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Provisional World Superbike, World Supersport Grids Announced Hot

world_superbike_gridThe World Superbike season is a little over a month away and the grid is finally set. The FIM announced today that the World Superbike series will 24 riders on the grid. The World Supersport series will be slightly larger with 32 riders.

Max Biaggi will be returning with the Aprilia Racing Team in an attempt to take the title back from Carlos Checa. Biaggi will have Eugene Laverty in his corner this year as both riders will be racing the RSV4 1000 F.

Checa will be aiming to defend his title in 2012. The Althea Racing team will also see Davide Giugliano compte on the Ducati 1098R.

The Effenbert Liberty Racing team will put two more Ducatis on the grid. A total of 7 Ducatis will be racing in the 2012 World Superbike series.

BMW will also have a strong presence with 5 riders.

John Hopkins will be the sole American on the World Superbike grid, while PJ Jacobsen and Joshua Day will represent the USA in the World Supersport Championship.

Here's the provisional World Superbike 2012 grid.

  1. Max Biaggi - ITA - Aprilia RSV4 1000 F - Aprilia Racing Team
  2. Eugene Laverty - IRL - Aprilia RSV4 1000 F - Aprilia Racing Team
  3. Chaz Davies - GBR - Aprilia RSV4 1000 F - ParkinGO Aprilia Racing Team
  4. Carlos Checa - ESP - Ducati 1098R - Althea Racing
  5. Davide Giugliano - ITA - Ducati 1098R - Althea Racing
  6. Sylvain Guintoli - FRA - Ducati 1098R - Team Effenbert Liberty Racing
  7. Jakub Smrz - CZE - Ducati 1098R - Team Effenbert Liberty Racing
  8. Lorenzo Zanetti - ITA - Ducati 1098R - PATA Racing Team
  9. Maxime Berger - FRA - Ducati 1098R - Liberty Racing - Team Effenbert
  10. Niccolò Canepa - ITA - Ducati 1098R - Team Ducati Roma
  11. Mark Aitchison - AUS - BMW S1000 RR - Grillini Progea Superbike Team
  12. Marco Melandri - ITA - BMW S1000 RR - BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  13. Leon Haslam - GBR - BMW S1000 RR - BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  14. Michel Fabrizio - ITA - BMW S1000 RR - BMW Motorrad Italia GOLDBET SBK Team
  15. Ayrton Badovini - ITA - BMW S1000 RR - BMW Motorrad Italia GOLDBET SBK Team
  16. Hiroshi Aoyama - JPN - Honda CBR1000RR - Honda World Superbike Team
  17. Jonathan Rea - GBR - Honda CBR1000RR - Honda World Superbike Team
  18. Raffaele De Rosa - ITA - Honda CBR1000RR - Pro Ride Motorsports
  19. Joan Lascorz - ESP - Kawasaki ZX-10R - Kawasaki Racing Team
  20. Tom Sykes - GBR - Kawasaki ZX-10R - Kawasaki Racing Team
  21. Leandro Mercado - ARG - Kawasaki ZX-10R - Team Pedercini
  22. David Salom - ESP - Kawasaki ZX-10R - Team Pedercini
  23. John Hopkins - USA - Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Crescent Suzuki
  24. Leon Camier - GBR - Suzuki GSX-R1000 - Crescent Suzuki

Here's the provisional World Supersport grid.

  1. Broc Parkes - AUS - Honda CBR600RR - Ten Kate Honda
  2. Patrick Jacobsen - USA - Honda CBR600RR - PTR Honda
  3. Ronan Quarmby - RSA - Honda CBR600RR - PTR Honda
  4. Sheridan Morais - RSA - Kawasaki ZX-6R - Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini
  5. Kenan Sofuoglu - TUR - Kawasaki ZX-6R - Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini
  6. Sam Lowes - GBR - Honda CBR600RR - Bogdanka PTR Honda
  7. Mathew Scholtz - RSA - Honda CBR600RR - Bogdanka PTR Honda
  8. Massimo Roccoli - ITA - Yamaha YZF R6 - Bike Service by WTR TEN 10
  9. Romain Lanusse - FRA - Kawasaki ZX-6R - Kawasaki Intermoto Step
  10. Fabien Foret - FRA - Kawasaki ZX-6R - Kawasaki Intermoto Step
  11. Imre Toth - HUN - Honda CBR600RR - Racing Team Toth
  12. Balazs Nemeth - HUN - Honda CBR600RR - Racing Team Toth
  13. Vittorio Iannuzzo - ITA - Triumph Daytona 675 - Suriano Racing Team
  14. Ondrej Jezek - CZE - Honda CBR600RR - SMS Racing
  15. Thomas Caiani - SUI - Honda CBR600RR - KUJA Racing
  16. Eduard Blokhin - RUS - Yamaha YZF R6 - RivaMoto
  17. Oleg Pozdneev - RUS - Yamaha YZF R6 - RivaMoto
  18. Pawel Szkopek - POL - Honda CBR600RR - Bogdanka Racing
  19. Robert Muresan - ROU - Honda CBR600RR - East European Racing
  20. Janos Chrobak - HUN - Honda CBR600RR - East European Racing
  21. Lucas Pesek - CZE - Honda CBR600RR - PRORACE
  22. Martin Jessopp - GBR - Honda CBR600RR - Riders PTR Honda
  23. Thomas Berghammer - AUT - Honda CBR600RR - Team Berghammer
  24. Joshua Day - USA - Kawasaki ZX-6R - Team GOELEVEN
  25. Andrea Antonelli - ITA - Honda CBR600RR - Team Lorini
  26. Roberto Tamburini - ITA - Honda CBR600RR - Team Lorini
  27. Yves Polzer - AUT - Yamaha YZF R6 - Team MRC Austria
  28. Dino Lombardi - ITA - Yamaha YZF R6 - Team PATA by Martini
  29. Jed Metcher - AUS - Yamaha YZF R6 - Team RivaMoto
  30. Giacomo Micheli - ITA - Yamaha YZF R6 - VFT Racing
  31. Fabio Menghi - ITA - Yamaha  YZF R6 - VFT Racing
  32. Vladimir Leonov - RUS - Yamaha YZF R6 - Yakhnich Motorsport

The World Superbike series starts on February 26th at Phillip Island. 

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