Imola

  • WSB: Eugene Laverty CONFIRMED for this weekend’s British round at Donington – but only for FP1, so far!

    WSB: Eugene Laverty CONFIRMED for this weekend’s British round at Donington – but only for FP1, so far!

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    The Irishman has been out with injury since May but, after an extensive recuperation period, will be back this weekend to put on a show. Possibly. After a lengthy absence since his horrendous crash at Imola, Laverty has been declared fit to take part in the UK Round this weekend. He will be reunited with…

  • VIDEO: Aprilia’s RS 660 caught on FILM.

    VIDEO: Aprilia’s RS 660 caught on FILM.

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    Aprilia’s new RS 660 has been caught out track testing once again – but this time we’ve got our hands on some footage of the new Italian supersport in action. https://www.facebook.com/ApriliaCup/videos/2577483428964228/ Following on from spy shots of Aprilia’s RS 660 out testing earlier this year at Vallelunga, footage has appeared of the new supersport testing…

  • Check out this beautiful MV Agusta F3 XX. It makes 160bhp @ 13,000rpm and weighs just 145kg without fuel!

    Check out this beautiful MV Agusta F3 XX. It makes 160bhp @ 13,000rpm and weighs just 145kg without fuel!

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    This absolute stunner was unveiled at the Imola round of WSB and – to be honest – we totally missed it. So we are in debt to our friends at Motociclismo.it for bringing our attention to this gorgeous, updated and carboned-to-the-hilt MV Agusta F3. Called the F3 800 XX Reparto Corse, the bike has been…

  • WSB: Green is the new red at Imola!

    WSB: Green is the new red at Imola!

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    Sykes’ demise promoted a huge battle between van der Mark and Razgatlioglu for the final podium position. The Turkish star made his move in the closing stages and got ahead of van der Mark. Then, a grandstand finish between the two, swapping paint and trading blows on the penultimate lap, colliding twice and bringing Leon…

  • WSB: Jonathan Rea returns to the top with Race 1 win at Imola!

    WSB: Jonathan Rea returns to the top with Race 1 win at Imola!

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    The reigning four-time WorldSBK champion ended Bautista’s domination for first win of 2019! It was a welcome return to the top step of the podium for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), who put in an exhibition during Race 1 of the Pirelli Italian Round. Off the line, it was a bright start for Rea,…

  • WSB: Chaz Davies sets new lap record to finish ahead of Rea and Bautista in dramatic WorldSBK encounter

    WSB: Chaz Davies sets new lap record to finish ahead of Rea and Bautista in dramatic WorldSBK encounter

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    The 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship continued at the Imola circuit for the Pirelli Italian Round. A dramatic session which saw two red-flags within the opening five minutes meant banking a time became all important. The first red-flag came at Turn 7, the exit of the Villeneuve chicane, when Michael Ruben Rinaldi (BARNI Racing…

  • WSB: The reigning champion is back ahead of the opposition, whilst Bautista can only manage fourth!

    WSB: The reigning champion is back ahead of the opposition, whilst Bautista can only manage fourth!

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    Day one at the Imola circuit concluded for WorldSBK, as quick times were coming thick and fast. With the sun beating down, action unfolded and yet again, it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) who remained in the number one position, ahead of Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) and the BMW of Tom…

  • WSB: Reigning champion Rea topped opening session whilst Davies and Bautista chase him down!

    WSB: Reigning champion Rea topped opening session whilst Davies and Bautista chase him down!

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    The 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship fired back into life at the famous Imola circuit, in Italy. The undulating rollercoaster-style circuit witnessed the first WorldSBK track action for four weeks, with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) returning to the top of the time sheets. The session was red flagged with 31 minutes left…

  • Rossi pens heartfelt letter to Nicky Hayden

    Rossi pens heartfelt letter to Nicky Hayden

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    A couple of days ago, news broke that Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden had been involved in a collision with a car while cycling near Rimini, Italy. He is currently in a critical condition, and remains in intensive care in an Italian hospital – and his friend Valentino Rossi has penned…

  • Video: Laverty’s horrific World Superbike fireball smash at Imola

    Video: Laverty’s horrific World Superbike fireball smash at Imola

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    In case you were out in the sun at the weekend instead of watching WSB, here’s something that happened that you might fancy a peak at – the fireball that engulfed Eugene Laverty’s Miwaukee Aprilia. Click on the image below to watch a video of the huge crash: The crash happened on the second day…

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