WorldSBK releases provisional 2019 calendar

Phillip Island will again host the WorldSBK opener pic: Russell Colvin

The Superbike World Championship is set to again be contested over 13 rounds in 2019 after the release of a revised provisional calendar.

As is tradition, the season opens at Phillip Island in late February (22-24) with the Australian Superbike Championship on the support card.

The next four venues of Buriram (Thailand), Aragon (Spain), Assen (The Netherlands), and Imola (Italy), are unchanged and take place on similar dates to 2018.

Round 6 is the return to Jerez (Spain) on June 7-9, taking the place of Brno (Czech Republic), which falls off the calendar.

Misano (Italy) moves forward to Round 7, a fortnight later, while Donington (United Kingdom) takes its early July (5-7) slot as Round 8.

The following round has been set down for July 19-21 but the venue remains to be announced.

With Laguna Seca (United States) confirmed as being off the tour in 2019, that circuit will also be a new addition, at least compared to this year.

The rest of the calendar is largely unchanged with Portimao (Portugal) followed by Magny-Cours (France), San Juan (Argentina), and Losail (Qatar).

There will be two official tests, the first at Phillip Island on February 18-19 and the second in the middle of the year with details to be confirmed.

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea joined British compatriot Carl Fogarty as a four-time champion in 2018, but became the first rider to do so in as many seasons consecutively.

Superbike World Championship 2019 Calendar

Rnd Circuit Nat Date
1 Phillip Island AUS Feb 22-24
2 Buriram THA Mar 15-17
3 Aragon ESP Apr 5-7
4 Assen NED Apr 12-14
5 Imola ITA May 10-12
6 Jerez ESP Jun 7-9
7 Misano ITA Jun 21-23
8 Donington GBR Jul 5-7
9 TBA TBA Jul 19-21
10 Portimao POR Sep 6-8
11 Magny-Cours FRA Sep 27-29
12 San Juan ARG Oct 11-13
13 Losail QAT Oct 24-26

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