2018 WorldSBK Entry List

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There are few surprises in the provisional entry list for the 2018 World Superbike Championship released by Dorna today.

At the top of the tree there is virtually no change with Rea/Sykes still at KRT, Davies/Melandri at Ducati, Lowes/VdMark at Yamaha.

Not much rider movement for the riders at the pointy end of the field heading into WorldSBK season 2018
Not much rider movement for the riders at the pointy end of the field heading into WorldSBK season 2018

The three Honda Firebalde riders, that we detailed recently (Link),  could provide the most interesting new ingredient in the mix for 2018 while Yonny Hernandez could provide some excitement on the Pedercini Kawasaki.

Leon Camier
Leon Camier moves from MV Agusta to Red Bull Honda for WorldSBK season 2018

While Leon Camier has moved to Red Bull Honda for WorldSBK 2018, Jordi Torres adds another European manufacturer to his resume after being with Aprilia in 2015, and seasons 2016-17 with BMW, the 30-year-old Spaniard joins MV Agusta for 2018.

The WorldSBK season gets underway at Phillip Island in late February.

WORLD SUPERBIKE
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
66Tom SykesGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
7Chaz DaviesGBRDucati Panigale RAruba.it Racing – Ducati
33Marco MelandriITADucati Panigale RAruba.it Racing – Ducati
22Alex LowesGBRYamaha YZF R1Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
60Michael van der MarkNEDYamaha YZF R1Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
32Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia RSV4 RFMilwaukee Aprilia
50Eugene LavertyIRLAprilia RSV4 RFMilwaukee Aprilia
76Loris BazFRABMW S 1000 RRGULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team
12Xavi ForesESPDucati Panigale RBarni Racing Team
81Jordi TorresESPMV Agusta 1000 F4MV Agusta Reparto Corse
2Leon CamierGBRHonda CBR1000RRRed Bull Honda World Superbike Team
45Jake GagneUSAHonda CBR1000RRRed Bull Honda World Superbike Team
40Román RamosESPKawasaki ZX-10RRTeam GoEleven Kawasaki
54Toprak RazgatliogluTURKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Puccetti Racing
16Gabriele RuiuITASuzuki GSX-R1000Grillini Racing Team
44Roberto RolfoITASuzuki GSX-R1000Grillini Racing Team
68Yonny HernandezCOLKawasaki ZX-10RRTeam Pedercini Racing
37Ondrej JezekCZEYamaha YZF R1Guandalini Racing
36Leandro MercadoARGKawasaki ZX-10RROrelac Racing VerdNatura
99Patrick JacobsenUSAHonda CBR1000RRTripleM Honda World Superbike Team

 


2018 World Supersport 600 Entry List

The World Supersport field looks both bigger and stronger in 2018 with 30 riders on the provisional list.

Anthony West
Anthony West at Jerez in 2017

There will be two Aussies in the mix with both Anthony West (EAB AntWest Racing) and Lachlan Epis (Team GoEleven), on Kawasaki machinery.

Lachlan Epis - Image by TGB
Lachlan Epis – Image by TGB

Mike DiMeglio was recently entered into the series by World Endurance squad GMT94 Yamaha and would be expected to score good results in the rounds that do not clash with his WEC duties.

WORLD SUPERSPORT 600
64Federico CaricasuloITAYamaha YZF R6GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP 
144Lucas MahiasFRAYamaha YZF R6GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP 
54Kenan SofuogluTURKawasaki ZX-6RKawasaki Puccetti Racing
78Hikari OkuboJPNKawasaki ZX-6RKawasaki Puccetti Racing
84Loris CressonBELYamaha YZF R6Kallio Racing
TBATBATBAYamaha YZF R6Kallio Racing
66Niki TuuliFINHonda CBR600RRCIA Landlord Insurance Honda
96Andrew IrwinGBRHonda CBR600RRCIA Landlord Insurance Honda
3Raffaele De RosaITAMV Agusta F4 RCMV Agusta Reparto Corse 
86Ayrton BadoviniITAMV Agusta F4 RCMV Agusta Reparto Corse 
74Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDHonda CBR600RRGEMAR Team Lorini
111Kyle SmithGBRHonda CBR600RRGEMAR Team Lorini
13Anthony WestAUSKawasaki ZX-6REAB antwest Racing
21Randy KrummenacherSUIYamaha YZF R6BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP 
65Michael CanducciITAKawasaki ZX-6RTeam GoEleven Kawasaki
83Lachlan EpisAUSKawasaki ZX-6RTeam GoEleven Kawasaki
38Hannes SoomerESTHonda CBR600RRRacedays
47Rob HartogNEDKawasaki ZX-6RTeam Hartog – Against Cancer
10Nacho CaleroESPKawasaki ZX-6ROrelac Racing VerdNatura
94Mike Di MeglioFRAYamaha YZF R6GMT94 YAMAHA
15Alfonso CoppolaITAYamaha YZF R6Official WorldSSP Junior Team
77Wayne TesselsNEDKawasaki ZX-6RMTM / Wayne Racing Team
16Jules CluzelFRAYamaha YZF R6NRT
36Thomas GradingerAUTYamaha YZF R6NRT
35Stefan HillGBRTriumph Daytona 675Profile Racing
81Luke StaplefordGBRTriumph Daytona 675Profile Racing
11Christian GamarinoITAMV Agusta F3 675SScuola Italiana Piloti
25Walter SulisITAMV Agusta F3 675Scuola Italiana Piloti
5Axel BassaniITAKawasaki ZX-6RSSP HUNGARY RACING
56Peter SebestyenHUNKawasaki ZX-6RSSP HUNGARY RACING

