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John Hopkins to return to action at Imola

25 April, 2020
John Hopkins will finally be able to debut in this season’s World Superbike Championship during this weekend’s second round at Imola.The unlucky Crescent Fixi Suzuki rider who had broke his right hand in a pre-season test at Phillip Island that…

WSBK Imola: Jonathan Rea tops the charts in QP1

24 April, 2020
It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Jonathan Rea head the timesheets in this season’s World Superbike championship, but the Castrol Honda rider seems very comfortable with the new ride-by-wire system that’s helping him get a little more out…

Tom Sykes on Superpole at Imola with record breaking lap

24 April, 2020
With 14 riders grouped in less than a second, today’s Superpole at Imola was all about tire management and using Pirelli’s two qualifying tires at the right time, with the riders who had the slowest race pace using both tires…

WSBK Imola Race highlights and rider quotes

21 April, 2020
After two rounds and four races, three of which Carlos Checa has won (one was a DNF), he is now leading in the World Superbike standings with four points over Max Biaggi, but the Althea Racing Team is still complaining,…

WSBK Imola: Tom Sykes commands QP2

19 April, 2020
It was payback time for Tom Sykes during the second World Superbike qualifying session at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit at Imola after being pipped by Jakub Smrz and team mate Joan Lascorz yesterday. Lap times dropped considerably during…

Xavi Fores confirmed to race for BMW Italia

18 April, 2020
Earlier this afternoon we posted the rumor that Javier ‘Xavi’ Fores would replace the retired James Toseland at BMW Italia for the three remaining rounds of the 2011 World Superbike Championship and now this rumor has now been confirmed. Serafino…

Max Biaggi is 2010 WSBK champion

16 April, 2020
The title of this post suggests that today’s race and the subsequent championship result for 2010 is simpler than it seems. Firstly, Carlos Checa continued his excellent form this weekend, winning Race 2 after a victory in Race 1 as…

Highlight videos and rider quotes from the WSBK round at Imola

15 April, 2020
More than 87,000 fans showed up at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit at Imola expecting to see Carlos Checa take home the 2011 World Superbike championship crown (Ducati’s Filippo Preziosi wasn’t sitting in the Althea Racing garage for nothing),…

Tom Sykes tops QP2 at Imola with record breaking lap

14 April, 2020
The newly asphalted Imola track let times drop significantly from last year, and in this morning’s QP2 Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes not only topped the timesheet but also broke the previous circuit lap record that was set by Jonathan Rea just…

Aprilia RSV4 R in white to be revealed at Imola WSBK

10 April, 2020
Aprilia is presenting the RSV4 R at the Imola Superbike round this weekend. These pics show the RSV4 R in white (very smooth, we think), and it shares the same V4 engine with 180 hp as the track-based RSV 4.…

Francis Batta statement on Suzuki

10 April, 2020
On Saturday after QP2 at Imola, we posted what Francis Batta had said regarding Suzuki’s plans for 2012 reporting that the Japanese manufacturer would not be helping in future development nor would they back the team financially. Apparently Batta felt…

WSBK Imola Test – Neukirchner crashes, fractured vertebra

9 April, 2020
Max Neukirchner from Alstare Suzuki returned to track yesterday for the official Imola tests after being sidelined for 10 weeks with injuries picked up during the horror pile-up in Race 1 at Monza.Ninety minutes into this morning’s session, Neukirchner crashed…

World Superbike riders preview Imola Round

7 April, 2020
The second round of the 2012 World Superbike season will kicking off tomorrow at the historic Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit at Imola, and while Aprilia’s Max Biaggi is leading in the standings, Italian bookies are giving Carlos Checa the…

WSBK Imola Gallery of Pics

6 April, 2020
Check out our great gallery of pics from the 12th round of the World Superbike championship at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit at Imola, that saw Aprilia’s Max Biaggi crowned the 2010 champion with 413 points over Leon Haslam’s…

Max Neukirchner on track at Sachsenring

4 April, 2020
After almost two months from his horrific crash during Race 1 at Monza, Max Neukirchner was finally back on track yesterday at the Sachsenring circuit doing some training. The Alstare Suzuki rider did a dozen laps around the track on…

Marco Simoncelli says Yes! Will Race at Imola

4 April, 2020
Italy will have their dream team this weekend at Imola, because Marco Simoncelli has decided to take up the challenge and will make his World Superbike debut on the Aprilia RSV-4 alongside Max Biaggi.“I’m very happy with this test and…

Marco Simoncelli's pass on Max Biaggi

29 March, 2020
Lucky for us the Flamini Brothers and Infront Motor Sports who run the WSBK series are less strict with Superbike footage, so this video probably won’t disappear like the MotoGP ones do.Here’s Fabrizio Calia from Italian TV La 7 interviewing…

Jonathan Rea bags victory in Race 1 at Imola

27 March, 2020
The new electronics that Jonathan Rea’s Castrol Honda is sporting, may have helped him in today’s race 1 at Imola, but it was all the Northern Irishman’s talent and determination that let him keep a faster and reborn Noriyuki Haga…

Imola Girls – Part 2

22 March, 2020
While we’re starting to rev up for WSBK round at Magny-Cours, France; here’s part 2 of the Imola paddock girls. If your missed part 1 you get it here. If you’re asking why there’s a Playboy bunny pic, rest assured…

Max Biaggi to miss Imola Superbike round

20 March, 2020
Max Biaggi will not be racing in this weekend’s World Superbike round. The Aprilia Alitalia rider who won his his World Superbike title at Imola last year, will be forced to skip the Italian round as hasn’t recovered from his…
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