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Calendar misplanning

Calendar misplanning

Suboptimal planning from WorldSBK’s FIM and Dorna For the 36th year of the near-series world championship, the season will start very early next year. The first two rounds also take place in exactly the opposite order to last year. While the Phillip Island (Australia) event forms the final after the Indonesian weekend on the island […]

Comeback of Scheib

Comeback of Scheib

Chilean Scheib replaces Hafizh Syahrin for Argentina’s World Cup round In addition to Leandro ‘Tati’ Mercado, another rider from South America will take the place of the injured and ill Hafizh Syahrin at the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship race in Argentina. Maximilian Scheib will start for the MIE Racing Honda Team as a returnee […]

Best SBK teams part 3

Best SBK teams part 3

Althea Racing and their golden boy Carlos Checa Fourth in the 2008 World Championship for Hannspree Ten Kate Honda and seventh in the 2009 World Championship, this has been the likeable Spaniard’s record since he switched from MotoGP to Althea Racing. Last year, US boy Ben Spies on his Yamaha R1 was surprisingly a man […]

Just boring

Just boring

The curse of a consequential misdecision in WorldSBK and its aftermath The performance difference between Alvaro Bautista’s Ducati and the rest of the field on the long straights of the Circuito de Cataluña near Barcelona and at the Autodromo do Algarve near Portimão could be seen by any layperson with the naked eye. When Jonathan […]

Twisted facts

Twisted facts

Which is why almost all journalists and pundits were wrong Not long ago, everyone heard and read about Honda’s problems in terms of the miserable results of their riders and the outrageously bad results of the world’s largest manufacturer. Not for the first time almost all writers, commentators and so-called connoisseurs of the scene were […]

To the death of a young hero

To the death of a young hero

Insert on the tragic accidental death of the only 22-year old After a long creative break of almost a year, we visited a race again when it came to the Circuito de Cataluña near the Catalan metropolis Barcelona. It was a very mixed weekend with many ups and downs, which we would like to come […]

Best SBK teams part 2

Best SBK teams part 2

Rumi Honda – a perfect example for today’s factory teams What is completely normal for Japanese motorcycle manufacturers in MotoGP and WorldSBK today was rather untypical in the year the Superbike World Championship was born. After Suzuki had established a new type of thoroughbred sports motorcycle with the legendary GSX-R750, the world’s largest manufacturer was […]

Best SBK teams part 1

Best SBK teams part 1

Alstare Suzuki – a WorldSBK success story In the 1999 season, the team led by Belgian bon vivant Francis Batta competed in the Superbike World Championship for the first time as the official Suzuki works team. Last year, of all places, Sugo won the first run at Sugo with the Japanese Keiichi Kitagawa. So the […]

WSBK numbers

WSBK numbers

Interesting numbers after 869 WorldSBK races If you leaf through our richly illustrated history of the earlier years of the Superbike World Championship, you can get a good picture of the history of the near-series World Championship. In the second year of the corona pandemic, the 34th edition came to an end, and it brought […]

The 2022 WSBK season

The 2022 WSBK season

Who will be WorldSBK Champion next year? It is actually strange that this question has to be formulated completely differently for the first time in many years. So far, it has usually only been open when the old new world champion will be determined this time. Neither a Tom Sykes, nor Chaz Davies, Alvaro Bautista […]