The World Superbike 2015 Championship will debut this weekend at Philip Island course in Australia. Guintoli, Sykes, Rea and Baz will start the fight for 2015 WSBK Crown.
Marco Melandri is missing from the entry list because he now races in MotoGP for Aprilia.
The first round will take place at Philip Island Australia, a 4.445 km circuit with 12 corners (7 left, 5 right) and a 835 m finish length. The free practice sessions will begin on Friday, followed by the Superpole Races and Qualifying on Saturday. The Superbike and Supersport Racces will take place on Sunday morning, at 9:20 and 9:45 (local time).
Davide Giuliano was ruled out of World Superbike Round 1 due to an injury in a pre-season testing crash which led to fractures of the L1 and L2 vertebrae.
Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) was the fastest man on circuit in official testing, ending the second day in top spot, with just 0.070s under last year’s lap record. Behind him was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils).
World Superbike 2015 teams and riders line-up
Kawasaki Racing Team
Michael van der Mark
Aruba.it Racing Ducati SBK
Randy de Puniet
Red Devils Roma Aprilia
Erik Buell Racing
JR Racing BMW
Team Toth BMW
GO Eleven Kawasaki