2013 Jerez World Superbike
The Jerez de la Frontera circuit – a usual stop for MotoGP – has been added to the World Superbike schedule.
Jerez signed a deal with the promoter of World SBK, Infront Motor Sports, to host a round from 2013 through 2015. World Superbike is scheduled to occur at the Spanish circuit on Oct. 30.
The last time Jerez was on the WSBK calendar was in 1990, the third year in the series’ history. Both races were won that year by the man who took the title, Raymond Roche (Ducati).
Paolo Flammini (CEO of Infront Motor Sports) says: “We are delighted with the addition of another prestigious name to our World Championship calendar. Jerez de la Frontera is a circuit that is synonymous with great motorbike racing in general and is situated in a catchment area with an extraordinary sporting tradition and cultural heritage. It gives us great pleasure to return to Jerez for the first time in over twenty years and we are sure that together we will work hard to make the event a great success.”
María José García Pelayo (Mayor of Jerez) says: “The city of Jerez welcomes the Superbike World Championship, a superb motorcycle event which, due to the wide media impact it entails, shall reinforce the international image which Circuito de Jerez projects throughout the world and shall also bring important direct benefits to the city. The agreement reached with the owners of the Championship confirms the grounds of the plans this government put forward months ago with regards to the circuit. It is therefore the first stone of the Sporting Calendar 2013, providing further international presence and importance and accordingly a better media return of the Tourist Brand Jerez all around the world.”
Juan Baquero (CEO of CIRJESA) says: “We are thrilled with the fact that the Superbike World Championship is landing at Circuito de Jerez from the next season. This shall position the track and the city itself as one of the main references of international motorbike sport. The Superbike World Championship is an extremely attractive event with a lot of potential, competitive and exciting races with which the general public should be acquainted. And from now on this is going to be our main task. The event has four classes in each meeting, very well-known riders and an important number of people involved in the organization which no doubt shall bring the city large benefits.”