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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 […]

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 […]

Sad Monza anniversary

Sad Monza anniversary

When, on May 20, 1973, two riders died completely unnecessarily There are still numerous contemporary witnesses from back then who have the tragic images in front of them. Jarno Saarinen as world champion in the 250 cm³ class was already called The Flying Finn and was well on the way to becoming one of the […]

WSBK-History part 23

WSBK-History part 23

The first half of the 1999 season – the 12th year of WorldSBK Last year, Carl Fogarty led exactly twice on his factory Ducati, namely after the opening race and before the final race. In the meantime, riders like rookie Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha World Superbike Team), privateer Troy Corser (Ducati Racing ADVF) and Aaron Slight […]

66 years ago today

66 years ago today

In memory of Ray Amm, who died in an accident on April 11, 1955 The man’s real name was William Raymond Amm, who sacrificed his life on April 11, 1955, in Imola to love racing. He came from Rhodesia, today’s Zimbabwe in Southern Africa, and was a racer with body and soul. One year before […]

WSBK-History part 22

WSBK-History part 22

The second half of the 1998 season – year 12 of WorldSBK With already three rain races, the drivers in South Africa and California could hope for dry conditions as the next stations. With Kyalami it was the first time on the route from South Africa, which is roughly halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. And […]

First French MotoGP-Win

First French MotoGP-Win

In honor of the new MotoGP heroes of France – the story about the debut We couldn’t help but thanks to our huge archive here in honor of the first double winners from the land of the brave Gauls. The story of the first French 500cc winner and his 1954 season. His father, Georges Monneret, […]

WSBK-History part 21

WSBK-History part 21

The first half of the 1998 season – the 11th year of WorldSBK In the previous year, John Kocinski had shown the Dominator of 1994 and 1995 the championship on the Castrol Honda. Carl Fogarty had returned to Ducati, but failed in the 1996 title fight against the American. The latter did not appear at […]

WSBK-History part 20

WSBK-History part 20

Second half of the season with round 7 at Brands Hatch In the first run on his home track at Brands Hatch, southeast of London, Carl Fogarty had the most annoying crash of the season on the 4th of 25 laps. The Englishman had accelerated a bit too early from a right turn, whereupon he […]