WSB Calendar Welcomes Back Donington Park in 2011

After one year of absence due to financial problems, the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit will be making its return to the WSB calendar in 2011, offering British fans two World Superbike races on their calendar next year. The recently signed contract with Infront Motor Sports stipulates a three-year deal for the European Round of the Championship in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Specifically, the Leicestershire circuit will host the 2011 SBK European Round on March 25/26/27, 2011.

“It was always my father’s dream and since his death at the end of last year, I always wanted to provide a world class event in his memory,” stated Kevin Wheatcroft, chairman of Donington Park Racing Limited.

“We are extremely pleased to bring SBK back to Donington Park for the European Round of the Championship. The Leicestershire circuit is where the Championship began its history 23 years ago and has hosted many successful rounds of our series over the years. Thanks to the presence of many competitive British riders both in the Superbike and Supersport classes, we are sure that the 2011 event will attract many fans and will be a huge success,” said Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports, official promoter of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

Donington Park hosted the very first round of the FIM Superbike World Championship on April 3, 1988 promoted by the circuit’s founder Tom Wheatcroft, when the two races were won by Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati),and it last ran on June 28 2009 when Ben Spies (Yamaha) won both rounds.

The September 25th venue in Italy is still to be announced.
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