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2014 WSBK Provisional Entry List – 27 Riders and 9 Manufacturers

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) released a provisional entry list for the 2014 World Superbike Championship. The provisional list includes 27 riders riding motorcycles from nine different manufacturers.

Of these riders, 12 are riding in the new EVO sub-category which limits engine upgrades and electronics to Superstock class rules. The other 15 are riding the unlimited Superbike sub-category which will be phased out by the 2015 WSBK season.

The nine manufacturers represented are: Aprilia, Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Erik Buell Racing, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta and Suzuki. Bimota, MV Agusta and EBR are the newest manufacturers to enter the series. EBR will field the all-American lineup of Geoff May and Aaron Yates on the 1190RX. MV Agusta returns to the series with the Claudio Corti riding the F4 RR. Meanwhile Bimota intends to enter Christian Iddon and Ayrton Badovini on the new BB3, but the BMW S1000RR-powered superbike is still subject to homologation.

Speaking of BMW, the German manufacturer still has a presence on the grid with three S1000RR despite the withdrawal of its official factory team.

Apart from BMW, all of the other manufacturers are fielding factory teams, including Ducati which last entered a factory squad in 2010. All of the factory teams will field two riders except for MV Agusta and its lone rider Corti, and Kawasaki which is adding David Salom alongside reigning champion Tom Sykes and Loris Baz. Salom will be the first rider to race on a factory-backed EVO machine.

The 2014 WSBK Championship begins Feb. 23 at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit.

Provisional Entry List for the 2014 WSBK World Championship # Rider Nat. Motorcycle Class Team Name 33 Marco Melandri ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Aprilia Racing Team 50 Sylvain Guintoli FRA Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Aprilia Racing Team 52 Sylvain Barrier FRA BMW S1000RR SBK EVO BMW Motorrad Italia 1 Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK Kawasaki Racing Team 44 David Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO Kawasaki Racing Team 76 Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK Kawasaki Racing Team 22 Alex Lowes GBR Suzuki GSX-R1000 SBK Voltcom Crescent Suzuki 58 Eugene Laverty IRL Suzuki GSX-R1000 SBK Voltcom Crescent Suzuki 65 Jonathan Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR SBK PATA Honda 91 Leon Haslam GBR Honda CBR1000RR SBK PATA Honda 2 Christian Iddon GBR Bimota BB3* SBK EVO Team ALSTARE 86 Ayrton Badovini ITA Bimota BB3* SBK EVO Team ALSTARE 24 Toni Elias ESP Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Red Devils Roma 59 Niccolò Canepa ITA Ducati Panigale 1199R SBK EVO Althea Racing 21 Alessandro Andreozzi ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO Team Pedercini 23 Luca Scassa ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO Team Pedercini 32 Sheridan Morais RSA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO IRON BRAIN Kawasaki 84 Michel Fabrizio ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO IRON BRAIN Kawasaki 10 Imre Toth HUN BMW S1000RR SBK BMW Team Toth 56 Peter Sebestyen HUN BMW S1000RR SBK EVO BMW Team Toth 7 Chaz Davies GBR Ducati Panigale 1199R SBK Ducati Corse 34 Davide Giugliano ITA Ducati Panigale 1199R SBK Ducati Corse 9 Fabien Foret FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO MAHI Racing Team India 11 Jeremy Guarnoni FRA Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK EVO MRS Kawasaki 71 Claudio Corti ITA MV Agusta F4 RR SBK MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich 20 Aaron Yates USA EBR 1190 RX SBK Team Hero EBR 99 Geoff May USA EBR 1190 RX SBK Team Hero EBR

By Dennis Chung


See also: 2014 World Supersport Provisional Entry List, Kawasaki Reports Q3 2013-2014 Sales Results, 2014 World Supersport Provisional Entry List.