WSBK » Indonesia return delayed to 2014?


Following the announcement in February that Indonesia was to make a return to the World Superbike calendar in 2013, it seems Sentul won't appear until 2014 at the earliest now.

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RSMick

July 31, 2012 11:38 AM

Oh dear, will Nuremburgring and Portimoa be on this years calender? Both in trouble with Portimoa highly likely to go into administration when its moratorium state runs out in August.

Nick636

July 31, 2012 12:09 PM

@ massa sucks

Please keep your racist thoughts and ideas in your head...

I too think Sentul Circuit is not ideal... WHY, OH WHY CAN'T THEY GO TO SEPANG!?!?!?! Too scared they set times similar to MotoGP?

RSMick

July 31, 2012 12:54 PM

Financial Nick
Even with WSB's low sanction fee and low and I mean low gate share, it has to be worthwhile which if you cannot get a promoter then its not. WSB is not the hot property some in Italy and the UK would like you to believe, low attendances this year. I don't think Miller is on next year and not sure about Silverstone as that was only interim after the Flaminis blind faith that Donington would be OK.

Mussum - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 2:53 PM

espn star sports doesn't show all races live they actually don't even had the schedule including the races so it's very difficult to know if one of the two races will be live or even if monday evening there will be a reprise. with motogp is a very different story they tend to show even quali on saturdays evening in asia and they include motogp into the espn hd channel which is great but I wish they would show sbk some love!

Mussum - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 2:53 PM

espn star sports doesn't show all races live they actually don't even had the schedule including the races so it's very difficult to know if one of the two races will be live or even if monday evening there will be a reprise. with motogp is a very different story they tend to show even quali on saturdays evening in asia and they include motogp into the espn hd channel which is great but I wish they would show sbk some love here in asia!

MarcoFan - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 3:49 PM

Why is Japan not on the calendar? SBK should visit Japan every year. Not racing in Japan seems wrong in many respects. There are many venues in Japan that would host a WSBK round.

China would be a good choice too, the Shanghai circuit is excellent.

tucker - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 4:04 PM

I have to agree with you MarcoFan. Considering half the bikes on the grid are Japanese it's amazing they host a round in Japan any more. I believe one of the reasons for no Japanese round is the control tyre, in the national Japanese series they run Bridgestone and Dunlop tyres as well as Pirelli. So the teams who would wild card won't because the change in rubber. I follow the All Japan series and it's a real shame that we don't get to see the local riders, because they have some real quick riders! Takumi Takahashi, Kosouke Akiyoshi and Katsuaki Nakasuga could all run well in World SBK. Let's hope in the near future they return to Japan.

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