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Redding relieved to get over with "tough" Portimao weekend

Scott Redding says he is relieved after a “tough” World Superbike Championship weekend at Portimao, having secured a podium at a track that didn’t suit the strengths of the Ducati.

Davies "not wedded" to staying at Ducati in 2021

Chaz Davies admits he is “looking at other options” for the 2021 World Superbike season while he waits for Ducati to begin renewal negotiations.

Bautista: Honda needs new parts to escape slump

Alvaro Bautista has admitted that the Honda World Superbike team is nearing the limit of the performance it can achieve without new parts to resolve the all-new Fireblade's turning woes.

Rea will "try to forget" after worst-ever Kawasaki finish

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he will "try to forget" the final race of the Jerez weekend as he laboured to sixth place, his worst-ever finish as a Kawasaki rider.

Redding wanted to "prove a point" in Jerez finale

Scott Redding says he wanted to "prove a point" with his early pass on Jonathan Rea in Sunday's Jerez World Superbike finale, as he scored his first victories in the series for Ducati.

Pirro thinks Honda may be behind wildcard ban

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro says the ban on MotoGP wildcards this season is unfair, and suspects the decision could be related to Honda not wanting Jorge Lorenzo to race a Yamaha.

Davies: Redding's size a "big advantage" for me

Chaz Davies says having Scott Redding as his teammate in Ducati's factory World Superbike operation will be a "big advantage" because the two British riders are a similar weight and height to each other.

BMW MotoGP entry 'wouldn't be worth the effort'

The head of BMW's motorcycle division believes that a MotoGP project would not justify the extra effort required compared to its existing World Superbike team.

Aprilia should have stayed in WSBK - Melandri

Aprilia should have stayed in World Superbike instead of trying to tackle MotoGP, claims the Italian marque's former rider Marco Melandri.

Camier in "serious talks" to stay in WSBK

Leon Camier says he is in “serious talks” with a number of teams to remain in the World Superbike Championship in 2020, amid uncertainty regarding his Honda future.

Rea: 'Kawasaki killer' talk increased my motivation

Newly-crowned five-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has revealed that pre-season talk of Ducati's new bike being a 'Kawasaki killer' spurred him on throughout the 2019 campaign.

Bautista: Razgatlioglu's "mind was off" in crash Magny-Cours
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Bautista: Razgatlioglu's "mind was off" in crash

Alvaro Bautista says Toprak Razgatlioglu’s “mind was off” when he crashed and took the Ducati World Superbike rider out of race two in France.

Ducati hasn't updated V4 R all season - Bautista

Outgoing Ducati World Superbike rider Alvaro Bautista claims that the Italian manufacturer has not brought any meaningful updates to its Panigale V4 R challenger all season.

Haslam: WSBK will suit Redding better than BSB

Ducati's Scott Redding will have an easier time in World Superbike than in the British series because of his MotoGP background, believes reigning BSB champion Leon Haslam.

Rea defends Kawasaki after Razgatlioglu controversy

Jonathan Rea says he stands by Kawasaki's decision to bench Toprak Razgatlioglu during the Suzuka 8 Hours, even though this pushed the Turkish rider into severing ties with the marque.

Davies: "Timid" Bautista overreacted to Portugal run-in

Chaz Davies believes Ducati World Superbike teammate Alvaro Bautista overreacted to their Turn 1 clash in the opening race last weekend at Portimao, describing the Spaniard as "timid".

Lowes linked with Kawasaki switch for 2020

Alex Lowes has been linked to a factory Kawasaki World Superbike seat for 2020 in place of Leon Haslam, having lost his ride with the Crescent-run works Yamaha team.

Bautista left feeling “destroyed” after Portimao win

Alvaro Bautista admits he was “destroyed” after securing his World Superbike race two win in Portugal as he battled through an ongoing shoulder injury.

Bautista "lucky" not to crash after Davies lunge

Alvaro Bautista quipped he doesn’t “need enemies” with a teammate like Chaz Davies, after the erstwhile World Superbike points leader was forced off line at the start of Sunday's Portimao opener by Davies.

Bautista denies he left Ducati over money

Alvaro Bautista says his decision to leave the Ducati World Superbike team at the end of the season was not motivated by money, as suggested by team boss Paolo Ciabatti.

Yamaha splitting with Lowes "weird" - van der Mark

Michael van der Mark has described teammate Alex Lowes' impending split with the factory Yamaha World Superbike outfit as "a bit weird".

Sykes brands Donington Superpole race chaos a "joke"

BMW World Superbike rider Tom Sykes says the situation on track at Donington Park's Melbourne Loop which led to his crash and exclusion from the Superpole race was “a joke”.

Melandri wants "something big" to change on Yamaha

Marco Melandri says “something big” needs to change on his Yamaha World Superbike, following a tough start to the European leg of the 2019 campaign.

Ten Kate "working hard" on 2019 WSBK comeback

Longtime Honda squad Ten Kate Racing is "working hard" on a comeback to the World Superbike championship as early as this season.