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Granado to make World Superbike debut with Honda

Sometime Moto2 racer and MotoE race winner Eric Granado will make his World Superbike debut this weekend at Estoril on a MIE Racing Honda.

Morais to make Kawasaki WSBK return at Estoril

South African rider Sheridan Morais will make his first World Superbike appearance since 2016 in this weekend's Estoril season finale.

Yamaha announces 2021 World Superbike line-up

Yamaha has signed World Supersport champion Andrea Locatelli to partner Toprak Razgatlioglu for the 2021 World Superbike season.

Davies wants Ducati to recognise bike development role

Chaz Davies feels Ducati should recognise the role he has played in turning the Italian marque into a World Superbike title contender when deciding its rider line-up for the 2021 season.

Redding wanted to "prove a point" with Magny-Cours win

Ducati rider Scott Redding says he “wanted to prove a point” by defeating Jonathan Rea in a straight fight and winning the final World Superbike race at Magny-Cours.

Sykes slams "reckless" Gerloff for eliminating both BMWs

Tom Sykes has hit out at GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff for a “thoughtless and reckless” move that wiped out both BMWs at the start of the first World Superbike race at Magny-Cours.

Puccetti Kawasaki replaces Fores with Mahias for 2021

The Puccetti Kawasaki team has signed World Supersport champion Lucas Mahias for the 2021 World Superbike Championship, replacing Xavi Fores.

Rea explains Magny-Cours pace dip that delayed title triumph

Jonathan Rea believes a lack of standing water on track caused him to slip from first to fourth in the second World Superbike race at Magny-Cours, postponing his title coronation until Estoril.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Redding's win delays Rea's coronation

Scott Redding charged to victory in a wet World Superbike race at the Magny-Cours circuit on Sunday to take the championship fight to the final round of the season at Estoril.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Rea closes on title with Superpole win

Jonathan Rea moved one step closer to clinching his sixth World Superbike with a comfortable victory in a wet Superpole race at Magny-Cours on Sunday.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Rea wins, BMWs wiped out at start

Jonathan Rea held off Loris Baz to win the opening World Superbike race of the weekend at Magny-Cours, as the leading BMWs were wiped out in a start crash.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Laverty leads BMW 1-2 in qualifying

Former MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty led a shock 1-2 result for BMW in a wet qualifying session for the French round of the World Superbike championship at Magny-Cours.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Gerloff outpaces Rea in wet Friday practice

GRT Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff set the pace in wet Friday practice for the penultimate round of the World Superbike season at Magny-Cours, snatching the top spot at the last minute from Jonathan Rea.

Rea "praying" for new Kawasaki WSBK model in 2021

Jonathan Rea says he is "praying" for a new Kawasaki World Superbike base model next season that will allow him to keep up with the championship's newer machinery.

Davies: "I deserve better" than satellite Ducati ride

Chaz Davies insists he isn't interested in a satellite Ducati World Superbike ride in 2021, and feels he "deserves better" following his victory in last weekend's Barcelona round.

Barcelona WSBK: Ducati's Davies claims first victory of 2020

Ducati rider Chaz Davies became the seventh different rider to win a World Superbike race in the 2020 season after taking top honours in the final encounter of the weekend in Barcelona.

Barcelona WSBK: Van der Mark wins, Bautista crashes out

Michael van der Mark scored his maiden win of the 2020 World Superbike season in the Superpole race in Barcelona after Honda rider Alvara Bautista crashed out from the lead.

Barcelona WSBK: Rea eases to Barcelona Race 1 win

Jonathan Rea extended his World Superbike points advantage with a lights-to-flag victory in the championship's inaugural race at Barcelona.

Barcelona WSBK: Rea beats Razgatlioglu, Bautista to pole

Jonathan Rea claimed pole position for the Barcelona round of World Superbike Championship on Saturday, as his championship rival Scott Redding qualified on the third row of the grid.

Barcelona WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Yamaha 1-2-3 in practice

Toprak Razgatlioglu led a Yamaha 1-2-3 in Friday practice for the sixth round of the 2020 World Superbike season in Barcelona, as Ducati’s Scott Redding was only ninth-fastest.

Carrasco suffers broken vertebrae in testing crash

Ana Carrasco's hopes of contending for a second World Supersport 300 title have been dealt a heavy blow by a testing crash that left her with two broken vertebrae.

Melandri steps down from Barni Ducati WSBK ride

Marco Melandri has stepped down from his Barni Racing World Superbike ride after just four rounds with the satellite Ducati squad.

Haslam suggests Honda future hinges on WSBK status

Leon Haslam has suggested his future within the Honda World Superbike stable hinges on what form the championship takes next year.

Lowes "not happy" with post-lockdown WSBK form

One-time World Superbike points leader Alex Lowes admits his recent form has been "disappointing", having failed to finish on the podium since the series resumed after the COVID-19 pause.

Redding feels he is “just surviving" after Aragon crash

Scott Redding admits he feels he and the factory Ducati World Superbike team are "just surviving, not swimming" after conceding considerable ground in the title race last weekend at Aragon.

Rinaldi "deserves" factory Ducati promotion, says Rea

World Superbike's newest race winner Michael Ruben Rinaldi "deserves" a step up to the factory Ducati team next year, believes Jonathan Rea.

Aragon WSBK: Rea makes late pass on Rinaldi to win

Jonathan Rea stretched his World Superbike championship lead with victory in the final race of this weekend's second Aragon round after a late pass on Michael Ruben Rinaldi.

