WorldSBK issues new calendar with revised schedules for WorldSSP and WorldSSP300
After the forced stop in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship can finally restart. After discussions with the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), Governments, Circuits, paddock personnel and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO), a provisional calendar for the 2020 season can be confirmed.
The Championship’s return will initially be held without public and with a limited media presence, although the situation is subject to specific government mass gathering guidelines and will be updated in due course.
The 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will return to action on the 31st July at the Circuito de Jerez, along with the FIM Supersport (WorldSSP) and FIM Supersport 300 World Championships (WorldSSP300).
Both WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 will feature revised weekend schedules starting in Europe, composing of an additional race for each class on Saturday after their respective Tissot Superpole sessions have been completed.
WorldSSP300 Tissot Superpole will happen directly before the class’ Last Chance Race, whilst WorldSBK Race 1, WorldSSP Race 1 and then WorldSSP300 Race 1 will follow. The overall event schedule changes mean that now, racing action will begin for all classes on Saturday, with full Championship points awarded in all races.
Both Championships will continue to add exhilarating racing to the WorldSBK class and like in World Superbike, everyone’s safety from both Championship’s is an absolute priority and uncompromising in returning to action. Both classes will follow the same calendar to WorldSBK and with strict guidelines in place, will mean more racing than ever before for the two support classes have ever seen.
Gregorio Lavilla, Executive Director, WorldSBK Sporting and Organisation departments
“Firstly, it is a great satisfaction that we can announce a safe return to racing for all three classes. The history of both WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 enriches the atmosphere of the WorldSBK paddock, often providing some of the closest racing all season, as well as allowing the stars of the future to flourish on the world stage. 2020 has provided its obstacles but thanks to the hard work, tenacity and determination of all parties involved, we will return to the world’s circuits with all three classes. We now look forward hugely to the recommencement of racing at Jerez, whilst welcoming back all corners of the racing paddock.”
|28 Feb – 1 March||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||X||X|
|31 July – 2 August||Spain||Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto||X||X||X|
|7 – 9 August||Portugal||Autódromo Internacional do Algarve||X||X||X|
|28 – 30 August||Spain||MotorLand Aragón||X||X||X|
|4 – 6 September||Spain||MotorLand Aragón||X||X||X|
|18 – 20 September||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya||X||X||X|
|2 – 4 October||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours||X||X||X|
|9 – 11 October||Argentina*||Circuito San Juan Villicum||X||X|
|6 – 8 November||Italy||Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”||X||X||X|
|TBD||United Kingdom**||Donington Park||X||X||X|
|TBD||The Netherlands**||TT Circuit Assen||X||X||X|
|TBD||Qatar**||Losail International Circuit||X||X|