First look at the new season ahead
2019 is just around the corner, and the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization have announced the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship calendar, with 12 rounds confirmed.
Beginning with the traditional season opener at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, fans will be able to see three WorldSBK races for the first time ever from 22nd – 24th February, before Round Two of the championship is held from 15th – 17th March at Chang International Circuit.
The paddock then returns to Europe on 5th – 7th April at MotorLand Aragon, welcoming back WorldSSP300 to the racing action with their all new format for the season ahead. The next stop on the 2019 tour will be one week later at TT Circuit Assen from 12th – 14th April, before a short break of racing action. Round Five takes place at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola from 10th – 12th May, before the return of the ever popular Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto from 7th – 9th June.
WorldSBK heads back to Italy from 21st – 23rd June, to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for Round Seven, before a change of date for the UK Round at Donington Park from 5th – 7th July. After the British adventure, Round Nine is set to be announced.
Autodromo Internacional do Algarve will be the now traditional round after the summer break, as the paddock heads to Portugal from 6th – 8th September. The final European Round will be held from 27th – 29th September at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, but we won’t be saying goodbye to WorldSSP300 yet.
Circuito San Juan Villicum returns for the second season from 11th – 13th October in Argentina, before all three classes will prepare for the season finale in Qatar at Losail International Circuit. The chequered flag will be waved from 24th – 26th October in the desert, in what is set to be another adrenaline-fueled year of racing action.
On top of this, there will be two official tests in 2019: the first from 18th – 19th February at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with a mid-season test to be announced.
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