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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...   

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....   

BMW Readies All-New S1000RR and Hires Tom Sykes for Factory-Backed WSB TeamThese patent drawings of the all-new BMW S1000RR superbike expected to be revealed at the EICMA show on November 6 indicate a complete, ground-up overhaul of the flagship BMW machine. Gone are the asymmetrical headlamps, for example, but the bigger news is that the entire engine and frame have...   

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...   

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 and Kawasaki Racing Team Announce End of RelationshipThe press release below announces that former WSB champion Tom Sykes will end his 9-year relationship with Kawasaki Racing Team at the end of the 2018 season. Sykes has had great success with Kawasaki in WSB. In addition to his 2013 championship, Sykes has finished second three times (in 2012 by...   

Tom Sykes and Kawasaki Officially Part Ways in WorldSBKNot exactly the best kept secret in the WorldSBK paddock, but now Tom Sykes and the Kawasaki Racing Team will officially part ways at the end of the 2018 World Superbike Championship season. The news has been a long-time coming for Sykes, as he has been increasingly more hostile towards...   

Cameron Beaubier Headed to WorldSBK for 2019?When you talk to veterans of motorcycle racing about which American could be the next champion at the international level of the sport, one name is almost always included in that very short list: Cameron Beaubier. This is not only because of Beaubier's status as a two-time MotoAmerica...   

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...