I've been running a motorcycle blog
since '04 and have now decided to extend that by doing a Podcast.
Since there is already a Podcast devoted to MotoGP and another to
American Roadracing, I am going to focus my new Podcast on the
World Superbike race series.
- alanf (wsbkpod *at* wsbkpod.com)
AMA privateer Brad Hendry interview.
June calendar, part 1:
My AMA weekend at Miller Motorsports Park experiences.
- 6/4, 1965 - Michael Doohan born
- 6/10, 1960 - Michael Dowson born
- 6/11, 1989 - first US World Superbike race at Brainerd, MN
- 6/16, 1942 - Giacomo Agostini born
- 6/19, 1982 - Chris Vermeulen born
- 6/19, 1964 - Kevin Schwantz born
Review of last week's Pirelli tire test at the Brno circuit in the
Preview for the sixth WSBK race of the season this weekend at Misano, Italy.
Announcement of episode #10 Doug Chandler poster contest winner.
Review of the fifth race of the season at the Silverstone circuit in England.
May calendar, part 2:
- 5/14, 1959 - Stephane Mertens born
- 5/20, 1946 - Dave Despain born
- 5/20, 1973 - Jarno Saarinen dies in racing accident at Monza
- 5/22, 1966 - Kevin Curtain born
- 5/30, 1958 - Adrien Morillas born
Review of the fourth race of the season at the Monza circuit in Italy.
Special contest to celebrate episode #10.
May calendar, part 1:
Preview of the fourth WSBK race of the season this weekend at Monza, Italy.
- 5/7, 1974 - Ben Bostrom born
- 5/7, 1974 - Yukio Kagayama born
- 5/7, 1968 - Chris Jonnum born
- 5/7, 1943 - Erv Kanemoto born
- 5/10, 1998 - Colin Edwards wins first WSBK race
Opinion piece about 1200cc Ducatis.
Review of the third WSBK race of the season weekend at Valencia, Spain.
- 4/2, 1940 - Mike Hailwood born
- 4/6, 2003 - Daijiro Katoh fatally injured at Suzuka
- 4/18, 1972 - Garry McCoy born
- 4/20, 1974 - Karl Muggeridge born
- 4/20, 1983 - Max Neukirchner born
- 4/23, 1972 - Paul Smart wins the Imola 200
- 4/23, 2000 - Carl Fogarty crashes at Phillip Island
- 4/23, 2000 - Anthony Gobert wins WSBK race at Phillip Island
Tech talk about traction control.
March calendar, part 2:
Review of first official WSBK test at Valencia, Spain.
- 3/24, 1930 - Steve McQueen born
- 3/24, 1967 - Keiichi Kitagawa born
- 3/25, 1972 - Chris Walker born
- 3/26, 1973 - Sebastien Charpentier born
- 3/29, 1995 - Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura dies
- 3/29, 1923 - Geoff Duke born
- 3/30, 1969 - Troy Bayliss born
- 3/31, 1968 - Mauro Lucchiari born
Review of second official WSBK test at Misano, Italy.
Preview of the third round of the series at the Circuit de la Comunitat
Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.
Medical review of injured World Superbike racers.
Tech talk about pressurized forks.
March calendar, part 1:
Review of second race of the season at the Phillip Island in Australia.
- 3/4, 1988 - First ever World Superbike race
- 3/5, 1975 - Anthony Gobert born
- 3/10, 1972 - Matthew Mladin born
- 3/11, 1958 - Eddie Lawson born
- 3/20, 1968 - John Kocinski born
- 3/20, 1971 - Hitoyasu Izutsu born
- 3/23, 1980 - Roberto Rolfo born
- 3/23, 1981 - Mike Hailwood dies in a car accident
Preview of the upcoming two official test sessions
Review of 2006 season opener at Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar.
Preview of the second round of the series at Phillip Island in Melbourne, Australia.
February calendar, part 2:
2006 pre-season testing review.
