Oz lifestyle has changed now that he has joned his first ever factory backed racing team for 2005...

11/17/2004 - 00:00

In an exclusive interview with Alstare Suzuki's Troy Corser at the NEC show in Birmingham, UK, the Australian rider seemed sure of his ability to challenge for the 2005 World Superbike title...

11/12/2004 - 00:00

Renegade Ducati boss Mark Griffiths has admitted he'll look back on his team's debut World Superbike season with a mixture of joy and pain - and declared that star rider Noriyuki Haga currently remains a Renegade rider, despite negotiations with Yamaha.

11/10/2004 - 00:00

1996 world champion and new Alstare Suzuki rider Troy Corser believes that, while World Superbike will probably never return to the glory days of the mid-1990s, 2005 will 'definitely' be one of the best Superbike season's ever.

11/09/2004 - 00:00

Renegade Koji Ducati has told Crash.net that they have had interest from MotoGP, WSBK and AMA SBK riders to fill Leon Haslam's departure and Noriyuki Haga's possible absence from the team next season.

11/06/2004 - 00:00

Xerox could replace Fila as the title sponsor of the factory Ducati World Superbike team, that's the opinion of new WSBK champion James Toseland.

11/04/2004 - 00:00

The NEC bike show opened to the press and trade today with official confirmation that Yukio Kagayama will be joining the Alstare Corona Suzuki World Superbike team next season - and that Corona will be expanding their WSBK effort by becoming the championship's title sponsor.

10/13/2004 - 00:00

The 2004 World Superbike season is over and Ducati Fila's James Toseland is the new world champion, thanks to his one-two finishes at the last round at France's Magny Cours...

09/27/2004 - 00:00

Second in the World Superbike championship by only four points, Fila Ducati's James Toseland, believes he can take the title from his team-mate Regis Laconi. In this exclusive interview with Louise Cain, Toseland explains how and why he will be able do it...

09/27/2004 - 00:00

A spectacular three race winning run at the end of the 2003 World Supersport season was an impressive feat for the combination of Karl Muggeridge, Ten Kate Honda and the new CBR600RR Honda, but it was just a taster of what was to come in 2004.

09/27/2004 - 00:00

After the first race at Imola, Ten Kate Honda's Chris Vermeulen led the World Superbike championship by one point. After the second race, where he battled his way to sixth from the back following a warm-up lap crash, he was relegated to third spot. Here he exclusivelytells Louise Cain what went wrong...

09/02/2004 - 00:00

Arguably the greatest global production-based racing success of recent years has been enjoyed by the Ten Kate Honda team, as they propelled first Fabien Foret and then Chris Vermeulen to World Supersport Championship wins, in 2002 and 2003 respectively, before successfully branching out to the World Superbike series this season.