Updated WorldSBK calendar

by | Mar 11, 2020 | Latest News, WorldSBK | 0 comments

The Corona Virus has now been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organisation. The effects of the virus have been felt throughout the world with travel restrictions having been enforced on numerous countries. As a result there was little choice for a number of sporting organisations but to make changes to their schedules.
Motorcycle racing was no difference with the early MotoGP races having been postponed to later in the year and for WorldSBK this took the form in postponing Round 2 in Qatar until later in the year. Since then the FIM has also confirmed that the Superbike World Championship will see additional changes with the Spanish Round now moved to the end of the season and the French Round delayed a further week.
A statement confirming the new calendar read:
“With ongoing external factors of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the following changes have been made to the 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship calendar. The FIM, Circuit Officials & Dorna WSBK Organization informs that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the following changes are to be made regarding the 2020 WorldSBK Calendar, with rounds being rescheduled to later dates.
• Pirelli Spanish Round (previously 27th – 29th March) rescheduled for 23rd – 25th October.
• Pirelli French Round* (previously 25th – 27th September) rescheduled 2nd – 4th October.
The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization is working extensively with Circuits and Government Officials following up the situation in each country and will inform accordingly in due course if there are further changes to the 2020 Calendar.
The updated calendar is below:

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