2020 WorldSBK Calendar Unveiled

Press Release | June 19, 2020

The 2020 season will be back on track with the confirmation of a return to racing in August and more rounds being approved.

2020 WorldSBK Calendar Unveiled

This is a press release from WorldSBK…

The 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship can announce that, after discussions with the Governments, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Circuits, paddock personnel and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO), a provisional calendar for the remainder of the 2020 can be confirmed. The Championship launched in dramatic fashion at Phillip Island and now, battle is set to recommence at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto at the end of July.

A proposal was made to the Spanish government in May to host the Spanish Round of the Championship at the Circuito de Jerez on July 31-August 2 and the season will thus start there. The following weekend will see the Championship take to the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal August 7-9. The final round in August will then take place at MotorLand Aragon on August 28-30, as was the previously rescheduled plan. An additional round at MotorLand Aragon has also been added September 4-6.

The first ever Catalan WorldSBK Round will go ahead as planned September 18-20, before the French Round at Magny-Cours October 2-4. Then, to be confirmed, the Argentinean Round at the Circuito San Juan Villicum remains with the dates originally planned  October 9-11, and the final round of the Championship at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” for the Rimini Round November 6-8.

The following rounds are still to be determined (TBD): UK Round at Donington Park, Dutch Round at TT Circuit Assen and the Qatar Round at the Losail International Circuit. Further information regarding these events will be communicated in due course.

DWO has worked extremely hard with all parties involved, such as Governments, the FIM, circuits and personnel within the paddock to ensure safety guidelines that have been implemented are met; this is of the highest priority. The situation is evolving on a day-by-day basis and this means that protocols will be adapted accordingly to the situation of the time. Overall decisions require multi-faceted approaches, and these have been able to be achieved after the hard work from all parties, to which we express our gratitude.

Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director, Sporting and Organization Departments, said: “The new 2020 WorldSBK calendar is extremely positive news. We have a calendar; we have a Championship and we are going to have great racing return, and I can’t thank all parties enough for the cooperation and coordination they’ve displayed. To restart the season back in Spain is fitting, given the struggles that the country has faced during the pandemic. With Portimao following Jerez and then MotorLand Aragon closing the month, this can be a great return to normal for everyone.”

2020 World Superbike Schedule

7/31-8/2 (Rnd 2) Jerez, Spain
8/7-9 (Rnd 3) Portimão, Portugal
8/28-30 (Rnd 4) Aragón, Spain
9/4-6 (Rnd 5) Aragón, Spain
9/18-20 (Rnd 5) Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
10/2-4 (Rnd 6) Magny-Cours, France
10/9-11 (Rnd 7) San Juan, Argentina
11/6-8 (Rnd 8) Misano, Italy
TBA Donington Park, England
TBA Assen, The Netherlands
TBA Losail, Qatar

For further information about confirmed WorldSBK Rounds, click here

To view the full calendar, please download the corresponding PDF, here!

 

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