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World Superbikes: Calendar, schedule, riders, where to watch & betting odds

We keep you up to date with the World Superbikes season schedule and the latest betting odds for all upcoming races.

Former MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista will be the defending champion after winning another battle with 2021 title-winner, Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlıoğlu.

Bautista defended his World Superbike title in dominant fashion, beating Razgatlıoğlu by 76 points, with the latter finishing second 20 times over the season, winning seven races.

Here's a rundown of all you need to know throughout the 2024 World Superbikes season.

WhatWorld Superbikes Championship 2024
WhenFriday 23rd February - Sunday 13th October
How to watchEurosport & Discovery+

World Superbikes 2024 Calendar

23rd-25th February: Australia (Phillip Island) 
22nd-24th March: Catalunya (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya)
19th-21st April: Netherlands (TT Circuit Assen) 
14th-16th June: Emilia-Romagna (Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli)
12th-14th July: United Kingdom (Donington Park)
19th-21st July: Czech Republic (Autodrom Most)
9th-11th August: Portugal (Algarve International Circuit)
23rd-25th August: Hungary (Balaton Park Circuit)
6th-8th September: France (Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours) 
20th-22nd September: Italy (Cremona Circuit)
27th-29th September: Aragon (Motorland Aragon)
11th-13th October: Spain (Circuito de Jerez)

What is the World Superbikes 2024 race schedule?

The calendar features 12 race weekends and this year's schedule is far more European-oriented than last, with the opening event in Australia the only round not taking place in Europe.

The Italian round in September moves from Imola to a new home at Cremona. Opened in 2011, the circuit, in Lombardy, is mostly known as a karting track with 11 turns, and the September event will be the highest-profile race it has held so far.

Hungary returns to the calendar for the first time since 1990 at the brand new Balaton Park Circuit, 50 miles southwest of Budapest.

Here are the details for the third round in the Netherlands in April:

What

Dutch Round 2024 Superbike World Championship

Where

TT Circuit, Assen, Netherlands

When

20th April - 21st April, 2024

How to watch

Eurosport & Discovery +

As with last year, Fridays see three practice sessions take place, while on Saturday morning a qualifying session determines the grid for race one in the afternoon.

A ten-lap sprint race on Sunday morning decides the grid for race two on Sunday afternoon.

Both full-length races cover between 90km and 110km and last approximately 40 minutes.

Championship points are awarded to the top 15 finishers as follows: 25, 20, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

What is the World Superbikes 2024 rider line-up?

Twenty three riders have been confirmed for the new season, while several competitors will make piecemeal appearances throughout the year.

Last season, 36 riders contested at least one race.

Followers of MotoGP will find several familiar names on the list, such as Danilo Petrucci and Britain's Scott Redding, while for 2024 fiery Italian Andrea Iannone joins the fold with the GoEleven Ducati team.

Defending champion Bautista won 27 of the 36 races in 2023 if you include the sprints, and the Spaniard stays at Ducati for a third year, but 2021 champion Razgatlioglu moves from Yamaha to BMW after four years with the Japanese squad.

World Superbikes Championship 2024 regular rider line-up

Aruba.it Ducati
Alvaro Bautista
Nicolo Bulega

Kawasaki Racing Team
Alex Lowes
Axel Bassani

Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK
Andrea Locatelli
Jonathan Rea

Team HRC WorldSBK
Iker Lecuona
Xavi Vierge

ROKIT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
Toprak Razgatlioglu
Michael Van Der Mark

GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team
Remy Gardner
Dominique Aegerter 

Barni Spark Ducati Racing Team
Danilo Petrucci

GoEleven Ducati
Andrea Iannone

Bonovo Action BMW
Garrett Gerloff
Scott Redding

Marc VDS Ducati
Sam Lowes

Motocorsa Ducati
Michael Ruben Rinaldi

PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team
Tarran Mackenzie
Adam Norrodin

Puccetti Kawasaki
Tito Rabat

GMT94 Yamaha
Phillip Oettl

Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSBK Team
Bradley Ray

What are the new rules in World Superbikes in 2024?

Adapting machines to new rules is costly and organisers would rather keep costs as low as possible to ensure the future of the series, but there have a been a handful of technical rule changes for the 2024 season.

A mooted rule stipulating a minimum weight for rider and bike combined was ruled out last year, but has been introduced for 2024. This means the lighter riders will have to have ballast added to their machines.

As has been the case since 2019, the weekend format sees a 25-minute Superpole qualifying session on Saturday to decide the grid order for Saturday afternoon's race one and Sunday's shorter Sprint race.

The top nine finishers in that line up in the same order for race two, with 10th and onwards starting from their grid position as determined from Saturday's Superpole qualifying. 

Where can I watch the World Superbikes Championship?

All races are shown live on TV on Eurosport and through streaming service Discovery+, with highlights shown on ITV.

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