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The new beginning

The new beginning

Rea instead of Toprak at Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Toprak’s departure from Yamaha to BMW was considered a huge surprise, even among experts. After four very successful years, almost no one expected this. However, many remembered the circumstances that led to the Turk’s move from Turkish Puccetti Kawasaki to Yamaha in autumn 2019. Because he […]

Distortion of facts

Distortion of facts

Embarrassing statistics fraud damages former WSBK icons A lot of nonsense has been said recently about the supposed record numbers of current WSBK riders like Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) or Yamaha’s figurehead (from 2020 to 2023) Toprak Razgatlioglu. Various journalists deliberately compared apples with pears. Above all, everyone generally makes the mistake of counting victories in […]

Pathetic ending

Pathetic ending

Unsportsmanlike questionable final for WorldSBK and WSSP After Leandro “Tati” Mercado could no longer find a place in the Superbike World Championship this season and therefore competed in the International German Championship (IDM) in 2023, the last pilot from South America lost his regular place in the WSBK. The fact that the Argentine was at […]

Return to reason

Return to reason

After changes to the regulations, now an exemplary WSBK calendar 2024 The WorldSBK calendar, which has been greatly improved compared to the past, is currently still provisional. With two new routes on the calendar, in addition to Cremona, Hungary could also have a chance again with the new Balatonring. Overseas events such as Argentina and […]

Our last time

Our last time

Chaotic WSBK round 8 in Most followed by monotony The fact that Kawasaki icon Jonathan Rea took overall victory for the first time in the 2023 season in Most (Brüx in German) was not only the big highlight in the Czech Republic for him, but also for his team and his still numerous fans. For […]

WSBK Most preview

WSBK Most preview

Hope for the turnaround before the summer break Before the eighth round of the Superbike World Championship, many fans of Toprak and also of the Superbike World Championship are hoping for a turning point. However, following Bautista’s capital error on lap one of the last race at Imola, the little Spaniard still has a whopping […]

Imola WSBK Sunday

Imola WSBK Sunday

Toprak wins third sprint of the season The day before, the Turk’s disappointment was clearly visible that he still has to wait for a “real” race win after race 1 in Imola. The sprint that is decisive for the starting grid in the second run is not a full-fledged race, which can also be seen […]

Imola Saturday

Imola Saturday

Yawning boredom again in the seventh round of WorldSBK It looked like a real race early on as Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha R1) and Kawasaki ace Jonathan Rea battled for the lead with the championship leader until half-time. However, you didn’t have to be a fortune teller to be able to name the clear winner before […]

WSBK Imola Friday

WSBK Imola Friday

Long overdue – further slight throttling of the Ducati When Jonathan Rea dominated the WorldSBK on the Kawasaki ZX-10RR, the FIM stewards throttled his machine very early on. We remember one case when this happened in one step at about 500 rpm. This suddenly made the Northern Irishman and his teammate Tom Sykes a good […]

Imola preview

Imola preview

Planning madness for WorldSBK Round 7 Holding a race for the Superbike World Championship in the middle of summer on the edge of the Po plain in Emilia Romagna is absolute nonsense, to put it mildly. However, we have long been used to this from FIM and Dorna, see as an example their cancellation of […]