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2015 Chang Thailand World Superbike Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the teams and the series organizer after Sunday's World Superbike races from Chang in Thailand:

Round Number: 
2
Year: 
2015

2015 Chang Thailand World Superbike Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the series organizer and the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand:

Round Number: 
2
Year: 
2015

2015 Chang Thailand World Superbike Preview Press Releases

The series organizer and teams issued the following press releases ahead of this weekend's inaugural World Superbike round at the Chang International Circuit at Buriram in Thailand. This includes a press release from the series organizer with details of which broadcasters around the world will have coverage of the races:

Round Number: 
2
Year: 
2015

2015 MotoGP Qatar Test Preview - Last Chance To Prepare For 2015 For The MotoGP Teams

Who starts the 2015 MotoGP season as favorite for the championship? The final test at Qatar will give us a much clearer picture of where the factories and riders stand than the last two tests in Sepang. That is in part due to the fact that the factories have had time between the Sepang tests and now to work on further refining their bikes ready for the start of 2015.

But the Qatar test is also a little more representative for the rest of the season than Sepang is. The Malaysian circuit may have a good mix of fast and slow corners, but the tropical heat makes it tough on riders, tough on tires, and the track can lose a lot of grip as the temperatures rise. Qatar may not have the fast corners which Sepang does, but much lower track temps make the circuit a lot less greasy than Sepang.

It helps if if the track is clean, though. Sat on the edge of a desert peninsula, dust and sand all too often blows across the circuit, playing havoc with grip levels. Reports from the recent Kawasaki H2 launch at the circuit suggest the track is not too dusty, and having hordes of journalists circulating on a bike with a nice fat rear tire should have swept most of the dust from the circuit.

The other danger is the chance of dew forming on the track, a problem as the night draws on. The problem is that the dew on the track is impossible to see, meaning riders find themselves tumbling through the gravel wondering what just happened. Testing at least offers some way of avoiding the track once the dew settles, but the trick is not to get caught out in the first place.

Andrew Gosling Shoots WSBK Round 1 - 2015 Phillip Island Race Day Photos


The WSBK season opener produced some epic battles. Haslam, Rea and Davies gave the fans their money's worth


Lorenzo Zanetti's switch to MV Agusta saw him podium at the first attempt


Michael van der Mark. Made his mark on World Superbikes alright

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the thrilling opening races at Phillip Island:

Round Number: 
1
Year: 
2015

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the World Supersport and World Superbike teams after qualifying at Phillip Island:

Round Number: 
1
Year: 
2015

Andrew Gosling Shoots WSBK Round 1 - 2015 Phillip Island Photos From Friday


Bayliss is back


Hopes are high for #65


MV Agusta, stripped naked

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Preview Press Releases

Press release previews from the series organizers and from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's season opener at Phillip Island:

Round Number: 
1
Year: 
2015

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Test Photos By Andrew Gosling


Alex Lowes proved the Suzuki is still fast around Phillip Island


His Chazness


Superquadro. Desmodromico. E bellissimo!

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Test Day 2 Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the final test ahead of this weekend's season opener at Phillip Island:

Year: 
2015

WSBK Starts Two-Day Test At Phillip Island On Monday - What Can We Expect?

Before the 2015 World Superbike season gets underway, just seven days from now at Phillip Island, the WSBK and WSS riders get a final chance to prepare their bikes for the flag drops next Sunday. For the first time this year, all of the riders and bikes will be on track at the same time, and we will get a hint of the season to come.

As intriguing as it is likely to be, a note of caution should be sounded. Phillip Island is arguably the best track in the world for motorcycle racing, but all the reasons that make it such a great track for racing mean it is very far from being a very good yardstick to measure performance by. The track flows beautifully, a succession of high-speed corners demanding the utmost of the skill and courage of the rider.

But precisely because it flows, it levels the playing field a little. Bikes with less outright top speed, or which are down on horsepower and acceleration, can go just as fast as a bike which is a rocket ship out of corners. A brave rider can carry more corner speed through the turn and drive smoothly out, ending up just as fast as the rider on the quicker bike.

2015 Jerez World Superbike Test Press Releases

Several World Superbike teams issued press releases after the last test in Europe at Jerez. The press release appear below:

Year: 
2015

2015 World Superbike Rider Line Up Announced

The FIM today announced the provisional rider line up for the 2015 season. The grid will see up to 26 riders line up for the start, on motorcycles from 7 different manufacturers. The list includes one TBA, in the Pedercini Kawasaki team, which could end up going unfilled. The other question mark is over the JR Racing Team of Toni Elias and Ayrton Badovini. Though the team is on the entry list, persistent reports of financial problems suggest that they will struggle to race at all this year. They will not be present in Australia for the season opener, and suppliers report not having been paid.

The provisional rider line up is as follows:

2015 World Supersport Rider Line Up Announced

The FIM today announced the provisional line up for the World Supersport class. The field will see 24 riders line up on the grid, with one name still to be announced in the Yakhnich team. Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel are likely to be the title favorites, while American rider PJ Jacobsen will be hoping to capitalize on a strong rookie year to mount a challenge.

The provisional line up appears below:

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