In the World Superbike Championship Johnny Rea is still the man to beat and I do think he has a slight psychological advantage over Kawasaki team-mate, Tom Sykes. Chaz Davies was dominant on the Ducati in the second half of last year – if he can carry on where he left off he’ll be fighting for the title too.
It will be really interesting to see how Chaz Davies new team-mate, Marco Melandri, goes after a year out of racing – he’s either going to be superb or absolutely nowhere.
Honda have new CBR1000RR Fireblades and former MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl joining 2006 MotoGP world champion, Nicky Hayden. I think the motorcycle will take a few rounds to get going but should be great once it’s been developed.
Apparently the Aprilia team is now as factory as you can get and with Eugene Laverty on board could be the dark horse.
WSB should be a much better championship this year than it was last year.