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Michael Laverty Q&A


Before Christmas Michael Laverty looked back on his rookie campaign in MotoGP at a post season test with Paul Bird Motorsport’s British Superbike squad. Shortly after the interview, conducted earlier this week during a PBM BSB test at Cartagena, Laverty … Continue reading

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Pitlane start “a possibility” for Hayden


An engine failure at the Malaysian Grand Prix has put Nicky Hayden in a difficult position for the remaining races of 2013. Having planned on using that engine for the remaining three races the Ducati rider now has to evaluate … Continue reading

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Philip Island WSBK Analysis – Practice and Qualifying


In this analysis of practice and qualifying from the opening World Superbike race of the season a fast laptime is a 1’31s lap as this was the typical race pace of both race winners and a “super-fast” laptime was anything … Continue reading

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Checa takes a clearn sweep down under


  Carlos Checa notched up a clean sweep at Philip Island. The Spaniard topped every session at the Australian round of the World Superbike Championship and added victory in the second race to his race one success. Checa hit the … Continue reading

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Checa takes race one at Philip Island with a dominant victory


Carlos Checa clinched the opening race of the World Superbike season with a dominant victory at Philip Island. The Spaniard, starting from pole position, made a slow start and lost the lead to Eugene Laverty. The Irishman looked cool, calm … Continue reading

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Analysis from the opening two days at Philip Island


With practice and qualifying completed at Philip Island a picture has developed as to what can be expected in both World Superbike races. This article analyses the lap times from the leading contenders. That statistics for each rider takes into … Continue reading

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Checa sets the pace in qualifying at Philip Island


Carlos Checa’s vice like grip on the Philip Island circuit continued in final qualifying with the Spaniard setting the pace once more ahead of Superpole. Checa was unable to set a faster time than in the first qualifying session but … Continue reading

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