FIM RELEASES NAMES OF WORLDSBK RIDERS FOR 2016

WorldSBK.com earlier today, 3rd February, 2016 published The Provisional Permanent Entry List for the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. 

With Phillip Island Round less than 30 days away, the FIM has released 24 riders who will line up side by side from February in Australia to the last Race in Qatar in October in the World Superbikes Championship flagship class.  

Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea will sure be trying to defend his coveted aboard the new Kawasaki ZX-10R. 

Yamaha returns with the all-new Suzuka-conquering YZF R1and 2014 WorldSBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli

with a plan of handing the hatchet to the dominant Kawasaki and Ducati machines. BMW on it’s own lines up four S1000RR bikes with British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes piloting one nude the livery if Milwaukee while former Aprilia Rookie Jordie Torres leads the Althea Racing Team with his German rookie team mate.  

MotoGP™ Legend and 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden lines up on the WorldSBK grid for the first time; the American’s bid to win both crowns set to get underway in 2016, and Grand Prix winners Karel Abraham and Alex de Angelis both follow the Kentucky rider in the switch from their sister paddock to the WorldSBK stage.

This is the provisional list according to WorldSBK.com

1 – 1 Jonathan Rea / GBR / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Kawasaki Racing Team

2 – 66 Tom Sykes / GBR / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Kawasaki Racing Team

3 – 7 Chaz Davies / GBR / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / Aruba.it Racing – Ducati

4 – 34 Davide Giugliano / ITA / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / Aruba.it Racing – Ducati

5 – 60 Michael van der Mark / NED / Honda CBR1000RR SP / Honda World Superbike Team

6 – 69  Nicky Hayden / USA / Honda CBR1000RR SP / Honda World Superbike Team

7 – 21 Markus Reiterberger / GER / BMW S1000 RR / Althea BMW Racing Team

8 – 81 Jordi Torres / ESP / BMW S1000 RR / Althea BMW Racing Team

9 – 22 Alex Lowes / GBR / Yamaha YZF R1 / Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

10 – 50 Sylvain Guintoli / FRA / Yamaha YZF R1 / Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

11 – 12 Xavi Forés / ESP / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / Barni Racing Team

12 – 11 Saeed Al Sulaiti / QAT / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Pedercini Racing

13 – 20 Sylvain Barrier / FRA / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Pedercini Racing

14 – 2 Leon Camier/ GBR / MV Agusta 1000 F4 / MV Agusta Reparto Corse

15 – 40 Román Ramos / ESP / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Team GOELEVEN

16 – 9 Dominic Schmitter / SUI / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Grillini Racing Team

17 – 16 Josh Hook / AUS / Kawasaki ZX-10R / Grillini Racing Team

18 – 10 Imre Toth / HUN / Yamaha YZF R1 / Team Toth

19 – 56 Peter Sebestyen / HUN / Yamaha YZF R1 / Team Toth

20 – 15 Alex De Angelis / RSM / Aprilia RSV4 1000 F / IodaRacing Team

21 – 32 Lorenzo Savadori / ITA / Aprilia RSV4 1000 F / IodaRacing Team

22 – 17 Karel Abraham / CZE / BMW S1000 RR / Milwaukee BMW

23 – 25 Joshua Brookes / AUS / BMW S1000 RR / Milwaukee BMW

24 – 61 Fabio Menghi / ITA / Ducati 1199 Panigale R / VFT Racing

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