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03 February 2018

Miller: “The more I ride the bike, the more I understand it”

Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) put in an impressive performance the first time he got on a Desmosedici, and three days of testing at Sepang have only furthered that.

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01 February 2018

More Radical Changes Bring A Boost For Laverty

After a disappointing season in 2017 for the Milwaukee Aprilia squad in WorldSBK, especially with a rider of the proven winning talents of Eugene Laverty on board, several back-room changes gave been made in the run-up to 2018. As far as the bike itself, its make up and set-up,

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01 February 2018

Allerton Makes Dream Start with NextGen Motorsports at Pre-Season Official ASBK Test

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31 January 2018

V4 WorldSBK Ducati: What’s It Like?

During a test at Jerez on the first WorldSBK spec 1000cc Ducati Panigale V4 to break cover

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31 January 2018

Michael van der Mark Flies In Second 2018 Test

Michael van der Mark and his Pata Yamaha team-mate Alex Lowes are about to be once again locked in a private and unspoken battle inside their team, with neither of the R1 riders having quite managed to win a full-on WorldSBK race yet. As last year’s only full season entry podi

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31 January 2018

Razgatlioglu Rips In Again

After a stunning first taste of his 2018 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing superbike last year, during a Portimao testing session, new full-time WorldSBK runner Toprak Razgatlioglu performed similar excellence in the recent Portimao tests this year. He also did it in similar circumstance

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31 January 2018

Rea And Sykes Rate Portimao Circuit Resurfacing

The strikingly modernist and intensely undulating Portimao circuit is a popular venue for the WorldSBK paddock to visit again in 2018, but criticism of the increasingly bumpy track surface during the 2017 race weekend saw the Portuguese track take action recently. There has been

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31 January 2018

MOTOGP SEPANG TESTS WRAP

Record speeds and a different leader on each of three days promised well at the first pre-season test of 2018, with Ducati and sophomore rider Jorge Lorenzo looking particularly strong, but Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki right up there with them. Aprilia had a brand-new bike, making

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29 January 2018

Honda Racing Boss Speaks Electronics

With Honda stating last season that they would be moving from their 2017 Cosworth based electronics system to the Magneti Marelli system this year, many watchers were surprised that the team did not attend the previous test in Jerez with at least one bike per rider running a full

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29 January 2018

Yamaha Now Benefitting From JSB Comparison Test

Part of the development programme instigated by the Pata Yamaha WSBK team last season involved a private test at Portimao, in conjunction with Japanese engineers and a Japanese Superbike spec machine.

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29 January 2018

DAY ONE WRAP-UP PORTIMAO TESTS

Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes (KRT) made a familiar pairing at the top of the first day testing times at Portimao, with Rea’s 1’41.470 best lap completed on a soft race tyre, but not a qualifier.

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29 January 2018

FINAL DAY TESTING WRAP UP FROM PORTIMAO TESTS

Rea Rides High In Final Euro Tests