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WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

Loris Baz has confirmed he will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 after losing his MotoGP seat after three seasons in the premiere class. 

Avintia Ducati has today confirmed Xavier Simeon will move from Moto2 to join Tito Rabat in the team next year, leaving Baz out in the cold with all MotoGP seats now occupied for 2018. 

Confirming his move to World Superbike, the Frenchman said he’s not yet sorted who he’ll be riding for in the production-based series but says he’s been in talks with the Red Bull Honda squad among others.

“I want to be in World Superbikes. I’ve been there, I’ve always said that it is a really good championship,” Baz said.

“I will be happy to be back there, especially if I can fight on the podium like I did a few years ago. I am only 24 years old. I have three years of Superbike and three years of MotoGP in my career, so there is always time to...


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Portimao - Race results 1 | WSBK Results | Crash - Crash.Net - crash.net

Full race one results from the tenth round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal.

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR 20 laps

2. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +6.189s

3. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +10.166s

4. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +10.508s

5. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1 +13.739s

6. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +16.816s

7. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +18.786s

8. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +22.090s

9. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati Panigale R +28.430s

10. Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10RR +38.746s

11. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Althea BMW S1000RR +43.181s

12. Ayrton Badovini ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.212s

13. Anthony West AUS Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.325s

14. Riccardo Russo ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.412s

15. Takumi...


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Read more: Portimao - Race results 1 | WSBK Results | Crash - Crash.Net - crash.net

Portimao - Race results 1 | WSBK Results | Crash - Crash.Net - crash.net

Full race one results from the tenth round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal.

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR 20 laps

2. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +6.189s

3. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +10.166s

4. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +10.508s

5. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1 +13.739s

6. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +16.816s

7. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +18.786s

8. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +22.090s

9. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati Panigale R +28.430s

10. Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10RR +38.746s

11. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Althea BMW S1000RR +43.181s

12. Ayrton Badovini ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.212s

13. Anthony West AUS Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.325s

14. Riccardo Russo ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.412s

15. Takumi...


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Read more: Portimao - Race results 1 | WSBK Results | Crash - Crash.Net - crash.net

Portimao - Race results 1 | WSBK Results | Crash - Crash.Net - crash.net

Full race one results from the tenth round of the 2017 World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal.

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10RR 20 laps

2. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +6.189s

3. Marco Melandri ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R +10.166s

4. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +10.508s

5. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1 +13.739s

6. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +16.816s

7. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +18.786s

8. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 +22.090s

9. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati Panigale R +28.430s

10. Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10RR +38.746s

11. Raffaele De Rosa ITA Althea BMW S1000RR +43.181s

12. Ayrton Badovini ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.212s

13. Anthony West AUS Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.325s

14. Riccardo Russo ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10RR +43.412s

15. Takumi...


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World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

Motul FIM Superbike World Championship

Autodromo Internacional Algarve

Portimao, Portugal

September 17, 2017

Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Jonathan REA, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), 20 laps, Total Race Time 34:40.917, Best Lap Time 1:43.148

2. Michael VAN DER MARK, Netherlands (Yamaha YZF-R1), -5.834 seconds, 1:43.806

3. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (Ducati Panigale R), -9.201, 1:43.636

4. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -12.792, 1:43.494

5. Jordi TORRES, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -15.943, 1:44.024

6. Lorenzo SAVADORI, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -19.359, 1:43.866

7. Leandro MERCADO, Argentina (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -23.286, 1:44.162

8. Anthony WEST, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -36.982, 1:44.558

9. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -48.544, 1:45.969

10. Takumi TAKAHASHI, Japan (Honda CBR1000RR), -50.000, 1:45.745

11. Ondrej JEZEK, Czech...


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Read more: World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

Motul FIM Superbike World Championship

Autodromo Internacional Algarve

Portimao, Portugal

September 17, 2017

Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Jonathan REA, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), 20 laps, Total Race Time 34:40.917, Best Lap Time 1:43.148

2. Michael VAN DER MARK, Netherlands (Yamaha YZF-R1), -5.834 seconds, 1:43.806

3. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (Ducati Panigale R), -9.201, 1:43.636

4. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -12.792, 1:43.494

5. Jordi TORRES, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -15.943, 1:44.024

6. Lorenzo SAVADORI, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -19.359, 1:43.866

7. Leandro MERCADO, Argentina (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -23.286, 1:44.162

8. Anthony WEST, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -36.982, 1:44.558

9. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -48.544, 1:45.969

10. Takumi TAKAHASHI, Japan (Honda CBR1000RR), -50.000, 1:45.745

11. Ondrej JEZEK, Czech...


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Read more: World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

Motul FIM Superbike World Championship

Autodromo Internacional Algarve

Portimao, Portugal

September 17, 2017

Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Jonathan REA, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), 20 laps, Total Race Time 34:40.917, Best Lap Time 1:43.148

2. Michael VAN DER MARK, Netherlands (Yamaha YZF-R1), -5.834 seconds, 1:43.806

3. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (Ducati Panigale R), -9.201, 1:43.636

4. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -12.792, 1:43.494

5. Jordi TORRES, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -15.943, 1:44.024

6. Lorenzo SAVADORI, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -19.359, 1:43.866

7. Leandro MERCADO, Argentina (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -23.286, 1:44.162

8. Anthony WEST, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -36.982, 1:44.558

9. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -48.544, 1:45.969

10. Takumi TAKAHASHI, Japan (Honda CBR1000RR), -50.000, 1:45.745

11. Ondrej JEZEK, Czech...


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Read more: World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

Jonathan Rea is one short of 50 career World Superbike wins

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea is aiming to wrap up a historic third successive World Superbike title at the next round at Magny-Cours in France.

The 30-year-old moved 120 points clear at the top of the championship standings by winning both races at last weekend's round in Portimao.

"Now we can go to the next round in France and try to win it," said Rea.

"It was always my target to try and win it before the final round in Qatar to make the whole thing less stressful."

Rea would become the first rider to secure the World Superbike crown for three years in a row if he can turn his seemingly unassailable lead into a decisive margin in France, with the penultimate round in Spain also still to come in October.

"Magny-Cours is a circuit I enjoy, while Jerez is a track I have typically gone well at in winter testing,...


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Read more: World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

Jonathan Rea is one short of 50 career World Superbike wins

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea is aiming to wrap up a historic third successive World Superbike title at the next round at Magny-Cours in France.

The 30-year-old moved 120 points clear at the top of the championship standings by winning both races at last weekend's round in Portimao.

"Now we can go to the next round in France and try to win it," said Rea.

"It was always my target to try and win it before the final round in Qatar to make the whole thing less stressful."

Rea would become the first rider to secure the World Superbike crown for three years in a row if he can turn his seemingly unassailable lead into a decisive margin in France, with the penultimate round in Spain also still to come in October.

"Magny-Cours is a circuit I enjoy, while Jerez is a track I have typically gone well at in winter testing,...


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Read more: World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

Jonathan Rea is one short of 50 career World Superbike wins

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea is aiming to wrap up a historic third successive World Superbike title at the next round at Magny-Cours in France.

The 30-year-old moved 120 points clear at the top of the championship standings by winning both races at last weekend's round in Portimao.

"Now we can go to the next round in France and try to win it," said Rea.

"It was always my target to try and win it before the final round in Qatar to make the whole thing less stressful."

Rea would become the first rider to secure the World Superbike crown for three years in a row if he can turn his seemingly unassailable lead into a decisive margin in France, with the penultimate round in Spain also still to come in October.

"Magny-Cours is a circuit I enjoy, while Jerez is a track I have typically gone well at in winter testing,...


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Read more: World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

Jonathan Rea believes Toprak Razgatlioglu is ready to step up to the World Superbike championship having impressed during the Portimao test on the Puccetti Kawasaki.

The defending World Superbike champion leant a hand to the Turkish rider during the one-day test by allowing Razgatlioglu to follow him for a few laps around the Portuguese circuit to get to grips with Superbike racing lines.

