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SBK Assen review

SBK Assen review

Strange observations in the bitter cold of winter The first WorldSBK race in the Netherlands saw a man in pole position who, despite an incredible 17 wins, was considered an outsider. On the Yamaha R1, which was still unfamiliar to him, Jonathan Rea took advantage of the wet conditions on Saturday morning to secure the […]

Assen SBK Sunday

Assen SBK Sunday

Round 3 characterized by typical April weather The fact that Dorna is based in Spain in no way excuses their planning errors in WorldSBK and MotoGP. Anyone who was there in Assen like we were and watched, freezing far too often, how in the borderline conditions the pilots often had to struggle almost more with […]

SBK Assen Saturday

SBK Assen Saturday

Lots of surprises in changeable conditions Like many other visitors, we were once again surprised why FIM and Dorna always include Assen so early in the calendar. When we were here in April 5 years ago in the year before the pandemic, the program even had to be changed due to snowfall, which meant that […]

Assen WSBK Preview

Assen WSBK Preview

The third event of 2024 – hopefully with an open outcome For those familiar with the scene, after WorldSBK announced its new speed limits for this season, the first two rounds should actually have gone to Ducati. Instead of maintaining the maximum speeds that were valid at the end of the previous year’s season, the […]

Threatening tendency

Threatening tendency

About the danger of Dorna being taken over by Formula 1 What initially circulated through the media as a rumor became official surprisingly quickly over Easter. Formula 1 TV and advertising rights holder Liberty Media intends to take over Dorna by the end of 2024, assuming the announcement on April 1 was not intended as […]

Montmelo WSBK Day 3

Montmelo WSBK Day 3

Thanks to Toprak, no uniformity on WorldSBK Sunday in Catalonia Without the Turk, the final day of the Barcelona weekend would have been virtually worthless from a sporting perspective, at least as far as the fight for victory is concerned. Even though BMW newcomer and exceptional expert Toprak Razgatlioglu had absolutely no chance in the […]

Montmelo WSBK Day 2

Montmelo WSBK Day 2

The historic first Toprak victory for BMW brought salvation While Jonathan Rea endured another bitter day, his Turkish opponent managed the almost impossible in Catalonia. For the Northern Irishman, the first race in Barcelona ended in the first corner, meaning the record world champion remained without points for the fourth time in a row. Completely […]

Montmelo WSBK Day 1

Montmelo WSBK Day 1

Scary trends in WorldSBK Friday training in Barcelona As feared by the realists among commentators and experts in advance, a picture emerged similar to that seen at the season opener in Australia. On the track from Montmeló, near the Catalan metropolis of Barcelona, tire grip is the central issue and the other is related to […]

WSBK Europe Start

WSBK Europe Start

Catalan premiere for WorldSBK’s European opener After the European season took place in Motorland Aragon, with the exception of the pandemic season in 2020 with Jerez and 2023 with Assen, Montmeló near Barcelona will be the opening race of the Superbike World Championship in Europe for the first time. For neutral fans of the WSBK, […]

SBK start day 3

SBK start day 3

Eventful second racing day of the 2024 season in Australia After Saturday had already been very varied, there was an increase in drama on the second day of racing and the last race of the weekend was particularly tough. It had already been decided on Friday that for safety reasons there would be no races […]