World Superbike to Russia in 2012

2012 World Superbike

In 2012, the World Superbike Championship is expected to begin in Russia. This news arrived last week after the CEO of Infront Motor Sports, which promotes World Superbike, and the CEO of Yakhnich Motorsport of Russia, Alexander Yakhnich, announced that a partnership has been reached between the two companies.

Yakhnich Motorsport will organize the Russian Round of the FIM World SBK Championship, and the company has also acquired the TV and Marketing rights for the Russian market.

WSBK reports “The declared intention is to bring World Superbike to Russia already in 2012, and with this aim in mind negotiations are being held with a number of circuits currently in the process of applying for FIM homologation.”

Paolo Flammini (Infront Motor Sports CEO) says: “We are very satisfied with this agreement and we wish to thank Mr. Yakhnich for his warm welcome and for the truly professional work carried out by his team.

“Russia is one of the most important nations in the world, with a rapidly-growing economy. We think that the Superbike World Championship is the most suitable way to help develop the Russian motorcycle market, together with a plan that foresees the growth of young Russian riders on an international level in our four categories.”

Alexander Yakhnich (Yakhnich Motorsport CEO) says: “We are honored to have reached this prestigious target. Thanks to the vital support of the Russian Government, specifically the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov, Russian motorcycling is getting ready to play host to the Superbike World Championship and in this way help the growth of the sport in our country in the best possible way.”