World Superbikes

2016 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Results: Lowes Fends Off Davies and Rea

Alex Lowes opens the weekend with the fastest time as the red flag came out with a few minutes remaining. Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea were within under a tenth of a second, ahead of the Hondas of Michael van der Mark and the American Nicky Hayden.


2016 Misano World Superbike Test: Sykes Fastest After Weather Clears

Tom Sykes topped the timesheets at the World Superbike test on Monday, the Kawasaki man smashing the race lap record held by his teammate Jonathan Rea. Rea was second, as the pair focused on suspension and electronics settings. Davide Giugliano ended the day in third on the Ducati Panigale R, the Ducati rider spending his time testing tires for Pirelli.

Tom Sykes Extends With Kawasaki For Two More Years

The Kawasaki World Superbike line up will remained unchanged for the next two years. On Monday morning, the Kawasaki Racing Team announced they had signed Tom Sykes to another two-year contract for WorldSBK. 

Sykes will line up alongside Jonathan Rea in 2017 and 2018, as he has for this season and last. There had been a lot of speculation that Sykes could jump ship to Ducati, after the Italian factory had handed him a de facto blank check for his signature. Sykes preferred to remain with Kawasaki, however, despite the animosity in the Kawasaki garage between the two riders.

2016 Misano World Superbike Saturday Notes: Tense Races, and Taking Risks to Win

There are races that are thrilling, and there are races that are tense. Saturday's World Superbike race at Misano was the latter. After the two Kawasakis escaped from the pack – a pack where Misano's notorious Turn 1 chicane had wreaked havoc on the grid, as usual – Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea were never separated by more than a few tenths. You could feel that an attack was inevitable, that the status quo could not stand. Something was coming, and that made the race feel excruciatingly tense.


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