Provisional World Superbike Slate Released

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Tom Sykes will try to capture his second World Superbike championship in 2014. (World Superbike Photo)
Tom Sykes will try to capture his second World Superbike championship in 2014. (World Superbike Photo)
Tom Sykes will try to capture his second World Superbike championship in 2014. (World Superbike Photo)

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