Yes Yes Yes!! The Christmas has past and so does the New Year. The cold is the same and so does the fog. Needless to say our cravings for the motorcycle track racing championships to begins has reached an all time high. Though Dakar Rally 2015 has us all glued up to the web but we are dreading that soon it will end and what will happens to our motorsport cravings then?
Though tracks around the world have fallen silent over the winter break, testing is due to resume shortly. From mid-January, the World Superbike teams will resume their preparations for the 2015 season at circuits in Spain and Portugal. Testing starts at Portimao, where the Pata Honda team will be the first to hit the track on 14th January. The team then moves to the Motorland Aragon circuit near Alcañiz, where they will be joined by Kawasaki and Grillini, before the action moves back to Portimao for a test including Ducati, BMW Italian, Suzuki, MV Agusta, Althea Ducati and EBR.
After Portimao, the teams head east to Jerez, where from 26th January the circuit will see Ducati, Red Devils, MV Agusta, BMW Italia, Honda, Suzuki, Althea Ducati and EBR joined by the Kawasaki World Supersport team and Ducati's Moto GP test team. A day later, the Kawasaki World Superbike squad will take to the track. From then, they pack up ready to fly the teams and equipment to the Southern Hemisphere, ready for the start of the season at Phillip Island. Testing for the Moto GP class resumes on 4th February at Sepang.
Full private testing schedule for the World Superbike class, as announced so far: