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2013 World Superbike Season Photo Gallery

See photos from the entire 2013 World Superbike season in the 2013 World Superbike Season photo gallery.

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Carlos Checa aboard the Ducati 1199 Panigale in preparation for the 2013 season.
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Loris Baz will remain Tom Sykes' teammate on Kawasaki racing for 2013 after he replaced the injured Joan Lascorz in 2012.
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Fabien Foret is set to stay with Kawasaki in World Supersport for the 2013 season.
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Marco Melandri ran demo laps at the Hockenheimring during his recent tour of Germany with BMW.
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Jules Cluzel moves from Honda and the World Supersport ranks to join FIXI Crescent Suzuki in the premier-class for 2013.
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Marco Melandri made an appearance at the DTM finale to show off his moves aboard the S1000RR.
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Marco Melandri made a stop at the BMW Welt in Bavaria to celebrate the facility's fifth birthday.
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Kenan Sofuoglu will continue with Kawasaki Racing for the 2013 World Supersport season.
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Carlos Checa will ride the 1199 Panigale in 2013, but Ducati has cut ties with Althea Racing.
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Chaz Davies testing his new BMW S1000RR at Jerez in preparation for the 2013 season.
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Marco Melandri during testing at Jerez in November 2012.
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Team Toth and PTR Honda are joining forces for the 2013 World Supersport season with Imre Toth leading the two-man team.
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Jules Cluzel meeting his new GSX-R1000 at FIXI Crescent Suzuki headquarters in England.
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Chaz Davies on track during a second round of testing at Aragin.
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Loris Baz took advantage of a dry afternoon to test at Aragon.
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Marco Melandri tested new components at Aragon to find a good feel on the new 17-inch tires.
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Tom Sykes ran laps in the wet at Aragon to improve his set-up in saturated conditions.
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Leon Haslam testing his new CBR1000RR Fireblade at Aragon.
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Jonathan Rea took full advantage of the dry afternoon on Day 2 of testing at Aragon.
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Tom Sykes posted some of the fastest laps during testing at Jerez, but since he rode without a transponder his times were unofficial.
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Jonathan Rea spent time testing a new electronics package at Jerez.
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Sylvain Guintoli will ride for the Aprilia Racing Team during the 2013 World Superbike Championship.
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Tom Sykes put in 89 laps during his final day of testing at Jerez.
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Marco Melandri got two days to test his S1000RR at Jerez before the rains came, which forced him to stay in the garage.
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Loris Baz secured a full-time World Superbike seat with Kawasaki after his performance in 2012.
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Loris Baz testing his ZX-10R ahead of the 2013 World Superbike season.
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Kawasaki's Tom Sykes has his sights on the World Superbike Championship title in 2013.
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2012 was a breakout year for Tom Sykes and he's hoping 2013 will be even better.
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Performance Technical Racing boss Simon Buckmaster.
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Jules Cluzel testing at the Almeria circuit in Spain.
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Leon Camier testing at Almeria.
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"I really enjoyed myself today, because I felt so much better on the bike than I did yesterday. I know I improved my lap-times and am not so far away now, so I am pleased with that on only my second day on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R." said Jules Cluzel following the second day of testing at Almeria.
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Leon Camier was frustrated by weather on the second day of testing at Almeria.
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Carlos Checa testing at Jerez in January of 2013.
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Sylvain Guintoli aboard his new RSV4 during testing at Jerez.
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Eugene Laverty during testing at Jerez.
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Jonathan Rea in his new Pata Honda livery for 2013.
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Jonathan Rea in action during testing at Jerez.
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Leon Haslam on his 2013 Honda mount during testing at Jerez.
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Leon Camier has undergone successful wrist surgery which and will now recuperate and start strengthening it for the first World Superbike round in February.
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Kawasaki Racing Team official launch, 2013.
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FIXI Crescent Suzuki Team Manager, Paul Denning, speaking with new FIXI Superbike rider Jules Cluzel.
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Stephen Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, during the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team launch in Munich.
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2013 BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team riders Chaz Davies (left) and Marco Melandri (right).
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2013 BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team launch.
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Team SBK Ducati Alstare 2013 livery.
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The Ducati 1199 Panigale R of Team SBK Ducati Alstare.
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Team SBK Ducati Alstare 2013.
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Will the 1199 Panigale R bring Carlos Checa another World Superbike title in 2013?
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Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli during the 2013 Aprilia Racing team launch in Milan.
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Aprilia Racing Team 2013.
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Leon Camier during the first day of testing at Phillip Island.
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Jules Cluzel was seventh-fastest during the first day of testing at Phillip Island.
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Leon Camier posted a record lap time during the second day of unofficial testing at Phillip Island.
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Marco Melandri suffered from persistent shoulder pain during unofficial testing at Phillip Island.
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Tom Sykes crashed on the first day of the unofficial test at Phillip Island, injuring his wrist.
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Chaz Davies during unofficial testing at Phillip Island.
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Leon Camier was the fastest rider on Day 1 of official testing at Phillip Island.
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Sam Lowes put up the fastest lap time in World Supersport testing at Phillip Island on Day 1.
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Davide Giugliano during the first official day of testing at Phillip Island.
