WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

Published: 04 February 2016

It has taken a long time but the final shape and size of the WorldSBK grid has finally arrived, with 24 regular Superbike entries – including the once impossible reappearance of two Aprilia RSV4 machines.

IodaRacing Team, recent MotoGP runners, will line up in the Superbike paddock after gaining enough budget and support to allow them to run a two-man team of Alex De Angelis (yet another MotoGP refugee) and last year’s Superstock 1000 Champion for Aprilia, Lorenzo Savadori.

Late arrivals Aprilia will make it seven manufacturers in all this year, and no small-scale companies among them.

Given that solid base from top to bottom the manufacturer least fancied for getting top results is maybe the once legendary MV Agusta, even though they run multiple podium-scorer and former BSB Champion Leon Camier. Not to mention an F4RR roadbike that puts out 200bhp in street trim.

The fact that a manufacturer with this degree of heft and such a proven rider on board is maybe the least likely to have a race-winning chance, in the early part of the year at least, points at a high level of even the middle ground that makes up the landscape of 2016.

This is significant in a year when Yamaha is back in officially with a potent new bike for the job, Honda has signed Nicky Hayden, Kawasaki has a new and more Sykes-friendly bike for their two world champions to use, Ducati has an even better race-winning Panigale and BMW plays a four-man running flush of endless possibilities…

Both Althea Racing and Milwaukee SMR teams are part of their overall BMW customer set-up, not official as such, but BMW is taking it all more seriously than they have done since their official exit a few years ago.

At the top of the new shop Jonathan Rea will indeed run number 1, as is his right as the 2015 champion.

The on-track elevation of the class is clear and about to start showing itself off very soon at Phillip Island, in its new ‘races on two days’ format.

In the WSS category a revamped (read reduced) set of technical rules and the eradication of the Superstock 600 class in the winter means a combined regular entry list at European races of 34, with 11 of them not doing the non-European rounds. ‘FIM Europe Supersport Cup’ entries will compete for the same points as the regulars in Europe, and among themselves too, as they will do not have the same number of points scoring opportunities as those who will do all 13 WSS rounds. 

As well as the expected quantities on the WSS grid last year’s American star and race winner PJ Jacobsen has made the list with Honda despite losing their proposed 2016 sponsor.

The entry list for each class follows below…

WorldSBK

 

Rider

Nat.

Motorcycle

Team

 

1

Jonathan Rea

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki Racing Team

 

66

Tom Sykes

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki Racing Team

 

7

Chaz Davies

GBR

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

 

34

Davide Giugliano

ITA

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

 

60

Michael van der Mark

NED

Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda World Superbike Team

 

69

Nicky Hayden

USA

Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda World Superbike Team

 

21

Markus Reiterberger

GER

BMW S1000 RR

Althea BMW Racing Team

 

81

Jordi Torres

ESP

BMW S1000 RR

Althea BMW Racing Team

 

22

Alex Lowes

GBR

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

 

50

Sylvain Guintoli

FRA

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

 

12

Xavi Fores

ESP

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Barni Racing Team

 

11

Saeed Al Sulaiti

QAT

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Pedercini Racing

 

20

Sylvain Barrier

FRA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Pedercini Racing

 

2

Leon Camier

GBR

MV Agusta 1000 F4

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

 

40

Román Ramos

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Team GOELEVEN

 

9

Dominic Schmitter

SUI

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Grillini Racing Team

 

16

Josh Hook

AUS

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Grillini Racing Team

 

10

Imre Toth

HUN

Yamaha YZF R1

Team Toth

 

56

Peter Sebestyen

HUN

Yamaha YZF R1

Team Toth

 

15

Alex De Angelis

RSM

Aprilia RSV4 1000 F

IodaRacing Team

 

32

Lorenzo Savadori

ITA

Aprilia RSV4 1000 F

IodaRacing Team

 

17

Karel Abraham

CZE

BMW S1000 RR

Milwaukee BMW

 

25

Joshua Brookes

AUS

BMW S1000 RR

Milwaukee BMW

 

61

Fabio Menghi

ITA

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

 

 

 

VFT Racing

 

WSS

 

No.

 

Rider

 

Nat.

 

Motorcycle

 

Team

 

1

Kenan Sofuoglu

TUR

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

 

21

Randy Krummenacher

SUI

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

 

16

Jules Cluzel

FRA

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

 

87

Lorenzo Zanetti

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

 

35

Stefan Hill

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

 

78

Hikari Okubo

JPN

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

 

81

Luke Stapleford

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

 

111

Kyle Smith

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

 

2

Patrick Jacobsen

USA

Honda CBR600RR

Honda World Supersport Team

 

11

Christian Gamarino

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Team GOELEVEN

 

69

Ondrej Jezek

CZE

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Team GOELEVEN

 

19

Kevin Wahr

GER

Honda CBR600RR

GEMAR Ballons -Team Lorini

 

68

Glenn Scott

AUS

Honda CBR600RR

GEMAR Ballons -Team Lorini

 

25

Alex Baldolini

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

Race Department ATK#25

 

12

Christopher Gobbi

ESS*

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

VFT Racing

 

10

Nacho Calero

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

63

Zulfahmi Khairuddin

MAS

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

64

Federico Caricasulo

ITA

Honda CBR600RR

BARDAHL Evan Bros. Honda Racing

55

Ilya Mikhalchik

ESS*

UKR

Kawasaki ZX-6R

DS Junior Team

 

6

Davide Stirpe

ESS*

ITA

Honda CBR600RR

FLORAMO Monaco Racing Team SM

 

4

Gino Rea

GBR

MV Agusta F3 675

GRT Racing Team

41

Aiden Wagner

AUS

MV Agusta F3 675

GRT Racing Team

84

Loris Cresson

ESS*

BEL

Kawasaki ZX-6R

MTM / HM Kawasaki

 

7

Angelo Licciardi

ESS*

BEL

Kawasaki ZX-6R

R2 MotorRacing Team

 

77

Kyle Ryde

GBR

Yamaha YZF R6

Ranieri Med - SC Racing

83

Lachlan Epis

AUS

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Response RE Racing

47

Axel Bassani

ESS*

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

San Carlo Team Italia

 

61

Alessandro Zaccone

ESS*

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

San Carlo Team Italia

 

88

Nicolas Terol

ESP

MV Agusta F3 675

Schmidt Racing

119

Janos Chrobak

ESS*

HUN

MV Agusta F3 675

Schmidt Racing

 

44

Roberto Rolfo

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

Team Factory Vamag

50

Braeden Ortt

ESS*

CAN

Honda CBR600RR

WILSport Racedays Honda

 

96

Javier Orellana

ESS*

ESP

Honda CBR600RR

WILSport Racedays Honda

 

23

Cedric Tangre

ESS*

FRA

Suzuki GSX-R600

Yohann Moto Sport

 

 

 

* FIM Europe Supersport Cup riders.