The provisional 2009 World Superbike calendar, released by the FIM on Sunday, shows no round at Brands Hatch - traditionally one of the biggest events of the year - whilst confirming a return to Kyalami in South Africa.

The season also looks set to start at Phillip Island in Australia on March 1, rather than Qatar, with the desert venue reverting to round two.

The championship remains at 14 rounds, with one 'to-be-announced' event pencilled in for September 27 in Italy, a slot occupied by Vallelunga for the past two years. Monza remains 'subject to contract'.

The new Portimao circuit, due to host its debut WSBK event on November 2 of this year, retains its place as the season finale at the slightly earlier date of October 25.

The calendar shows that, unlike this season, the World Supersport Championship will take part in the 2009 US-round at Salt Lake City.

The full provisional 2009 WSBK and WSS calendar can be seen below:

March 1AustraliaPhillip Island
March 14 QatarDoha/Losail*
April 5SpainValencia
April 26NetherlandsAssen
May 10ItalyMonza **
May 17South AfricaKyalami
May 31United StatesSalt Lake City
June 21San MarinoMisano
June 28Great-BritainDonington Park
July 26Czech RepublicBrno
September 6GermanyN?rburgring
September 27Italytba
October 4FranceMagny-Cours
October 25PortugalPortim?o

* Saturday race
** Subject to contract

 

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