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World Superbike 2014 Photo Gallery
Photos from the 2014 World Superbike Championship.
Tom Sykes will wear the number-one plate on his factory Kawasaki in the 2014 World Superbike Championship.
Loris Baz will race for Kawasaki again in the World Superbike Championship in 2014.
Eugene Laverty led the first day of World Superbike testing at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia.
Tom Sykes emerged from the Phillip Island World Superbike test with the fastest lap of the two days.
Some of the best World Superbike racers in the world get ready to race this weekend in Australia.
Check out the new color scheme on the 2014 Aprilia RSV4 World Superbikes.
Alex Lowes fires the first shot at the World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold & Goose
Geoff May suffers a broken collarbone from a hard crash during World Superbike's FP3 at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold & Goose
Sylvain Guintoli gets pole and breaks World Superbike track record at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold & Goose
Eugene Laverty wins first race of the World Superbike season at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Sylvain gets the win and the points lead in race two at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold and Goose
Leon Camier to fill in for the injured Sylvain Barrier. Photography By Gold & Goose
Davide Giugliano fastest on day one of the Jerez World Superbike test. Photography by Gold & Goose
Davide Giugliano led the World Superbike test at Jerez in Spain.
Honda's Jonathan Rea opened the Aragon World Superbike round by topping practice on Friday. (Gold & Goose photo)
The Russian round of WSBK has been canceled due to the political climate. (Courtesy WSBK)
Tom Sykes scored his 20th-career Superpole Saturday in Aragon. (Gold & Goose photo)
Tom Sykes led every lap en route to victory in race one at Aragon. (Gold & Goose photo)
Loris Baz (left) and Tom Sykes made it a great weekend at Aragon, with Sykes and Baz going 1-2 in both World Superbike races. (Gold & Goose photo)
Davide Giugliano opened the Assen World Superbike weekend with the fastest time on Friday aboard the factroy Ducati. (File photo by Gold & Goose)
Loris Baz (center) scored his first pole in World Superbike at Assen and will share the front row with fellow Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli and Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes. (Gold & Goose photo)
Sylvain Guintoli overcame damp conditions to win the red-flag shortened World Superbike race one at Assen. (Gold & Goose photo)
Honda's Jonathan Rea scored his first win of 2014 in race two at Assen. Here he leads race one winner Sylvain Guintoili, who is about to crash his Aprilia. (Gold & Goose photo)
Jonathan Rea got the Imola World Superbike weekend off to a strong start as the Pata Honda rider was the fastest rider Friday in the opening day at the Imola round of the World Superbike Series. Rea’s 1:48.147 just nipped series leader Tom Sykes, who clocked a 1:48.187 aboard his factory Kawasaki. (Gold & Goose photo)
Under a scorching late-spring sun in Imola, Irishman Jonathan Rea was pushing hard, setting his Pata Honda CBR1000RR into long power slides through the turns, and in the end his aggressive style paid off. Rea, in a mild surprise, earned his first Superpole of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
Jonathan Rea was a man on a mission in World Superbike race one at Imola today. Rea sprinted out to a fast start and gradually pulled away to a commanding win. (Gold & Goose photo)
In World Superbike doesn’t get any better than this. Jonathan Rea was absolutely perfect on the Imola weekend, earning the pole on his Pata Honda and then leading every lap of both races on the famous Italian circuit. (Photo by Gold & Goose)
Tom Sykes said he was looking forward to his home round at of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park. Sykes is hoping for a repeat performance of what was a truly perfect weekend for him last year, and he opened the 2014 edition at the birthplace of World Superbike with the best time of Friday’s FP3, turning a 1:27.840 on his factory Kawasaki ZX-10R. (Gold & Goose photo)
Donington World Superbike front row 2014 with Leon Haslam (2nd), Davide Giugliano (pole) and Marco Melandri (3rd). (Photo from TV broadcast)
Defending World Champion Tom Sykes pulled off an epic comeback for the win in front of the home crowd at Donnington. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes does it again at Donington Park. Photography By Gold & Goose
Aprilia’s Slvain Guintoli predicted that Sepang would suit his Aprilia. He was right. Guintoli topped FP2 Friday afternoon at a hot and muggy Malaysian circuit by turning a 2:05.096 on his factory Aprilia RSV4. (Gold & Goose photo)
Sylvain Guintoli overcame typically hot and humid conditions at Sepang International Circuit to earn Superpole for Sunday’s pair of World Superbike races in Malaysia. Guintoli ran a 2:03.002 on his factory Aprilia RSV4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) scored front row starts alongside Guintoli.(Gold & Goose photo)
