World Superbikes: 2008 calendar announced

Published: 19 December 2007

The 2008 World Superbike Championship has been announced with new races at the Nurburgring in Germany and Sentul in Indonesia making it a provisional 15 round series.

The addition of Sentul in Indonesia makes it four fly away rounds alongside Qatar, Phillip Island and Salt Lake City.

The last time World Superbikes raced at Sentul was ten years ago in 1997 where John Kocinski and Carl Fogarty took a win a piece.

Other notable changes to the provisional calendar released earlier in the year are date changes for Vallelunga which now takes place a week earlier whilst the final round of the championship in Portugal takes place a week later.

The means the season starts in Qatar in February and finishes over eight months later in Portimao, Portugal in November.

2008 World Superbike calendar:

February 23 Qatar Doha/Losail WSB, WSS 
March 2 Australia Phillip Island WSB, WSS 
April 6 Spain Valencia  WSB, WSS, WSSk
April 27 Netherlands Assen  WSB, WSS, WSSk
May 11 Italy Monza * WSB, WSS, WSSk
June 1 United States Salt Lake City WSB   
June 15 Germany Nürburgring WSB, WSS, WSSk
June 29 San Marino Misano  WSB, WSS, WSSk
July 20 Czech Rep. Brno  WSB, WSS, WSSk
August 3 Great Britain Brands Hatch  WSB, WSS, WSSk
September 7 Europe Donington Park  WSB, WSS, WSSk
September 21 Italy Vallelunga WSB, WSS 
October 5 France Magny-Cours  WSB, WSS, WSSk
October 12 Indonesia Sentul * WSB, WSS
November 2 Portugal Portimão  WSB, WSS, WSSk

* : subject to contract/