Razgatlioglu, who is currently fighting for the European Superstock 100 championship and is second in the riders’ standings, ended the test fourth fastest having notched up 62 laps with his best lap within one second of timesheet-topper Rea.

The Northern Irish rider says he was impressed by the Puccetti Kawasaki rider's efforts on his Superbike test debut and has hopes the team to put together a second ZX-10RR for him to race at the 2017 season finale in Qatar next November to give him a head start...


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Read more: Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

Jonathan Rea believes Toprak Razgatlioglu is ready to step up to the World Superbike championship having impressed during the Portimao test on the Puccetti Kawasaki.

The defending World Superbike champion leant a hand to the Turkish rider during the one-day test by allowing Razgatlioglu to follow him for a few laps around the Portuguese circuit to get to grips with Superbike racing lines.

Razgatlioglu, who is currently fighting for the European Superstock 100 championship and is second in the riders’ standings, ended the test fourth fastest having notched up 62 laps with his best lap within one second of timesheet-topper Rea.

The Northern Irish rider says he was impressed by the Puccetti Kawasaki rider's efforts on his Superbike test debut and has hopes the team to put together a second ZX-10RR for him to race at the 2017 season finale in Qatar next November to give him a head start...


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Read more: Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

Jonathan Rea believes Toprak Razgatlioglu is ready to step up to the World Superbike championship having impressed during the Portimao test on the Puccetti Kawasaki.

The defending World Superbike champion leant a hand to the Turkish rider during the one-day test by allowing Razgatlioglu to follow him for a few laps around the Portuguese circuit to get to grips with Superbike racing lines.

Razgatlioglu, who is currently fighting for the European Superstock 100 championship and is second in the riders’ standings, ended the test fourth fastest having notched up 62 laps with his best lap within one second of timesheet-topper Rea.

The Northern Irish rider says he was impressed by the Puccetti Kawasaki rider's efforts on his Superbike test debut and has hopes the team to put together a second ZX-10RR for him to race at the 2017 season finale in Qatar next November to give him a head start...


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Read more: Rea hails 'incredible' Razgatlioglu as ready for World Superbikes - crash.net

WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

Loris Baz has confirmed he will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 after losing his MotoGP seat after three seasons in the premiere class. 

Avintia Ducati has today confirmed Xavier Simeon will move from Moto2 to join Tito Rabat in the team next year, leaving Baz out in the cold with all MotoGP seats now occupied for 2018. 

Confirming his move to World Superbike, the Frenchman said he’s not yet sorted who he’ll be riding for in the production-based series but says he’s been in talks with the Red Bull Honda squad among others.

“I want to be in World Superbikes. I’ve been there, I’ve always said that it is a really good championship,” Baz said.

“I will be happy to be back there, especially if I can fight on the podium like I did a few years ago. I am only 24 years old. I have three years of Superbike and three years of MotoGP in my career, so there is always time to...


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Read more: WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

Loris Baz has confirmed he will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 after losing his MotoGP seat after three seasons in the premiere class. 

Avintia Ducati has today confirmed Xavier Simeon will move from Moto2 to join Tito Rabat in the team next year, leaving Baz out in the cold with all MotoGP seats now occupied for 2018. 

Confirming his move to World Superbike, the Frenchman said he’s not yet sorted who he’ll be riding for in the production-based series but says he’s been in talks with the Red Bull Honda squad among others.

“I want to be in World Superbikes. I’ve been there, I’ve always said that it is a really good championship,” Baz said.

“I will be happy to be back there, especially if I can fight on the podium like I did a few years ago. I am only 24 years old. I have three years of Superbike and three years of MotoGP in my career, so there is always time to...


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Read more: WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

Loris Baz has confirmed he will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 after losing his MotoGP seat after three seasons in the premiere class. 

Avintia Ducati has today confirmed Xavier Simeon will move from Moto2 to join Tito Rabat in the team next year, leaving Baz out in the cold with all MotoGP seats now occupied for 2018. 

Confirming his move to World Superbike, the Frenchman said he’s not yet sorted who he’ll be riding for in the production-based series but says he’s been in talks with the Red Bull Honda squad among others.

