Spies and Sykes put the 2009 WSB Yamaha R1 through its paces in South Africa


2009 Yamaha Motor Italia Superbike riders Ben Spies and Tom Sykes endured some serious heat on their three day test in Kyalami. The young riders endured track temperatures approaching 50 degrees as they put the all-new-for-2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 through its paces on only its second outing on track. The final day saw Spies pull in […]

Fabrizio sets fastest time ever in Kyalami in final day of tests.

Fabriozio sets fastest time in Kyalami

The first ever lap of Kyalami under 1 minute and 40 seconds came early in the final day of WSB testing, thanks to Michel Fabrizio, the star of these tests so far. With little over half an hour gone Fabrizio set a time of 1’39.714, the best ever lap of Kyalami by a motorcycle. With […]

Fabrizio still on top after 2nd day of testing in Kyalami.

Michel Fabrizio

Michel Fabrizio once again set the pace for Ducati Xerox on the second day of Pirelli tyre development tests at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa. The young Italian clocked a time of 1 minute 40.256 seconds, one second beneath his day 1 time and some way quicker than the circuit’s previous Superbike lap records […]

Day 2 of tire testing in Kyalami shows Spies making big progress.

Ben Spies tire test

Ben Spies continued to slash the odds on him proving a title contender in his rookie World Superbike season as he eased to the second quickest time on the first day of testing around Kyalami. Having made a fine impression on his debut at Portimao last month, Spies continued where he left off in South […]

World Superbike arrives in Kyalami South Africa to begin tire testing.

Kyalami Circuit

The top World Superbike teams have arrived at Kyalami in South Africa for the first leg of winter testing in preparation for the 2009 season, which gets underway on March 1 in Australia. The three days of testing, from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 December, will help to develop the evolution tyres that one-make supplier […]