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World Superbikes 2017: Dates and calendar, TV and tickets info, rider line-up, odds

World Superbikes 2017: Everything you need to know - and the season so far
By Eurosport

10/03/2017 at 17:00Updated 31/03/2017 at 20:39

All the key information ahead of the 2017 World Superbikes Championship, with Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea targeting a third successive crown.

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WHEN IS IT?

The 2017 World Superbikes Championship will be contested over 26 races at 13 locations, starting on February 25 in Australia and concluding on November 4 in Qatar.

Video - World Superbikes: How the 2017 season looks

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HOW CAN I WATCH IT? - The entire championship is exclusively live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player

Matt Roberts will present live coverage from every round of the championship. Analysis comes from James Whitham and James Haydon, with Greg Haines providing commentary.

  • Every race weekend broadcast exclusively live and in full across Eurosport and Eurosport Player
  • Live coverage and highlights from every round Eurosport 1 & Eurosport 2
  • Uninterrupted live feed and full races on demand via Eurosport Player

What are the subscription options?

  • 2017 subscription – Eurosport Player special offer: only £29.99
  • Day pass – one-off, 24-hour pass for £5.99

Eurosport Player special offer - 2017 pass for just £29.99

Video - Champion! Jonathan Rea celebrates back-to-back world titles

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FULL CALENDAR - how the season has unfolded

Round 1: February 25-26
Phillip Island, Australia

Round 2: March 11-12
Chang International Circuit, Thailand

Round 3: April 1-2
Motorland Aragon, Spain

Round 4: April 29-30
Assen TT Circuit, the Netherlands

Round 5: May 13-14
Imola, Italy

Round 6: May 27-28
Donington Park, Great Britain

Britain's Tom Sykes (front) leads compatriot Jonathan Rea (C)

Britain's Tom Sykes (front) leads compatriot Jonathan Rea (C)Reuters

Round 7: June 17-18
Misano, Italy

Round 8: July 8-9
Laguna Seca, USA

Round 9: August 19-Jun 20
Lausitzring, Germany

Round 10: September 16-17
Portimao, Portugal

Round 11: September 30-October 1
Magny-Cours, France

Round 12: October 14-15
Jerez, Spain

Round 13: November 3-4
Losail, Qatar

Video - Champion Jonathan Rea helps team-mate finish runner-up

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RIDER LINE-UP

  • Jonathan Rea (GBR), Kawasaki Racing Team
  • Tom Sykes (GBR), Kawasaki Racing Team
  • Chaz Davies (GBR), Aruba.it Racing - Ducati
  • Marco Melandri (ITA), Aruba.it Racing - Ducati
  • Stefan Bradl (GER), Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
  • Nicky Hayden (USA), Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
  • Markus Reiterberger (GER), Althea BMW Racing Team
  • Jordi Torres (ESP), Althea BMW Racing Team
  • Alex Lowes (GBR), Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
  • Michael van der Mark (NED), Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

Video - World Superbikes 2017 team profiles: Kawasaki

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  • Leandro Mercado (ARG), IODARacing
  • Leon Camier (GBR), MV Agusta Reparto Corse
  • Xavi Fores (ESP), BARNI Racing Team
  • Lorenzo Savadori (ITA), Milwaukee Aprilia
  • Eugene Laverty (IRL), Milwaukee Aprilia
  • Roman Ramos (ESP), Team Kawasaki Go Eleven
  • Ondrej Jezek (CZE), Grillini Racing Team
  • Ayrton Badovini (ITA), Grillini Racing Team
  • Riccardo Russo (ITA), Guandalini Racing
  • Randy Krummenacher (SUI), Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
  • Alex De Angelis (RSM), Pedercini Racing SC-Project

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Superbikes 2016, Jonathan Rea

Superbikes 2016, Jonathan ReaAFP

EUROSPORT SCHEDULE: First four rounds

Phillip Island, Australia

February 25: LIVE qualifying and race one coverage on Eurosport 1

February 26: LIVE race two coverage on Eurosport 1

Chang, Thailand

March 11: LIVE qualifying and race two on Eurosport 2

March 12: LIVE race one on Eurosport 2

Aragon, Spain

April 1: LIVE qualifying and race two on Eurosport 2

April 2: LIVE race one on Eurosport 2

Assen, Netherlands

April 29: LIVE qualifying and race one on Eurosport 2

April 30: LIVE race two on Eurosport 2

CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS - updated after two rounds

Jonathan Rea 3/10

Chaz Davies 11/4

Marco Melandri 14/1

Tom Sykes 16/1

Alex Lowes 80/1

Eugene Laverty 150/1

Xavi Fores 150/1

Leon Camier 150/1

Michael van der Mark 150/1

Nicky Hayden 200/1

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