FIM Announces 27 Riders in World Superbike for 2014

01/30/2014 @ 2:22 pm, by David Emmett13 COMMENTS

FIM Announces 27 Riders in World Superbike for 2014 tom sykes kawasaki racing wsbk 635x422

The addition of the EVO category to the World Superbike class has had the hoped-for effect on the grid. From a modest entry list of 19 riders last year, the grid is up to a healthy 27 entries for 2014.

The number of manufacturers has increased as well, up to 9, with MV Agusta, EBR (Erik Buell’s latest venture), and Bimota all taking part, racing this year under the EVO banner. Bimota’s entry is still provisional, subject to homologation of the BMW-based BB3 being approved.

The gamble of introducing a cheaper, lower-spec form of racing appears to have paid off, with 12 riders entered in the EVO category. Like the CRT class in MotoGP, the EVO category makes competing cheaper, with tuning restrictions closer to Superstock levels on engines, while chassis regulations remain the same as for the full SBK class entries.

The expansion in the World Superbike class has been partially at the expense of World Supersport, with teams such as Team Toth and Yakhnich using the opportunity to move up to WSBK. The World Supersport field is down to 23 entries, after years of fields of 30+ riders.

The list of manufacturers in WSS is shorter, with just Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and MV Agusta represented. The World Superbike and World Supersport entry lists are shown below.

The 2014 World Superbike rider line up. The latest, updated list can be found here.

RiderNat.MotorcycleClassTeam Name
33Marco MelandriITAAprilia RSV4 FactorySBKAprilia Racing Team
50Sylvain GuintoliFRAAprilia RSV4 FactorySBKAprilia Racing Team
52Sylvain BarrierFRABMW S1000 RRSBK EVOBMW Motorrad Italia SBK
1Tom SykesGBRKawasaki ZX-10RSBKKawasaki Racing Team
44David SalomESPKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOKawasaki Racing Team
76Loris BazFRAKawasaki ZX-10RSBKKawasaki Racing Team
22Alex LowesGBRSuzuki GSX-R1000SBKVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
58Eugene LavertyIRLSuzuki GSX-R1000SBKVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
65Jonathan ReaGBRHonda CBR1000RRSBKPATA Honda World Superbike
91Leon HaslamGBRHonda CBR1000RRSBKPATA Honda World Superbike
2Christian IddonGBRBimota BB3 *SBK EVOTeam ALSTARE
86Ayrton BadoviniITABimota BB3 *SBK EVOTeam ALSTARE
24Toni EliasESPAprilia RSV4  FactorySBKRed Devils Roma
59Niccolò CanepaITADucati Panigale 1199 RSBK EVOAlthea Racing
21Alessandro AndreozziITAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOTeam Pedercini
23Luca ScassaITAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOTeam Pedercini
32Sheridan MoraisRSAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOIRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK
84Michel FabrizioITAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOIRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK
10Imre TothHUNBMW S1000 RRSBKBMW Team Toth
56Peter SebestyenHUNBMW S1000 RRSBK EVOBMW Team Toth
7Chaz DaviesGBRDucati Panigale 1199RSBKDucati Superbike Team
34Davide GiuglianoITADucati Panigale 1199RSBKDucati Superbike Team
9Fabien ForetFRAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOMAHI Racing Team India
11Jeremy GuarnoniFRAKawasaki ZX-10RSBK EVOMRS Kawasaki
71Claudio CortiITAMV Agusta F4 RRSBKMV Agusta RC-Yakhnich
20Aaron YatesUSAEBR 1190 RXSBKTeam Hero EBR
99Geoff MayUSAEBR 1190 RXSBKTeam Hero EBR

STH: Subject to homologation

The 2014 World Supersport rider line up. The latest, updated list can be found here.

RiderNat.MotorcycleTeam Name
54Kenan SofuogluTURKawasaki ZX-6RMAHI Racing Team India
16Jules CluzelFRAMV Agusta F3 675MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich Motorsport
65Vladimir LeonovRUSMV Agusta F3 675MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich Motorsport
26Lorenzo ZanettiITAHonda CBR600RRPATA Honda World Supersport Team
60Michael van der MarkNEDHonda CBR600RRPATA Honda World Supersport Team
21Florian MarinoFRAKawasaki ZX-6RKawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
99Patrick JacobsenUSAKawasaki ZX-6RKawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
88Kev CoghlanGBRYamaha YZF R6DMC Panavto-Yamaha
161Alexey IvanovRUSYamaha YZF R6DMC Panavto-Yamaha
11Christian GamarinoITAKawasaki ZX-6RTeam GO Eleven
44Roberto RolfoITAKawasaki ZX-6RTeam GO Eleven
24Marco BussolottiITAHonda CBR600RRTeam Lorini
84Riccardo RussoITAHonda CBR600RRTeam Lorini
4Jack KennedyIRLHonda CBR600RRCIA Insurance Honda
7Nacho CaleroESPHonda CBR600RRCIA Insurance Honda
5Roberto TamburiniITAKawasaki ZX-6RSan Carlo Puccetti Racing
61Fabio Menghi *TBCITAYamaha YZF R6VFT Racing
14Ratthapark WilairotTHAHonda CBR600RRCore PTR Honda
TBA **Honda CBR600RRCore PTR Honda
89Fraser RogersGBRHonda CBR600RRCom Plus South Tyneside College SMS
9Tony CoveñaNEDKawasaki ZX-6RKawasaki Ponyexpres Intermoto
TBA **Honda CBR600RRLorini Racing Team
19Kevin WahrGERYamaha YZF R6Team Wahr by Kraus Racing

*TBC: To be confirmed
**TBA: To be announced

Source: FIM; Photo: Kawasaki Racing

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

Comment:

  1. DeadMic says:

    this seems a little too NASCAR for me

  2. buellracerx says:

    @DeadMic then watch GP.

    To each his own, I like racing for the competition.

  3. chris says:

    foret’s in the wrong category

  4. Gritboy says:

    Cool. Now if only they had proper TV coverage in the U.S.A., cuz beIN won’t cut it.

  5. Norm G. says:

    re: “Cool. Now if only they had proper TV coverage in the U.S.A., cuz beIN won’t cut it.”

    for $20 bucks i’ll tell you a secret.

  6. smiler says:

    Soooo much better than the shambles in MotoGP.

  7. Bluey says:

    i thought EBR were running EVO bikes?

  8. Norm G. says:

    re: “i thought EBR were running EVO bikes?”

    barring typo, i think they might be giving themselves the option to get a year of modding within the rules under their belt…?

    if they went EVO now they wouldnt be able to touch the engine, so think of it as a year long test session to finalize the spec of the actual EVO bike (i hope). pretty sure they know that what they’ve got ain’t ready. well, if the got eyes they do.

  9. Conrice says:

    re: “I think they might be giving themselves the option to get a year of modding within the rules under their brit…?”

    - And that would explain why they chose Geoff May and Aaron Yates (development riders at best nowadays)

  10. Norm G. says:

    re: “And that would explain why they chose Geoff May and Aaron Yates (development riders at best nowadays)”

    correct. NATCORK.

  11. frankie says:

    What happened to Max Neukirchner……..still injured?

  12. Norm G. says:

    ATTENTION ON DECK…!!!

    EB had his date with destiny. says “destiny’s” cute and they’ve got good chemistry. online dating can be such a mind field, but they’ve agreed to go out a second time…

    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2014/Jan/140130serg.htm

  13. Norm G. says:

    mine field… mine field.