 


2018 World Supersport 300 Entry List

36 riders have been nominated on the Supersport 300 World Championship entry list and in what no doubt must have been a move for diversity somewhat stage managed by Dorna, there are actually a few youngv riders not from Spain and Italy!

In fact there are a handful of Indonesians, Germans, British and quite a number of Dutch riders in the mix. South Africa, France, Greece and Portugal are also represented.

Reid Battye - Image by BeeGee Images
Reid Battye – Image by BeeGee Images

While Reid Battye will ride for the BWG Kawasaki Italy Racing Team for the season neither him or the team are listed on this provisional entry list. This is because young Reid is on a round by round contract, as are many competitors in the fledgling category.

Tom Edwards - Image by BeeGee Images
Tom Edwards on the grid at Jerez this year – Image by BeeGee Images

Young Tommy Edwards is on the permanent list though and will race under his familar #71 for Benjan Kawasaki.

WORLD SUPERSPORT 300
33Daniel ValleESPYamaha YZF-R3Yamaha MS Racing
69María HerreraESPYamaha YZF-R3Yamaha MS Racing
6Robert SchotmanNEDKawasaki Ninja 300Motoport Kawasaki
95Scott DeroueNEDKawasaki Ninja 300Motoport Kawasaki
46Dino IozzoRSAHonda CBR500RRacedays
28Dennis KoopmanNEDYamaha YZF-R3GRT Yamaha WorldSSP300 Team
54Filippo FuligniITAYamaha YZF-R3GRT Yamaha WorldSSP300 Team
55Notis PapapavlouGREYamaha YZF-R3bLU cRU YAMAHA MOTOXRACING
99Galang Hendra PratamaINAYamaha YZF-R3bLU cRU YAMAHA MOTOXRACING
2Ana CarrascoESPKawasaki Ninja 300DS Junior Team
20Dorren LoureiroRSAKawasaki Ninja 300DS Junior Team
21Borja SanchezESPKawasaki Ninja 300ETG Racing
78Joseph ForayFRAKawasaki Ninja 300ETG Racing
14Enzo De La VegaFRAKawasaki Ninja 300GP Project Team
22Mykyta KalininUKRKawasaki Ninja 300GP Project Team
18Alex MurleyGBRYamaha YZF-R3Team Toth
53Valentin GrimouxFRAYamaha YZF-R3Team Toth
96Imanuel Putra PratnaINAYamaha YZF-R3TERRA E MOTO
12Ali Adriansyah RusmiputroINAYamaha YZF-R3PERTAMINA-ALMERIA Racing Team
81Manuel GonzalezESPYamaha YZF-R3PERTAMINA-ALMERIA Racing Team
19Luca BernardiRSMYamaha YZF-R3Team Trasimeno
84Joep OverbeekNEDYamaha YZF-R3Team Trasimeno
7Nicola SettimoITAHonda CBR500RScuderia Maranga Racing
58Trystan FinocchiaroGBRHonda CBR500RScuderia Maranga Racing
8Mika PerezESPKawasaki Ninja 300Kawasaki ParkinGO Team
27Filippo RovelliITAKawasaki Ninja 300Kawasaki ParkinGO Team
71Tom EdwardsAUSKawasaki Ninja 300Benjan – Kawasaki
93Walid SoppeNEDKawasaki Ninja 300Benjan – Kawasaki
41Jähnig Jan OleGERKTM RC 390 RFreudenberg KTM Junior Team
43Luca GrunwaldGERKTM RC 390 RFreudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team
97Kappler MaximilianGERKTM RC 390 RFreudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team
17Koen MeuffelsNEDKTM RC 390 RKTM Fortron Junior Team
5Ryan VosNEDKTM RC 390 RKTM Fortron Racing Team
15Glenn van StraalenNEDKTM RC 390 RKTM Fortron Racing Team