The provisional 2009 World Superbike calendar, released by the FIM on Sunday, shows no round at Brands Hatch - traditionally one of the biggest events of the year - whilst confirming a return to Kyalami in South Africa.

The season also looks set to start at Phillip Island in Australia on March 1, rather than Qatar, with the desert venue reverting to round two.

The championship remains at 14 rounds, with one 'to-be-announced' event pencilled in for September 27 in Italy, a slot occupied by Vallelunga for the past two years. Monza remains 'subject to contract'.

The new Portimao circuit, due to host its debut WSBK event on November 2 of this year, retains its place as the season finale at the slightly earlier date of October 25.

The calendar shows that, unlike this season, the World Supersport Championship will take part in the 2009 US-round at Salt Lake City.

The full provisional 2009 WSBK and WSS calendar can be seen below:

March 1 Australia Phillip Island
March 14 Qatar Doha/Losail*
April 5 Spain Valencia
April 26 Netherlands Assen
May 10 Italy Monza **
May 17 South Africa Kyalami
May 31 United States Salt Lake City
June 21 San Marino Misano
June 28 Great-Britain Donington Park
July 26 Czech Republic Brno
September 6 Germany N?rburgring
September 27 Italy tba
October 4 France Magny-Cours
October 25 Portugal Portim?o

* Saturday race
** Subject to contract


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