Even the privateer contingent, though small, is bursting with quality, most notably the satellite Aprilias of Davide Giugliano (Althea) and Michel Fabrizio
(Red Devils), while Fixi Crescent Racing – Suzuki's sole representative - has shown strong testing form in the hands of Leon Camier and the only Superbike rookie on the grid Jules Cluzel.
However, while pre-season testing has given few clues as to who will emerge as the rider to beat when racing gets underway this weekend, we still want to know who you predict will walk away with the 2013 title in ten months time...
Last year you overwhelmingly – but incorrectly - predicted Carlos Checa
would defend his title, followed by Eugene Laverty, Jonathan Rea, Max Biaggi
and Tom Sykes, so now is your chance to make amends…
To submit your vote, all you need to do is CLICK HERE