The World Superbike calendar has some adjustments. Circuito de Navarra in Spain will make its WorldSBK debut in August. And the Estoril round is postponed, which means Aragon is now the opener from May 21-23.
UPDATE: March 9, 2021
The 2021 WorldSBK calendar will feature a new circuit while a postponement to the Estoril Round means MotorLand Aragon will open the season.
Due to ongoing local restrictions the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) confirm updates to the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, for what is set to be an exceptional season.
Following a further modification to the 2021 season, a new circuit will join the calendar as the Circuito de Navarra becomes the fifth Round of the 2021 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship. Located in Los Arcos, in the north of Spain, the Circuito de Navarra was opened in 2010 and has already hosted events for both national and international level competition. The Spanish circuit will host WorldSBK and WorldSSP classes August 20-22.
MotorLand Aragon will now host the opening round of the 2021 calendar May 21-23 due to the postponement of the Estoril round, initially scheduled to be held May 7-9. All parties involved are working hard to confirm a new date for the event.
With the Supported Test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya taking place in less than a month, the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are constantly working with Government Officials and Circuits in order to continue putting everyone’s safety first.
2021 Superbike World Championship (Provisional)
||(Rnd 1) MotorLand Aragon, Alcaniz, Spain
||(Rnd 2) Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, San Marino
||(Rnd 3) Donington Park, Donington, England
||(Rnd 4) TT Circuit Assen, Assen, Netherlands
||(Rnd 5) Circuito de Navarra, Los Arcos, Spain
||(Rnd 6) Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France
||(Rnd 7) Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
||(Rnd 8) Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
||(Rnd 9) Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimao, Portugal
||(Rnd 10) Circuito San Juan Villicum, San Juan, Argentina
||(Rnd 11) Mandalika International Street Circuit, Kuta, Indonesia***
||(Rnd 12) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Australia
||(Rnd 13) Circuito do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Click here to download a pdf the amended 2021 WorldSBK calendar.
UPDATE FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2021
Dutch WorldSBK Round Rescheduled for July Date
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*
||(Rnd 1) Estoril, Portugal
||(Rnd 2) Aragon, Spain
||(Rnd 3) Misano, Italy
||(Rnd 4) Donington Park, England
||(Rnd 5) Assen, The Netherlands
||(Rnd 6) Magny-Cours, France
||(Rnd 7) Barcelona, Catalunya
||(Rnd 8) Jerez, Spain
||(Rnd 9) Portimao, Portugal
||(Rnd 10) San Juan, Argentina
||(Rnd 11) Mandalika, Indonesia
||(Rnd 12) Phillip Island, Australia
||(Rnd 13) TBA