Motorcycle Racing News Official: 2012 Word Superbike to Russia

Official: 2012 Word Superbike to Russia

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2012 World Superbike

It’s official: the World Superbike Championship will enter new territory in 2012 – Russia.

After many talks over the past four months, an agreement was signed Thursday between Paolo Flammi (CEO of Infront Motor Sports, governing body of WSBK), and Alexander Yakhnich (CEO of YMS Promotion, LTD.).

After the agreement was penned in Rome, YMS became the official organizer for the Russian Round of the World Superbike Championship; Russia will remain on the World Superbike schedule for 10 years.

The first Russian round of WSBK will take place at the Moscow Raceway circuit on the outskirts of Moscow on Aug. 26, 2012.

Paolo Flammini says: “In the last few months we have been working very closely with Alexander Yakhnich and his team and we have managed to define all the details in preparation for the arrival in Russia of the championship in 2012.

“To hold a race in Moscow, in the very first year, was our declared intention and we are therefore extremely satisfied with the choice of Moscow Raceway, a truly state-of-the-art circuit that is in an advanced phase of construction, and which will be completed in a few months time. World Superbike will be the first championship to arrive in Russia, a demonstration of Infront Motor Sports’ commitment to opening up important new markets for motor sport.”

Alexander Yakhnich says: “We are delighted to be able to officially represent such a prestigious championship as Superbike in Russia. We know that months of hard work lie ahead of us for the organization of the event but we are certain that in August everything will be ready to give a worthy welcome to the Superbike and Supersport Championships and their protagonists.

“The commitment of my group for the development of motorcycle sport in Russia will also be shown by the debut of the Yakhnich Motorsport team in the 2012 FIM Supersport World Championship with Russian rider Vladimir Leonov and another rider still to be decided.”

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).

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