The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is set to return to the World Superbike Championship schedule in 2014 after being dropped from this year's calendar.

Having hosted a round of the World Superbike Championship every year since 1991 (with the sole exception of 1992), Misano was a surprise exclusion from the 2013 schedule after the culmination of its contract coincided with a desire to reduce Italian events from three to two.

However, the popular Adriatic venue, which was renamed in honour of the late Marco Simoncelli following his death in 2011, looks set to be reinstated when the provisional 2014 WSBK calendar is revealed in the coming days.

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With circuit owners making the announcement during the recent EICMA Motorcycling Show in Milan, it was also revealed the event will take place on 22nd June.

As it stands, only the opening round of the season at Phillip Island has a confirmed date of February 22nd, with speculation over the remainder of the calendar having proven rife in recent weeks.

As well as Misano, Bikeracing.it is reporting that Imola will retain its place on the calendar in 2014, which could spell the end of Monza's inclusion should Dorna wish to allow only two Italian events.

New rounds at the Red Bull Ring and Sepang, as well as a possible return to Qatar, have also been rumoured.