WSBK – The last round of the 2013 WSBK in India is canceled –

The last round of the WSBK 2013 in India is canceled

WSBK - The last round of the 2013 WSBK in India is canceled -

The decision is official and final: the first Indian World Superbike event, scheduled for the end of the year on the Buddh Circuit, will not take place! The Indian federation nevertheless continues to work to welcome the WSBK… in 2015 ?

Originally scheduled for March 10, then, the very first World Superbike event in the second most populous country in the world – one of the youngest too, and the most fond of motorized two-wheelers! – will not see the light of day in 2013.

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) actually announced this morning "that due to operational difficulties, Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI) and Dorna World SBK Organization (DWO), have decided to cancel the 2013 Indian event of WSBK".

However, this setback suffered by Carmelo Ezpeleta, big boss of Dorna, is reminiscent of those that his counterpart Bernie Ecclestone had to endure, big boss of Formula One, to organize the first Indian F1 Grand Prix in 2009, 2010, 2011 !

The FIM claims that "JPSI, the Federation of Indian Motorsport Clubs (FMSCI) and the Indian Motorsport Marshals Club (IMMC) are working hard to make the Indian event as safe as possible, ahead of a 2015 edition".

The question of the safety of the pilots and the training of the marshals, which was already at the origin of the postponement of the Indian Superbike and Supersport heats at the end of the year, therefore reappears … Curious, since the misadventures of Mister Ecclestone in India were more logistical and financial.

But it doesn’t matter, because the president of the FMSCI, Vicky Chandhok, personally testifies to the will of his Federation to host the World Superbike: "we look forward to making an arrangement with DWO to set a mutually convenient date and ensure India has the privilege of hosting a round in the near future".

The, which will ultimately only have 14 events in total, will therefore end on October 20 at the Jerez circuit in Spain. Four appointments are scheduled by then: September 1 at the Nurburgring, 15 in Istanbul and October 6 of course, at Magny Cours !

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