Motorcycle Racing News 2020 World Superbike Schedule (WSBK Calendar Revised May 8)

2020 World Superbike Schedule (WSBK Calendar Revised May 8)

May 8 update: Dorna, with local and regional governments, are working with the Spanish government to hold a World Superbike round at Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto on the weekend of July 31 to August 2. German regulations on mass gatherings mean the German round, which was going to be the return to Oschersleben, will not be run in 2020. However, it will be on the 2021 calendar.

With the 2020 World Superbike Australian Round in the books, the FIM, promoter Dorna WSBK Organization, tracks, and governments are scrambling to assemble the rest of the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship Schedule in the wake of a world health crisis.

The good news is that are still 12 rounds on the schedule, though the Qatar Round does not yet have a date set. The bad news is that the Italian Round at the Imola is canceled.

2020 World Superbike Calendar

“There is profound bitterness for the painful decision,” the President of Formula Imola Uberto Selvatico Estense said, “and I say this, not only as President of the company that manages the circuit, but above all as a great motor enthusiast who waits for the Imola round every year with the enthusiasm of a boy. On the other hand, there is the awareness that the right choice has been made to protect the health of the public and professionals as much as possible, a main aspect beyond any economic and/or sports topic. However, as an optimist, I quickly put aside the displeasure to give space to the idea of 2021, that will make it up to us emotionally and objectively for the current sufferings and with Dorna. We are, therefore, already considering the planning of an Italian Superbike Round in 2021, and I also hope for the following three years.”

As it stands, the 2020 WSBK Championship Series will restart on the July 4 weekend at Donington Park Circuit in central England. August and October will be busy months, with three races each.

Currently, Alex Lowes leads in the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship Series with 51 points, followed by Scott Redding (39 points) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (34 points).

2020 FIM Superbike World Championship Series Calendar

Dates Round Location
Feb. 28 – March 1 Australian Phillip Island Circuit
TBA Qatar Losail International Circuit
July 3-5 UK Donington Park Circuit
July 31-Aug. 2 Spanish Circuito de Jerez (in negotiation)
Aug. 21-23 Dutch TT Circuit Assen
Aug. 28-30 Aragon MotorLand Aragón, Spain
Sep. 4-6 Portuguese Algarve International Circuit
Sep. 18-20 Catalunya Circuit-de Barcelona-Catalunya
Oct. 2-4 French Circuit de Nervers Magny-Cours
Oct. 9-11 Argentinean Circuito San Juan Villicum
Oct. 23-25 Spanish Circuito de Jerez
Nov. 6-8 Riviera de Rimini Misano World Circuit, Italy

 

2020 FIM Superbike World Championship Series Standings (after 1 of 12 rounds)

  1. Alex Lowes, Kawasaki, 51 points (1 win)
  2. Scott Redding, Ducati, 39
  3. Toprak Razgatlioglu, Yamaha, 34 (1 win)
  4. Jonathan Rea, Kawasaki, 32
  5. Michael Van Der Mark, Yamaha, 31
  6. Álvaro Bautista, Honda, 20
  7. Loris Baz, Yamaha, 20
  8. Chaz Davies, Ducati, 19
  9. Leon Haslam, Honda, 17
  10. Tom Sykes, BMW, 17
  11. Maximilian Scheib, Kawasaki, 10
  12. Sandro Cortese, Kawasaki, 10
  13. Michael Ruben Rinai, Ducati, 7
  14. Xavi Fores, Kawasaki, 5
  15. Eugene Laverty, BMW, 5
  16. Federico Caricasulo, Yamaha, 4
  17. Garrett Gerloff, Yamaha, 2

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