2013 World Superbike Calendar - Finalized

FIM Superbike, Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

New round on the 2013 calendar

A new round will be included in the FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships. It will be held on the circuit of Intercity Istanbul Park near Istanbul (Turkey) on September 15, 2013. The 2013 updated calendar is the following:

24 February Australia Phillip Island X X  
14 April Spain Aragon X X X
28 April The Netherlands Assen X X X
12 May Italy Monza X X X
26 May UK Donington X X  
9 June Portugal Portimao X X X
30 June Italy Imola X X X
21 July Russia Moscow Raceway X X  
4 August UK Silverstone X X X
1 September Germany Nurburgring X X X
15 September Turkey Istanbul Park X X  
29 September USA Laguna Seca X    
6 October France Magny Cours X X X
20 October Spain Jerez X X X
17 November India Buddh Circuit X X  


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(10 if you don't follow AMA) between WSBK starting up at Phillip Island in February and MotoGP shutting down at Valencia in November. And there's a nice 13 week stretch of racing from April through the end of June

I can deal with that.

Looking forward to this season!

Less overlays is just better. Hopefully I will be there in some of them :)

Hard to believe that with the on-going global economic depression, the Superbike World Championship has expanded! Is this the most rounds in the history of the series? Mr Buckmaster makes plenty of sense when he talks about the cost of logistics. That's what ultimately killed long-distance production racing in Australia in the 1980s - the cost of internal travel and accomodation for the crew members required to re-fuel, change wheels etc during a race. The organisers could not see this, so the long distance races died, taking the once flourishing Production racing scene with it. The same can happen on a global scale to Superbikes, and MotoGP.