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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


Bodhi Edie Returns to Mopar CSBK for Yamaha backed by Trip-Dub Racing and Z1 Tuning

@cdnsuperbike • (March 4, 2016)- Popular Pro racer Bodhi Edie will return to the Canadian National Pro Superbike scene in 2016, with the Trip-Dub Racing Team.

Friday, 04 March 2016 13:57 Published in News


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


Breaking News: Canadian Superbike Championship to air on TSN!

@cdnsuperbike •@TSN_Sports •TORONTO, Ont. (February 17, 2016) – Action from the Mopar Canadian National Superbike Championship will be televised on Canada’s Sports Leader, TSN, in 2016.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:57 Published in News


Dan Kruger Gets First Win of 2016 in China

Dan Kruger overcame the flu and persistent nagging injuries to take pole position, put in the quickest race lap and win the Superbike Class in the 3-Hour Superbike Endurance Race at Zhuahi International Circuit in China on January 10.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:36 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Mopar CSBK Returns to Shannonville Motorsport Park‏

@cdnsuperbike •TORONTO, Ont. (January 18, 2016) – The Mopar CSBK motorcycle road racing tour will return to favourite venue Shannonville Motorsport Park for the opening National of 2016 on May 27, 28 and 29.

Monday, 18 January 2016 21:36 Published in News


Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Announces 2016 Schedule

@cdnsuperbike •(January 18, 2016)- Canadian Superbike Championship series organizers Professional Motorsports Productions of Toronto have released the 2016 CSBK series schedule, a six-race affair that may also include an additional event.

Monday, 18 January 2016 15:31 Published in News


Haslam Ends The 2015 WorldSBK Season With A Win

@WorldSBK  The final FIM Superbike World Championship race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race-long fight as Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his second win of the year – the fifth of his WorldSBK career – beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team).

Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:22 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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