Eni FIM Superbike World Championship Off to a Fast Start – Buy Your Tickets Now
With the inaugural race of 2014 firmly cemented, the riders, teams and manufacturers have a little time before Round 2 in Aragon, Spain comes charging into their sights. This round (2) really sets the tone for the grueling season ahead for these international athletes as racing with the eni FIM Superbike World Championship kicks into high gear.
By the time Round 9 descends on the Monterey Peninsula and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 11-13 for its lone North American stop, the championship battle will be fiercely contested. Here, fans will enjoy the customary two race format with ever-increasing high stakes.
Last year’s race winners in Monterey are off to a fast start this year. Last year’s race No. 1 winner Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) is off to a 10-point lead over Loris Baz on his Kawasaki. Monterey race No. 2 winner Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing) is in sixth place after the first round at Phillip Island, Australia.
The 2014 Top Five standings after Round 1 are:
1. S. Guintoli – Aprilia – 41
2. L. Baz – Kawasaki – 31
3. M. Melandri – Aprilia – 28
4. D. Giugliano – Ducati – 26
5. E. Laverty – Suzuki – 25
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