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Paddock Pass Podcast #81 – WorldSBK SpecialEpisode 81 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and in it we see Steve English and Jensen Beeler on the mics, as they talk a little bit more World Superbike action, before the season returns from its nearly two-month long summer break. In the show, the boys talk about some of the big stories...   

The Magic of Misano Strikes for WorldSBK "This is the real Superbike racing" was how Marco Melandri assessed the Sunday's racing at Misano, and it was hard to argue with the Italian. Under blue skies and a burning sun, the action on track was just as hot with Jonathan Rea, Michael van der Mark, and Melandri all fighting it out for...   

WorldSBK Misano Debrief – A Race Recap from Italy Continue reading for Asphalt & Rubber's World Superbike debrief, from Misano Italy. New Tires Offer a New Reference Pirelli brought a huge tire range to Misano. The Italian manufacturer has been criticised at times, but certainly isn't resting on its laurels in 2018. At their home round,...   

Aprilia Racing Completes First Dealer Training Program The program started last weekend, during the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca. Begin press release: Aprilia, the most advanced technical brand of the Piaggio Group, created the Aprilia Racing Certified Dealer Program to train the global network of Aprilia dealerships on the more...   

WorldSBK Laguna Seca Debrief – A Recap from the USA Last year, it was hard to imagine Milwaukee Aprilia standing on the podium on merit; on Sunday Eugene Laverty made his long-awaited return to the rostrum. We have seen in recent rounds Yamaha win three races with the R1, but last weekend's races arguably did more to prove the potential of...   

WorldSBK Racers Take on the Golden Gate BridgeIt's time for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders to take on America, and they were offered the best possible welcome as they took to an escorted ride over the world famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, ahead of the GEICO US Round in two days time. The sun shone down over...   

WorldSBK Brno Debrief – A Recap from the Czech Republic Tensions between Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes overflowed, Alex Lowes delivered on his long-held promise, and we saw flashes of brilliance from else on the World Superbike grid. Kawasaki Tensions Overflow That Rea and Sykes don't like each other has been clear since the start of their tenure...   

Donington Park World Superbike Preview – What to Expect in the United Kingdom The British circuit hosted the first ever round of the championship in 1988, and since then the affinity for superbike racing in the UK has only continued to grow. The spectacular, flowing track has been the canvas for some of the most incredible moments in the history of the class, but will...   

Eugene Laverty Guides Us Around a Lap at Imola Tamburello, Acque Minerali, and Rivazza are corner names etched into the fiber of the sport, and with the circuit named after Enzo Ferrari's son, the emotion of Imola is always bubbling away just under the surface. For a long time, Eugene Laverty didn't feel at home at this twisting and...   

Imola World Superbike Preview – What to Expect in ItalyThe Italian round of the WorldSBK season marks the end of the opening third of the season, but it's hard to see how it marks the end of Chaz Davies' dominance at the Imola circuit. The Welshman has been a wizard around the technical circuit in recent years, and been unbeatable. Having fallen...