WorldSBK Start Pushed Back Until May

Cycle News Staff | February 16, 2021

Dutch WorldSBK Round Rescheduled for July Date

2021 WorldSBK Championship

The 2021 WorldSBK Championship will not commence until May following Dutch officials dictating no large events will be held in the Drenthe region, where the Assen circuit is situated, until June 1. The first round of 2021 will thus move to Portugal at Estoril on May 7-9.

“Following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting regulations, the FIM, government officials, the TT Circuit Assen and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) informs of the postponement of the Dutch Round to the 23rd to the 25th of July,” the FIM said in a statement.

“As local authorities have determined that no major events may be held in Drenthe until the 1st of June 2021, the Dutch Round, initially scheduled from the 23rd to the 25th of April, will now take place at the end of July.

“FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are constantly working with Government Officials and Circuits in order to continue putting the safety of everyone first. Any further updates to the 2021 WorldSBK calendar will be communicated accordingly.”

2021 WorldSBK Championship Updated Schedule

5/7-9 (Rnd 1) Estoril, Portugal
5/21-23 (Rnd 2) Aragon, Spain
6/11-13 (Rnd 3) Misano, Italy
7/2-4 (Rnd 4) Donington Park, England
7/23-25 (Rnd 5) Assen, The Netherlands
9/3-5 (Rnd 6) Magny-Cours, France
9/17-19 (Rnd 7) Barcelona, Catalunya
9/24-26 (Rnd 8) Jerez, Spain
10/1-3 (Rnd 9) Portimao, Portugal
10/15-17 (Rnd 10) San Juan, Argentina
11/12-14 (Rnd 11) Mandalika, Indonesia
TBA (Rnd 12) Phillip Island, Australia
TBA (Rnd 13) TBA


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