Press releases from the organizers and the teams after a wet and windy day of racing at Sepang:
Press releases from the teams and organizers after the first World Superbike race and qualifying for World Supersport:
Press releases from the organizers and WSBK and WSS teams after the first day of practice at Sepang:
Sepang Day 1
Savadori Fastest on Friday
Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1
Press releases ahead of this weekend's sixth round of the World Superbike championship:
WorldSBK: The Heat Is On
What awaits as WorldSBK heads east to Malaysia
As the world of motorcycle racing has gone made with speculation over who is to replace Jorge Lorenzo at Yamaha, and by extension, either Maverick Viñales at Suzuki or Dani Pedrosa at Honda, focus has also turned on the World Superbike paddock. There has been much talk of which riders could make the transition to MotoGP, and in turn, which MotoGP riders could try the switch to World Superbikes.
The one name that was consistently raised was reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea. Given Rea's previous experience standing in for an injured Casey Stoner in 2012, there had been much speculation that Rea had both the ability and the interest in making the switch to MotoGP.
Today, Rea put an end to any such speculation. The man from Larne extended his contract with Kawasaki to remain in World Superbikes for another two years. Rea will now be racing for Kawasaki until at least the end of 2018.
Press releases from the organization and the teams after the racing at Imola:
Press releases from the teams and organization after Saturday's race and qualifying at Imola:
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Imola:
WorldSBK: Davies on Top on Day 1 at Imola
Ducati rider flies the home flag for Italian manufacturer at home
Preview press releases and facts and figures ahead of this weekend's round of World Superbikes at the iconic Imola circuit:
#ImolaWorldSBK: Fortune Favours the Brave
The track of myths and legends awaits as WorldSBK heads to Ducati heartland
Four rounds into the WorldSBK season we have seen three different race winners, two manufacturers vie for the title but unfortunately one man proving the dominant force.
After eight races it’s hard to imagine Jonathan Rea’s title defence having gotten off to a better start, but it’s happened despite his lack of comfort with the new Kawasaki ZX10-R Ninja. The Northern Irishman has not been comfortable with his new mount. The much discussed “low inertia” engine has clearly taken some of the edge off Rea’s confidence in the bike. With a different engine braking characteristic it has forced him to adjust his riding style to get the most from the bike.
Rea has a very natural style on the bike that has been similar on everything he has ever ridden. Whether it’s a Supersport, Superbike or even a MotoGP machine Rea has been able to ride in the same way. He’ll continue to adapt to the new bike and mould it to allow his style to flourish.