World Superbikes: 2008 provisional calendar

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A provisional calendar has been released for the 2008 World Superbike championship with the championship returning to America for the first time in four years.

The US round will be held in Salt Lake City on June 1 but the season will kick off in Qatar on February 23, 2008.

As it stands World Superbikes will only visit Britain twice next year heading to Brands Hatch on August 3 and the Donington Park round due to be held on September 7, 2008.

There are still two dates to be confirmed on August 24 and September 7.

With Britain’s James Toseland off to MotoGP for 2008 the door is wide open for a new champion. And with former champions Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser already lined up for 2008 it looks set to be a fantastic season.

At this stage World Supersport will run with World Superbikes at every round except the Salt Lake City weekend in America.

2008 World Superbike provisional calendar:

February 23 Qatar, Doha/Losail
March 2 Australia, Phillip Island
April 6 Spain, Valencia
April 27 Netherlands, Assen
May 11 Italy, Monza
June 1 United States, Salt Lake City
June 15 TBA 
June 29 San Marino, Misano
July 20 Czech Rep, Brno
August 3 Great-Britain, Brands Hatch
August 24 TBA 
September 7 Great-Britain, Donington Park
September 28 Italy, Vallelunga
October 5 France, Magny-Cours
October 26 Portugal, Portimão

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Sarah Carnell

By Sarah Carnell