Motorcycle Racing News 2012 World Superbike Provisional Entry List

2012 World Superbike Provisional Entry List

2012 World Superbike Rider List

With the 2012 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island, Australia, just over a month away, the FIM released the provisional rider entry list.

As of Wednesday, Jan. 18, there are 24 entries on the 2012 World Superbike grid, which includes riders from 10 different countries, and six different motorcycle manufacturers (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki).

For 2012, the WSBK Championship will compete at 14 rounds in the typical two-race format, beginning at Phillip Island Feb. 26, and concluding at Magny Cours, France. Oct. 7.

2012 World Superbike Provisional Entry List:

  • (3) Max Biaggi / ITA / Alitalia Aprilia RSV4
  • (58) Eugene Laverty / Ireland / Alitalia Aprilia RSV4
  • (7) Carlos Checa / Spain / Althea Ducati 1198 R
  • (34) Davide Giugliano / Italy / Althea Ducati 1198 R
  • (50) Sylvain Guintoli / France / Team Effenbert-Liberty Ducati 1198 R
  • (96) Jakub Smrz / Czech Republic / Team Effenbert-Liberty Ducati 1198 R
  • (33) Marco Melandri /Italy / BMW Motorrad S1000RR
  • (91) Leon Haslam / Great Britain / BMW S1000RR
  • (4) Hiroshi Aoyama / Japan / Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
  • (65) Jonathan Rea / Great Britain / Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR
  • (84) Michel Fabrizio / Italy / BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR
  • (86) Ayrton Badovini / Italy / BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR
  • (78) Lorenzo Zanetti / Italy / Pata Racing Ducati 1198 R
  • (17) Joan Lascorz / Spain / Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R
  • (66) Tom Sykes / Great Britain / Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R
  • (36 Leandro Mercado / Argentina / Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R
  • (44 David Salom / Spain / Team Pedercin Kawasaki ZX-10R
  • (21) John Hopkins / USA / Crescent Suzuki GSX-R 1000
  • Leon Camier / Great Britain / Crescent Suzuki GSX-R 1000
  • Mark Aitchison / Australia / Grellini BMW S1000RR
  • (121) Maxime Berger / France / Team Liberty Ducati 1198 R
  • (19) Chaz Davies / Great Britain / ParkingGO Aprilia RSV4
  • (35) Raffaele De Rosa / Italy / Pro Ride Motorsports Honda CRB1000RR
  • (59) Niccolò Canepa / Italy / Team Roma Ducati 1198 R

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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