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World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu completed his first day of testing on a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Motorland Aragon on Tuesday.
Ducati has revealed that it could place Danilo Petrucci in the World Superbike Championship in 2023, as it remains keen to retain the ex-MotoGP rider in its ranks for another year.
Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu has described his first victory of the 2022 World Superbike season in the Misano Superpole race as “incredible”, but felt that Ducati was otherwise too quick over the weekend.
Jonathan Rea admitted that a lack of pace left him “frustrated” at Misano after struggling to keep up with World Superbike title rivals Alvaro Bautista and Toprak Razgatlioglu last weekend.
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista says he is aware that his early run of success in the 2022 World Superbike season will eventually end and that he must be prepared for his "turn to suffer".
Honda rider Xavi Vierge has been diagnosed with multiple fractures following a high-speed crash in last weekend’s final World Superbike Championship race at Misano and will undergo a surgery on Thursday.
Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista overcame a stern challenge from Yamaha rival Toprak Razgatlioglu to claim his second victory of the Misano World Superbike weekend and extend his lead in the riders’ standings.
Yamaha’s Torpak Razgatlioglu scored his first win of the 2022 World Superbike Championship season with a dominant performance in the Superpole race at Misano.
Alvaro Bautista defeated Jonathan Rea in a thrilling duel to claim victory for Ducati in the opening World Superbike race at Misano, while defending champion Toprak Razgatlioglu retired with a mechanical problem.
Alvaro Bautista scored his first pole position in the World Superbike Championship since returning to Ducati this year, beating both Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea in Saturday’s qualifying session at Misano.
Alvaro Bautista set the pace for Ducati in Friday practice ahead of the fourth round of the 2022 World Superbike season at Misano.
Jonathan Rea has questioned why there is such a big difference in the set-up philosophies within the Kawasaki World Superbike garage, amid teammate Alex Lowes' struggles to match the established frontrunners.
Kawasaki rider Alex Lowes feels he is slowly regaining confidence in the World Superbike Championship this year after a troubled 2021 campaign riddled by injuries.
Xavi Fores believes his performances in his last-minute World Superbike appearance for the GoEleven Ducati team last month at Estoril show he still deserves a place in the series.
Scott Redding feels BMW bringing back Ilya Mikhalchik to replace the injured Michael van der Mark would not be the right choice for its World Superbike programme.
Yamaha has ruled out a move to MotoGP for World Superbike star Toprak Razgatlioglu in 2023 following the marque's split with satellite partner RNF Racing for next year.
Jonathan Rea feels World Superbike rival Toprak Razgatlioglu could be a great endorsement of the championship's competitiveness if the Yamaha star makes the rumoured switch to MotoGP next year.
Alvaro Bautista says the straightline speed advantage of Ducati's World Superbike challenger gives a false impression about the Panigale V4 R's competitiveness.
Scott Redding lamented a misstep in direction with the set-up of his BMW M1000R after struggling to 11th in the final World Superbike race at Estoril, saying the changes "hindered" him.
Honda World Superbike rider Iker Lecuona admits he nearly pulled into the pits to retire from the final race of last weekend's Estoril round after his CBR1000RR-R bizarrely shed its front mudguard on the warm-up lap.
Toprak Razgatlioglu says he was “very surprised” to struggle for pace in the final race at Estoril, as he continues to chase a first win of the 2022 World Superbike season.
Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea admits he feared had undone all his good work when he suffered a major slide entering the final corner in Sunday’s World Superbike race at Estoril.
Jonathan Rea won a thrilling final World Superbike race of the weekend at Estoril with a brave pass on championship leader Alvaro Bautista on the final lap.
Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea passed reigning World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu on the last lap to claim victory in Sunday’s Superpole race at Estoril.
Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea smashed the Estoril lap record to claim his first pole position of the 2022 World Superbike season, beating title rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu and Alvaro Bautista in Saturday qualifying.
Go Eleven Ducati rider Philipp Oettl has been diagnosed with a fracture on his right collarbone following a crash in second practice for the Estoril World Superbike round.
Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu set the quickest time across the two World Superbike practice sessions at Estoril on Friday, leading championship leader Alvaro Bautista of Ducati.
BMW rider Michael van der Mark will take no further part in the Estoril round of the World Superbike Championship after suffering a fracture in first practice on Friday.
