Bad news from the World Superbike Championship paddock, as the Russian round, which was scheduled to be held at Moscow Raceway on September 21st 2014, has been cancelled because of concerns stemming from the Russian/Ukrainian situation along the Crimean peninsula.
Promoters DWO and YMS Promotion declared that, “the current political situation affects the capabilities of a number of key partner companies essential to run the event. Parties regret the decision, but are confident that the strong partnership between DWO and YMS Promotion will prevail.”
The intention, at this point, is for WSBK to return to Russia for 2015, where the race will be held at the Moscow Speedway through the remainder of the contract through 2020. Hopefully by next year the political situation will be resolved, and this plan will be the case.