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2012 WSB grid grows to 24 permanent riders

Published: 24 January 2012

Updated: 24 November 2014

Despite the ongoing economical down turn the World Superbike Championship grid has grown to 24 permanent riders in 2012. And the depth of field is once again impressive with full factory efforts from Aprilia, BMW and Kawasaki with supported teams from Honda, Suzuki and Ducati.

1  Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 1000 F Aprilia Racing Team
2  Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia RSV4 1000 F Aprilia Racing Team
3  Carlos Checa ESP Ducati 1098R Althea Racing
4  Davide Giugliano ITA Ducati 1098R Althea Racing
5  Sylvain Guintoli FRA Ducati 1098R Team Effenbert Liberty Racing
6  Jakub Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R Team Effenbert Liberty Racing
7  Marco Melandri ITA BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Motorsport
8  Leon Haslam GBR BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Motorsport
9  Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda CBR1000RR Honda World Superbike Team
10  Jonathan Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR Honda World Superbike Team
11  Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Italia GOLDBET SBK Team
12  Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad Italia GOLDBET SBK Team
13  Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Ducati 1098R PATA Racing Team
14  Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R Kawasaki Racing Team
15  Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki ZX-10R Kawasaki Racing Team
16  Leandro Mercado ARG Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Pedercini
17  David Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R Team Pedercini
18  John Hopkins USA Suzuki GSX-R1000 Crescent Suzuki
19 Leon Camier GBR Suzuki GSX-R1000 Crescent Suzuki
20 Mark Aitchison AUS BMW S1000 RR Grillini Progea Superbike Team
21 Maxime Berger FRA Ducati 1098R Liberty Racing - Team Effenbert
22 Chaz Davies GBR Aprilia RSV4 1000 F ParkinGO Aprilia Racing Team
23 Raffaele De Rosa ITA Honda CBR1000RR Pro Ride Motorsports
24 Niccolò Canepa ITA Ducati 1098R Team Ducati Roma

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