Absent for three years, South Africa reappeared on the provisional calendar for the 2014 eni FIM World Superbike Championship.

Previously held at Kyalami, the 2014 South African event is scheduled for Phakisa Freeway, which last featured on the international scene when it hosted a MotoGP round in 2004 (pictured).

One of three events - alongside Sepang and Laguna Seca - that were listed as 'Subject to Contract' on the provisional 2014 line-up, circuit and championship organisers alike are confident that the October 19 event will happen.

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"We have signed a Terms of Contract short-form agreement with Dorna, the WSBK Promoters, and will enter into a long-form agreement subject to certain conditions being met," said Anthony Lauter of GAS Sports, organisers of this event.

"We still need to secure the necessary financial guarantees required by Dorna and the Phakisa Freeway must first pass an FIM circuit inspection. We're confident we will meet these conditions. The race weekend programme will also include World Supersport series and several top South African riders can be expected to be seen in action."

WSBK executive director Javier Alonso added: "We are delighted to come back to South Africa at Phakisa Freeway where we had very good experiences in the past. We are therefore confident about the success of the event bearing in mind the existing culture and passion for motorcycling in South Africa.

"We are planning to visit the Circuit in the following days together with the FIM representatives in order to move forward with the homologation, contractual and event preparation procedures."