Intercity Istanbul Park will be the 46th track to host a World Superbike round, the third introduced in this decade after Motorland (2011) and Moscow (2012).
In the previous decade (2000-2009) nine new venues made their debut in the series: Valencia and Oschersleben in 2000, Lausitzring and Imola in 2001, Silverstone in 2002, Losail in 2005, Vallelunga in 2007, Miller Motorsport Park and Portimao in 2008. Among these, three are still present in the current calendar: Imola, Silverstone and Algarve.
Spencer Pumpelly drove away after a late-race restart to win Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, scoring his first victory of the season with Jim Norman in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports/Calcium Pro Porsche Carrera at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda.
Richard Westbrook hopes Spirit of Daytona’s success at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will help turn around what has been a disappointing season for the team.
On Saturday, the defending winner captured his second consecutive TOTAL Pole Award at the 2.238-mile circuit in qualifying for Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival powered by Mazda (FOX Sports 1, Live, 5 p.m. ET).