After already having staged the first race, the World Superbike calendar has finally been updated and lost its provisional status. Today, the FIM issued an official, finalized version of the 2013 World Superbike calendar, confirming the changes we reported on yesterday.
The Silverstone race has been confirmed, and the Subject To Contract status has been removed from the Portimao and Imola rounds. The round originally scheduled for June 23rd has been scrapped, and a new round scheduled for Istanbul Park on September 15th. The replacement of Istanbul Park for the 23rd June round, for which Brno had originally been penciled in, means that the Superstock calendar is reduced by one round, from 10 races to just 9, while the World Superbike calendar now has 15 rounds planned, including two races in the UK, at Donington and Silverstone, and a trip across the Atlantic to Laguna Seca.
Below is the official press release issued by the FIM containing the updated and finalized calendar:
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|
|28 April||The Netherlands||Assen||X||X||X|
|21 July||Russia||Moscow Raceway||X||X|
|15 September||Turkey||Istanbul Park||X||X|
|29 September||USA||Laguna Seca||X|
|6 October||France||Magny Cours||X||X||X|
|17 November||India||Buddh Circuit||X||X|