Marco Melandri

2014 Imola World Superbike Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the series organizer and the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Imola:


Rea overhauls Sykes on Day 1

Imola (Italy), Friday 9 May 2014 - As the opening day of on track action at Imola draws to a close, Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) heads into tomorrow’s final free practice session ahead of Tissot-Superpole as the fastest rider in the combined classification.

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Jerez WSBK Private Test Press Releases

Press releases from some of the World Superbike teams after the latest test at Jerez:


APRILIA RACING TEAM: THREE DAYS OF WORK AT JEREZ AFTER THE OPENING ROUND AT PHILLIP ISLAND WITH A WIN AND FIRST PLACE IN THE STANDINGS

In view of the second round at Aragon Melandri and Guintoli tested chassis setups and electronics.

Aprilia will arrive at the first European race leading the Rider championship with Guintoli, in third place with Melandri and at the top of the Manufacturer standings.

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Portimao Private WSBK Test Press Release Round Up

Press releases issued by some of the World Superbike and World Supersport teams present at the Portimao test held over the past few days:


Lowes and Voltcom Crescent Suzuki on top in Portugal

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki successfully concluded its week of pre-season testing with Alex Lowes topping the Portimao timesheets today, following on from Eugene Laverty’s quickest time on the first day of the test.

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Jerez World Superbike Test Press Releases

Press releases from some of the World Superbike teams after the test at Jerez:


A positive debut for the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Yakhnich Motorsport Team

Smiling faces in the team Yakhnich Motorsport MV Agusta Reparto Corse team at the Jerez circuit. After two days of intense work, the MV factory team took home great technical feedback.

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2014 World Superbike Line Up Solidifies: Melandri Signs With Aprilia, Laverty To Join Suzuki?

With the uncertainty surrounding the World Superbike series easing up, the outlines of the 2014 season are starting to become clear. The test after the final round of the 2013 season at Jerez turned into an audition for some of the riders, with riders still searching for a team for next season. 

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Silly Season Update: Forward's Privateer Yamaha M1s, Hayden's Future, And Honda's Production Racers

With all of the prototype seats occupied for 2014 - barring a contractual bust up between Ducati and Ben Spies, which is only an expensive theoretical possibility at the moment - battle has commenced for the rest of the MotoGP seats regarded as being most competitive. While the factory bikes - the bikes in the factory and satellite teams being raced as MSMA entries - are all taken, the privateer machines - using Dorna spec ECU software and extra fuel - are still mostly up for grabs.

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BMW Press Release: BMW To End Factory Involvement In WSBK, Focus On Customer Bikes

BMW Motorrad today issued the following press release, announcing the end of factory involvement in World Superbikes, and a shift of focus to supplying customer teams. Analysis of the announcement will follow, once we have more idea of the full implications of this:


BMW Motorrad continues its strategic realignment in motorsport.

With effect from the end of the 2013 season, BMW Motorrad will terminate its commitment in the FIM Superbike World Championship in order to strengthen the customer sports programme.

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Melandri Shoulder Surgery Declared A Success, Hopes To Be Fit For Aragon

Marco Melandri has undergone surgery to fix the pain he had been suffering in his right shoulder. The Italian had damaged his shoulder in a crash last year at Portimao, and been treated for the problem over the winter. The initial feeling after testing had been good, but another crash at Phillip Island exacerbated the problem once again, and Melandri elected to undergo surgery on his return to Italy.

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2013 Phillip Island World Superbike And World Supersport Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams, as well as the series organizer, after qualifying on Saturday at Phillip Island:


BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team - Phillip Island - Superpole

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January 2013 Round Up: MotoGP and WSBK, The Story So Far

With the first full test for the World Superbike class behind us, and the first test of the MotoGP grid about to get underway at Sepang at the end of this week, it is time to take a look at motorcycle racing's preseason, and evaluate where we stand so far. Just what is the state of play for both MotoGP and World Superbike in 2013?

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