The Crescent Suzuki World Superbike Team looks forward to 14 rounds of intense competition next year as the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship travels from Australia’s opening races in February to Qatar’s flood-lit season finale in October.
Iconic European Championship circuits include Assen, Imola, Portimao, Misano, Jerez and Magny-Cours, with the UK event returning to Donington Park. The ‘flyway’ races will travel to Australia’s Phillip Island, Laguna Seca in the USA and Sepang in Malaysia, alongside the newly-introduced Chang International Circuit in Thailand.
The full provisional 2015 calendar dates are:
Round 1: Feb 20-22 – Phillip Island, Australia. Round 2: March 20-22 - Buriram, Thailand. Round 3: April 10-12 - Aragon, Spain. Round 4: April 17-19 - Assen, Netherlands. Round 5: May 08-10 - Imola, Italy. Round 6: May 22-24 - Donington, UK. Round 7: June 05-07 - Portimao, Portugal. Round 8: June 19-21 - Misano, Italy. Round 9: July 03-05 - Moscow, Russia. Round 10: July 17-19 - Laguna Seca, USA. Round 11: July 31-Aug 2 - Sepang, Malaysia. Round 12: September 18-20 - Jerez, Spain. Round 13: October 02-04 - Magny-Cours, France. Round 14: October 16-18 - Losail, Qatar.
Paul Denning – Team Manager:
“The 2015 World Superbike Championship looks like a great balance of traditional European venues at some fantastic circuits, added to very interesting long-haul events as diverse as Malaysia, California and Thailand.
“Crescent, Suzuki Japan and Yoshimura have all been very busy adapting the GSX-R1000 to the new regulations, and early indications on engine performance compared to the more open 2014 specifications are very positive. We are looking forward to testing on track in Jerez next week with Alex Lowes and new rider Randy de Puniet, and to taking significant steps forward as we approach Phillip Island in February – the winter will go very quickly!”