World Superbike Championship 2019
The 2019 Motul FIM World Superbike Championship
Prime your calendar for the 22nd to 24th February, as the World Superbike championship round 1 arrives at the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, Australia. Arguably one of the most spectacular motorsport venues in the world, it is normally a tranquil nature spot that nestles on the Pacific coast looking out toward Tasmania. However, much to the wildlife’s displeasure, the circuit transforms into a very loud petrolheads’ extravaganza over race weekends. For city dwellers, civilisation can be found close by in Melbourne, which is famed for its nightlife and luxury accommodation. Nevertheless, for 3 days of motorcycle lunacy and fun, the campsites at the circuit are hard to beat for out and out entertainment.
The Pre-season Shapes up And the Excitement Is Building
The pre-season excitement is immeasurable at the moment because as the 2019 WorldSBK regulations come into force in an attempt to facilitate close racing, and the riders start to find their feet, it’s going to be difficult to predict who will come out on top. If you aren’t in a racing delirium at the track or amongst the action in the paddock, you may fancy placing a bet on the race outcomes. Free-bets.net has all of the best odds and bookmakers, with a selection of enhanced odds and price boost options. Get the best out of your racing experience by making it a bit more fun, and maybe win a little extra money along the way too.
2019 Motul FIM World Superbike Season Gears Itself Up
One Girls Dream Became A Reality
The World Superbike championship is unique in many ways, but the series has something that no other motorcycle championship has: the first female world champion. The 2018 WorldSSP300 champion, Ana Carrasco, has joined the Spanish Kawasaki team for the 2019 season, and a formidable combination it should be. The Barcelona-based Provec Racing aren’t strangers to winning championships with four titles on the bounce under their belts. They are expected to be at the front this year too, but it is far from easy to say who will emerge the victors in the 300 class.
The Manufacturers And the Riders Are Set
There are some really interesting rider line ups this year, and newly formed teams too. The reigning and four time world champion Jonathan Rea stays with Kawasaki Racing and is joined by reigning British Superbike champion Leon Haslam. The pair have raced together before with the Dutch Ten Kate Honda team, which was originally set up by Gerrit and Ronald ten Kate. Along with Leon, who isn’t a stranger to the WSBK series, there will be another familiar face from Moto GP arriving in the paddock. Alvaro Bausttista joins the factory supported Ducati team, and is threatening – on paper at least – to take it to Kawasaki this year.
Full team and rider entry list:
- Kawasaki Racing Team Jonathan Rea & Leon Haslam
- Aruba.it Ducati Chaz Davies & Alvaro Bautista
- Honda WSBK Team Leon Camier & Ryuichi Kiyonari
- PATTA Crescent Yamaha Michael van de Mark & Alex lowes
- BMW WSBK Team SMR Tom Sykes & Markus Reiterberger
- Puccetti Kawasaki Racing Toprak Razgatlioglu
- GRT Yamaha Marco Melandri & Sandro Cortese
- Barni Ducati Michael Ruben Rinaldi
- Althea MIE Honda Alessandro Delbianco
- Pedercini Racing Kawasaki Jordi Torres
- Team Goeleven Ducati Eugene Laverty