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  • 10 things to know ahead of WSB in Australia THIS WEEKEND

    10 things to know ahead of WSB in Australia THIS WEEKEND

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    Want to be more expert than the ‘experts’? S’easy – just use this crib sheet and you’re ready to go for this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island. 1) Phillip Island is the track with most WorldSBK races run: 58. The first appearance of the Australian track in the calendar was…

  • WSB:  Unbeatable Rea reignites Bautista rivalry for Race 2 victory

    WSB: Unbeatable Rea reignites Bautista rivalry for Race 2 victory

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    Rea brings 2019 to a close with a win after a race-long tussle with Bautista! The final race of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship took place under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit for the Motul Qatar Round. After a season of last lap battles, new rivalries, record-shattering performances and triumphant successes,…

  • WSB: Rea makes it 16 wins with Tissot Superpole Race victory

    WSB: Rea makes it 16 wins with Tissot Superpole Race victory

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    The Ulsterman put in another strong performance to overcome the opposition and retain his pole position for Race 2, where he will look for a record-equalling 17th win in a season The final Tissot Superpole Race of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship took place at the 5.3km Losail International Circuit. With the sun only…

  • WSB: Rea romps to pole at Losail, Lowes and Cortese impress

    WSB: Rea romps to pole at Losail, Lowes and Cortese impress

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    It was a fourth pole in five rounds for five-time WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea, whilst the battle for third in the Championship is peppered throughout the top ten The final Tissot Superpole session of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season kicked-off in Qatar at the Losail International Circuit. The 25-minute session determined the…

  • WSB: Chaz Davies shines under the floodlights to end Day 1 on top in Qatar

    WSB: Chaz Davies shines under the floodlights to end Day 1 on top in Qatar

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    The Ducati rider led the way, while the chasing pack have work to do for Friday. The final session of the day for the WorldSBK class was one of the most important yet, with the first look of realistic race pace coming in the night time. Rocketing up the order, Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing –…

  • WSB: Bautista blasts to San Juan victory in Race 1!

    WSB: Bautista blasts to San Juan victory in Race 1!

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    The Spaniard wanted to return to winning ways and battled hard to do so, whilst the left of the riders were left to pick up the pieces behind him… The opening race of the Motul Argentinean Round at the Circuito San Juan Villicum would see a frantic race for WorldSBK’s second visit to South America.…

  • WSB: Bautista holds off van der Mark for pole in Argentina!

    WSB: Bautista holds off van der Mark for pole in Argentina!

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    With the majority of the field setting strong lap times early on in the session, there was plenty of surprises right through the WorldSBK grid! The 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is in its penultimate round of the year in Argentina at the Circuito San Juan Villicum. Saturday means Tissot Superpole and Race 1,…

  • WSB: Rea wins to clinch fifth WorldSBK title at Magny-Cours!

    WSB: Rea wins to clinch fifth WorldSBK title at Magny-Cours!

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    A five-star performance as Rea holds off van der Mark to become the first five-time WorldSBK champion! A five-star performance as Rea holds off van der Mark to become the first five-time WorldSBK champion! The Pirelli French Round will go down in the history books of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. It began with…

  • WSB:  Razgatlioglu takes historic win in 800th WorldSBK Race!

    WSB: Razgatlioglu takes historic win in 800th WorldSBK Race!

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    First Turkish winner in WorldSBK history as Razgatlioglu charges from 16th on the grid to deny Rea on the last lap The Pirelli French Round produced one of the races of the WorldSBK season so far as five different riders lead at various stages, before Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) crashed out of…

  • WSB: Rea grabs Magny-Cours pole, all five manufacturers in top ten!

    WSB: Rea grabs Magny-Cours pole, all five manufacturers in top ten!

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    The world champion prevails in a rain-hit Tissot Superpole with Bautista back on the fifth row The weather continued to wreak havoc at the Pirelli French Round with heavy rain falling ahead of Tissot Superpole. The lap times tumbled all the way to the end but in a dramatic finish, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team…

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