WSBK RD 10

The WSBK championship finally returns after a 10 week break and racing returns at the Lausitzring circuit or to give it its proper title Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany, The Circuit is built on the site of a former coal mine at the time it was built there was not a circuit complex of its type in europe The German Superbike championship was officially the first to try out the new circuit followed by the countries top production car championship the DTM since then both championships have continued to use the circuit regularly in their championships.

 

 

track_circuit__lausi

 

Circuit Information:

Length: 2.64 miles

Pole position: Right

Corners: 13

Left corners: 7

Right corners: 6

Lap Record :1’38.622 (Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha Motor Italia Yamaha YZF-R12007WSBK)

 

 

 

 

This is the firs time in 3 seasons that World Superbikes has come to Germany and it is first time since 2007 that the Lausitzring itself has hosted the event, All the teams and riders have had a test session around the circuit to get familiarised with it.

The current Championship leader Jonathan Rea is hoping to gain back the points he lost in race 2 at Laguna Seca when his bike broke down he is still very much the favourite to take the title again this year still holding a 46 point lead over his team mate Tom Sykes who was the main Beneficiary of Rea’s DNF. Chaz Davies who is realistically the only other rider who could challenge either Kawasaki for the title lost alot of ground on both title rivals in the 3 rounds leading up the summer break he will be hoping that the break has give him the reset he needs to have a strong finish to the season and apply some pressure to the bikes in front.

 

News:

World Supersport rider Randy Krummenacher will join the Puccetti racing team for 2017 to ride in the WSBK championship the 26 year old former Moto 2 rider has scored 1 win and 3 podiums to date in his first season in World Supersport.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/Krummenacher+and+Puccetti+Official+Team+in+2017

Former World Superbike Contender Michel Fabrizio completed a test at the Mugello circuit with the Althea BMW team who he has been supporting as talent scout this year.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/Michel+Fabrizio+on+track+at+Mugello+with+a+BMW

 

Markus Reiterberger has been given the all clear to return to racing at his home round, The young German who hasnt raced since crashing at Imola will look to continue the fine form he was showing before his accident.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/Reiterberger+Given+the+OK+for+Lausitzring

 

Michael Van Der Mark will join the Offical Yamaha team in 2017 riding alongside Alex Lowes.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/vd+Mark+PR

 

Current Moto GP rider will make his return to the WSBK paddock in 2017 with his sights firmly set on the World title.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/Laverty+returns+with+sights+on+2017+WorldSBK+title

 

Another Moto Gp rider joining the WSBK grid is Stefan Bradl the German rider will be joinging NIcky Hayden at the Honda WSBK team replacing Van Der Mark.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/Bradl+Joins+Hayden+at+Honda+for+2017

 

Chaz Davies signed a new contract with Ducati and is joined in the team by former WSBK front runner Marco Melandri.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016/The+Future+of+Ducati+Davies+Stays+Melandri+Returns

 

 

TV Schedule:

Eurosport 2 Saturday 9:15am Qualifying and Race 1

Eurosport 2 Sunday 10:00am World Supersport Race and WSBK Race 2

 

 

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