World Supersport

The Racing Week On Wednesday - News Round Up For The Week Of 4th March

After the burst of activity leading up to last week, things have once again calmed down in the world of international motorcycle racing. Neither MotoGP nor World Superbikes are testing – though BSB are preparing for their season by testing in Spain – and as a consequence, news is thin on the ground. But not completely absent, so here is our weekly round up of what is happening in MotoGP and WSBK. And in this case, further abroad.

Casey Stoner to make a sort of return?

The fact that Casey Stoner spent a few days lapping at Sepang at the request of HRC came as no surprise. Stoner is, after all, a fully paid-up Honda test rider, and has been put to work to help develop the Honda RC213V for this year and next. When HRC issued a press release casually mentioning that Stoner had put in a few laps on the Suzuka 8 Hour CBR1000RR endurance bike, that raised an eyebrow.

Dromo Press Release: Misano Receives Brand New Surface For Start Of 2015 Season

The Misano World Circuit is to be completely resurfaced. Under the direction of Studio Dromo, the engineering and circuit designing firm run by Jarno Zaffelli, the track is to receive a new layer of asphalt, especially formulated to cope with the stresses of both world championship racing and exposure to the salt sea air which blows in from the Adriatic coast. The work is due to continue until 10th March, and Studio Dromo issued the following press release describing the work in detail.

MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT: NEW ASPHALT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RACETRACK

Works of resurfacing of 4,226 meters on the international circuit has started.

The project and site engineering is from designer Jarno Zaffelli, owner of the studio Dromo. The works will be done by specialized company Pesaresi SpA in Rimini using feeders technologies for the very first time in Italy.

Misano World Circuit, March, 1st, 2015 – Technology and safety characterize the intervention that the property of the Misano World Circuit, the Santa Monica SpA, decided to carry on the eve of the 2015 sport season. It's been a few days that the Works of complete resurfacing of the circuit has started, and they will continue - weather permitting - until March 10.

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2015

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 World Supersport Championship Standings After Round 1, Phillip Island, Australia

Championship standings for round 1, 2015

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:

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2015 Phillip Island World Supersport Race Results: Clouds Save Tyres

Eighteen uninterrupted laps under light cloud cover offering excellent conditions for racing.

2015 Phillip Island WSBK Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

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

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2015

2015 Phillip Island World Supersport Qualifying Results: Delayed Session Start

After incidents in World Superbike qualifying, the start to qualifying was pushed back an hour.

2015 Phillip Island World Supersport FP3 Results: Cluzel Keeps The Hammer Down

Jules Cluzel was one thousandth of a second slower than his best time from yesterday but was still quickest ahead of Kyle Smith who was unable to beat Kenan Sofuoglu's best Friday lap.

Gino Rea continues to perform well in his return to the series with the third fastest lap, quicker than Lorenzo Zanetti and Kenan Sofuoglu.

Results:

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 Friday Press Releases

Press releases from some of the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Phillip Island:

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2015

2015 Phillip Island World Supersport FP2 Results: Cluzel and Rea Keep Sofuoglu At Bay

Jules Cluzel ended the day quickest, ahead of Gino Rea, returning to World Supersport after a couple of years in Moto2. Kenan Sofuoglu managed the third quickest lap, although not as fast as his morning's time. Kyle Smith in fourth continues his excellent debut weekend.

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2015 Phillip Island World Supersport FP1 Results: Sofuoglu ahead of Cluzel

Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel open 2015 ahead of class rookie and former Superstock rider Kyle Smith. 

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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:

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The Racing Week On Wednesday - News Round Up For The Week Of 18th February

Almost without realizing it, we find ourselves in the midst of a glut of motorcycle racing action. For 11 days, bikes and teams are testing, racing, and being introduced to the public at large. On Monday and Tuesday, the World Superbike teams had their last test of the pre-season at Phillip Island. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Moto2 and Moto3 teams are testing at Jerez. On Friday, the 2015 World Superbike season gets underway Phillip Island, culminating in the races on Sunday, featuring shock substitute Troy Bayliss. Then, from Monday, MotoGP returns for three days of testing at Sepang, followed by an extra day with Michelin tires, with the factory riders at the helm.

In between, we have seen the launch of the Ducati Desmosedici GP15, the CWM LCR Honda team is set to be launched on Wednesday, and there is even a presentation here in Holland by Eurosport, in which they will reveal their plans for MotoGP coverage in The Netherlands for 2015. There is so much going on that there are barely enough hours in the day to actually write about it. Enjoy the cornucopia while you can.

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