Aragon WSBK: Redding defeats Rea for Superpole race win

Scott Redding inflicted Jonathan Rea's first defeat in a Superpole race of the 2020 World Superbike season by grabbing victory in Sunday's first encounter of the day at Aragon.

Aragon WSBK: Rinaldi gets first win, Redding crashes

Michael Ruben Rinaldi secured his first World Superbike race victory with a dominating performance in the first race of the weekend at Aragon ahead of Jonathan Rea, as Scott Redding crashed out.

Aragon WSBK: Rea breaks lap record to claim pole

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea broke the Aragon lap record to claim pole position for the second of the two World Superbike rounds at the Spanish circuit.

Aragon WSBK: Rinaldi sweeps Friday practice sessions

Ducati rider Michael Ruben Rinaldi set the pace in Friday's two free practice sessions for this weekend's second Aragon World Superbike round.

MotoE champion Ferrari to make WSBK debut at Aragon

Reigning MotoE champion Matteo Ferrari will make his World Superbike debut in this weekend's second Aragon round, replacing the injured Leandro Mercado.

Baz reveals talks about factory Yamaha WSBK move

Loris Baz is in talks about a move to Yamaha's factory World Superbike team, but is also considering staying at the satellite Ten Kate squad.

Honda still chasing "real target" after Aragon podium

Alvaro Bautista says the Honda World Superbike team is still chasing its "real target" of a victory after recording the marque's first podium finish of its works comeback at Aragon last weekend.

Redding: Fourth place at Aragon "not acceptable"

Scott Redding has labelled his ride to fourth place in Sunday's final race of the Aragon World Superbike round as "unacceptable" as he conceded the lead of the championship to Jonathan Rea.

MIE Honda scales down to one bike after Althea split

The MIE Honda World Superbike team will scale back to a single bike from next weekend's second Aragon round as a result of splitting with partner squad Althea Racing.

Aragon WSBK: Rea beats Davies to win, first podium for Honda

Jonathan Rea won the second Aragon World Superbike feature race ahead of Chaz Davies despite making a late mistake and losing the lead.

Aragon WSBK: Rea dominates Superpole race

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea closed in on Scott Redding’s championship lead with an easy win over the Ducati rider in the Aragon World Superbike Superpole race.

Aragon WSBK: Redding leads Ducati 1-2 ahead of Rea

Scott Redding led a 1-2 finish for Ducati in the first World Superbike race at Aragon, as Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea lost his championship lead after finishing third.

Aragon WSBK: Points leader Rea puts Kawasaki on pole

Kawasaki star Jonathan Rea claimed his pole position at Aragon on Saturday - his first at the Spanish venue - leading the Ten Kate Yamaha of Loris Baz in a closely-contested qualifying session.

Aragon WSBK: Davies tops Friday practice, Lowes crashes

Ducati rider Chaz Davies set the pace across Friday's two free practice sessions for this weekend's Aragon World Superbike round.

Sykes to stay with BMW in 2021 World Superbike season

BMW has announced it will continue with 2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes for the 2021 season.

Ex-MotoGP racer Folger to make Barcelona WSBK debut

Ex-MotoGP rider Jonas Folger will make his World Superbike debut in next month's Barcelona round, as he targets a full-time move to the series.

Estoril to replace Misano as 2020 WSBK finale

The World Superbike Championship has announced that Estoril will replace Misano as the final round of the COVID-19-disrupted 2020 season.

Ramos in for injured Cortese at Pedercini Kawasaki

Roman Ramos has been chosen to replace the injured Sandro Cortese for the upcoming rounds of the World Superbike Championship at the Pedercini Kawasaki team.

Argentina World Superbike round cancelled

The World Superbike Championship has scrapped its Argentinian round at the El Vilicum circuit for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Redding relieved to get "tough" Portimao weekend over with

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.

Portimao WSBK: Rea takes points lead for first time in 2020

Kawasaki star Jonathan Rea dominated the third race at Portimao on Sunday to move into the World Superbike championship lead for the first time in 2020.

Portimao WSBK: Rea wins Superpole race, cuts Redding's lead

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea claimed his second successive victory of the Portimao weekend in the Superpole race on Sunday to further cut the deficit to championship leader Scott Redding.

Portimao WSBK: Rea dominates, Redding struggles

Jonathan Rea scored his third victory of the World Superbike season in the first race of the weekend at Portimao, as points leader Scott Redding struggled to a lowly seventh-place finish.

Portimao WSBK: Rea grabs pole, Redding crashes

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea grabbed pole position for the Portugal World Superbike round, while championship leader Scott Redding was only eighth after an early crash.

Portimao WSBK: Razgatlioglu fastest in Friday practice

Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu set the pace in Friday practice for this weekend's third round of the World Superbike season at Portimao.

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.

Jerez WSBK: Redding leads Ducati 1-2, Rea struggles

Scott Redding doubled up at Jerez with victory in the second World Superbike feature race to increase his championship lead as reigning champion Jonathan Rea struggled to sixth.

Jerez WSBK: Rea wins Superpole race from Redding

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea won the Superpole race at Jerez in dominant fashion, with Scott Redding strengthening his points lead.

Jerez WSBK: Redding claims first win to take points lead

Scott Redding converted his maiden World Superbike pole into his first series win after beating Jonathan Rea in the first feature race at Jerez.

Jerez WSBK: Redding grabs first pole, Lowes crashes

Scott Redding snatched his maiden World Superbike pole by 0.034 seconds from Jonathan Rea at Jerez, while championship leader Alex Lowes was 14th after a crash.