Silverstone will not host round in next year’s World Superbike Championship

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Silverstone will not host a round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, writes James Beckett.

The local track has been on the WSB calendar for the last few years, but track officials have taken the decision not to renew the event contract moving forward.

Silverstone boss, Richard Phillips said: “For the last three years there have been two rounds of the championship in the UK, which has had an inevitable impact on attendances at each event.

“We believe it is only commercially viable to stage one round of the championship in the UK at the moment. As a result, we will be focusing our efforts and attention on hosting MotoGP and the British Superbike Championship next year.

“We have not renewed the World Superbike contract for 2014, but there is plenty of world-class racing for bike fans to look forward to at Silverstone.”

Silverstone’s full 2014 race calendar has not yet been formally confirmed, but fans of two-wheel racing will also have a number of club motorcycling events to look forward to as well.