Winter is finally over. The 2018 race season starts this weekend with the opening round of the Superbike World Championship getting underway in Australia this weekend.
Phillip Island is renowned for producing close racing, and last year was no exception with Jonathan Rea beating Ducati’s Chaz Davies by less than a tenth of a second in both races.
With rule changes introduced for the 2018 season to make things even closer, it could be well worth a watch this weekend.
Eurosport will be back with live coverage from the event with MCN’s Greg Haines in the comms box alongside James Whitham.
WorldSBK Phillip Island Timetable
Sessions in italic are shown live on Eurosport
Thursday 22nd February/Friday 23rd February
22:45-23:25: WorldSBK FP1
23:40-00:30: WorldSSP FP1
01:25-02:05: WorldSBK FP2
03:30-04:20: WorldSSP FP2
04:35-05:15: WorldSBK FP3
Friday 23rd February/Saturday 24th February
Eurosport Live from 1:15am for Superpole and 3:45am for race
22:40-23:00: WorldSBK FP4
23:10-23:30: WorldSSP FP3
01:30-01:45: WorldSBK Superpole 1
01:55-02:10: WorldSBK Superpole 2
02:30-02:45: WorldSSP Superpole 1
02:55-02.45: WorldSSP Superpole 2
04:00: WorldSBK Race 1
Saturday 24th February/Sunday 25th February
Eurosport live from 2:15am
23:05-23:20: WorldSSP Warm Up
23:30-23:45: WorldSBK Warm Up
02:30: WorldSSP Race
04:00: WorldSBK Race 2