WSB race day schedule given overhaul

Published: 17 December 2013

On-going tweaking by rule makers in WSB will see a change to the weekend schedule for 2014.

The most significant difference is the fact that the two WSB races will now be run earlier in the day. Since the championship begun back in 1988, race times were 12noon for race one and 15.30 for race two. In 2014 race one will now start at 10.30am with race two getting underway and 13.10.

The motivation behind the change is to prevent WSB from overlapping with other big sporting events which ultimately compromise viewing numbers.


For the next season, the time-schedule of an entire SBK event will be as follows:

Friday
10.00 – 10.45 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 1
11.00 - 11.30 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 1
11.45 – 12.30 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 1
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
13.45 – 14.30 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 2
14.45 – 15.15 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 2
15.30 – 16.15 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 2
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)

Saturday
09.00 - 09.30 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 FREE PRACTICE 3
09.45 – 10.30 45’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 3
TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
10.45 – 11.30 45’ SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE 3
12.30 – 13.00 30’ SUPERBIKE FREE PRACTICE 4
NOT TIMED FOR QUALIFYING (SUPERPOLE)
15.00 – 15.15 15 SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE 1
15.25- 15.40 15 SUPERBIKE SUPERPOLE 2
15.55 – 16.40 45’ SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING PRACTICE
16.55 - 17.25 30’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 QUALIFYING PRACTICE

Sunday
08.40 – 08.55 15’ SUPERBIKE WARM UP
09.05 – 09.20 15’ SUPERSPORT WARM UP
09.30 – 09.40 10’ SUPERSTOCK 1000 WARM UP
10.30 SUPERBIKE RACE 1
11.40 SUPERSPORT RACE
13.10 SUPERBIKE RACE 2
14.15 SUPERSTOCK 1000 RACE