Indonesia Added to World Superbike Championship Calendar for 2013

February 22, 2012

Indonesia will host a World Superbike Championship race for the first time in 15 years in 2013 after it secured a new five-year deal.

Maurizio Flammini, help president of WSBK organisers Infront Motor Sports, arthritis said they were also in negotiations to hold a race in India.

“We are proud of the growth of the superbike calendar, which thanks to the inclusion of the latest rounds is obtaining a presence in countries of major importance for the development of our championship on a sporting and commercial level,” he said.

“After Russia, where superbike has now arrived before any other world motorsport championship, thanks to more than two years of intense work in the Asian area we have now been able to insert Indonesia.

“We are also negotiating with the Buddh International Circuit in India, where the Formula One race was recently held, in order to complete a presence in Asia that in this case will be absolutely extraordinary.”

The Indonesia races will be held at the Sentul Circuit, situated in the centre of a tropical forest. Dates have not yet been decided, but the meeting will either be held at the start of the championship together with Australia, or as the final round of the season.

The country regularly sells over seven million motorbikes a year while its government provides subsidies for fuel for bikes.