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Marc Marquez massacred the competition while setting a blistering Qualifying lap at the inaugural round of  Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina. Image courtesy Repsol Honda team (editorial use only)

Qualifying Chaos: From Assen to Argentina

Come on, you have to admit it. There can be nothing like race weekend. And heart-stopping, foot-stomping, scream-at-television-worthy racing is best had in twos. Combine The Cathedral (also known as the TT Circuit Assen) with the new kid on the block, Argentina’s Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo, and you know it is a weekend that… Read More ›

It was Kawasaki all the way through. (Image courtesy Kawasaki Racing Team, editorial use only)

The Rise of the Green Machines: SBK at Aragon

The first race of the season always throws me for a bit of a loop. It is followed by over a month’s gap before the second WSBK race. So I never really know whether I should treat it as a forewarning of things to come. Or should I treat it as a teaser? Or maybe… Read More ›

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WSBK Russia Round Cancelled

SBK today announced the cancellation of the Russian round scheduled to be held at Moscow Raceway in September because of the current political situation in the country. However, WSBK will return to the country in 2015. SBK travelled to Russia for the first time last year. Tragedy fell unfortunately when Italian rider Andrea Antonelli died following a… Read More ›

Surboards and riders! The gladiators at Phillip Island Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

Get, Set, Vroom – SBK at Phillip Island

FINALLY! Nothing could have ruined Saturday for me. Nothing! Not the fact that I couldn’t get the WSBK and WSS Superpole sessions live on television. Not the fact that I couldn’t get it either on my WSBK VideoPass (yes, it seems like I am only eligible for OnDemand. Oh ye Gods!) Not even the fact… Read More ›

Tom Sykes on the final day of the Phillip Island test. Photo by Graeme Brown, Image courtesy Kawasaki Racing Team (editorial use only)

Sykes sets record pace in final pre-season test

The official eni FIM Superbike World Championship test at Phillip Island concluded Tuesday afternoon with Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) fastest in the fourth and final session. The Irishman was not however the fastest overall as none of the top 15 riders did not improve during the last two hours on track. After combining all… Read More ›

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Picture by Graeme Brown, Image courtesy Kawasaki Racing Team (editorial use only)

EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Is Going To Be One Helluva Ride: Interview with Amit Sandill

Last year they were a young team that entered the WSS melee with much fanfare, and backed by a big Indian name, a cricketer who has women swooning, and men puffing up. A year later, the Mahi Kawasaki Racing Team India has established itself as a serious competitor. After all, it isn’t often that a… Read More ›

Eugene Laverty during the first official test at Phillip Island. Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

Laverty and Sofuoglu top official testing

Sunny conditions were the order of the day as the World Superbike riders got on track at Phillip Island for the first official test of the season. After the morning’s close results the times were even closer as eight of the top ten riders narrowed the gap to pacesetter Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who,… Read More ›

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Where Art Thou SBK?: A Junkie’s Nightmare

I am sure the title of this piece resonates with you. That is if you follow me on Twitter. I can’t help but count the times, and trust me there were many times, when I shouted at the television and yelled at the Indian sports channels on Sundays. I would surf trying to find a… Read More ›

Photo by Graeme Brown/Kawasaki Racing Team (editorial use only)

Tom Sykes: The Champion of the World

It was a victory long time in coming for the Kawasaki Racing Team – 20 years to be exact! But it was well worth the wait. It was on Sunday that Tom Sykes  was crowned the 2013 Superbike World Champion at Jerez. And then it came, that day. Finally. After all that waiting. After all that… Read More ›

Tom Sykes wasn't happy with Race 2. But he won the first race AND now leads the championship by one point. Image courtesy Graeme Brown/Kawasaki Racing (for editorial use only)

A Touch of Talent: WSBK at Nurburgring

The mad rush at Nurburgring ended in madness, but also victory. Tom Sykes took the win in the 1st race, while Chaz Davies took the win in the 2nd race. The Kawa-rider also managed to pass Sylvain Guintoli and now leads the championship with 1 point. There are 4 more round to go, and it… Read More ›

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