World Superbikes: Indonesia race cancelled

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The 2008 World Superbike calendar has been reduced to 14 rounds after it was confirmed that the proposed Indonesian race at Sentul on October 12 has been scrapped.

When the provisional calendar was announced at the beginning of the year there were doubts that the event would actually take place.

Initial concerns were over safety at the Sentul track, but FIM safety inspector Claude Danis visited the circuit after the Qatar race and declared it safe to race.

Although no official reason has been given for the cancellation, MCN understands that it was down to the funding of the event with the Indonesian government withdrawing their backing.

The new 14 round 2008 calendar is below:
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  Germany  Nürburgring

June 29  San Marino   Misano

July 20   Czech Rep  Brno

August 3  Great Britain   Brands Hatch

September 7  Europe    Donington Park

September  Italy   Vallelunga

October 5  France    Magny-Cours

November 2  Portugal   Portimão