The World Superbike Championship has been shortened after Dorna announced that the South African round of the series was cancelled, leaving just three meetings remaining in 2014.
|There will be no return to SA for the series in 2014|
The Phakisa Freeway Circuit in Welkom was due to host the penultimate round of the championship on October 19th but delays to track reparations were not at an advanced enough stage to host the event. Track promoter GAS Sport was unable to bring the track up to the required FIM homologation level after the championship calendar was announced at the end of 2013.
South Africa hasn’t hosted a World Superbike meeting since the paddock visited Kyalami in 2010 and the Welkom circuit last had a two-wheel world championship event in 2004. The World Superbike and Supersport classes were both expected to race in October.