The 2016 World Superbike provisional entry list has been published by the FIM with a 24-bike line-up including IodaRacing Team's switch with Aprilia.

As expected defending World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea takes up the #1 plate awarded to him after his 2015 triumph, while newcomers Nicky Hayden, Josh Brookes and Karel Abraham stick with their racing numbers from MotoGP and BSB respectively.

Elsewhere on the grid, Yamaha returns to WSBK with the YZF R1 to take on the dominant Kawasaki and Ducati, while BMW fields two customer teams in the shape of Italian squad Althea, who switches from Ducati, and last year's BSB champions Milwaukee.

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The other standout announcement on the entry list is the confirmation of Aprilia being represented on the 2016 WSBK grid with IodaRacing and its riders Alex de Angelis and 2015 Superstock 1000 cup champion Lorenzo Savadori.

2016 provisional World Superbike entry list:

66. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R

7. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R

34. Davide Giugliano ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R

12. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R

61. Fabio Menghi ITA VFT Ducati 1199R

69. Nicky Hayden USA Honda Racing CBR1000RR

60. Michael van der Mark NED Honda Racing CBR1000RR

22. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1

50. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Crescent Yamaha R1

10. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1

56. Peter Sebestyen HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1

2. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta F4 RC

81. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR

21. Markus Reiterberger GER Althea BMW S1000RR

25. Josh Brookes AUS Milwaukee BMW S1000RR

17. Karel Abraham CZE Milwaukee BMW S1000RR

9. Dominic Schmitter SUI Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R

16. Josh Hook AUS Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R

40. Roman Ramos ESP Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R

20. Sylvain Barrier FRA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

11. Saeed Al Sulaiti QAT Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R

15. Alex de Angelis RSM Ioda Aprilia RSV4

32. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Ioda Aprilia RSV4