In WSBK Race 1 at Sepang Marco Melandri outdueled his teammate Sylvain Guintoli to earn his first victory of the season. The margin of victory was 0.620 seconds. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marco Melandri came out on top over factory Aprilia teammate Sylvain Guintoli in one of the most riveting last-laps battles in recent World Superbike memory. The two teammates gave no quarter and were pushing their bikes well into the limits of traction the entire last 3.4 miles of the Sepang Circuit. After swapping the lead several times, it was Melandri, ever the aggressor, taking the victory by 0.166 seconds over Guintoli. (Gold & Goose photo)
Davide Giugliano on provisional pole for World Superbikes at Misano. File Photo by Gold & Goose
Tom Sykes injured his right wrist in a crash at Sepang, but while the wrist may be far from healed Sykes can still twist the throttle and proved he has enough in reserve with his riding and his Kawasaki to put in fast laps when needed. Saturday in World Superbike Superpole at Misano, Sykes ran his Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike to pole, his 21st, with a time of 1:34.883. Sykes was only rider to dip into the 1:34s. (Gold & Goose photo)
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes won the opening race World Superbike race at the Misano World Circuit – Marco Simoncelli after starting from pole courtesy of his record breaking lap yesterday. (Gold & Goose photo)
Tom Sykes looks well on his way to defend his World Superbike Championship. Sunday in race two at Misano, the Kawasaki ace simply pulled away from the rest of the field, held about a five-second lead and then backed off in the end to win by 3.083 seconds.
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) elevated himself to second on the day at Portimao Friday with the top time in FP2 despite running off track in the final few moments of the session. (Gold & Goose photo)
Tom Sykes (center) starts at the front of the grid for tomorrow's Portimao World Superbike races, followed Jonathan Rea (left) and Chaz Davies (right). Photography by Gold & Goose
Not even mother nature could rain on Sykes' parade as the Kawasaki man took his seventh win of the year at Portimao. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Pata Honda's Jonathan Rea takes the win in the rain at Portimao. Photography by Gold & Goose
Leon Camier will race an MV in the Laguna Seca round of the World Superbike Championship.
Scott Russell suffered serious injury in a motocross accident in Southern California.
Sylvain Guintoli got things started at Laguna Seca today in World Superbike action with the fastest lap.
Tom Sykes led the second free practice session for World Superbikes at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Ducati's Chaz Davies topped the World Superbike time sheets in FP3 at Laguna Seca.
Tom Sykes earned pole position for the World Superbike races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Marco Melandri won race one of the World Superbike race at Laguna Seca on his factory Aprilia.
Tom Sykes won the second of two World Superbike races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today.
Tom Sykes was the fastest of the Superbike men during a two-day test at Portimao in Portugal.
The South African round of the World Superbike Championship has been scrapped for 2014.
Tom Sykes signs with Kawasaki for two more years. Photography By Gold & Goose
Bimota has been ousted from the World Superbike Championship after failing to meet homologation numbers,
World Superbike racing has scrapped its plans to make up for the points lost from the cancellation of the South African round.
Loris Baz knocked off the rust faster than the other riders Friday in the resumption of the World Superbike Championship after nearly two months off. Baz ended the day by topping the final P2 session on his factory Kawasaki with a time of 1:42.677.(Gold & Goose photo)
An intense Tissot-Superpole session was won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed pole at Jerez, round 10 of the 12 event series. It marked just the second-career pole for the Frenchman.(Gold & Goose photo)
Marco Melandri had an up and down race at Jerez, in race one of the World Superbike event at Jerez. Fortunately for the Italian he was up when it counted. He made a brilliant charge after slipping early in the race and got past his teammate Sylvain Guintoli late to win his fourth race of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
It was an outstanding day in Jerez for Italian racing veteran Marco Melandri and Aprilia. Melandri finished the day with another victory in World Superbike race two, earning the perfect sweep of both races. And again his Aprilia teammate Sylvain Guintoli finished second, giving Aprilia a 1-2 result in both races. (gold & Goose photo)
Kenny Noyes is second in the Spanish Superbike Championship - 12 points behind.
