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Robin Miller: WorldSBK needs to be radical, it has nothing to lose…

If anything demonstrated that WorldSBK requires radical change it was at Portimao. Hail Jonathan Rea’s magnificent double which takes him to the brink of another world title but despair at the inevitability of it all which has made for a very dull series. However, hope is at hand – or is it? Following the proclamation by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta, ...

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Portimao – Testing results

Full test results from the one-day in-season test after the tenth round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal. 1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR 1m 42.313s 53 laps 2. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R 1m 42.711s 64 laps 3. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R 1m 43.017s 65 laps 4. Toprak ...

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Rea tops Portimao test as Razgatlioglu stars

Click here for full World Superbike test results from Portimao Jonathan Rea has picked up where he left off having dominated the Portimao race weekend with pole position and a double race victory by topping the test times, while Toprak Razgatlioglu starred for Puccetti Kawasaki. Rea, who has moved to the cusp of a third consecutive World Superbike title with ...

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Davies to test Ducati V4 at Portimao tomorrow?

WorldSBK’s rumour mill went into overdrive at Portimao this evening as all the teams apart from Ducati were hustled down the tunnel in readiness for an ‘exclusive’ test at the Portugese track. Ducati’s garage and hospitality unit remained built up at the Algarve’s circuit, prompting speculation that Chaz Davies would get his hands on the new V4 Superbike – in ...

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Dixon disappointed after frantic Oulton Park

Jake Dixon had a manic MCE British Superbike Showdown debut round after sprinting from a pit lane start to fourth place in the opener due to a warm-up crash followed by rear tyre wear woes to drop to sixth place in race two. The RAF Reserves Kawasaki rider, who signed a new BSB deal with the team for 2018 at the ...

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Portimao WorldSBK test: Rookie Razgatlioglu outpaces Aprilia, Yamaha

Puccetti Kawasaki’s STK1000 star Toprak Razgatlioglu made a sensational WorldSBK debut today at the Portimao test, outpacing the works-backed Aprilia and Yamaha teams. The Turkish rider, who will move into the big class at the start of next season, ended his day only a second off the best time set by champion-elect Jonathan Rea and was fractionally faster than Eugene ...

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Oulton Park – Race results (2)

Full race two results at the tenth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Oulton Park. 1. Dan Linfoot GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR 18 laps, 28m 54.097s 2. Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.054s 3. Bradley Ray GBR Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 +0.114s 4. Peter Hickman GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR +1.514s 5. Josh Brookes AUS ...

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Portimao WorldSBK: Davies ‘relaxed too much’ before crash

Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies ‘missed an easy podium’ in yesterday’s second WorldSBK race at Portimao, after crashing at what he described as cruising pace at the Portugese track. Davies swept past Eugene Laverty for second at the halfway point but didn’t have the pace to try and catch runaway leader Jonathan Rea. The Welshman believes he relaxed a little too ...

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Linfoot gets redemption with Oulton Park victory

After being cruelly denied victory by a Honda engine failure in race one, Dan Linfoot has bounced back with a win in Oulton Park race two after passing Leon Haslam on the last lap. Linfoot led the opener in the wet at the Cheshire track by 10 seconds when a painful engine blowout dashed his hopes but he produced the perfect ...

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Visor trouble hurts Byrne’s charge

Shane Byrne says a blurred helmet visor wrecked his chances in the wet race one as he attempted to salvage much-needed points in race two at Oulton Park. The defending BSB champion has slipped to third in the riders’ championship after struggling with a misty visor in race one which restrained him to ninth place on his Be Wiser Ducati. ...

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