Phillip Island confirms 2016 WSBK date

Phillip Island confirms it will continue to herald the start of the World Superbike Championship season in 2016.
Phillip Island will once again launch the World Superbike Championship season in 2016 after organisers confirmed an event date of 26-28 February.

One of the longest serving venues on the WSBK schedule, the Australian circuit – located just south of Melbourne – has played host as the series' curtain raiser since 2009 and will continue to do the same in 2016 after its dates were confirmed.

Traditionally, the opening round will be preceded by an official pre-season test at the venue a week earlier.

This year's event saw wins for both Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea, with the latter on the cusp of sealing the World Superbike title with three rounds of the season still remaining.

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Buckmaster, WSS race, Australian WSBK 2015

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September 10, 2015 4:51 PM

Great to hear that PI is confirmed for 2016. But why is there such a gap from August to mid/late Sept without any races that can't be good for the championship interest. I understand having a holiday but seriously that's a bit much lads get back to work. Someone in scheduling should be fired for that. Also, with such a runaway points lead and this lack of races I'm sure most have written this season off as there is not much reason to continue watching. I don't believe I'll be saying this but Motogp has been getting better over the past few years since Rossi's return to Yamaha while WSB since Biaggi's departure has been going down hill rapidly and not in a good way. Is Dorna trying to kill this series?


September 14, 2015 12:46 PM

i dont think schedule is too much damage, more damage from Dorna to SBK since take control is put out historic great circuits like Brno of the calendar... but yes, Dorna is killing everything, anyway i think WSBK "have something" special that noboday can erase, i dont hink years since Biaggi were bad, only not as good as you can expected maybe...hope Dorna let SBK live good healthy after all...

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