Imola returns to WSBK for 2023

February 28, 2023Speed Trap Magazine

WSBK has confirmed that the iconic Imola Circuit will be returning to the WSBK calendar for 2023. Imola will proceed as round 7 of the championship and will take place 14-16 Jul 2023. It has been 3 seasons since WSBK last visited this iconic race circuit which has a long history of defining motorsports triumphs across the different series that stop here. In a press release from WSBK:

Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director, was delighted to welcome Imola back onto the calendar: “After three seasons away, we are thrilled to welcome back Imola to the calendar in 2023. This second round in Italy confirms the popularity of the Championship amongst the Italian fans as there is a lot of passion for our sport there with many Italian riders and teams in our paddock. Imola has an illustrious history within World Superbike, and we look forward to the 2023 Italian Round, which promises to be an exciting event for the fans.”

The excitement of Italian fans coupled with Ducati’s continued dominance will be an incredible spectacle. Pietro Benvenuti, Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola General Director, stated his pleasure at the return of WorldSBK to Imola, and is keen for more memories to be made: “It is with great satisfaction that we announce this agreement with Dorna WSBK Organization, which brings Imola back to the prestigious WorldSBK calendar. We know that there are many fans who wouldn’t miss this event for anything as Imola always had strong ties with this Championship. Not to mention that a World Champion on a Ducati will take to the track, undoubtedly a great incentive for many of the “Rossa” to watch on from trackside. Opting for the month of July is also strategic for the region as it will open business opportunities during a period when local accommodation options are not at full capacity, confirming the role of the circuit as a driving force of the local economy. It’s a great result made possible thanks to the full support of the Municipal Administration, which strongly wanted the return of Superbike to Imola.”