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Big Changes for Honda WSB Effort in 2022 Unfortunately, the effort failed to bear significant fruit, which sees Bautista moving to Ducati for 2022 and Honda making both rider and component changes. While Bautista and his former teammate Leon Haslam are moving on, Honda will race with youngsters Iker Lecuona (21) and Xavi Vierge (24)...   

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....   

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,...   

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...   

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...   

Leon Haslam Joins Factory Kawasaki WorldSBK TeamFor the 2019 World Superbike Championship season, we will see Leon Haslam lining up alongside teammate Jonathan Rea in the factory-backed Kawasaki Racing Team. The announcement became officially official today, but it has been a long time coming from Kawasaki. Parting ways with Tom Sykes...   

Pata Yamaha Extends Contract with Lowes & Van Der Mark After the official announcement that Tom Sykes would not be back with the KRT Kawasaki team, it is the turn of the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK squad to make announcements. Today, the team issued a statement saying that current riders Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes will remain with the team for...   

Tom Sykes, Where Will You Be Racing Next Year?With Jonathan Rea's future firmly set at the Kawasaki Racing Team, the focus this past weekend at Laguna Seca was on the future of his teammate, Tom Sykes. The Yorkshire man had spared few words in the media for his team and teammate in the days ahead of the California round, and he certainly...   

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...   

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...