Jonathan Rea insists there is no “ill feeling” between he and World Superbike title rival Toprak Razgatlioglu after the pair collided while disputing the lead last month at Assen.
Yamaha FIM Endurance World Championship regular Marvin Fritz will take part in this weekend's World Superbike round at Estoril in place of an injured Roberto Tamburini.
Scott Redding has urged the BMW World Superbike team to "trust" his feedback more instead of pursuing an overly data-driven approach towards the improvement of its M1000RR challenger.
Isaac Vinales will return to the World Superbike Championship for the third round of the 2022 season at Estoril on May 20-22, joining the one-bike Pedercini Kawasaki team.
Toprak Razgatlioglu’s manager Kenan Sofuoglu is “disappointed” with the Turkish rider’s start to the 2022 World Superbike season, but is confident that he will bounce back at the next round in Estoril.
BMW is not far behind its World Superbike rivals as the results in the opening two rounds of the season make it appear, believes Kawasaki's Alex Lowes.
New Honda recruit Iker Lecuona says his maiden World Superbike podium at Assen is “very important” for his morale following a bruising two-year stint in MotoGP.
Scott Redding insists his fifth-place finish in the final World Superbike race at Assen shouldn’t be seen as a turnaround for BMW, saying ‘nothing has changed’ for the German marque.
Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista has given his take on World Superbike rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea crashing out at Assen, saying it was inevitable the pair would eventually collide given their tough battles.
Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu disagreed over who was to blame for the crash that wiped both riders out of the final World Superbike race at Assen on Sunday.
Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista won a dramatic final race of the Assen World Superbike weekend that saw Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea come to blows while battling for the lead.
Jonathan Rea claimed a historic 100th World Superbike win as a Kawasaki rider after beating Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista in a shortened Superpole race at Assen.
Jonathan Rea scored his second win of the World Superbike season at Assen after coming out on top in a thrilling three-way scrap against Alvaro Bautista and Toprak Razgatlioglu.
Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu dominated qualifying for the Assen round of the World Superbike Championship, taking pole position by nearly half a second over Kawasaki’s Alex Lowes.
Bonovo MGM BMW rider Eugene Laverty will take no further part in this weekend’s World Superbike event at Assen after sustaining an injury during practice.
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista set the pace in Friday practice for the second World Superbike round of the season at Assen, beating reigning champion Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea to the top spot.
Leon Haslam will contest this weekend’s World Superbike round at Assen for Pedercini following the Kawasaki satellite outfit’s split with Loris Cresson.
The Pedercini Kawasaki World Superbike team has parted ways with rider Loris Cresson ahead of this weekend's Assen round.
BMW rider Michael van der Mark will return to action at this weekend’s second World Superbike round of 2022 at Assen, subject to medical clearance.
Reigning British Superbike champion Tarran Mackenzie’s planned World Superbike debut as a wildcard at Assen has been postponed until later in the year due to a pre-season injury.
Reigning World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu is mulling a switch to last year’s Yamaha R1 at Assen as he is not completely happy with the behaviour of the marque’s 2022-spec bike.
Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea feels the gap to Alvaro Bautista is much smaller this year compared to 2019, despite the Ducati rider taking a double win in the Aragon World Superbike round.
Alvaro Bautista says both he and Ducati are in better shape in 2022 than they were during their previous spell together three years ago, after a successful reunion at last weekend’s Aragon World Superbike season opener.
Scott Redding has described his nightmare start to the 2022 World Superbike season with BMW as “hard to accept”, saying he was baffled by a lack of pace in Aragon.
Ducati returnee Alvaro Bautista romped to a second consecutive World Superbike victory of the weekend at Aragon, beating the Kawasaki of six-time champion Jonathan Rea.
Alvaro Bautista claimed a dominant victory in the first Superpole race of the 2022 World Superbike season at Aragon, ending a two-year victory drought in the championship.
Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pipped Alvaro Bautista by just 0.101s in an nail-biting duel to begin his 2022 World Superbike campaign with a victory at Aragon.
Toprak Razgatlioglu narrowly defeated Alvaro Bautista to take pole position for the 2022 World Superbike curtain-raiser at Aragon, as Jonathan Rea had to settle for third.
Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea carried his pre-season testing form into the opening round of the 2022 World Superbike season at Aragon, topping Friday practice ahead of Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista.