WSBK Features

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.

07/29/2004 - 00:00

According to a brief statement, motorcycling legend Frankie Chili looks all but certain to switch from Ducati to Kawasaki machines next season after his PSG-1 team signed a deal to run ZX-10Rs in the 2005 World SBK championship.

04/21/2004 - 00:00

Surprise British TV audience figures for last weekend have shown that the Misano round of the World Superbike championship beat the opening round of the MotoGP world championship, in terms of outright viewer numbers.

08/01/2003 - 00:00

FGSport, organisers of the World Superbike Championship, have controversially confirmed that next season the series - together with the Supersport and Superstock classes - will run on one brand of tyre, made by Pirelli.

07/31/2003 - 00:00

WSBK organisers FGSport look set to face a legal challenge from tyre supplier Dunlop over their plans to introduce a single brand of rubber, almost certainly made by Pirelli, next season.

07/25/2003 - 00:00

The FIM have today released the provisional calendar for the 2004 World Superbike Championship.

07/11/2003 - 00:00

Yesterday's announcement that the World Superbike Championship would align itself more closely to production machinery, and the rules of various national series, has angered the six principal manufacturers involved - all of whom have served notice to quit the formula should the new rules go ahead.

07/03/2003 - 00:00

Former World Superbike star Ben Bostrom will not have the opportunity to take on his former rivals as a wild-card at Laguna Seca next weekend, after the provisional entry list released today confirmed that Honda will not be entering any of their AMA stars.

Bostrom, a former double Laguna race winner, is said to be unhappy at Honda's decision to break with recent tradition and concentrate solely on the AMA series, which also means that Bostrom's colleagues Miguel DuHamel and Kurtis Robe

03/27/2003 - 00:00

Aussie Troy Corser will be on home territory this weekend at Phillip Island, and here the man who holds both the Superpole and race lap records from 1999, talks us through a flying lap of the coastal circuit - which he will attack this weekend on his Foggy Petronas FP1.

''You are in sixth gear down the start/finish Gardner Straight and in January we were reaching speeds around 300kph on the FP1,'' began Corser...