World Superbike Updates Its 2012 Provisional Calendar

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World Superbike has released presumably its final revision to the Provisional World Superbike Championship Calendar (still with us here?). Announcing that Portimão will now be the penultimate round on the calendar, the Portuguese Circuit has been moved up to earlier in the year, and now makes Magny-Cours the production series’s final stop. Other changes include confirming Imola as the series’s second stop, which comes as no surprise to us.

What is surprising though is that this latest updated schedule by Infront and the FIM shows that the round originally scheduled for March 4th, rumored to be at Sepang, has been sacked. Originially intended to help World Superbike breakout from its Euro-centric schedule, the loss of a possible round in Malaysia certainly is a blow to the series in that regard, though there is some consolation in the fact that a round will be held in Russia, at the Moscow International Raceway. Check out the calendar after the jump.

Updated Provisional 2012 World Superbike Championship Calendar:

Dates Grand Prix Circuit WSBK WSS WSTK
February 26th Australia Phillip Island X X
April 1st Italy Imola X X X
April 22nd The Netherlands Assen X X X
May 6th Italy Monza X X X
May 13th Europe Donington X X
May 28th (Monday race) United States Miller Motorsport Park X
June 10th San Marino Misano X X X
July 1st Spain Motorland Aragon X X X
July 22nd Czech Republic Brno X X X
August 5th Great Britain Silverstone X X X
August 26th Russia Moscow Int. Raceway X X
September 9th Germany Nürburgring X X X
September 23rd Portugal Portimão X X X
October 7th France Magny-Cours X X X

Source: WorldSBK