2019 World Superbike entry list released

The provisional 2019 World Superbike entry list is published with an 18-rider line-up
2019 World Superbike entry list released

The provisional 2019 World Superbike entry list has been officially published with an 18-rider line-up set to make up the grid.

With BMW delivering the new S1000RR and reuniting with Shaun Muir Racing plus riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger and Honda switching to a Moriwaki-Althea joint entry with Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari, plus a third entry solely run by Althea for Alessandro Delbianco, the 2019 grid has an all-new look to it joining the familiar faces at the factory and customer Kawasaki and Yamaha squads.

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GRT Yamaha steps up to World Superbike having signed Marco Melandri alongside reigning World Supersport champion Sandro Cortese, while the Aruba.it Racing Ducati squad will debut the new Panigale V4 R with Chaz Davies joined by Alvaro Bautista.

Eugene Laverty forms a new partnership with Team Goeleven, switching from Kawasaki and Ducati machinery for 2019, to form a rival customer Ducati squad to Michael Ruben Rinaldi at Barni Ducati. 

Customer Kawasaki squads Puccetti Racing (Toprak Razgatlioglu), Orelac Racing VerdNatura (Leandro Mercado) and Pedercini Racing (Jordi Torres) also all return for 2019.

The 2019 World Superbike season gets underway at Australia’s Phillip Island on February 22-24 to kick-start a 13-round campaign which concludes at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit on October 24-26.

Full provisional 2019 World Superbike entry list:

#1 Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki ZX-10RR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

#91 Leon Haslam GBR Kawasaki ZX-10RR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

#7 Chaz Davies GBR Ducati Panigale V4 R ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati

#19 Alvaro Bautista ESP Ducati Panigale V4 R ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati

#22 Alex Lowes GBR Yamaha YZF R1 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team

#60 Michael van der Mark NED Yamaha YZF R1 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team

#28 Markus Reiterberger GER BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

#66 Tom Sykes GBR BMW S1000 RR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

#21 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Ducati Panigale V4 R BARNI Racing Team

#54 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Kawasaki ZX-10RR Turkish Puccetti Racing

#52 Alessandro Delbianco ITA Honda CBR1000RR Althea Mie Racing Team

#2 Leon Camier GBR Honda CBR1000RR Moriwaki-Althea HONDA Racing Team

#23 Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda CBR1000RR Moriwaki-Althea HONDA Racing Team

#36 Leandro Mercado ARG Kawasaki ZX-10RR Orelac Racing VerdNatura

#50 Eugene Laverty IRL Ducati Panigale V4 R Team Goeleven

#81 Jordi Torres ESP Kawasaki ZX-10RR Team Pedercini Racing

#11 Sandro Cortese GER Yamaha YZF R1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK

#33 Marco Melandri ITA Yamaha YZF R1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK

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