The throaty roar of an inline-four, the swish of a chequered flag, the camaraderie of riding together, and the legends and their greatest hits.

SBK rss

Nicky Hayden: Obituary as issued by the Hayden family

May 27, 2017

Nicholas Patrick Hayden July 30, 1981 – May 22, 2017 Nicholas “Nicky” Hayden passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 35, following a May 17 bicycle accident in Italy. Born into a large extended Catholic family in Owensboro, Kentucky, Nicky was the middle child of Earl and Rose Hayden, with two… Read More ›

R.I.P. Nicky Hayden: Official Statement from Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has to announce that Nicky Hayden has succumbed to injuries suffered during an incident while riding his bicycle last Wednesday. Nicky passed away at 19:09 CEST this evening at Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy. His fiancée Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy… Read More ›

A Study in Contrasts: #ThaiWorldSBK

Phillip Island and the Buriram were a study in contrasts. The first two races of the 2017 WSBK season at the seagull-dotted Australian circuit involved a mad and breathless dash to the finish line with no clear winner till the very end. This weekend’s races, on the other hand, were a meditation in technique and… Read More ›

WSBK Australia: There’s No Harm In Yo-Yo-ing About

I barely had time to rub sleep from my eyes and connect to WorldSBK.com (because of course, I live in a country where there is no live telecast of the race), before the adrenalin gushed through my veins.  I have always loved SBK for its madness, the way the riders race, dipping into their very being… Read More ›

No Time For Mistakes

The second SBK race in Phillip Island handed out a few important lessons this morning. Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies learned that every little mistake would cost them a position and important championship points. Nicky Hayden learned that ballsy moves were the order of the day as far as WSBK was concerned. And we learned… Read More ›

Too Fast And Really, Really Furious

  So the first WSBK race of the season was a lot of things, but boring was not one of them. The setting was stunning, there were no seagulls to be seen, the sea was calm and the bikes were ready. Things were no longer that calm though, by the end of the first race… Read More ›

WSBK 2016 For Dummies

Early tomorrow morning the good people of Delhi will stretch lazily to welcome yet another weekend. But there will be some homes that will be alive, abuzz with the sounds of roaring superbikes. Racing season is back and the World Superbike Championship is kicking it off at the fantastic, scenic, terribly challenging and seagull-infested circuit… Read More ›

Giugliano and Ducati Rock Portimao During WSBK Qualifying

So it was that the deep red of the Ducati managed to get one up on the Racing Green. But only by the teeny-tiniest of margins – 0.116 seconds to be exact. Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team’s Davide Giugliano walked away with the pole position and the title of Superpole King at the qualifying… Read More ›

WSBK Face Off: Kawasaki vs Ducati At Portimao Practice Sessions

Sunshiny Algarve threw up some interesting contenders during Friday’s World Superbike Championship practice session. I am guessing it was just SBK’s way of telling us not to take anything for granted! So what if we are almost at the halfway point of the season (Wait. What? How did we get here so fast? And why… Read More ›

Donington Park WSS win goes to Sofouglu

WSBK Press Release: The sixth round of the 2015 World Supersport championship has been won after 20 hard fought laps by Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), as cooler temperatures descended at Donington Park. Starting from Pole, the Turk was initially overhauled by rival Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) before regrouping and retaking the lead… Read More ›