Provisional 2013 WSBK grid so far

We looks ahead to the 2013 World Superbike Championship season by checking how the grid is shaping up...
With the passing of another season, the time has come to look ahead to the 2013 motorcycling season, which gets underway with the opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island on February 22nd-24th.

Following the announcement that 2012 champion Max Biaggi is hanging up his leathers, attention turns to who will succeed him.

As it stands, there is a good chance we will see a brand new WSBK title winner in 2013, with Carlos Checa the only ex-champion to be lining up on the grid, while Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) is currently the only rookie contender lining up.

Somewhat worryingly for series organisers, currently only 16 riders are confirmed for 2013 as we head into the new year, though at least two more bikes from Pedercini Kawasaki are expected to be confirmed in the next couple of weeks before a full entry list is published ahead of the new year.

2013 World Superbike Championship line-up (as of 2/1/2013)

Aprilia Racing
Eugene Laverty
Sylvain Guintoli

Alstare Ducati
Carlos Checa
Ayrton Badovini

BMW GoldBet Italia
Marco Melandri
Chaz Davies

Kawasaki Racing
Tom Sykes
Loris Baz

PATA Honda
Jonathan Rea
Leon Haslam

FIXI Crescent Suzuki
Leon Camier
Jules Cluzel

Red Devils Roma Aprilia
Michel Fabrizio

Althea Aprilia
Davide Giugliano

MR Ducati
Max Neukirchner

Grillini BMW
Vittorio Iannuzzo

Tagged as: Honda , Kawasaki , Ducati , Suzuki , BMW , Aprilia

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Checa, Jerez tests November 2012
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Davide Giugliano, Red Bull Honda [Credit: Red Bull Honda]
Jake Gagne, Red Bull Honda [Credit: Red Bull Honda]
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Xavi Fores, Barni Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Eugene Laverty, Milwaukee Aprilia [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Boo - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 11:13 AM

Can't see Effenbert coming back, but the general consensus is that the grid will plateau at about 19, with two Pedercini Kawasakis and a BMW ridden by Ivan Clementi still to be confirmed. Seems a shame that a championship which enjoyed its most competitive season in a decade last year is shrinking before our eyes. Then again, I still rate a 16-strong WSBK grid over a three-tier MotoGP championship.

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