Motorcycle Racing News Pro Ride World Superbike to miss SBK opener

Pro Ride World Superbike to miss SBK opener

Pro Ride World Superbike officially announced that will start the Superbike World Championship 2010 from its second round at Portimão, Portugal (event from March 26th to March 28th). This decision was due to some logistics problems that the Italian team is facing after defining its participation in a moment which normally a structure is ready to be on the road.

In short, we needed to take February to take care of some important elements that are still missing and we plan to be ready by the beginning of March. Pro Ride apologizes for not accomplishing the World SBK official calendar in time, but INFRONT (championship organization) has been already informed and we do not want to come back racing without a complete and prepared structure to be competitive in the series.

Makoto Tamada Speaks…

"I have to be honest and say that I am disappointed that I cannot make the season opener in Phillip Island. I always enjoyed going to Australia and the people there has always been so supportive to me. However, I believe that Marco’s decision is right. We are a new team, and we didn’t have enough time. It is tough decision, but this decision should turn out for the best in the long run."

Marco Nicotari Speaks..
. Team Manager

"Once again I had to take the decision that we shall miss Phillip Island round. Personally for me it’s a shame, cause it’s a track that I love, but as the responsible for this Team and a project, I have to think professionally, so once we are not ready at 100%, due to the late agreements, it is better to stay home one more month and prepare everything properly. We hope to be at Portimão at full gas."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Lineup First Look: Adventure and Travel

Sporting two touring-oriented ADV motorcycles, the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT lineup returns with some motor and electronics package updates, and a bit more....

2021 American Flat Track Schedule: 17 AFT Rounds Planned

The 2021 American Flat Track schedule has been revealed, and it features 17 rounds running from March to October, and coast-to-coast. There are four...

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory First Look (11 Fast Facts)

There are quite a few updates to the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory. None of them are revolutionary. However, taken together, they add...

Honda CRF110F EFI Long-Term Test: 11-Year-Old Tested

When we got a hold of the 2019 Honda CRF110F, we were reluctant to give it back. Test rider Ben Karsian was cutting his...

2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Lineup First Look: Bobber and Roamer Updated

The  Moto Guzzi V9 lineup of the Bobber and Roamer gets a significant update for 2021. There’s a new motor powering the two V9s,...

Tirox SnapJack SS First Look: Motorcycle Chain Maintenance Aid

Although single-sided swingarms are designed to simplify maintenance, if the motorcycle doesn’t have a centerstand, it doesn’t make working on your drive chain any...