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Ronald Ten Kate says Honda did not offer a “motivated” answer for why it split with the Dutch World Superbike team towards the end of last year.
Jonathan Rea admits there are no upcoming World Superbike tracks where Kawasaki can beat the dominant Alvaro Bautista, and feels Ducati is not its “full potential” yet.
Alvaro Bautista was victorious yet again in the final World Superbike race at Assen as Jonathan Rea's streak of second-place finishes was ended by local hero Michael van der Mark.
Alvaro Bautista took a third consecutive pole position in World Superbike at Assen as a red flag ended qualifying prematurely and thwarted a number of his rivals.
BMW rider Tom Sykes set the pace on Friday practice for this weekend's Assen World Superbike round, heading up a top five split by only 0.031 seconds.
Alvaro Bautista has established himself as firm favourite for World Superbike title honours in his rookie season with his obliteration of the field in the first three rounds. But Lewis Duncan says the iconic 2002 season shows why Bautista and Ducati can't afford to get complacent.
Eugene Laverty believes his riding was “very comparable” to dominant Ducati stablemate Alvaro Bautista in the Aragon World Superbike round, despite riding a down-on-power customer V4 R.
Alvaro Bautista says he would only consider offers from factory teams to return to MotoGP after winning the first nine races of the new World Superbike season.
Alvaro Bautista went lights-to-flag in the final race at Aragon to score his ninth consecutive World Superbike victory as Jonathan Rea kept his streak of second-place finishes alive with a last-lap move.
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista made it seven World Superbike wins in seven starts as he converted pole into victory in the opening race at Aragon.
Ducati's Alvaro Bautista continued to dominate the World Superbike field in the two Friday practices at Aragon, topping the sessions by 1.1s and 0.5s respectively.
After the first two rounds of the season, World Superbike new boy Alvaro Bautista can boast a perfect record aboard the Ducati V4 R. That streak could well continue this weekend at Aragon and beyond.
Dutch outfit Ten Kate has joined forces with Yamaha and ex-MotoGP rider Loris Baz for 2019, as it targets an speedy return to the World Superbike championship.
World Superbike star Jonathan Rea said he is "slowly getting used to" not being the fastest man in the series, after conceding three more race wins to Alvaro Bautista at Buriram.
Ducati's Alvaro Bautista continued his World Superbike winning streak and completed his second hat-trick by dominating the final race at Buriram.