WSBK: Indian Round Cancelled for 2013

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Confirming rumors going around the World Superbike paddock, the FIM has confirmed that WSBK’s race in India has been cancelled. Citing “operational challenges” as the cause for the cancellation, Jaypee Sports International and Dorna had no choice but to cancel that races to be held on November 17th, though the race will likely remain on the 2015 calendar.

“JPSI confirms its interest in going ahead with the race in the future,” said Mr. Vicky Chandhok, President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).”We look forward to them concluding an arrangement with DWO in order to arrive at a mutually convenient date and to ensure that India has the privilege of hosting a round in the near future.”

The news is a blow to the WSBK Championship, which desperately needs to find venues outside of Western Europe, with tracks like the Buddh International Circuit in India being in emerging markets that are vital to the growth of motorcycle manufacturers.

Source: FIM