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End of a difficult season

End of a difficult season

Some thoughts on the 2021 annual statements At first glance, it was an exciting season with many surprises, which the fans of MotoGP and WorldSBK were able to experience. Because FIM and Dorna had learned nothing from the first year of the pandemic, it began with many unplanned changes in the second. In the Grand […]

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 […]

The 2022 MGP season

The 2022 MGP season

Can the world champion defend his title for Yamaha? A year ago, most of the supposed experts spoke after the Losail tests of Jack Miller as the big favorite for the year 2021. However, anyone who had read our preview in the winter before the start of the season was at least skeptical about its […]

Hour of truth

Hour of truth

Preview of the Indonesian WorldSBK season finale As expected, the chaotic planning by FIM and Dorna for MotoGP and WSBK led to countless cancellations and postponements. Carrying out the last two laps in Argentina and Indonesia meant for many teams and riders not to participate due to the horrendous travel costs. The premiere on the […]

The king from France

The king from France

Ducati drama in Misano – Quartararo new MotoGP champion Sometimes we have to smile when we listen to MotoGP commentators, regardless of whether they are from England or wherever they come from. Before the sixteenth Grand Prix of the 2021 season, almost without exception, all of them spoke of the pressure that was on Fabio […]

SBK Race 2 San Juan

SBK Race 2 San Juan

Toprak beaten by Redding and Rea For the third time this weekend, pole sitter Toprak Razgatlioglu took the lead after the start. But in contrast to the first two races, nothing came of his escape to the front this time, although Scott Redding almost caught him in the Superpole Race that morning. The Ducati driver […]

San Juan Superpole Race

San Juan Superpole Race

Toprak won again – ahead of Redding and Rea After Razgatlioglu had run away from the start, the Englishman, lying in front of Jonathan Rea, was able to close the gap to the Turk before the last 3 laps. But the Ducati rider was unable to catch the winner of the first race on Saturday. […]