The eighth round of the eni FIM World Superbike Championship will take place over the weekend of July 19/20/21 at the Moscow Raceway circuit in Russia. It will be the World Superbikes’ second visit to the Russian circuit, after their 2012 debut. Moscow Raceway’s stands offer fantastic views of the track and its spectacular corners, and can accommodate up to 100,000 spectators. The pit building and Race Control Tower are at the heart of the action while 30 spacious pit garages, 6 huge and luxuriously equipped VIP Areas, Race Control infrastructure, High Tech Multifunctional Conference Facility and all other facilities and services will meet the highest requirements. On July 18th 2012 the Moscow Raceway circuit passed the FIM 2012 final inspection. The FIM Safety Commission’s representative Mr. Danis has approved the track for hosting international bike racing including the Superbike World Championship. The contract for the organization of the eighth round of the World Superbike Championship was signed between Dorna and YMS Promotion Ltd which will organize the Russian rounds of Superbike for the next nine years.
Circuit main characteristics:
Length: 3.931 km
Pole Position: right
Superbike – lap record: Marco Melandri (BMW) – 2012 – 1’35”794
Superbike – best lap: Carlos Checa (Ducati) - 2012 – 1’34”193
After a strong performance in the races at Imola, the first of which saw Davide Giugliano reach the second step of the rostrum, and after a day’s testing in which the Althea Racing rider closed with the overall second fastest time, Genesio Bevilacqua’s squad is now in Moscow, ready to take part in round eight of the 2013 World Superbike championship that has now reached the half-way mark. Davide Giugliano has positioned himself as a frontrunner at each round, thanks to his maturity, impressive riding ability and also thanks to a bike that is in no way inferior to the factory machines. Both rider and team will therefore be working to confirm their competitiveness in Russia, fighting for the podium positions.
Davide Giugliano: "I like the Moscow track and I was fast in last year’s practices. Then unfortunately in the race things didn’t go so well and I only took a sixth place finish in race two. I will try to do better this time around, also because I know I’ll be able to count on a very fast bike, an important characteristic on this track considering the long straightway before the pits. During the test day at Imola we found some good solutions that we hope be able to exploit this weekend in order to take strong results in Sunday’s races.”