Update WSBK calendar in 2020: Three races to be cancelled permanently

The Superbike world championship (WSBK) will make guest appearances in the current season in 2020, neither in Donington (great Britain) in Assen (the Netherland

Update WSBK calendar in 2020: Three races to be cancelled permanently

The Superbike world championship (WSBK) will make guest appearances in the current season in 2020, neither in Donington (great Britain) in Assen (the Netherlands) in Losail (Qatar). This is the motorcycle governing body, the FIM, and of the common MotoGP and WSBK Promoter Dorna announced on Friday in a joint communication. All three race weekends have been initially been postponed indefinitely. Now they have been deleted for 2020.

"The safety of all those Involved in the paddock of the Superbike world championship is our top priority. While the season goes on, but given the challenges in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to account for each and every venue," it says.

The fact that Donington has been deleted, is remarkable. On the British racetrack in 1988 took place the first weekend of racing in the history of the Superbike world championship. The historic first race win today, the Ducati team Manager Davide Tardozzi-fetched at the time, by the way, on a Bimota.

The TT Circuit Assen located since 1992 in the calendar of the world Superbike championship. Since this route 2020 is not connected, it means the end of the longest uninterrupted series, as Donington is not already appeared in the years 2002 to 2006 and also 2010 in the calendar.

"to travel As a Fan of our sport I'm very sad, not to the WSBK birthplace at Donington Park, and not to the 'Cathedral of speed' at Assen. I, too, am sad that there will be the spectacle in the Form of the night race in Qatar. On this, we are always looking forward," says WSBK sporting Director Gregorio Lavilla.

"It was set up to investigate all the possibilities to find a solution, but, unfortunately, could not be found," says Lavilla, the Cancel. For the short - term and medium-term future, he know: "This should not cast a shadow on the world Cup. The majority of our 2020 Events will be held and the plans for a full season in 2021 are at an advanced stage."

The recovery of the since the end of February was interrupted, the WSBK season 2020, from 31. July to 2. August in Jerez (Spain) completed. Then seven more weekends of racing are planned, with behind San Juan (Argentina) in October is still a question mark to the current calendar of the world Superbike championship in 2020.

This article was written by Mario Fritzsche

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Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 08:27

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