10 reasons why you can’t miss being trackside at Misano!

The 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season continues to be a breath-taking campaign, with unpredictability the name of the game so far. Three winners from three races came at Assen, including a shock Nicholas Spinelli (Barni Spark Racing Team) victory after a tyre gamble paid off, and now attentions are turning to the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simonelli” for the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round. So, make sure you get your tickets HERE for the reasons listed below!

WHO WILL FIGHT AT THE FRONT? Anyone’s game, still…

While some names have been at the front consistently in 2024, others have been just behind and occasionally mixing it with the lead group. Three winners at Assen – Spinelli, Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) – prove the point well that anything can and will happen in WorldSBK in 2024. Who will join the fight at Misano?

WINNER AND PODIUM FINISHERS IN 2024: five victors, nine on the rostrum…

Only nine races into the season but there have been five different winners, with Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) joining the list, and nine on the podium. Andrea Iannone (Team GoEleven), Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha), Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) and Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) have also stood on the rostrum, with a huge chunk of the field in contention for top spots.

THE ON-TRACK ACTION: overtakes everywhere you look

Phillip Island, Barcelona and Assen have all had one common theme: new overtaking hotspots are being created at unusual places. Fully expect this to continue at Misano with the competition as fierce as ever at the front of the field. 

IANNONE TO THE FORE: a maiden WorldSBK win on home soil?

‘The Maniac’ has proven he’s still got his talent despite four years out of competition, and what better place for Iannone to claim a maiden WorldSBK win on home soil? His MotoGP™ record there wasn’t great, with two DNFs and a best of fifth between 2013 and 2019, but after leading races early on in his WorldSBK career, he’ll be hoping for success at Misano.


As ever, the WorldSBK Paddock Show will feature at Misano and it’s your chance to be at the heart of so many moments. Podium celebrations are the highlight, but there’s so much more: meet and greet sessions, interactive activities and games also take place there between the track action.

A FIRST MISANO WIN FOR BMW? the history books are being re-written…

BMW had never won in Barcelona until 2024, nor had they won at Assen until this season. A huge step forward means they’re now in contention and next up is another track they’re yet to win at. Can Razgatlioglu or teammate Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) make it a hat-trick of first-time circuit wins for the German brand?

A CLASSIC CIRCUIT: it really has everything

From high-speed corners, low-speed hairpins, overtaking opportunities galore and everything else, there’s nothing the Misano layout misses. Lap times can be made in different ways at the legendary venue, so expect races to ebb and flow between several riders and bikes as they all utilise their strengths in different ways.

BASSANI’S TRADITIONAL STEP FORWARD: aiming for a repeat of previous years

Axel Bassani (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) has made a habit of kickstarting his season at Misano. In 2021, it was his first top-ten finishes in WorldSBK. A year later, he got his first top-four finish of the year there and in 2023, his first rostrum of the season. He has two top-ten finishes on Kawasaki machinery as he continues to adapt to the ZX-10RR and did fight at the front in tricky conditions at Assen. Will history repeat itself for ‘El Bocia’ at Misano to surge up the order?

RINALDI AIMING FOR A STRONG RESULT: a previous winner at Misano…

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team Motocorsa Racing) has had some flashes of brilliance in 2024, but not consistently. Next up he’s a track he’s won at twice, both in 2021, and has seven podiums at. With the Motocorsa Ducati outfit proving they could fight at the sharp end with Bassani in previous seasons at Misano, they’ll be hoping for the same in 2024.

STUNNING COASTLINE, PLENTY TO SEE: something for everyone

Heading to Misano in June means catching the start of summer – hopefully at least – and what better place to mark it? Just a few kilometres away from the stunning Adriatic Coast makes it perfect for the weather, but Misano Adriatco also has its own appeal. There’s plenty to do in the region, so why not combine it with the thrills of WorldSBK?

DON’T MISS OUT: get your tickets for the Emilia-Romagna Round right HERE!

Source: WorldSBK.com

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