OFF-SEASON TESTING: when and where will teams test?

Monday, 30 October 2023 11:52 GMT

Preparations for the 2024 season are already well underway with several tests scheduled over the upcoming months

All eyes in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship have turned to 2024 already. With new regulations coming into force for next year, the off-season tests will be crucial in getting everything right before racing resumes. The 2024 Australian Round kicks off the season in late February but there will be plenty of track action before then as teams use their test days.

The first test comes days after the 2023 season concluded. With the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto hosting the season finale, several teams have opted to stay in Spain to complete two days of testing on October 31st and November 1st. It’ll be the first look at 2024, with Jonathan Rea at the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Team, Andrea Iannone with Team GoEleven as he returns to competition next year and Nicolo Bulega’s first public appearance with the Racing – Ducati squad.

A few weeks later and Jerez hosts another two two-day tests on November 20th-21st and November 22nd-23rd, before Portimao gets involved at the start of December. Toprak Razgatlioglu will make his ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team debut at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on December 4th, joined by Michael van der Mark, before the team head to Jerez for two testing days straight after on the 5th and 6th. At Portimao, BMW will be joined by Team HRC as they continue to refine their new CBR1000RR-R machine.

There’s a bit of time off for everyone before, once again, venturing to the south of Spain and the iconic Jerez circuit. This time, the dates are January 24th and 25th for the test as it takes place just a month before the start of the season. Then, a few days later, there’s another two-day outing but this time at Portimao, taking place on January 29th-30th

Of course, before the 2024 Australian Round, there’s an Official Test at the historic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which takes place for WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams on February 19th-20th before the season starts on February 23rd-25th.

Confirmed testing dates

October 31st-November 1st – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto

20th-21st November – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto

22nd-23rd November – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto

December 4th – Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

December 5th-6th – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto

January 24th-25th – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto

January 29th-30th – Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

February 23rd-25th – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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