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Davies does the double for Ducati in Aragon‏

@WSBK •@AragonMotorland • @DucatiMotor •(April 3, 2016)-Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies took another incredible win at MotorLand Aragón in Race 2, crossing the line 6.471 seconds clear of the nearest bike on track after another sublime ride.

Sunday, 03 April 2016 10:15 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Kawasaki Dominion Ends At MotorLand Aragon‏

@WSBK •@AragonMotorland •@DucatiMotor • (April 2, 2106)- With clear blue skies and warmer temperatures, the stage was set for another classic WorldSBK showdown as the grid headed out on the Sighting Lap for Race 1.

Saturday, 02 April 2016 09:28 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Sykes Strikes Back‏

@WorldSBK • (March 13, 2016)- Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes has taken an incredible victory in a three-way fight for the win at Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The Yorkshireman was locked in a battle with teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and Aruba.it Racing – Ducati’s Chaz Davies for most of the race, with some of the most electrifying racing of the last few seasons.

Pole-sitter van der Mark crossed the line in fourth to see himself off the podium for the first time in 2016 despite pushing hard all race, but the Dutchman is still on an incredible run at the start of only his second season. After a mechanical problem in Race 1 saw his Honda teammate Nicky Hayden retire, the number 69 Honda crossed the line in Race 2 in 5th to keep both the Fireblades in the top 5.

The first drama came when van der Mark and Chaz Davies made contact on the first lap as they tousled for position, before van der Mark led them off to chase the Kawasaki Racing Team pair of Sykes and Rea. Davies then pounced on the Dutchman, and the Welsh Ducati rider was able to close the gap to Sykes and Rea. The stunning three-way battle rolled on all the way to the line, with some incredibly close passes seeing the three riders leave nothing on the track. Eventually coming home third after an overnight improvement of over 15 seconds over race distance, Davies being on the podium is valuable for Ducati in Buriram.

Sylvain Guintoli brought the new YZF R1 home in seventh for another good result on the Japanese manufacturer’s return to WorldSBK, ahead of the Althea BMW pair of Markus Reiterberger and Jordi Torres. Rookie Lorenzo Savadori brought Aprilia home in the top ten once again in P9, with that top ten completed by Ducati rider Davide Giugliano, who missed the Round through injury in 2015 and had a difficult second race at Chang International Circuit.

Leon Camier recovered well from a tough start to bring MV Agusta points once again in 11th, ahead of Team GOELEVEN's Roman Ramos, VFT's Matteo Baiocco and IodaRacing's Alex De Angelis on the second Aprilia machine, who scored more points for the Italian manufacturer despite a small run off in the closing stages. GP winner Karel Abraham completed the top 15 for Milwaukee BMW after outpacing teammate Brookes in Thailand.

Local riders Anucha Nakcharoensri (Yamaha Thailand Racing Team) and Sahustchai Kaewjaturaporn (Grillini) were both classified, with wildcard Nakcharoensri coming home in 18th.

After seeing his teammate Rea dominate much of the 2015 season, the first strike in the fight back for Tom Sykes has landed in Thailand in Race 2, with the next chance for the reigning Champion to take back the win coming at MotorLand Aragon, the scene of the Davies’ first Ducati win last season.

Motul Thai Round - Race 2
1. Tom Sykes (GBR) Kawasaki Racing Team
2. Jonathan Rea (GBR) Kawasaki Racing Team +0.190
3. Chaz Davies (GBR) Aruba.it Racing - Ducati +0.314

Sunday, 13 March 2016 15:37 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Clash of the Teammates‏ In Round One On Chang Circuit

@WorldSBK • (March 12, 2016)- Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea has defeated 2013 Champion Tom Sykes in an inter-team showdown at Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

Saturday, 12 March 2016 08:05 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Van Der Mark Tops Thai Friday‏

@WorldSBK •(March 11, 2016)- A fastest lap of 1'34.770 saw Honda WorldSBK Team's Michael Van Der Mark go quickest on the first day of the MOTUL Thai Round at Chang International Circuit in Buriram.

Friday, 11 March 2016 07:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points


WorldSBK renews on beIN SPORTS in North America as MotoGP™ also joins the network

@WorldSBK •@MotoGP •@beINSPORTS • (March 03, 2016)- Dorna Sports are thrilled to announce beIN SPORTS as the home of two-wheeled racing in the US and Canada, with a new deal that sees the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship renewed on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:40 Published in News


A Rea Double And Some Last Lap Trouble‏

@WorldSBK •(February 27, 2016)-Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea took the first double win at Phillip Island since Carlos Checa in 2011 today as key title rival and last year’s runner up Chaz Davies fought hard on the final lap, in the end losing the front into Turn 4.

Sunday, 28 February 2016 08:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Guintoli Strikes First In Phillip Island‏

@WorldSBK •#AusWorldSBK •(February 26, 2016)- Friday times now decide direct entry to the Tissot-Superpole session, and the man who leads the way after a day of track time is 2014 WorldSBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli.

Friday, 26 February 2016 09:46 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test‏

@WorldSBK • (February 23, 2016)- Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:29 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Sykes Reigns Down Under in Day One of WorldSBK Test

@WorldSBK • @TheRealTomSykes •(February 22, 2016)- 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes recorded the fastest lap of both the second session and the first day of testing in Phillip Island, taking his Kawasaki ZX-10R around the 12 corners of the Australian track in 1’31.097, 0.196 seconds ahead of teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea.

Monday, 22 February 2016 10:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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