World Superbikes returns to Donington on 25-27 May 2018
The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will return to Donington Park on 25-27 May 2018 for the series’ only UK round.
Retaining its traditional late May date, the weekend will again feature two World Superbike races as well as a full international support race package including World Supersport, World Supersport 300 and Superstock 1000, plus a number of top national championships.
Donington Park was the venue for the first ever round of World Superbikes in 1988, and has since held 25 events. With ever-increasing levels of entertainment added around the venue, the UK round has become established as one of the most family-friendly weekends of the season.
This year’s event saw Tom Sykes break the record for the most consecutive wins at the same circuit with nine (stretching back to the 2013 event), after he won the weekend’s opening race, though his stranglehold was finally broken when three time champion Jonathan Rea took the honours in the second encounter, making up for a dramatic burst tyre in the opening race.
Donington Park will host races 11 and 12 in the 26 race calendar, which will see the series visit Australia, Thailand, The Netherlands, Italy, the USA, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal, France, Argentina and Qatar, with the full calendar shown below.
2018 World Superbike Championship calendar:
23-25 February – Australia – Phillip Island
23-25 March – Thailand – Chang International Circuit
13-15 April – Spain – Motorland Aragon
20-22 April – Netherlands – TT Circuit Assen
11-13 May – Italy – Imola
25-27 May – United Kingdom – Donington Park
8-10 June – Czech Republic – Automotodrom Brno
22-24 June – USA – Laguna Seca
6-8 July – Italy – Misano
14-16 September – Portugal - Autodromo Internactional do Algarve
28 – 30 September – France – Magny Cours
12-14 October – Argentina – El Villicum
25-27 October – Qatar – Losail International Circuit
Tickets for the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park will be available shortly.