World Superbike - Round 7 get ready

AutoMotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic is the venue for this weekend's seventh round of the Superbike World Championship. The historic circuit at 5.4km is the longest circuit on the superbike calendar. It is a wide and flowing circuit with grippy tarmac and many elevation changes. It's a circuit that has seen the World Superbike teams test here for Pirelli tyre development last month.

Round seven - Brno, Czech Republic
Race date - 23 July 2006
Circuit length - 5,403 metres

Superbike lap record - 2:03.747 - Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha)
Last year's winners - Troy Corser (Suzuki) and Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha)

For Haga, Brno comes in the middle of a hectic schedule and kicks off a grueling three weekend run of races. The Japanese star has spent most of the time since Misano back in his homeland, testing the machine he will ride in the Suzuka 8-hour endurance race with MotoGP rider Colin Edwards. He returned to Europe last weekend, where he was the fastest rider in the three-day official Pirelli tyre test at Eurospeedway Lausitz. Haga topped the timesheets on qualifying tyres, his best of 1:37.6 equalled only by world champion Troy Corser (Suzuki). However the Yamaha man demonstrated his superiority in race trim, with a 1:38.2 lap that saw him joint top with series leader Troy Bayliss (Ducati). The Japanese rider currently lies second in the championship and, although Australian rider Bayliss has carved out a 94 point advantage in the standings, Yamaha's Japanese star won't stop fighting for the title that has eluded him in his career so far.


WSBK - World Superbike 2006 race calendar
round 1. February 23-25 Losail, Doha - Qatar : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 2. March 3-5 Phillip Island - Australia : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 3. April 21-23 Valencia - Spain : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 4. May 5-7 Monza - Italy : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 5. May 26-28 Silverstone - Great Britain : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 6. June 23-25 Misano - San Marino : Race : Superpole : Qualify : Get ready
round 7. July 21-23 Brno - Czech Republic
round 8. August 4-6 Brands Hatch - Great Britain
round 9. September 1-3 Assen - Netherlands
round 10. September 8-10 Lausitzring - Germany
round 11. September 30-October 1 Imola - Italy
round 12. October 6-8 Magny-Cours - France

2006 Superbike, Supersport & Superstock riders

You can refresh yourself on any of the 2005 WSB race action by visiting each race below

round 1. Qatar - Losail, Doha
round 2. Australia - Phillip Island
round 3. Spain - Valencia
round 4. Italy - Monza
round 5. Great Britain - Silverstone
round 6. San Marino - Misano
round 7. Czech Republic - Brno
round 8. Great Britain - Brands Hatch
round 9. Netherlands - Assen
round 10. Germany - Lausitzring
round 11. Italy - Imola
round 12. France - Magny-Cours