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Tag: Jonathan Rea

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 ›

Upside Down, Inside Out: WSBK Australia Race 2

I may as well just about get used to it. You know, the frustration, while live tweeting a race, when one types out a tweet, hits send, looks up and realizes that the positions have changed… again. Please. I am not complaining, just glad that there is still something faster than Twitter. The first race… 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 ›

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 ›

WSBK: Double at Donington…Again

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. WSBK Press Release: Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race… Read More ›

An Ode…And A Passionate Hello to the Racing Season

And so it begins… with the first race of the season. There they are, rows of superbikes growling at the wind on Phillip Island. There they are, the riders in their colors getting ready to take on the season, to battle for first place, to gather together the points and challenge for the crown of… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

Hello Again: SBK Goes to Nurburgring

The WSBK break is over. FINALLY! And we now head to the Green Hell, one of the most beautiful and scariest circuits on the calendar. The stakes are now high and the Aprilias and Kawasakis are getting ready to battle. But it was Ayrton Badovini who stole everyone’s thunder by grabbing pole during Superpole at… Read More ›