2011 Provisional World Superbike Calendar

10/07/2010 @ 3:57 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

Now that MotoGP has finished its provisional calendar, World Superbike can release its dates for the 2011 season. With two tracks yet to be determined (one in Europe, and the other in Italy), the word provisional is very literal for this schedule. The April 17th date is traditionally done at Valencia, but rumors suggest that Dorna has strong-armed the circuit into disallowing World Superbike to race there in 2011.

Where WSBK will go in its stead remains a big question mark, as surely Infront Motors Sports would like an additional round in the ripe Spanish market (WSBK will be at Aragon June 19th as well). The other tentative venue is in Italy, which traditionally is the round at Imola. With budget and safety concerns surrounding the track, it’s again a country WSBK absolutely wants on its schedule, but finding the right host will be an issue.

The season opener will be at Phillip Island, per usual, and start three weeks ahead of MotoGP. The second race, where it may be, will come one week after MotoGP’s season opener at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Returning as the ultimate round is Portimao, as Magny-Cours comes in as the penultimate venue.

2011 FIM Superbike World Championship Provisional Calendar:

Dates Grand Prix Circuit
February 27 Australia Phillip Island
March 27 Europe TBA
April 17 The Netherlands Assen
May 8 Italy Monza
May 30 (Monday) United States Miller Motorsport Park
June 12 San Marino Misano
June 19 Spain Motorland Aragon
July 10 Czech Republic Brno
July 31 Great Britain Silverstone
September 4 Germany Nurburgring
September 25 Italy TBA
October 2 France Magny Cours
October 16 Portugal Portimao

Source: MotoMatters

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  • Maybe I’m just being a silly colonial and all but…Since when did The Netherlands, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Francy and Portugal STOP being in Europe?

    Or does Europe simply mean “Miscellaneous Nation #6”? :D

  • I think the distinction is how broadly IMS is considering tracks. September 25th will be an Italian track, whereas March 27th could be in track in the EU. Italy is such a huge motorcycle racing market, WSBK can’t afford to skip it as a destination (or two-time destination as the case may be)…although they can’t really afford to skimp on the Spanish venues either, so…