In contrast to what was communicated a few weeks ago (HERE), the 2022 Women’s European Cup calendar has undergone significant changes. Although the start is still scheduled for April 2nd and 3rd at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, at the height of the Christmas season, they announced that the championship will be taking place in Valencia but, reluctantly, the final stage – originally scheduled at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, in favor of the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello – will be cancelled, but for a fundamental reason.
In the process of returning to the calendar, the historic Santerno track must give up on the all-female race next season as well, for a very simple reason: having to race on the second weekend of October along with the CIV, it wouldn't have been possible to guarantee the normal course of the races, due to an early sunset. Therefore, the former Santa Monica circuit will be taking its place again (July 30th-31st), while, for the second consecutive year, the epilogue (with a double race) will be held in the Tuscan hills on September 17th and 18th. Instead, the May appointment at the Piero Taruffi circuit in Vallelunga has been confirmed.
What's new in Valencia
If, at first, one of the two designated foreign circuits seemed to be that in Catalunya, logistical problems led promoter EMG Eventi to anticipate the arrival of the WEC on the Iberian Peninsula in the month of April at the Ricardo Tormo in Valencia along with the Spanish ESBK series: the result of the agreement between the Italian and Spanish Motorcyclist Federation. In line with what we’ve seen this year, the riders will have the opportunity to put themselves to the test again at the Automotodrom Grobnik in Rijeka (Croatia), in collaboration with FIM Europe and the Alpe Adria Motorcycle Union. Both rounds outside the national borders will be made up of two races each weekend.
Round 1: April 2nd-3rd, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (in conjunction with CIV)
Rounds 2 & 3: April 23rd-24th, Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia (coinciding with ESBK)
Round 4: May 7th-8th , Autodromo Piero Taruffi di Vallelunga (in conjunction with CIV)
Rounds 5 & 6: June 25th-26th, Automotodrom Grobnik in Rijeka (in conjunction with Alpe Adria)
Round 7: July 30th-31st, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (in conjunction with CIV)
Round 8 & 9: September 17th-18th, Mugello International Circuit (in conjunction with CIV)