2019 Superbike World Championship

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2019 Superbike World Championship
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The 2019 Superbike World Championship will be the 32nd season of the Superbike World Championship.

Race calendar[edit]

For the 2019 season, a new race format is being introduced.[1] Just as in 2018, two equidistant races will be held – one each on Saturday and Sunday (Friday and Saturday in Qatar) – but a third race, denoted as the Superpole Race,[2] will now be held on the final morning of the weekend, prior to the second full distance race.

A provisional 13-event calendar (of which one race was unconfirmed) was announced on 13 November 2018,[3] with one round change from 2018 as the Czech round at Brno was replaced by a round at Jerez, to be held in June. As well as this, the round at Donington Park was moved from May to July, with the Misano round moving forward into June to accommodate this. On 19 December 2018, the thirteenth round was confirmed at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, having initially been dropped for 2019.[4]

2019 calendar[3][4]
Round Country Circuit Date
1 R1 Australia Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 23 February
SR 24 February
R2
2 R1 Thailand Thailand Chang International Circuit 16 March
SR 17 March
R2
3 R1 Spain Spain Motorland Aragón 6 April
SR 7 April
R2
4 R1 Netherlands Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 13 April
SR 14 April
R2
5 R1 Italy Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 11 May
SR 12 May
R2
6 R1 Spain Spain Circuito de Jerez 8 June
SR 9 June
R2
7 R1 Italy Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 22 June
SR 23 June
R2
8 R1 United Kingdom United Kingdom Donington Park 6 July
SR 7 July
R2
9 R1 United States United States WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 13 July
SR 14 July
R2
10 R1 Portugal Portugal Algarve International Circuit 7 September
SR 8 September
R2
11 R1 France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 28 September
SR 29 September
R2
12 R1 Argentina Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum 12 October
SR 13 October
R2
13 R1 Qatar Qatar Losail International Circuit 25 October
SR 26 October
R2

Entry list[edit]

An 18-rider provisional permanent entry list was released by Dorna Sports on 11 January 2019.[5]

2019 entry list
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider
Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR 1 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea[6]
91 United Kingdom Leon Haslam[7]
Moriwaki-Althea HONDA Racing Team Honda Honda CBR1000RR 2 United Kingdom Leon Camier[8]
23 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari[8]
ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 7 United Kingdom Chaz Davies[9]
19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[10]
GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 11 Germany Sandro Cortese[11]
33 Italy Marco Melandri[11]
BARNI Racing Team Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 21 Italy Michael Ruben Rinaldi[12]
Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 22 United Kingdom Alex Lowes[13]
60 Netherlands Michael van der Mark[13]
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW BMW S1000RR 28 Germany Markus Reiterberger[14]
66 United Kingdom Tom Sykes[14]
Orelac Racing VerdNatura[5] Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR 36 Argentina Leandro Mercado[5]
Team GoEleven Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 50 Republic of Ireland Eugene Laverty[15]
Althea Mie Racing Team Honda Honda CBR1000RR 52 Italy Alessandro Delbianco[16]
Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR 54 Turkey Toprak Razgatlıoğlu[17]
Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions[18] Kawasaki Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR 81 Spain Jordi Torres[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WorldSBK set to welcome new weekend format". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 standard time schedule (Time zone: CET)" (PDF). Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "2019 provisional Motul FIM Superbike World Championship Calendar". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ninth round announced as 2019 WorldSBK calendar finalized". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "2019 Provisional Permanent Entry List" (PDF). Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Rea remains: Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK rider set to stay in 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Haslam makes shock switch to Kawasaki Racing Team". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b "HRC announce partnership with Althea and Moriwaki for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Chaz Davies: Welshman to stay with Ducati for 2019 Superbike World Championship". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  10. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (23 August 2018). "Alvaro Bautista to leave MotoGP for Ducati World Superbike team". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b "GRT Yamaha confirm step up to WorldSBK with Melandri and Cortese". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Rinaldi remains in WorldSBK with BARNI Racing Team". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Van der Mark and Lowes stick with Yamaha for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Sykes and Reiterberger team up with BMW and SMR for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Laverty signs for Go Eleven Ducati in 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Alessandro Delbianco to make WorldSBK debut with Althea MIE Racing Team". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Razgatlioglu renews with Kawasaki Puccetti for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Team Pedercini welcome new title sponsor Global Service Solutions for 2019". Superbike World Championship. Dorna Sports. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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