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Team SBK Ducati Alstare Presents 1199 Panigale R Livery and Sponsors

In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team’s two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the track as they compete for the prestigious world title.

Thursday, 07 February 2013 10:59 Published in News

Provisional 2013 WSBK Rider Entry Lists Released

Permanent Provisional SBK and WSS Entry Lists were released on Monday for 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which commences on Feb. 24 at Phillip Island in Australia.

Monday, 04 February 2013 10:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Max Biaggi Retires

2012 eni FIM Superbike World Champion Max Biaggi has announced his retirement from racing after six championships and a career that has spanned 23 years and took him from the ranks of 125 cc machinery to MotoGP and finally to World Superbike competition. Five of Biaggi's six titles came on Aprilia machinery.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 14:58 Published in Industry News

Canadian Pension Plan Buys Into MotoGP and WSBK

The last few weeks have been confusing for those who follow the business end of the sport of international motorcycle road racing.  Last Friday’s announcement that the Toronto-based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) had purchased a 39% stake in Dorna was the icing on a very complicated cake.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:16 Published in News

Nürburgring Race Two: Davies Take Debut Win, McCormick Out In Smoke

Reigning World Supersport support series champ Chaz Davies gave his ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 squad a great debut Superbike win in race two of  the eni Superbike World Championship round at the Nürburgring in Germany. Part of the lead dispute throughout 20 laps of the 5.137 km long German ‘ring, Davies was the only front runner to hold his pace, pulling way for an eventual three second victory.

Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:07 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Qualifying Round One: Checa On Top as Brett Moves Up at Nürburgring

Brett McCormick continued his education at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany this afternoon, placing his Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 22ndoverall in the opening qualifying session for Sunday’s eni Superbike World Championship doubleheader.  McCormick carved more than a second and a half from his previous best lap in his second ever session at the ‘ring.  The 2011 Canadian Superbike champ turned 14 laps of the long venue to record a best time of 1:59.712.

Friday, 07 September 2012 11:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Liberty Racing - Trouble in Paradise?

The Effenbert-Liberty Racing Team, always proud to tout its family-like team camaraderie, showed a significant fracture today with uncertain consequences.  In yet another vaguely translated press release, the Czech-owned, Italian-based team has announced that several crew members have defected from the team just days before this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at the Brno Circuit.

Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:15 Published in News

Sunday Roundup From Miller!

Sunday's festivities at the BigM Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah included the Superpole in eni World Superbike competition, final qualifying in AMA Superbike and XR1200, and the first of two races in both AMA Daytona Sportbike and SuperSport.

Starting from 26th position on the 47-rider grid of the 13-lap Supersport race, Javelin Broderick (pictured, above) consistently lowered his lap times and finished in 17th position aboard his Dynojet/ZAG Racing/Yamaha YZF-R6. Originally from Sudbury, Broderick currently resides in Las Vegas (not California as we reported earlier today).

Sunday, 27 May 2012 21:26 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Saturday Qualifying From Utah

In Saturday's initial qualifying sessions at the World Superbike/AMA BigM Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, Darren James was again the top Canadian qualifier after a provisional 7th place standing in the AMA XR1200 class with a best time just under 2:14. Ben Young's best time of 2:03.5 in the first GoPro Daytona Sportbike qualifying session was seven seconds behind the leader, while Canadian-born Californian Javelin Broderick was well off the 1:59 performance by Hayden Gillim in the Supersport session. Josh Hayes qualified on the pole in National Guard Superbike.

Sunday, 27 May 2012 13:55 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Assen Race One - Updated Final Report

French born, UK-based Effenbert Liberty Ducati racer Sylvain Guintoli gave the squad their first victory in the restarted opening race at round three of the eni Superbike World Series at Assen in the Netherlands. After a dry initial run, the restart took place in treacherously wet and rainy conditions, and Guintoli pushed through the pack to take the lead with just over two laps to go.

Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:01 Published in Reports, Results & Points

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