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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...   

Ducati prepares for the halfway point in the championship and its second home raceAfter the Jerez weekend, which saw two wins and a crash for Álvaro Bautista in front of his home crowd, as well as some unexpected difficulties for team-mate Chaz Davies, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team arrives at Misano Adriatico for the seventh round of the season out of 13 and the midpoint...   

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....   

Alvaro Bautista Moves to WorldSBK Next Year with DucatiStep aside Marco Melandri, because Alvaro Bautista just stole your seat in the factory Ducati World Superbike team. Announcing his signing today at the British GP, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will have Bautista within its ranks for the year. Additionally, Chaz Davies has signed up again...   

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...   

How To Buy a Panigale V4 Race Bike from WDW2018World Ducati Week 2018 was this past weekend, and the event saw 90,000 people show up at the Misano World Circuit (for reference, about 150,000 fans show up to the race track on a MotoGP weekend). While there is plenty at the race track for loyal Ducatisti to see, the crown jewel of WDW2018...   

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...   

Spicy Meatballs! The Panigale V4 Looks Good in Race Livery If you are not on the Adriatic Coast of Italy right now, you are missing out on one of the motorcycle industry's best events...even if you don't ride a Ducati motorcycle. This is because World Ducati Week 2018 is about to kickoff in Misano this weekend, and while the festival has plenty to...   

The Magic of Misano Strikes for WorldSBKFive riders from four manufacturers stood on the Misano podium to show the strength and depth of 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...   

WorldSBK Misano Debrief – A Race Recap from ItalyJonathan Rea may have done the double at the Italian circuit, but WorldSBK was in rude health last weekend. 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...