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Rea raring for World Superbike testing return

Triple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he’s ready for “a step-by-step” return to action at pre-season testing in preparation for the 2018 World Superbike championship. The history-making Kawasaki rider is hunting an unprecedented fourth consecutive WSBK title this year and begins his on-track action at the two-day Jerez test tomorrow (23rd January) before moving on to Portimao for a ...

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Hernandez focuses on World Superbike debut amid Tech 3 links

Yonny Hernandez says he’s determined to “do a great job” on his rookie World Superbike campaign having signed for Pedercini Kawasaki, amid rumours linking him to the MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha ride to replace Jonas Folger. Hernandez signed for Pedercini Kawasaki at the end of last year in preparation for the 2018 World Superbike championship and was present at the ...

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WorldSBK king Rea taking ‘step-by-step’ approach as testing begins

WorldSBK testing 2018 kicks off at Jerez tomorrow with reigning champion Jonathan Rea taking a step-by-step approach to the three days in Spain. The Kawasaki man, whose speed was supposed to be curtailed by a raft of new regulations this season, set the Spanish track alight at the end of last year, outpacing the assembled MotoGP riders and setting a ...

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Camier reveals unchanged Red Bull Honda livery

New Red Bull Honda rider Leon Camier has revealed the team will run an unchanged livery for the 2018 World Superbike championship as he gears up for pre-season testing. Camier makes the switch from MV Agusta to the Ten Kate Racing-run factory Honda squad this year and is joined by World Superbike rookie Jake Gagne who made three appearances as a replacement ...

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Camier reveals unchanged Red Bull Honda livery

New Red Bull Honda rider Leon Camier has revealed the team will run an unchanged livery for the 2018 World Superbike championship as he gears up for pre-season testing. Camier makes the switch from MV Agusta to the Ten Kate Racing-run factory Honda squad this year and is joined by World Superbike rookie Jake Gagne who made three appearances as a replacement ...

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Falzon leads Australian World Superbike wildcard entries

Daniel Falzon has been announced as one of three World Superbike wildcard entries for the 2018 season opener at Phillip Island. Falzon will be joined on the WSBK grid by fellow ASBK contenders Wayne Maxwell, who will both compete under the Yamaha Racing Team banner, and Troy Herfoss who has been entered as a Honda wildcard rider. In the World ...

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Maxwell, Herfoss lead wildcard charge at Phillip Island WorldSBK

Australia will have four riders racing as wildcard riders at the Phillip Island WorldSBK season opener next month and the charge is being led by former domestic champions Wayne Maxwell nd Troy Herfoss. Herfoss, who now races for Team Honda , and Yamaha Racing Team’s (YRT) Wayne Maxwell will be joined by a new rider for the 2018 Australian Superbike ...

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Rinaldi set for WSBK debut with European rounds deal

Reigning European Superstock 100 champion Michael Ruben Rinaldi has been handed his World Superbike debut by the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Junior Team with a deal to contest the European rounds in 2018. The Italian rider secured the Superstock 1000 title last year which set up a potential graduation to WSBK but with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri already signed for ...

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Brookes, Mackenzie form McAMS Yamaha squad for 2018

2015 British Superbike champion Josh Brookes and 2016 British Supersport champion Tarran Mackenzie have been confirmed as the McAMS Yamaha rider line-up for 2018 in BSB. Brookes, who returned to the series last year after a season in World Superbikes, ended 2017 runner-up in the riders’ standings to champion Shane Byrne and is only BSB rider other than Byrne to ...

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Donington Park undergoes upgrades for 2018

Donington Park is undertaking a major upgrade plan this winter including a new restaurant, circuit office, grandstands and rebranding having been acquired by the MotorSport Vision Group (MSV) this year. In August it was confirmed MSV were given the green light to takeover the Leicestershire circuit by the Competition and Markets Authority having initially reached an agreement in January this ...

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