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2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes heads the timesheet as pre-season World Superbike testing concludes at Phillip Island.

2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 1

Monday, February 20, 2012
Carlos Checa leads old GP foes Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri as the official preseason test kicks off at Phillip Island.

Haslam Fractures Tibia at Phillip Island Test

Monday, February 20, 2012
BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam fractures his right tibia during the official preseason test at Phillip Island, leaving the British rider’s status in the opening race in doubt.

John Hopkins Plans Return at Imola WSB

Friday, February 17, 2012
Scheduled to miss the opening race of the 2012 World Superbike Championship, Suzuki's John Hopkins is planning his return at Imola.

Checa Fastest at Phillip Island SBK Test

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The three-day private SBK test at Phillip Island ends with Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes leading the way, with key 2012 contender suffering injury.

SBK: Brookes Fills in for Injured Hopkins

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Australian Josh Brookes filled in for injured rider John Hopkins aboard the Crescent Fixi Suzuki at the private test at Phillip Island.

Hopkins Breaks Hand in WSB Test Crash

Monday, February 13, 2012
American John Hopkins has broken his hand during the first day of World Superbike testing at Phillip Island.

2012 World Superbike Homologated Bikes

Friday, February 10, 2012
The FIM has released a list of the bikes competing in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

Biaggi and Laverty Team Up for Aprilia at WSBK

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Aprilia introduces an imposing team for the 2012 World Superbike Championship and turns out on the starting grid with two riders, Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty, poised to ride their RSV4 superbikes to the top.

Suzuki Unveils 2012 WSB GSX-R1000

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Crescent Suzuki and Foreign Exchange Solutions company 'Fixi' have unveiled the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 which John Hopkins and Leon Camier will pilot in the upcoming World Superbike Championship.

Melandri Claims Confidence on BMW

Thursday, February 2, 2012
BMW Motorrad factory rider Marco Melandri says he is very confident about the BMW S 1000RR.

Bryan Staring Replaces Injured Mercado

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Injured Leandro Mercado will be replaced by Bryan Staring for the 2012 World Superbike opening round at Phillip Island.

Althea Ducati Presents 2012 SBK Team

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Althea Racing officially presents its 2012 World Superbike outfit to sponsors and members of the press at the team’s headquarters in Civita Castellana.

Haslam and Melandri Test at Valencia

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport continued its preparation for the 2012 season with two days of testing at Valencia in Spain.

Crescent Suzuki Gets Yoshimura Parts

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Crescent Suzuki World Superbike team has recieved its first batch of parts from racing partner Yoshimura.

Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz Test in Spain

Friday, January 20, 2012
Joan Lascorz and Tom Sykes recently joined forces with Kawasaki for it's first test of 2012 in Almeria, Spain.

Rea and Aoyama Begin 2012 WSB Testing

Friday, January 20, 2012
Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama got the 2012 World Superbike season underway at Phillip Island after conducting a three-day test at the Australian circuit.

2012 World Superbike Entry List Confirmed

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The 2012 World Superbike and World Supersport entry lists have been released, with Noriyuki Haga absent in SBK and two young Americans contesting Supersport.

Andrew Pitt Retires from Racing

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Two-time World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt retires from motorcycle racing.

Kawasaki Signs Salom & Mercado for 2012 WSB

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Pedercini Kawasaki Team has announced that it has come to an agreement with Spaniard David Salom and Argentinean Leandro 'Tati' Mercado for the 2012 World Superbike Championship.
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