- 2/21, 1957 - Raymond Roche born
- 2/24, 1988 - Nicky Wimbauer born
- 2/24, 1974 - Takuma Aoki born
- 2/27, 1974 - Colin Edwards born
- 2/27, 1956 - Rob Phillis born
- 2/28, 1967 - Terry Rymer born
Preview of the opening round of the 2006 World Superbike series
at the Losail Circuit, in Qatar.
February calendar, part 1:
2006 Team and Rider preview:
- 2/1/1960 - Fabrizio Pirovano born
- 2/2/1975 - Jose Luis Cardoso born
- 2/3/1975 - Noriyuki Haga born
- 2/6/1968 - Piergiorgio Bontempi born
- 2/11/1934 - John Surtees born
- 2/16/1979 - Valentino Rossi born
- 2/18/1978 - Ruben Xaus born
- 2/19/1976 - Andrew Pitt born
- Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra - Francis Batta - Belgium - GSXR1000
- Troy Corser
- Yukio Kagayama
- Fabien Foret
- Ducati Xerox Team - Davide Tardozzi - Italy - Ducati F06
- Troy Bayliss
- Lorenzo Lanzi
- Winston Ten Kate Honda - Ronald Ten Kate - Netherlands - Honda CBR1000RR
- James Toseland
- Karl Muggeridge
- Yamaha Motor Italia WSB - Massimo Meregali - Italy - Yamaha R1
- Norikuki Haga
- Andrew Pitt
- Yamaha Motor France IPONE - Martial Garcia - France - Yamaha R1
- Norick Abe
- Sebastien Gimbert
- Shinichi Nakatomi
- Foggy Petronas - Carl Fogarty - Great Britain - FP1
- Ducati SC-Caracchi - Stefano Caracchi - Italy - Ducati F05
- Team Klaffi Honda - Klaus Klaffenboeck - Austria - Honda CBR1000RR
- Team PSG-1 Kawasaki - Pierguido Pagani - Italy - Kawasaki ZX-10R
- Chris Walker
- Regis Laconi
- Fonsi Nieto
- Team DFX Treme - Daniele Carli - Italy - Honda CBR1000RR
- Pierfrancesco Chili
- Michel Fabrizio
- Team Pedercini - Donato Pedercini - Italy - Ducati 999RS
- Lucio Pedercini
- Max Neukirchner
- Ivan Clementi
- Sterilgarda-Berik Ducati - Marco Borciani - Italy - Ducati F05
- Ruben Xaus
- Marco Borciani
- Kawasaki Bertocchi - Sergio Bertocchi - Italy - Kawasaki ZX-10R
- Celani Team - ? - Italy - Suzuki GSXR1000
- Team PN Corse - Maurizio Perlini - Italy - Ducati 999 F04
2006 Provisional Calendar
- 1/1/1938 - Eight time world champ Phil Read born
- 1/16/1985 - WSBK rookie and Foggy Petronas racer Craig Jones born
- 1/18/1975 - Veteran WSBK raer Ivan Clementi born
- 1/19/1966 - WSBK legend Aaron Slight born
- 1/29/1973 - Ex-World Supersport champ Fabien Foret born
- 1/30/1959 - Ducati team manager and ex-Bimota racer David Tardozzi born
- Feb 25 @ Losail International Circuit; Doha, Qatar
- Mar 5 @ Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit; Phillip Island, Australia
- Apr 23 @ Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo; Valencia, Spain
- May 7 @ Autodromo Nazionale Monza; Monza, Italy
- May 28 @ Silverstone Circuit; Silverstone, UK
- Jun 25 @ Circuito Internazionale Santa Monica; Misano, San Marino
- Jul 23 @ Automotodrom Brno; Brno, Czech Republic
- Aug 6 @ Brands Hatch; Brands Hatch, UK
- Sep 3 @ TT Circuit Assen; Assen, Netherlands
- Sep 10 @ Eurospeedway Lausitz; Lausitzring, Germany
- Oct 1 @ Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola; Imola, Italy
- Oct 8 @ Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; Magny-Cours, France
- Oct 22 @ TBA; TBA, South Africa
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