Motorcycle Racing News 2021 World Superbike Schedule First Look: 13-Round WSBK Calendar

2021 World Superbike Schedule First Look: 13-Round WSBK Calendar

The 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship calendar is now public, and it is planned to be a 13-round affair. Government restrictions in reaction to COVID-19 have impacted the series schedule. The series doesn’t start until late April, and is heavily backloaded to the final quarter of 2021.

The first five rounds are in Europe, with them spread out over two-and-and-half months. There’s a two-month summer break before restarting the series at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France on September’s first weekend. After a week off, there are races on three consecutive weekends—two in Spain, and one in Portugal.

2021 World Superbike Schedule: Championship Series Calendar

In mid-October, the series travels to Circuit San Juan Villicum in Argentina. A month later, the new Mandalika Circuit in Indonesia makes its WSBK debut. Somewhere in the mix is Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia. It is a confirmed race, despite a date not yet determined.

In addition to the unpredictability of government responses to COVID-19, there are a few caveats for the schedule. Circuito Estoril and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit are still subject to a contract being signed. It will be WSBK-only at Donington Park, and only WSBK and WSSP at the flyways.

Although we always remind you that the schedule is subject to change, we all know that has been truer than ever over the last year.

Photography by Graeme Brown, et al

2021 FIM Superbike World Championship Schedule

  1. April 23-25: The Netherlands, TT Circuit Assen
  2. May 7-9: Portugal, Circuito Estoril
  3. May 21-23: Spain, MotorLand Aragón
  4. June 11-13: Italy, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
  5. July 2-4: UK, Donington Park
  6. 3-5: France, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
  7. 17-19: Spain, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
  8. 24-26: Spain, Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto
  9. 1-3: Portugal, Portimão Circuit
  10. 15-17: Argentina, Circuito San Juan Villicum
  11. 12-14: Indonesia, Mandalika Circuit
  12. TBA: Australia, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
  13. TBA

2020 FIM Superbike World Championship Series Final Standings

  1. Jonathan Rea, Kawasaki, 360 points (11 wins, 17 podiums)
  2. Scott Redding, Ducati, 305 (5 wins, 14 podiums)
  3. Chaz Davies, Ducati, 273 (2 wins, 9 podiums)
  4. Toprak Razgatlioglu, Kawasaki, 228 (3 wins, 9 podiums)
  5. Michael Van Der Mark, Yamaha, 223 (1 win, 8 podiums)
  6. Alex Lowes, Kawasaki, 189 (1 win, 4 podiums)
  7. Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Ducati, 186 (1 win, 3 podiums)
  8. Loris Baz, Yamaha, 142 (4 podiums)
  9. Álvaro Bautista, Honda, 113 (1 podium)
  10. Leon Haslam, Honda 113
  11. Garrett Gerloff, Yamaha, 103 (3 poidiums)
  12. Tom Sykes, BMW, 88
  13. Xavi Fores, Kawasaki, 61
  14. Federico Caricasulo, Yamaha, 58
  15. Eugene Laverty, BMW, 55
  16. Leandro Mercado, Ducati, 24
  17. Marco Melandri, Ducati, 23
  18. Jonas Folger, Yamaha, 19
  19. Sandro Cortese, Kawasaki, 14
  20. Sylvain Barrier, Ducati, 12
  21. Maximilian Scheib, Kawasaki, 11
  22. Takumi Takahashi, Honda, 6
  23. Matteo Ferrari, Ducati, 5
  24. Christophe Ponsson, Aprilia, 4
  25. Roman Ramos, Kawasaki, 4
  26. Lorenzo Zanetti, Ducati, 3
  27. Valentin Debise, Kawasaki, 2
  28. Eric Granado, Honda, 1
  29. Xavier Pinsach, Kawasaki 1

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