The World Superbike Championship is set to announce plans to venture further afield in 2015 in an effort to improve the series' global footprint and to capitalse on as-yet untapped markets.

In its first year in full charge of the championship, Dorna has already signalled its plans to increase World Superbikes' international status by introducing events in Malaysia and South Africa (though the latter was later cancelled) for 2014, while Qatar is making a return to the schedule as this year's finale.

For 2015, Dorna is keen to expand on this with the initial draft for next year's calendar believed to include races in Chile and Thailand.

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According to local media, the Autodromo Internacionale Codegua was recently visited by FIM officials to consider its viability as an international venue. Though the El Mercurio newspaper suggests a deal has been signed for MotoGP to be held there in 2016, it is believed WSBK will visit there first in 2015.

The venue, which is located 70km south of the Chilean capital Santiago, is a new facility and was opened earlier this year. Should WSBK confirm a round there, it would be the first to be held in South America.

Rumoured as a potential WSBK venue before, an event to be held in Thailand is appearing more viable following the construction of the new Chang International Circuit, located in Buriram, which will be inaugurated next month with a round of the Japanese-based Super GT Championship.

Following return of Malaysia to the WSBK schedule, Dorna has made no secret of wanting to exploit the huge south-east Asian motorcycle market, with events in Thailand and Indonesia being targeted over the years. However, the viability of a suitable venue has always proven an insurmountable hurdle until now.

Meanwhile, Dorna is still forging ahead with its plans to take WSBK to South Africa, despite this year's planned race at Phakisa Freeway being dropped after failing to meet the necessary requirements to host an FIM event.

Furthermore, the new races are reportedly not set to come at the expense of any others, with a 15-round calendar being proposed to teams.