“I want to be in World Superbikes. I’ve been there, I’ve always said that it is a really good championship,” Baz said.

“I will be happy to be back there, especially if I can fight on the podium like I did a few years ago. I am only 24 years old. I have three years of Superbike and three years of MotoGP in my career, so there is always time to...


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Read more: WSB: Baz confirms SBK return, in talks with Honda - Motorcycle News

West returns to World Superbike for rest of the season - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Veteran Australian racer Anthony West will rejoin the World Superbike championship for the remaining four rounds of the 2017 season, it has been announced.

West, 36, replaces Randy Krummenacher at the one-bike Puccetti Kawasaki squad, starting with this weekend's Portimao races, with the Swiss rider out due to a right wrist injury.

The former Kawasaki MotoGP racer has raced in World Supersport this season with his own EAB West Racing team, and currently lies seventh in the points standings with a best result of third at Phillip Island.

He also contested six rounds of last year's WSBK campaign with the Pedercini team as a stand-in for the injured Lucas Mahias, and the previous year made a series of MotoGP cameos as a substitute for Karel Abraham.

"I am very happy with this opportunity to return to World Superbike riding a Kawasaki with a strong team like Puccetti," commented West.

"I...


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World Superbikes at Portimao and British Superbikes at Oulton Park preview - Telegraph.co.uk

If either Sykes or Rea win race one on Saturday, Kawasaki will become the first manufacturer to record three consecutive wins at the circuit. Rea knows that he doesn’t have to win every race to retain his title, and in doing so become the first rider to win three consecutive championships.

Highly unlikely it may be, but if team-mate Sykes were to win the remaining eight races Rea could finish in second place eight times and he would still win the championship by 40 points.

At the last round in Germany at the Lausitzring Rea rode intelligently to two second places behind double race winner Davies, safe in the knowledge that he was extending his lead over Sykes, who came home third and fourth in the two races. This weekend the pressure is definitely on the chasing pack - or, more precisely, Tom Sykes.

World Superbike Championship standings

1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 381 points

2. Tom...


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Read more: World Superbikes at Portimao and British Superbikes at Oulton Park preview - Telegraph.co.uk

World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

Motul FIM Superbike World Championship

Autodromo Internacional Algarve

Portimao, Portugal

September 17, 2017

Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Jonathan REA, UK (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), 20 laps, Total Race Time 34:40.917, Best Lap Time 1:43.148

2. Michael VAN DER MARK, Netherlands (Yamaha YZF-R1), -5.834 seconds, 1:43.806

3. Marco MELANDRI, Italy (Ducati Panigale R), -9.201, 1:43.636

4. Eugene LAVERTY, Ireland (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -12.792, 1:43.494

5. Jordi TORRES, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -15.943, 1:44.024

6. Lorenzo SAVADORI, Italy (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -19.359, 1:43.866

7. Leandro MERCADO, Argentina (Aprilia RSV4 RF), -23.286, 1:44.162

8. Anthony WEST, Australia (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -36.982, 1:44.558

9. Ayrton BADOVINI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-10RR), -48.544, 1:45.969

10. Takumi TAKAHASHI, Japan (Honda CBR1000RR), -50.000, 1:45.745

11. Ondrej JEZEK, Czech...


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Read more: World Superbike Race Two Results From Portimao (Updated) - RoadracingWorld.com

World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

Jonathan Rea is one short of 50 career World Superbike wins

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea is aiming to wrap up a historic third successive World Superbike title at the next round at Magny-Cours in France.

The 30-year-old moved 120 points clear at the top of the championship standings by winning both races at last weekend's round in Portimao.

"Now we can go to the next round in France and try to win it," said Rea.

"It was always my target to try and win it before the final round in Qatar to make the whole thing less stressful."

Rea would become the first rider to secure the World Superbike crown for three years in a row if he can turn his seemingly unassailable lead into a decisive margin in France, with the penultimate round in Spain also still to come in October.

"Magny-Cours is a circuit I enjoy, while Jerez is a track I have typically gone well at in winter testing,...


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Read more: World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea targets series treble at Magny-Cours - BBC Sport

 

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