The provisional entry list for the 2014 World Superbike Championship has been released and it includes 27 riders aboard nine different marques. Of the 27 riders, 12 are classified in the new EVO class. Kawasaki Racing is backing David Salom on an EVO Ninja ZX-10R in addition to its Superbike team of Tom Sykes and Loris Baz. Iron Brain Kawasaki SBK Team has two EVO Kawasaki’s, with riders Sheridan Morais and Michel Fabrizio, as does Team Pedercini with Luca Scassa and Alessandro Andreozzi. Mahi Racing Team India’s Fabien Foret and MRS Kawasaki’s Jeremy Guarnoni will ride EVO-spec ZX-10Rs as well.
Team Alstare Bimota
will field two riders, Christian Iddon and Ayrton Badovini, though the BB3 remains “subject to homologation.” Niccolo Canepa will ride the EVO Panigale 1199R for Althea Racing. A full factory BMW team may no longer exit, but three S1000RRs will battle in the 2014 WSBK championship. BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team features Sylvain Barrier on an EVO-spec machine, while Team Toth has Peter Sebestyen contesting the series on an EVO as well. Imre Toth will ride his S1000RR under Superbike specifications.
Team Hero EBR
’s Aaron Yates and Geoff May debut in the WorldSBK series aboard Superbike-spec 1190RXs while MV Agusta RC Yakhnich Motorsport
’s Claudio Corti is the lone F4 RR pilot on the grid.
While the EVO-spec class has helped to glut the Superbike grid, the World Supersport entries are considerably down over previous years. There are 21 riders listed for the 2014 WSS series with two TBA slots still open.
Included below is the full 2014 World Superbike provisional entry list. The opening round is scheduled for Phillip Island February 21-23.
Aprilia Racing Team - SBK Class; Aprilia RSV4
Kawasaki Racing Team – SBK Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R
Voltcom Crescent Suzuki – SBK Class; Suzuki GSX-R1000
Pata Honda World Superbike – SBK Class; Honda CBR1000RR
Red Devils Roma – SBK Class; Aprilia RSVR
Ducati Superbike Team – SBK Class; Ducati Panigale 1199R
Team Hero EBR – SBK Class; EBR 1190RX
BMW Team Toth – SBK Class; BMW S1000RR
MV Agusta RC Yakhnich Motorsport – SBK Class; MV Agusta F4 RR
Kawasaki Racing Team – EVO Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R
BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team – EVO Class; BMW S1000RR
Team Alstare Bimota – EVO Class; Bimota BB3
Althea Racing – EVO Class; Ducati Panigale 1199R
Team Pedercini – EVO Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R
IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team – EVO Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R
BMW Team Toth – EVO Class; BMW S1000RR
MAHI Racing Team India – EVO Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R
MRS Kawasaki – EVO Class; Kawasaki ZX-10R