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Tag: Marco Melandri

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

The Triple Attack

After Max Biaggi announced his retirement last year, people wondered what would happen to Aprilia and its championship hopes. Well, the soothsayers, their predictions and assumptions took a backseat this weekend. Our favourite warriors gathered around Phillip Island at the first race of the 2013 season and spent their time playing catch-up. The Aprilias were… Read More ›

It All Begins Down Under

The bare, stark winter quiet will give way to the warm growl of superbikes as riders, fresh from their break, get ready for the 2013 World Superbike Championship this weekend. The arena is Phillip Island, a glorious, challenging track that is there to push riders and their superbikes to the limit. The memory of the… Read More ›

All For The Want Of 0.5 Points

If ever there was a race that made me sit on the edge, then this was it. If ever there was a race that swung back and forth – from absolute despair to hope – then this was it. If ever there was a race where there was a tinge of disappointment in even victory,… Read More ›

Snakes & Ladders

With just two races to go, you would think the World Superbike Championship was in the bag. Say again? You wish! If anything, the Championship had a massive toss-up at Portimao. It does look like the motor sports world has, this season, decided to be wishy-washy. Good for us, I say. There has been much… Read More ›