Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Season

This weekend the 2013 bike season kicked off with the WSBK (World Superbike) round 1 at Phillip Island, Australia.  Race 1 saw Sylvain Guintoli beat teammate Eugene Laverty, with Michel Fabrizio coming 3rd.  For race 2 the positions were reversed with Eugene in front of Sylvain, and Marco Melandri taking the final podium position.  This means that the Aprilia Racing Team have come away with maximum points are leading the manufacturers championship.

Sylvain Guintoli WSBK 2012 (Silverstone)

Eugene Laverty WSBK 2012 (Silverstone)

The British riders had a reasonable day even though none of them made the podium.

Race 1 Race 2  
4th Chaz Davies 5th Tom Sykes
5th Tom Sykes 8th Jonathan Rea
7th Leon Haslam 9th Leon Camier
8th Jonathan Rea 10th Leon Haslam
9th Leon Camier 17th Chaz Davies

My schedule for the 2013 season is now taking shape.

Month Series Location
Mar BSB (test) Brands Hatch
Apr BSB Brands Hatch
Jul BSB Brands Hatch
Sep MotoGP Silverstone
Oct BSB Brands Hatch

I am still undecided as to whether I will be doing the BSB round at Silverstone, and there are now question marks over WSBK as during the weekend there were strong rumours that the Silverstone round will be dropped leaving only Donington in May.