The FIM have released the provisional calendar for the 2023 WorldSBK season. A total of twelve rounds are planned, with one round still to be confirmed.
The season kicks off in its traditional location of Phillip Island on February 26th, with a test in the week before the opening round. It then heads to Mandalika, before returning to Europe and the TT Circuit in Assen. Barcelona follows, then Misano, Donington, Most, Magny-Cours, Aragon, and Portimão, before the season ends in Argentina at the San Juan Villicum circuit.
The WorldSSP300 class is set to race at all of the European rounds bar Donington Park.
The calendar appears below:
|24-25-26 February||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||X||X|
|3-4-5 March||Indonesia||Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit||X||X|
|21-22-23 April||The Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen||X||X||X|
|5-6-7 May||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||X||X||X|
|2-3-4 June||Italy||Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”||X||X||X|
|30 June-01-02 July||United Kingdom||Donington Park||X||X|
|28-29-30 July||Czech Republic||Autodrom Most||X||X||X|
|8-9-10 September||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours||X||X||X|
|22-23-24 September||Spain||MotorLand Aragón||X||X||X|
|29-30 September-01 October||Portugal||Autódromo Internacional do Algarve||X||X||X|
|13-14-15 October||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum||X||X|
20-21 February, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, WorldSBK + WorldSSP
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Is there any hint of which circuit may be added? I think there really should be a German round, but South Africa/Kyalami would be great too! And of course there should be an American round. Laguna Seca is classic, but almost always boring races, so not my choice. Road Atlanta would be brilliant! Rode there myself once at the first GSX-R1000 launch, it was absolutely fantastic!
In reply to TBA by Powervalve58
Given that they've scheduled SSP300 for the TBA round one might suspect that they're thinking of Europe or somewhere close by to it.
In reply to TBA by Powervalve58
Red Star? I have just…
I have just today learnt about the Red Star race track. Not too far from Johannesburg & Pretoria.
Four kilometers long, nice curves. I would like to see a SBK race in Africa. MotoGp would be good as well. We'll see.
I can still post my comments, so far so good. Site needs a little more tweakage, Thanks Krop.
Road America has been resurfaced.
Another strange WSBK schedule
6-7 week break then 4 rounds in 5 weeks, WSBK always builds excitement then buggers off for the best part of two months, appreciate the logistics challenge but I always seem to see a large bullet hole in a large foot..
Strange dates indeed
Yes Funsize it is indeed a strange schedule. Made around avoiding clashes with MotoGp & formula yawn?
7 weeks between Mandalika & Assen. A month between Barcelona & Misano. Anther month until Donington. 4 weeks between Donington & Most. 6 weeks Most to Magny-Cours then a two week wait until Aragon and Portimao back to back. Two weeks to get to Argentina and then whatever is the final round?
Plenty of room in there for a round in the US. Indianapolis or Road America. Indy was acceptable in the past. I rather like R.A. as well from watching video and computer games. Road America seems like a great circuit.
Will Qatar buy the last round in 2023? Kazakhstan might be niiiiiiice?
I don’t like how they have only one round a month, then take a long break. Really hoping for U.S. round, but not optimistic.
Moto Mutterers Meeting in US?
There has been occasional chatter about Moto mutterers getting together at a US round. Usually this has been around the Austin GP round. Perhaps a WSBK round could also be an option? Well, that is, if there is one!