Major changes in store for World Superbike class riders from 2019 season onwards.
Today FIM and Dorna’s WSBK Organisation confirmed big changes to World Superbike race day schedule, expanding the number of races for Superbike class from two to three each weekend for the first time in championship’s history.
Racing will start with now traditional Race 1 on Saturday at 14:00 Central European Time, which will serve as weekend opener. For the first time in history, Race 2 will be classified as a Sprint race and will happen on Sunday at 11:00 CET, with weekend ending Race 3 happening at 14:00 CET. Races 1 and 3 will have usual duration for all races contested inside Europe.
It remains to be seen how World Superbike teams and more importantly riders will react to this brave idea of bringing the sport closer to fans, as they face 39 races over the season from 2019 onward.
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