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Could Kyalami be back on the WSBK calendar?
SA is rumoured to be on the calendar to stage a round of the World Superbike (WSBK) championship next year. The bikesportnews.com website says the Kyalami circuit in Midrand will host the 10th round of the 14-round series at an as-yet unnamed date. There is no official word yet from the organisers of the WSBK series, but a Kyalami spokesperson confirmed to Motor News this week that talks to host a race at the recently upgraded circuit are ongoing. SA last hosted a WSBK round at Kyalami in 2010, with the two races won respectively by Michel Fabrizio (Ducati) and Leon Haslam (Suzuki). World Superbikes is a popular series for production-based motorcycles which has produced world champions such as Troy Corser, Max Biaggi and Carl Fogarty. Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea has won the title for the past three years.
Kyalami, which fell into disrepair under its former owners, has had substantial upgrades since being purchased by Porsche South Africa’s Toby Venter in 2014, which has placed the...