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Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

Friday, January 18, 2013
Team Ducati Alstare's Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini will test the new Ducati 1199R Panigale at Jerez Saturday January 19, 2013, their first test of the year ahead of the 2013 World Superbike season.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki Tests at Almeria

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jules Cluzel and Leon Camier kicked off their 2013 World Superbike season with a testing session at the Almeria circuit in Spain.

2013 WorldSBK Calendar Changes Continue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The schedule for the 2013 World Superbike Championship continues to develop, with the newly added Buddh Circuit in India now set at the season finale.

2013 WorldSBK Provisional Calendar Update

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Slight changes were announced regarding the 2013 World Superbike provisional calendar, with one date changed and another stop reclassified as "subject to contract."

Simon Says: Meeting with Dorna

Thursday, January 3, 2013
PTR boss Simon Buckmaster reports on his meeting with Dorna and, as always, offers his own opinion on proposed technical changes and cost savings measures for the World Superbike/Supersport paddock.

Tom Sykes Looks Forward to 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes is looking forward to the 2013 World Superbike season with confidence that he will be in contention for the championship.

Interview with Kawasaki's Loris Baz

Monday, December 31, 2012
Loris Baz joined the Kawasaki World Superbike team halfway through 2012 and secured a full-time seat in 2013. Read what he has to say about his rise to the big leagues in this short interview.

Rider of the Year 2012: Max Biaggi

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Max Biaggi called it quits in 2012, retiring on top after winning his second World Superbike championship title in three years. For his achievement in 2012 and in honor of his long career, Mad Max earns honors as Rider of the Year for 2012.

Pata Honda to be Introduced in Verona

Friday, December 14, 2012
The 2013 Pata Honda World Superbike and World Supersport team will officially be introduced at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy in January 2013.

Voltcom Group Backs FIXI Cresecent Suzuki

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Voltcom Group is joining FIXI Cresent Suzuki World Superbike team for the 2013 racing season.

Althea and Aprilia Together for 2013 WSBK

Monday, December 3, 2012
Team Althea Racing and Aprilia have partnered to contest the 2013 World Superbike Championship with pilot Davide Giugliano at the helm of the RSV4.

WSBK Jerez Test Ends, Six-Week Ban in Effect

Friday, November 30, 2012
BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet and Team Ducati Alstare took over the second half of the week-long testing program at Jerez, which was cut short due to rain. A six-week ban on World Superbike testing is now in effect.

2012 Superbike Official Book Now Available

Friday, November 30, 2012
The 2012 edition of the Superbike Official Book is now available in bookshops and online.

Guintoli to Aprilia Racing for WSBK 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Sylvain Guintoli has been confirmed as the rider to take Max Biaggi's vacated seat on the Aprilia Racing Team for the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

World Superbike Jerez Test 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A number of World Superbike teams are in the midst of testing at Jerez before a six-week ban is enforced, stalling any further tests until after the New Year.

WSBK Aragon Test Stalled by Wet Weather

Thursday, November 15, 2012
A number of World Superbike riders attempted a two-day test at Motorland Aragon, but were hampered by wet weather until the afternoon on Day 2.

Ducati and Team Alstare WSBK 2013-2014

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Ducati and Team Alstare have joined to form Team Ducati Alstare and will contest the 2013-2014 World Superbike seasons with Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini.

Team Toth and PTR Honda Join for 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Team Toth and PTR Honda have joined forces for the 2013 World Supersport Championship with Imre Toth heading up the two-man team.

Max Biaggi Retires from World Superbike

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
After proving that old age and treachery trump youth and exuberance by capturing the World Superbike championship for the second time in three years, Max Biaggi has announced his retirement.

BMW Motorrad Testing at Jerez

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
BMW Motorrad factory riders Marco Melandri and newcomer Chaz Davies wrapped two days of testing at Jerez in the south of Spain, though track time was limited due to inclement weather.
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