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Carlos Checa was fastest during the second day of pre-season testing at Phillip Island.
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Marco Melandri was second fastest on Day 2 of testing at Phillip Island.
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Kawasaki's Tom Sykes rode with a cracked bone in his left wrist during the final day of testing at Phillip Island.
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Davide Giugliano caught a virus during testing at Phillip Island and was only able to put in eight laps on Day 2.
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Sam Lowes topped the World Supersport timesheet on Day 2 of testing at Phillip Island.
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Eugene Laverty during testing at Phillip Island.
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Sylvain Guintoli on track during testing at Phillip Island.
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Chaz Davies of BMW Motorrad GoldBet.
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Ayrton Badovini preparing for the season opener at Phillip Island.
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Davide Giugliano and his Althea Racing team.
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Sylvain Guintoli had previously made arrangements to ride with Suzuki in 2013, but opted to go with Aprilia Racing instead.
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Leon Haslam getting ready for the season opener at Phillip Island.
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Jonathan Rea during pre-season testing at Phillip Island.
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Loris Baz looked to regain confidence aboard the ZX-10R during Day 2 of testing at Phillip Island after hitting the pavement hard earlier in the week.
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Marco Melandri underwent shoulder surgery in the six week break between Round 1 and 2 of the 2013 World Superbike championship.
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Tom Sykes posted the third-fastest time on the final day of official testing at Phillip Island.
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Leon Camier leaning hard during testing at Phillip Island.
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Jules Cluzel during pre-season testing at Phillip Island.
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Michel Fabrizio was the fastest rider during Friday's qualifying practice at Phillip Island.
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Tom Sykes was one of the quickest riders during the test at Aragon.
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Aprilia Racing Team's Eugene Laverty (58) and Sylvain Guintoli (50) will look to repeat their Phillip Island success in Round 2 at Aragon.
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Marco Melandri is ready to fight for a podium at Aragon.
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Tom Sykes cracked his wrist and broke three ribs prior to the race at Phillip Island. With his injuries all but healed, he's looking to dominate at Aragon.
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Sylvain Guintoli will look to protect his overall points lead in Round 3, the Assen TT.
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Chaz Davies swept Round 2 at Aragon and will look to maintain his momentum at the Assen TT.
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Marco Melandri is fourth overall heading into Round 3, the Assen TT.
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Tom Sykes grabbed his first podium of the season at Aragon and will fight for more at the Assen TT.
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Jonathan Rea is third on the all time Superbike win list at Assen behind Carl Fogarty and Troy Bayliss.
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Leon Haslam hopes to make his return to racing at Donington Park, just over three weeks since breaking his leg.
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Leon Haslam suffered tib-fib fractures after a crash during Assen Friday practice.
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Sylvain Guintoli will look to protect his points lead in Round 4 at Monza.
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Chaz Davies worked to improve his riding position after the Assen TT in the BMW Group wind-tunnel.
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Jules Cluzel (16) getting in close on Carlos Checa (7) at Assen.
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Sam Lowes celebrates his first World Supersport race win of 2013 at Assen.
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Tom Sykes earned his fourth pole position of 2013 at Donington Park.
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Jonathan Rea topped the timesheet in Friday's qualifying session at Portimao.
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Tom Sykes took his 16th career pole position at Portimao.
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Marco Melandri took the Race 1 win at Portimao.
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Eugene Laverty took the Race 2 win at Portimao.
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Sheridan Morais will miss the Russian World Supersport round, his replacement will be American racer Kenny Noyes.
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Tom Sykes enters Round 8 at Moscow Raceway with the overall points lead.
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Eugene Laverty (58) is third in points heading to Moscow, trailed by Marco Melandri (33) in fourth.
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Carlos Checa (7) and Ayrton Badovini (86).
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Tom Sykes was fastest in Friday's practice and qualifying sessions at Silverstone.
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Chaz Davies battled for a podium in Race 2 at Silverstone, but engine problems late in the race forced him to retire instead.
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Loris Baz took a hard fall during warm up at Nurburgring and was initially thought to have sustained a serious back injury. The outlook is now more positive and he expects to make a full recovery.
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Bell is offering a limited edition Star Carbon Helmet to commemorate the 2013 World Superbike round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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Michael Jordan Motorsports riders Danny Eslick (23) and Roger Hayden (54) are regular competitors in the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike series. At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca they will enter as wildcard riders in World Superbike.
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Leon Haslam will return to the World Superbike aboard the Honda CBR machine in 2014.
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Jonathan Rea will return to the World Superbike competition in 2014 racing with Leon Haslam with the Pata Honda team.
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Rehabilitation has been a full-time job for Jonathan Rea since his crash at Nurburgring.
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Rea is working to reach 100% before returning to competition.
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Tom Sykes (66) and Eugene Laverty (58) will bring the battle for the title to Magny-Cours.
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Davide Giugliano will leave Aprilia to ride for Ducati in 2014.
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Jonathan Rea's season was cut short after he broke his femur in a crash at Nurburgring. He's slated to return to Pata Honda in 2014.
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X-Ray of Jonathan Rea's broken femur.
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Marco Melandri will ride for Aprilia Racing in 2014.
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Michel Fabrizio at Phillip Island 2013.