Alvaro Bautista

  • WSB: Rea survives huge scare to lead FP2, van der Mark top overall

    WSB: Rea survives huge scare to lead FP2, van der Mark top overall

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    Heavy rain almost catches Rea out as the FP1 benchmark remains unbeaten at Magny-Cours The inclement weather continued to wreak havoc with the WorldSBK class as the second session at the Pirelli French Round began in torrential rain. As a result, the lap times were significantly slower as the riders searched for grip. Michael van…

  • WSB: Van der Mark edges out Haslam in wet FP1, both title contenders crash

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    Drying conditions lead to a late shuffle at the top of the order, with a surprising top six featuring home-hero Loris Baz and Honda’s Alessandro Delbianco The 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship touches down at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, with gloomy skies greeting the WorldSBK class for the opening Free Practice session. Early…

  • OOOOhhhh…. look at this cgi of the Honda Superblade from our Japanese mates. How hot is this?

    OOOOhhhh…. look at this cgi of the Honda Superblade from our Japanese mates. How hot is this?

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    Made by the excellent soothsayers in the land of the rising sun, this image of the next-generation, hot-for-2020 Superblade from Honda is boiling hot. Equipped with MotoGP-esque wings and active aerodynamics, the bike is going to be the flagship model in the 2020 road-going line up and will have former Ducati WSB darling Alvaro Bautista…

  • WSB: CONFIRMED Alvaro Bautista has SIGNED for Honda in 2020 World Superbike campaign

    WSB: CONFIRMED Alvaro Bautista has SIGNED for Honda in 2020 World Superbike campaign

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    The Spaniard has got a HRC contract to take on the Super Blade and get it on the podium. It’s a done deal now, the 34-year-old WILL be on the all-new Super Blade next year in WSB. Bautista, who has taken an unprecedented 15 wins in 2019 has lost his grip on the title due…

  • PATENTS confirm Honda’s next generation CBR1000RR is coming for 2020. And it’ll have active WINGS.

    PATENTS confirm Honda’s next generation CBR1000RR is coming for 2020. And it’ll have active WINGS.

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    We first brought you the news of Honda’s Superblade a week ago – but in case you missed it with everything happening over the last few days again. Here it is again. We’ve been telling you for years that Honda’s been working on a new CBR1000RR superbike – and with patents emerging online showing a…

  • WSB: Bautista beats Rea in final lap showdown at Portimao!

    WSB: Bautista beats Rea in final lap showdown at Portimao!

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    A thrilling climax to the final WorldSBK action of the weekend saw the two championship protagonists give it their all! A thrilling Race 2 at Portimao fired the championship race back into life as Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) overcame a poor start and a shoulder injury to triumph over Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing…

  • WSB: Rea prevails for Tissot Superpole Race win as Bautista battles back

    WSB: Rea prevails for Tissot Superpole Race win as Bautista battles back

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    The two main championship protagonists will start on the front row, making for a tantalising Race 2 after an action-packed Tissot Superpole Race! The 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship fired back into life on Sunday morning with the Tissot Superpole Race. The 10-lap affair would be all-action from the start and would eventually see…

  • WSB: Reigning champion Rea WINS Race One at Portimao.

    WSB: Reigning champion Rea WINS Race One at Portimao.

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    Jonathan Rea just claimed his eighth consecutive win at Portimao in Race One of this weekend’s World Superbike round. With the race getting underway, it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) got the holeshot and took the lead into Turn 1 but there was drama behind. A lunge from Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing –…

  • WSB: It’s official. Scott Redding WILL replace Alvaro Bautista at Ducati for 2020.

    WSB: It’s official. Scott Redding WILL replace Alvaro Bautista at Ducati for 2020.

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    We’ve been hearing rumours for a few weeks – but it’s now official. Scott Redding is heading to World Superbikes for 2020, joining the ARUBA.IT Ducati team for 2020. Redding will replace Spanish sensation Alvaro Bautista (who has been rumoured to be on his way to Honda) – and race as part of a three-man…

  • WSB: Eugene Laverty joins BMW for the 2020 season.

    WSB: Eugene Laverty joins BMW for the 2020 season.

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    Eugene Laverty will be riding a BMW S 1000 RR for the official BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in the 2020 Superbike World Championship. Laverty has raced for a string of manufacturers in the past, including Yamaha, Aprilia, Suzuki and Ducati – but next year, he’s heading to BMW. The Irishman will be replacing German rider…

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