Not only MotoGP Championship has already announced their provisional entry lists for each category. Now we also know the provisional entry lists for the World Superbike Championship. Here in this post you can look at who will be racing in the main WSBK category.
|1||Jonathan Rea (GBR)||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|2||Leon Camier (GBR)||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta 1000 F4|
|6||Stefan Bradl (GER)||Honda World Superbike Team||Honda CBR1000RR|
|7||Chaz Davies (GBR)||Aruba.it Racing – Ducati||Ducati Panigale R|
|12||Xavi Forés (SPA)||BARNI Racing Team||Ducati Panigale R|
|15||Alex de Angelis (RSM)||Pedercini Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|21||Markus Reiterberger (GER)||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW S 1000 RR|
|22||Alex Lowes (GBR)||Pata Yamaha Official Team SBK with Rizla||Yamaha YZF R1|
|32||Lorenzo Savadori (ITA)||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia RSV4 RF|
|33||Marco Melandri (ITA)||Aruba.it Racing – Ducati||Ducati Panigale R|
|36||Leandro Mercado (ARG)||IODARacing Project||Aprilia RSV4 RF|
|37||Ondřej Ježek (CZE)||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|40||Román Ramos (SPA)||Team GO ELEVEN||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|50||Eugene Laverty (IRL)||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia RSV4 RF|
|60||Michael van der Mark (NED)||Pata Yamaha Official Team SBK with Rizla||Yamaha YZF R1|
|66||Tom Sykes (GBR)||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|69||Nicky Hayden (USA)||Honda World Superbike Team||Honda CBR1000RR|
|81||Jordi Torres (SPA)||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW S 1000 RR|
|84||Riccardo Russo (ITA)||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha YZF R1|
|86||Ayrton Badovini (ITA)||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|88||Randy Krummenacher (SWI)||Kawasaki Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
We will see there a few newcomers. Stefan Bradl and Eugene Laverty are coming from MotoGP. While Laverty was already racing here time ago, for Bradl it is going to be completely new challenge.
Riccardo Russo is coming from the World Supersport category. I have to admit that this is for me the biggest surprise that he will be racing there.
From World Supersport there is coming also Ondřej Ježek. So after Abraham came back to MotoGP we Czechs can be happy we will have a rider there. And I guess Ondřej will do pretty well. The 1000cc bike suits him better than 600cc bike (just look how he did while racing in the Superstock 1000 category).
Ondřej’s team mate Ayrton Badovini is also coming from World Supersports. But he was already racing in WSBK time ago.
And from World Supersports there is also Randy Krummenacher coming. Last season he was pretty good and he was the closest rival for Kenan Sofuoglu.
Leandro Mercado is coming from the Superstock 1000 category.
For some maybe big news, Marco Melandri is coming back to the world racing scene. He will be Chaz Davies’ team mate at Ducati Aruba.
And who did change his team before the start of the season?
One of the most expectant changes is Michael van der Mark leaving Honda and going to Yamaha.
Alex de Angelis goes from Ioda to Pedercini and he will be racing on Kawasaki.
Team Milwaukee is changing its bikes from BMW to Aprilia and Lorenzo Savadori and Eugene Laverty are going to race there.
Photo: Honda WSBK