Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 06 Aug 2014
The Superbike World Championship could return to Brno this October with the Czech circuit set to become an eleventh hour replacement for the cancelled South African event.
World Superbike bosses announced the cancellation of the Welkom round last week after it became apparent renovations to the circuit would not be complete in time for the scheduled date due to funding issues. With the Russian round abandoned on political grounds, this reduces the 2014 calendar from 14 to just 12 rounds but organisers hinted at the possibility of a replacement.
A decision must be made about replacing Brno before the series resumes next month in Jerez, as if just three rounds remain the World Supersport Championship could be settled at the next round. Some sources say the call has already been made, with Brno taking the same calendar slot proposed for South Africa.
Brno was removed from the World Superbike calendar for the 2013 season after hosting a round of the elite production series for ten years. Popular with riders and fans alike it should be a welcome return to the schedule and with doubts over the future of the circuit’s MotoGP round, it could end up being a more permanent arrangement.