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Leon Haslam signs with KRT for 2019 WSBK season He has recently competed as a wild card for Kawasaki at selected WorldSBK events, in between his regular commitments in BSB for Kawasaki Motors UK. Haslam has won six races from twelve in the British championship so far and enjoys a lead of 80 points. A rider of vast experience in almost all...   

Winning the Pride of Japan, Eight Hours at SuzukaYamaha Factory Racing made history at the Suzuka 8-Hours today, claiming their fourth consecutive victory in the great race. This Japanese endurance race has become one of the biggest spectacles on the motorcycling calendar, and there were moments of today's 199 laps that would have felt like...   

Weekly Motorcycle Racing and Events Viewing GuideJune 16 AMA Pro Motocross The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world's fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing aboard the best bikes each factory offers, on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross racing is survival of the fittest...   

Making the Jump From BSB to BallagareyPeter Hickman and Josh Brookes are two riders who have proved that short circuit riders can still make the switch to the roads. Twenty years ago the, top British short circuit riders were all racing on the roads. Whether you were an up and coming John McGuinness, or an established star like...   

Preview of the 2018 Isle of Man TTThe 2018 Isle of Man TT is underway and Asphalt & Rubber has you covered to get up to date with some of the biggest names at the Isle of Man TT. The road racing capital of the world is rarely called a paradise, but it is hard to look past that word when the sun shines on this 200 square miles...   

Trackside Tuesday: A Day in the Sun at Oulton Park He won the feature race at last year's North West 200 and backed that up with a win in Macau. As I write this, he's just won a race at the North West 200 on his Ducati. If MotoGP contracts were handed out based solely on the character of a race track, then Oulton Park in England would be at...   

WorldSBK Imola Debrief – A Recap from ItalyFollowing his double victory at Imola, Jonathan Rea has laid the foundation for his fourth consecutive WorldSBK title. Jonathan Rea's 59th WorldSBK victory saw the Northern Irishman join Carl Fogarty as the most successful rider in WorldSBK history. The triple champion was however quick to...   

A Big Global Winning Weekend Debut for the KTM RC 390 R The KTM RC 390 R has proven to be dominant with wins in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship, British Junior Supersport Championship and Junior Cup MotoAmerica Championship. KTM: The new KTM RC 390 R experienced an incredible debut weekend (April 14-15) with victory in the first round...   

Is MotoGP Right About WorldSBK as a Talent Pool?In my article analyzing the Jerez private tests, which took an in-depth look at the times set by the WorldSBK bikes and the MotoGP bikes, I set out several reasons why I thought Jonathan Rea would not be moving to MotoGP, despite obviously being fast enough. Though Rea has good reasons of his...   

The "Smart" Approach to Writing the WorldSBK RulebookOur second installment (read the first installment here) in a three-part look at the rule changes made to the World Superbike Championship for the 2018 season, today we get the perspective of Scott Smart, the FIM Superbike Technical Director, who rewrote the WorldSBK rulebook. Scott Smart has...