jonathan rea

Will Great Britain achieve a 250th WorldSBK win at Laguna Seca The first WorldSBK race weekend here was held in 1995: the winners were Anthony Gobert on a Kawasaki ZXR 750 and Troy Corser on a Ducati 916 R. 2. After a triple win by Rea at Donington Park, Great Britain has racked-up 248 WorldSBK wins and is in the position to be the first country with 250...   

Is Kawasaki Planning a Radical Superbike to Counter the Ducati Panigale V4 R MSRP of $24,899, while Ducati campaigns a modified version of their homologation special, the $40,000 Panigale V4 R. Based on their stock redlines, WSB rules (at the start of the series this year) allowed the Ducati to rev to 16,350 rpm , while the Kawasaki was limited to 14,600 rpm. The...   

Bautista Continues Incredible Domination of WSB as Practice Opens for 3rd Round at Aragon After winning every race in the first two rounds, Bautista dominated the first day of practice for Round 3 at Aragon. The first free practice ended with Bautista recording an incredible 1.1 second advantage over the second quickest rider. After two practice sessions, Bautista's fastest lap...   

Bautista takes Race One win and fourth successive victory in WorldSBKThe opening race of the Pirelli Thai Round in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) clash on track early on, creating the rivalry everyone wanted to see unfold between the two heavyweight stars....   

World Superbike Championship Finalizes 2019 Calendar by Adding Laguna Seca RoundIt was announced earlier today that the 2019 World Superbike championship will now include a Laguna Seca round during the July 12-14 weekend. An earlier calendar issued by the championship left Laguna Seca off, after an apparent dispute regarding the terms with the California track operators....   

Kawasaki unveils Ninja 125 and Z125 for global marketChoosing one of Europe's premier motorcycle events as the venue for unveiling two important A1 category machines, Kawasaki unveiled the 2019 Ninja 125 and Z125 at Intermot in Cologne on October 2nd. Alongside a customer awareness campaign titled "The Toughest Choice", the two 125 cc machines...   

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...   

Up-Close with the Kawasaki Team Green Suzuka Bike Kawasaki Team Green was the Suzuka 8-Hours favorite coming out of Saturday's Top 10 qualifying session, and the factory-backed Kawasaki team traded corners with Yamaha during the opening laps of Sunday's endurance race. What looked like an upset in the making, turned out to be a fizzle,...   

Paddock Pass Podcast #78 – Suzuka 8-HoursEpisode 78 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and in it we see Steve English and Jensen Beeler on the mics, as they discuss both this year's Suzuka 8-Hours endurance race. Perhaps the most important race to the Japanese manufacturers, the Suzuka 8-Hours is seeing a return to its former glory,...   

After the Suzuka 8-Hours In a lot of ways, this was Suzuka back in its heyday. Factory bikes, world-class riders, and a flat-out sprint race between the best of the best. It was a shame that the weather interrupted what had looked set to be a classic 8-Hours. With Jonathan Rea hitting the deck in the treacherous...