FIM release WSB entry lists: Still only 19 riders

The supersport grid will once again outsize the superbike grid

Photo: WorldSBK

The FIM have released the provisional entry lists for both World Superbike and World Supersport categories. As noted by PaddockChatter, the grid for WSB this season is shockingly low. Two new teams are on the list, with MR Ducati running Max Neukirchner on a Panigale and HTM BMW who will run Ivan Clementi and there’s a returning team in the form of Frances Batta’s Alstare squad, who have taken over the factory-backed Ducati squad.

Another worrying, yet important thing to note is that the grid is solely comprised of European riders. Italian riders take up the most spots with seven, followed by Britain with five and then France with 3. There are 5 entries less than in 2012 and with the retirement of Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa is the only former champion on the grid. However, PaddockChatter discussed in a recent blog whether the small grid will be noticed, as there are a lot of riders with winning potential.

The World Supersport category couldn’t look more different, a total of 35 entries for the season including 5 Brits. The season kicks off 22-24 February in Philip Island, Australia.

Click “read more” to see the lists.

World Superbikes: 

2. Leon Camier GBR Fixi Crescent Suzuki
5. Alexander Lundh SWE Pedercini Team Kawasaki
7. Carlos Checa ESP Team Ducati Alstare
16. Jules Cluzel FRA Fixi Crescent Suzuki
18. Ivan Clementi ITA HTM Racing BMW
19. Chaz Davies GBR BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team
23. Federico Sandi ITA Pedercini Team
27. Max Neukirchner GER MR Racing Ducati
31. Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA Grillini DENTALMATIC BMW SBK Team
33. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team
34. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Racing Aprilia
50. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Aprilia Racing Team
58. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing Team
65. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda World Superbike Team
66. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team
76. Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki Racing Team
84. Michel Fabrizio ITA Red Devils Roma Aprilia
86. Ayrton Badovini ITA Team Ducati Alstare
91. Leon Haslam GBR Honda World Superbike Team


World Supersport: 

Kenan Sofuoglu TUR Mahi India Kawasaki ZX-6R 
Fabien Foret FRA Mahi India Kawasaki ZX-6R 
David Salom ESP Intermoto Step Kawasaki ZX-6R
Luca Scassa ITA Intermoto Step Kawasaki ZX-6R
Kev Coghlan GBR DMC Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R
Vladimir Ivanov RUS DMC Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R
Alexey Ivanov RUS DMC Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R
Andrea Antonelli ITA GoEleven Kawasaki ZX-6R 
Luca Marconi ITA PTR Honda CBR600RR
Nacho Calero ESP PTR Honda CBR600RR
David Linortner AUT PTR Honda CBR600RR
Sheridan Morais RSA PTR Honda CBR600RR
Matt Davies AUS PTR Honda CBR600RR
Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Honda CBR600RR 
Michael van der Mark NED PATA Honda CBR600RR 
Gabor Talmacsi HUN Prorace Honda CBR600RR 
Imre Toth HUN Team Toth Honda CBR600RR 
Alex Schacht DEN Team Toth Honda CBR600RR 
Jack Kennedy IRL RivaMoto Honda CBR600RR 
Eduard Blokhin RUS RivaMoto Honda CBR600RR 
Fabio Menghi ITA VFT Honda CBR600RR 
Balazs Nemeth HUN SMS Honda CBR600RR 
Alex Baldolini ITA Lorini Honda CBR600RR
Sam Lowes GBR Yakhnich Yamaha YZF-R6 
Vladimir Leonov RUS Yakhnich Yamaha YZF-R6 
Massimo Roccoli ITA Pata by Martini Yamaha YZF-R6 
Dino Lombardi ITA Pata by Martini Yamaha YZF-R6 
Luca Salvadori ITA Pata by Martini Yamaha YZF-R6 
Mathew Scholtz RSA Suriano Suzuki GSX-R600 
Mitchell Carr AUS AARK Triumph Daytona 675 
Christian Iddon GBR ParkinGO MV Agusta F3 
Roberto Rolfo ITA ParkinGO MV Agusta F3

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One thought on “FIM release WSB entry lists: Still only 19 riders

  1. it looks like that with motogp and wsbk being expesnive to run… you could see more entertainment from the support classes this year

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