The partnership between Bosch Professional Tools and Ducati Corse has been renewed for 2008. This year Bosch will once again present its newest line of Professional Tools during the three Italian appointments of the World Superbike Championship. The circuits of Monza (8-11 May), Misano (26-29 June) and Vallelunga (18-21 September) will host a Bosch truck furnished with display items and test stations for live demonstrations, with which the German company will introduce its products to the (...) More
Simply an extraordinary last lap during which the main roles were being played by Corser and Fogarty! While being accompanied by the fast comments of Keith and Julian, the two racers swing places and Corser adjudicated one of the greatest races of its life. Good to remember from time to time.
The last AMA SBK title has determined pilots to see their own perfect trace to the podium and the delightful moment can be easily spotted in the video attached below. There’s simply nothing to compare with the pilot’s determination so the video also hopes encouraging more such moments.
Michel Fabrizio returned to Italy immediately yesterday after the weekend’s Superbike round in Assen, to undergo a fasciotomy surgery on his right forearm. Michel had been suffering from forearm flexor muscle compartment syndrome for a few months and was therefore operated on yesterday evening at the Villa Serena clinic in Forlì by Doctor Giorgio Gondolini. The surgery was a success and Michel came away with 26 stitches. The Italian rider will now undergo further therapies and treatments to (...) More
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) and his Ducati 1098 F08 took provisional pole in this afternoon’s qualifying session at Assen’s TT Circuit. Despite a bad fall while training on his bicycle in Montecarlo two days ago, Bayliss was the only Superbike rider to lap in under 1m40s today. Dry conditions meant that all riders were nevertheless recording some very quick times with the 19 fastest riders behind Bayliss all lapping within a second of each other. Fellow Ducati Xerox Team rider Michel Fabrizio (...) More
Journalists present at Assen have just confirmed the news that Troy Bayliss refused testing the Desmosedici GP8 for Ducati and here are the Australian’s words: "I was asked to test the Ducati MotoGP, but I refused. Of course, I like to climb in the saddle again to a MotoGP so for fun, but they are too concentrated to win the World Superbike in my last years of activity. There are too many races in a short time, I would have to be the best in every appointment. Spender two days to try (...) More
Airwaves Ducati leave the first race of 2008 1st and 4th in the championship, after Shane Byrne won race one and came 2nd in race two on board the Ducati 1098 R. Leon Camier started his season well with a 4th and 5th place finish. In the first of the two 20 lap races Shane Byrne had dropped a few places from his pole position start but moved through the field, taking the lead on lap 13. He pulled away in the final laps to take his first win for the Airwaves Ducati team. Having struggled (...) More
Together with the debut of the Superstock KTM RC8 in Spain, the Austrian House took the time and announced their plans for the future. They include a SBK entering and this sure ringed a bell to us. In a press conference, R & D department man Philip Habsburg explained the great attention offered to the Superstock racing sector and their ambition to arrive in SBK in the near future, most likely in 2010. Let’s see what it has to say: "This was our first weekend at Superstock and (...) More
Ok, let’s see how we ended up writing this news. There was first the hearing, the denial, the polemics and then the confirmation, but it was all worth it. Michael Schumacher loves the two wheels almost as it does with the four so the Seven Times World Champion in Formula 1 has finally proved it its first official Superbike race. At the Hungarian circuit in Pannonia, German racers occupy pole position and third place after riding on Honda CBR1000RR Team Holzhauer Racing Promotions models. (...) More