The WorldSBK Paddock Show returns to the iconic EICMA this year with plenty for fans to enjoy during the event
The 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is over, but paddock personnel remain as busy as ever as the off-season starts. Two days of testing take place before several teams and riders head over to Milan, Italy, for the 80th EICMA show. WorldSBK will have a presence, in Hall 11P Stand S48, with the famous Paddock Show with several key figures from our paddock scheduled for the event, which takes place for the public from the 9th-12th November.
Some Paddock Show activities do take place on the press day, but the majority will be with the public in attendance. There are some team presentations scheduled for the historic show, plus you can get up close to your favourite riders as they attend from WorldSBK, WorldSSP and WorldSSP300. Not only this, but there are plenty of interactive sessions that will allow spectators to take part in at the Paddock Show.
Some of the riders stated to attend in Italy include three-time WorldSBK podium finisher and two-time MotoGP™ race winner Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team), GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team duo Remy Gardner and Dominique Aegerter, Team HRC’s Xavi Vierge plus 2023 WorldSSP Champion Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) and Turkish star Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), plus a whole heap of riders from WorldSSP300.
Six-time Champion Jonathan Rea will be in attendance with his new Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK squad – marking one of the first times the public will see him not in green, but in blue following his bombshell move. He will be there with teammate Andrea Locatelli, just days after the pair start their working relationship at the post-round Jerez test. With big names and Champions scheduled, plus some 2024 announcements and team launches in WorldSSP, EICMA is a show not to be missed this year.
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