News 17 Oct 2023

Phillip Island remains as WorldSBK opener in 2024

To feature first round of next year's ASBK between 23-25 February.

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The Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) will commence once more at Phillip Island in 2024, with the season-opening event also to feature the first round of next year’s Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) between 23-25 February.

Set to mark 33 years of WorldSBK racing at Phillip Island, the first round of the 2024 WorldSBK season is already highly-anticipated with a number of key rider changes signed for next year, and Australia’s Remy Gardner to return with the GYTR GRT Yamaha team.

“We are delighted to return to the historic Phillip Island Circuit for the opening round of the 2024 WorldSBK season,” explained WorldSBK executive director Gregorio Lavilla. “Phillip Island has been a cornerstone in WorldSBK’s storied history, and we anticipate that this event will mark the beginning of a momentous new chapter following significant changes to the grid.

“The 2024 season promises to deliver unprecedented excitement and competition. We eagerly await the start of this thrilling journey at Phillip Island and extend our gratitude to the Australian motorsport community for their continued support.”

Additionally, the event will also play host to the opening stop of the 2024 ASBK championship, with a range of Australia’s best to battle it out to commence their campaigns in the best possible way.

“We are extremely pleased to once again host round one of the 2024 ASBK Championship as part of the FIM Superbike World Championship,” Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle said. “There’s no better way than to start the year than in front of a huge crowd, passionate superbike fans, and a world-class circuit at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

“We look forward to once again showcase Australia’s fastest riders competing in the ASBK Championship. It is a unique opportunity to race in front of the WorldSBK paddock, with the ASBK Superbike, ASBK Supersport, and ASBK Supersport 300 classes, as they battle it out for victory.”

Phillip Island will also host the final pre-season test ahead of the 2024 WorldSBK campaign the Monday and Tuesday prior to round one, on 19-20 February.