Motorcycle Racing News 2014 World Superbike Provisional Rider Entry List with 9 Manufacturers

2014 World Superbike Provisional Rider Entry List with 9 Manufacturers

Kawasaki Racing Team's Tom Sykes, the reigning World Superbike Champion
Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes, the reigning World Superbike Champion

2014 World Superbike Rider Roster

The FIM has released the provisional rider-entry list for the 2014 World Superbike Championship, which will feature 14 rounds.

Twenty-seven riders will fill the grid on nine different manufactures – Aprilia (RSV4), Bimota (BB3; subject to homologation), BMW (S1000RR), Ducati (Panigale 1199R), Erik Buell Racing (1190 RX), Honda (CBR1000RR), Kawasaki (ZX-10R Ninja), MV Agusta (F4 RR), and Suzuki (GSX-R 1000).

The newest manufacturers on the grid are Bimota, Erik Buell Racing and MV Agusta.

Bimota will enter its BMW-powered BB3 with Ayrton Badovini and Christian Iddon, but the Alstare-managed team has yet to be confirmed.

Erik Buell Racing will be the first American manufacturer on the World Superbike grid since the series debuted in 1988. With title-sponsor Hero MotoCorp, EBR will field two American riders – Aaron Yates and Geoff May, both known throughout the AMA SuperBike paddock.

MV Agusta announced its official return to the series in November. With partner Yakhnich Motorsports, the Italian-based manufacturer will field one F4RR with Claudio Corti at the controls.

Heading into 2014 World Superbike, which gets underway February 23 at Phillip Island, Australia, Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes is the reigning champion. The battle came down to the final round when Sykes beat Eugene Laverty (then Aprilia) to earn his first-ever World SBK title. It was also Kawasaki’s first since Scott Russell took the 1993 title aboard a ZXR750.

For a week-by-week racing schedule of 2014 World SBK, and all other series, click here.

2014 World Superbike Provisional Rider Entry List:

  • 33    Marco Melandri            ITA    Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory    SBK    Aprilia Racing Team
  • 50    Sylvain Guintoli        FRA    Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory    SBK    Aprilia Racing Team
  • 52    Sylvain Barrier            FRA    BMW S1000 RR    SBK EVO    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team
  • 1    Tom Sykes            GBR    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK    Kawasaki Racing Team
  • 44    David Salom            ESP    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    Kawasaki Racing Team
  • 76    Loris Baz            FRA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK    Kawasaki Racing Team
  • 22    Alexander Thomas Lowes    GBR    Suzuki GSX-R1000    SBK    Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
  • 58    Eugene Laverty            IRL    Suzuki GSX-R1000    SBK    Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
  • 65    Jonathan Rea            GBR    Honda CBR1000RR    SBK    PATA Honda World Superbike Team
  • 91    Leon Haslam            GBR    Honda CBR1000RR    SBK    PATA Honda World Superbike Team
  • 2    Christian Iddon            GBR    Bimota BB3 *    SBK EVO    Team ALSTARE
  • 86    Ayrton Badovini            ITA    Bimota BB3 *    SBK EVO    Team ALSTARE
  • 24    Toni Elias            ESP    Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory    SBK    Red Devils Roma
  • 59    Niccolò Canepa            ITA    Ducati Panigale 1199  R   SBK  EVO  Althea Racing
  • 21    Alessandro Andreozzi    ITA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    Team Pedercini
  • 23    Luca Scassa            ITA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    Team Pedercini
  • 32    Sheridan Morais            RSA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team
  • 84    Michel Fabrizio            ITA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team
  • 10    Imre Toth            HUN    BMW S1000 RR    SBK    BMW Team Toth
  • 56    Peter Sebestyen            HUN    BMW S1000 RR    SBK EVO    BMW Team Toth
  • 7    Chaz Davies            GBR    Ducati Panigale 1199R    SBK    Ducati Superbike Team
  • 34    Davide Giugliano    ITA    Ducati Panigale 1199R    SBK     Ducati Superbike Team
  • 9    Fabien Foret            FRA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    MAHI Racing Team India
  • 11    Jeremy Guarnoni            FRA    Kawasaki ZX-10R    SBK EVO    MRS Kawasaki
  • 71    Claudio Corti            ITA    MV Agusta F4 RR   SBK    MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich Motorsport
  • 20    Aaron Yates            USA    EBR 1190 RX    SBK    Team Hero EBR
  • 99    Geoff May            USA    EBR 1190 RX    SBK    Team Hero EBR

* STH: Subject to homologation

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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