Just days after WSBK wrapped up its season opener at Phillip Island, Australia, rumors are about that the Flammini Brothers are eyeing the Hampton Down circuit in New Zealand as a possible destination for the World Superbike Championship in 2012. Hampton Downs will reportedly have to increase its track length in order to qualify for FIM homologation, which should make the road course 2.4 miles long.
This rumor sounds plausible considering the number of motorcyclists found down under, and the difficulty Kiwi riders have making it to WSBK’s stop at PI. Hampton Down is located within 40 miles of Auckland, the country’s largest city, which means that 30% of the country’s population would be able to visit the track in under an hour’s drive.
Source: Two Wheels Blog