Michael van der Mark is the new World Supersport Champion.
Pirelli will gain be the spec tire supplier for the World Superbike Championship.
Martin Cardenas will ride in the final two rounds of the World Supersport Championship.
World Supersport Champion Michael van der Mark will move to World Superbikes next season.
Alex Lowes has re-signed to race for Suzuki in the 2015 World Superbike Championship.
Davide Giugliano looked strong at Magny-Cours on Friday in the penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Giugliano raced his factory Ducati 1199 Panigale R to the fastest time of Friday’s FP2 session, turning a 1:37.866 on the French road course. (Gold & Goose photo)
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes didn’t need to do it. Going into this weekend’s penultimate weekend of the World Superbike Championship the Brit holds a 31-point lead in the standings and could be excused for playing it conservatively, but Sykes would have nothing of it. The defending World Superbike Champion popped the cork on his factory Kawasaki to turn in a blazing, record-setting lap of 1:36.366 in Superpole at Magny-Cours. (Gold & Goose photo)
In Magny-Cours race 1 Sylvain Guintoli took the victory to chop 12 points out of Sykes’ championship lead. But Guintoli was gifted the win by teammate Marco Melandri, who responded to what appeared to be team orders with two laps to go to let Guintoli go by. (Gold & Goose photo)
Sylvain Guintoli (50) closed to within 12 points of the World Superbike Championship lead with the generous help of his Aprilia teammate Marco Melandri (33). After giving race two to his teammate Melandri went ahead to win race two in spite of orders by his team to drop a spot to allow Guintoli to win. (Gold & Goose photo)
Randy de Puniet will race in World Superbike next year with Suzuki.
World Superbikes will return to Laguna Seca in July of 2015.
Tom Sykes heads to the final round with the lead in the World Superbike Championship.
After missing FP2 because of a technical problem Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) wasted no time in improving steadily throughout the session, before unleashing the fastest time of the weekend (1:57.876) to head into tomorrow’s World Superbike Superpole in the top spot. (File photo by Gold & Goose)
While the championship battle rages between Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli, it was Ducati’s Davide Giugliano stealing the spotlight on Saturday by putting his factory Ducati Panigale 1199R on the pole for Sunday’s season-ending World Superbike races at Losail Intl. Circuit in Qatar.(Image from TV capture)
Sylvain Guintoli turned in an amazing ride on an Aprilia Superbike that was vastly superior to the other bikes. That enabled Guintoli to rocket away to a 2.650-second margin of victory in Qatar race one. That moved him to within three points of the championship lead. (TV capture)
All season Sylvain Guintoli heard the criticism. The affable Frenchman was too soft, and too willing to finish second or third. But the ever steady Guintoli had a strategy and he stuck with it and it worked out marvelously, concluding with being crowned 2014 Eni FIM Superbike World Champion. The Aprilia rider threw caution to the wind and turned in his best-ever weekend to make a spectacular come-from-behind charge to pass Tom Sykes in the final race to win the title.
The race for the FIM CEV Repsol International Superbike Championship will all go down to the final race of the season in Valencia on November 16, with American Kenny Noyes in the thick of the championship battle.(Courtesy Palmeto PL Kawasak)
Leon Haslam to ride for Aprilia in 2015 with the Red Devil Roma squad in World Superbike. Photography by Gold & Goose
American Kenny Noyes (Palmeto PL Kawasaki) rode the race of his life at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia, and emerged at the end of the 19 laps as FIM CEV SBK International Superbike Champion.
Alex Lowes fastest on day two of winter testing in Jerez, Spain. Photography By Gold & Goose
Ayrton Badovini signs with JR Racing BMW team for 2015. Photography By Gold & Goose
Leon Camier signs a two-year deal with MV Agusta. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Sylvain Barrier and BMW on track at Jerez with the new S1000RR. Photography By Gold & Goose
Sylvain Barrier fastest man on record on final day at Jerez. Photography By Gold & Goose
For 2015, the team will continue to have a European base in Italy, but will have a new team structure and riders. Larry Pegram (pictured) and Niccolo Canepa will be the riders for 2015, bringing a new and international flavor to the Team Hero EBR bikes on the grid. In addition to his riding duties, Pegram will take on the role of overall team manager. (Larry Lawrence photo)
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