Provisional World Superbike Slate Released
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has issued the 2014 provisional calendar for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship.
The calendar features 13 confirmed events, with the 14th and final event scheduled for Nov. 2 to be announced at a later date. The 2013 season opens on Feb. 23 at Australia’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The series takes the month of March off before returning to action at Spain’s MotorLand Aragon on April 13.
Visits to The Netherlands (April 27), Italy (May 11)and United Kingdom (May 25) follow on the Superbike World Championship schedule. The next event on June 8 at Malaysia’s Sepang Int’l Circuit is subject to contract and will be confirmed later. Visits to Italy’s Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on June 22 and Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve July 6 are next on the calendar.
The Superbike World Championship then heads to America’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 13, though that event is subject to contract. Returns to Spain (Sept. 7), Russia (Sept. 21) and France (Oct. 5) are next on the schedule. The series then travels to South Africa for the first time since 2010 for an event on Oct. 19 at Phakisa Freeway. That race is also subject to contract.
2014 Superbike World Championship Schedule
Date – Track – Location
Feb. 23 – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – Phillip Island, Australia
April 13 – MotorLand Aragon – Alcaniz, Spain
April 27 – TT Circuit Assen – Assen, The Netherlands
May 11 - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Imola, Italy
May 25 – Donington Park – North West Leicestershire, England
June 8 – Sepang Int’l Circuit – Sepang, Malaysia
June 22 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Misano Adriatico, Italy
July 6 – Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – Portimão, Portugal
July 13 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, Calif.
Sept. 7 – Circuito de Jerez – Jerez, Spain
Sept. 21 – Moscow Raceway – Moscow, Russia
Oct. 5 – Circuit de Magny-Cours – Magny-Cours, France
Oct. 19 – Phakisa Freeway – Welkom, South Africa
Nov. 2 – TBA – TBA