Category: superbike

Marco Melandri will retire from racing at the end of the 2019 SBK season.
With 1 World Championship in 2002 in 250cc class, 22 victories and 62 podiums in MotoGP, and 22 victories and 75 podiums in SBK (for now) he will be truly missed in the world of motorsport. I still remember one of his sentences which I’ve always though as perfect for bike racing: “The only enemy is the asphalt”. I wish this guy all the best for him and his family.

Marco Melandri vs. Leon Haslam

Superbike, Thailandia 2O19

Australia Philip Island  Regis Laconi Ducati  #55 and Pierfrancesco Chili Ducati Superbike  2003.

#1 Virginio Ferrari and  #5 Davide Tardozzi Bimota YB4-R

Carl Fogarty  Yamaha FZR 750R OW01  Tourist Trophy  1992

Remember him?
Ben Spies, Superbike World Champion 2OO9

Nicky Hayden Honda at Phillip Island February 24, 2017 Phillip Island

fullthrottlegp:

“His biggest achievement is not the trophies he won, or the championship, it was the respect he got from his peers. The way everybody talks about Nicky Hayden speaks volumes for the type of person he was.

“His biggest achievement is not the trophies he won, or the championship, it was the respect he got from his peers. The way everybody talks about Nicky Hayden speaks volumes for the type of person he was.

Another great Champion left us today.
It will not be the same without you, Nicky ?

Hayden celebrating his last MotoGP podium in Jerez 2011 with Ducati