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Maiden Win For Torres In Race 1 After Spectacular Battle With Rea‏

@WorldSBK  (October 18, 2015)- The penultimate race of the 2015 WorldSBK season has been won under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit by Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), with Jonathan Rea and his KRT team-mate Tom Sykes joining him on the podium.

Sunday, 18 October 2015 13:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Motul Announced As New WorldSBK Title Sponsor‏

@WorldSBK • @motul • Details of the agreement between Dorna Group and Motul were revealed at Magny-Cours last Friday during the penultimate round of the 2015 WorldSBK season. Representatives Romain Grabowski of Motul and Marc Saurina of Dorna formally announced to the gathered media and fans the new-look, long-term partnership which will see the Championship invigorated from the start of next year.

Monday, 05 October 2015 08:24 Published in News


Race-ready Yamaha YZF-R1 Returns to World Superbike Challenge‏

@yamaharacingcom • @WorldSBK • Yamaha Motor Europe has the media buzzing with the announcement of the company's next step towards success in its comprehensive road racing challenge.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:53 Published in News


Jonathan Rea: 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Champion

@WorldSBK • The Pirelli Spanish Round has gone down in history as the WorldSBK race meeting at which Jonathan Rea was crowned World Champion of 2015. The British rider, standard bearer of the Kawasaki Racing Team, clinched the ultimate goal in Race 1 courtesy of his fourth position. He has been pursuing the title since his first full campaign in 2009.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:37 Published in News


Davies Returns to Winning Ways in Race 2 at Jerez‏

@WorldSBK • Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) went one better than in Race One to win the second race of the day at a very hot and sunny Jerez Circuit in Spain.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Szoke Struggles on Sunday in MotoAmerica New Jersey

A slightly sore Mopar CSBK Canadian National Champ Jordan Szoke is heading home from the final 2015 MotoAmerica at New Jersey Motorsport Park September 13, following a frustrating return to the American National tour.   Both Szoke and his 2015 BMW S1000RR, sponsored by Express Lane, Joe Rocket and BMW Motorrad, are a little the worse for wear.

Szoke earned 15th overall in the opening, shortened, combined Superbike/Superstock Feature race, twice interrupted by rain and incidents.  In the second, 26 lap Feature on Sunday afternoon, Szoke was eliminated in a first turn crash when he was collected by the Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Elena Myers.

“Race one didn’t go very well,” explained Szoke.  “We didn’t really have the speed I thought we should have had, all weekend.  With the rain in Q, and various issues, we just never seemed to get things going.”

“The first race was going OK, but I still had some issues with the front end.  Then they stopped things because of the rain, and then I didn’t get a good start on the restart.  I got around Elena, then I started after all the Superstock guys, they were mainly in a group, not far in front of me.”  Szoke’s Canadian spec BMW was competing in the Superstock class.

“Then it started to rain a bit, and I rolled out of it, I was there to have fun, and didn’t want to take to many chances when it was slippery,” continued the ten time Canadian Superbike Champ.  “But this time they waited a while to Red Flag it, and Elena got past again.”

Between the two Feature races, Ohlins suspension guru Jon Cornwell discovered that Szoke’s BMW had a problem with his front suspension.
“Jon found a blown O-ring in our fork, so I had no compression damping in my fork, probably since the start of the weekend,” confirmed Szoke.  “So we were really excited for race two, looking forward to seeing what difference a good fork could make!”

“We ended up going about half a second faster than Jodi (outgoing CSBK Champ Christie, a front runner at NJ 2014) did when he got that good sixth here last year, and it shows how deep the field is now – the fork fix could have made a real difference.”

“So I got a good start in race two, I was on the outside of Chris Fillmore’s KTM Superbike into turn one, my knees on the ground, and I got hit so hard from behind – I was in the air and there was no bike under me!”

“Elena hit me from behind, I don’t know what she was thinking, there was no room between Chris and me.  She got the tail section and exhaust, since I was already leaned over, and I was lucky not to get run over.  Now I’m bruised up, hurt my elbow, wrecked my leathers and made a mess of my beautiful motorcycle.”

“This was one of my worst AMA Nationals ever, my first crash on the 2015, in fact it was my first crash since I fell in a Q session in Canada back in 2012!  That crash was my fault, but this one wasn’t.  But that’s racing – that’s the way it goes sometimes.”

Overall, Szoke still views the tip south on a constructive note: “I enjoyed the track, I loved the competition, the MotoAmerica people were awesome.  Wayne Rainey and all of his people were so friendly, it was almost like a family reunion.”   

Monday, 14 September 2015 13:25 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Leon Ends Season 6th Place Overall In CSBK Superbike‏

@cdnsuperbike • (August 21, 2015)- The Royal Distributing Superbike Team wrapped up the final Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship event with a 10th and 9th place at Rounds 6 & 7 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Team rider Michael Leon finished his first season back on a Superbike in sixth overall in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.			  

Friday, 21 August 2015 19:24 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Team Hindle Race Report from CSBK Rounds 6 & 7‏

@HindleExhaust • @cdnsuperbike • August 20, 2015 (Port Perry, Ontario, Canada) - Team Hindle Exhaust Systems had an incredible weekend of racing, including Pro Superbike rider Alex Welsh qualifying on pole position and a second place finish, and Pro Sportbike rider Ben Young finishing in third and second place.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:55 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Two Podium Finishes for Jodi Christie in Final Canadian Superbike Rounds‏

@JCRacing20 • @cdnsuperbike • Keene, ON —August 19, 2015 — The final two rounds of the 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship took place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this past weekend, with Jodi Christie ending the season second in Hindle Pro Sport Bike points and third in Mopar Pro Superbike points aboard his Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies equipment.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:51 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Double Sportbike Podium for Young at CSBK 2015 Finale

@benyoung_86 • @cdnsuperbike • BOWMANVILLE, ON – (August 17, 2015) – In only his second visit to the legendary Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Thornbury, ON’s Ben Young battled hard to bring home a third and a second place finish aboard his #86 Hindle Exhaust Yamaha YZF-R6 in spectacular fashion.

Monday, 17 August 2015 19:45 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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