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Russian Round of 2014 World Superbike at Moscow Raceway Canceled

Russian Round of 2014 World Superbike at Moscow Raceway Canceled

Marco Melandri, the winner of race one at Moscow Raceway, 2013

World Superbike at Moscow Raceway Canceled

Due to the current political situation in Russia (Ukraine Crisis and Vladimir Putin’s actions), the Russian round of World Superbike set for September 21 at Moscow Raceway was canceled.

The decision arrived from DWO and YMS promotion, who say the current political situation affects the capabilities of a number of key partner companies essential to run the event.

Dorna, the promoters of World Superbike, say the “Parties regret the decision, but are confident that the strong partnership between DWO and YMS Promotion will prevail.

“It is a common intention to continue with the organization of the WSBK Russian Round in 2015 and for the remainder of the contract period up to 2021.”

With Russia World Superbike canceled, the series is down to 13 rounds.

Last year’s Russian round of World Superbike was a washout, and Marco Melandri – then piloting the BMW S1000RR – took the race one win.

The second World Superbike race was cancelled immediately following the crash in World Supersport that claimed the life of Andrea Antonelli.