WSBK India postponed in revised calendar

Adding more drama to the WSBK India race, the latest revised version of the WSBK calendar from FIM shows that the India round has been postponed to the end of the season on November 17th. The primary reason being that the track is not fully set up and certain other reasons mainly revolving around the training of marshals and security personnel. We also know that there was in fact another problem which arose due to the strict, weird and costly import laws to the country. This made it difficult for teams to make it within the required period to India and also would have taken a huge chunk off their working capital. The current extended dates will hopefully allow for time to find at-least a temporarily solution, similar to the lines of how the F1 championship works in the country. On a positive note, we are just glad that it is still happening.

Official FIM press release below:

FIM Superbike, Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup 

The World Superbike race in India has been moved from the 10 March to the 17 November due to an insufficient period of time to properly finalise the training of the marshals and medical staff around the racetrack. FIM representatives will be at the Indian track on 19, 20 and 21 this January, in order to carry out the final racetrack homologation and provide the relevant seminars about the different aspects involved in the sporting organisation of the event.

  1. 24 February – Australia Phillip Island
  2. 14 April – Spain Aragon
  3. 28 April – The Netherlands Assen
  4. 12 May – Italy Monza
  5. 26 May – UK Donington
  6. 9 June – Portugal Portimao (STC)
  7. 23 June – TBA
  8. 30 June – Italy Imola (STC)
  9. 21 July – Russia Moscow Raceway
  10. 4 August – UK Silverstone
  11. 1 September – Germany Nurburgring
  12. 29 September – USA Laguna Seca
  13. 6 October – France Magny Cours
  14. 20 October – Spain Jerez
  15. 17 November – India Buddh Circuit
  • * TBA =To be announced
  • * STC = Subject to contract