WSB entry list released

By Simon Patterson -

World Superbikes

 31 January 2014 14:29

Just 22 days away from the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, race organisers have released an entry list of who we can expect to see on the Philip Island grid in three weeks’ time.

The table brings few surprises, although one thing it does serve to highlight is the number of teams already moved to the new Evo spec rules, which - much cloer to the British Superbike restrictions - will become mandatory for 2015.

In fact, a number of manufacturers, such as Tom Sykes' Kawasaki team, are planning on running riders in both classes, no doubt with an eye to the future.

The other notable from the field is the range of manufacturers. With eight different bikes lining up on the grid (Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, BMW, Aprilia, MV Augusta, Bimota and EBR) the series now has twice as many makes as the MotoGP grid, although Bimota's presence on the grid is still dependant on a homologation rule change expected next week.

1

Tom Sykes

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10R

SBK

Kawasaki Racing Team

2

Christian Iddon

GBR 

Bimota BB3 *

EVO

Team ALSTARE

7

Chaz Davies

GBR  

Ducati Panigale 1199R

SBK

Ducati Superbike Team

9

Fabien Foret

FRA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

MAHI Racing Team India

10 

 Imre Toth

HUN

BMW S1000 RR    

SBK

BMW Team Toth

11

Jeremy Guarnoni

FRA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

MAHI Racing Team India

20

Aaron Yates

USA

EBR 1190 RX

SBK

Team Hero EBR

21

Alessandro Andreozzi

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

Team Pedercini

22

Alex Lowes    

GBR 

Suzuki GSX-R1000    

SBK 

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

23 

Luca Scassa

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

Team Pedercini

24

Toni Elias

ESP

Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory

SBK

Red Devils Roma

32

Sheridan Morais

RSA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team

33

Marco Melandri

ITA

Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory

SBK

Aprilia Racing Team

34

Davide Giugliano

ITA

Ducati Panigale 1199R

SBK

Ducati Superbike Team

44 

David Salom           

ESP  

Kawasaki ZX-10R    

EVO

Kawasaki Racing Team

50

Sylvain Guintoli

FRA

Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory

SBK

Aprilia Racing Team

52

Sylvain Barrier           

FRA  

BMW S1000 RR    

EVO

BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team

56

Peter Sebestyen

HUN

BMW S1000 RR    

EVO

BMW Team Toth

58 

Eugene Laverty

IRL 

Suzuki GSX-R1000

SBK

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

59 

Niccolò Canepa

ITA

Ducati Panigale 1199R

EVO

Althea Racing

65

Jonathan Rea

GBR  

Honda CBR1000RR

SBK

PATA Honda World Superbike Team

71

Claudio Corti

ITA

MV Agusta F4 RR

SBK

MV Agusta RC

76

Loris Baz           

FRA  

Kawasaki ZX-10R    

SBK 

Kawasaki Racing Team

84

Michel Fabrizio

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

EVO

IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team

86

Ayrton Badovini

ITA

Bimota BB3 *

EVO

Team ALSTARE

91

Leon Haslam

GBR  

Honda CBR1000RR

SBK

PATA Honda World Superbike Team

99

Geoff May

USA

EBR 1190 RX

SBK

Team Hero EBR