News 19 Jun 2020

Additional races set for WorldSSP and Supersport 300 per round

Updated 2020 WorldSBK championship calendar officially released.

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World Supersport and World Supersport 300 will each have two races per weekend when the 2020 Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) resumes next month at Jerez.

Following the pause due to COVID-19, it’s been confirmed that WorldSBK will recommence on 31 July at the famed Spanish circuit.

Both WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 will feature revised weekend schedules starting in Europe, including an additional race for each class on Saturday after their respective Superpole sessions have been completed.

WorldSSP300 Superpole will happen directly before the class’ last chance race, while WorldSBK race one, WorldSSP race one and then WorldSSP300 race one will follow. Full championship points will be awarded in all races.

“Firstly, it is a great satisfaction that we can announce a safe return to racing for all three classes,” said Gregorio Lavilla, executive director, WorldSBK sporting and organisation departments.

“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.”

The series will be made top of nine rounds currently announced, however, both Argentina and Italy are still to be confirmed. Additional events remain to be determined at Donington Park, Assen and Qatar.

2020 Superbike World Championship calendar (revised):
Rd1 – 28 February-1 March – Phillip Island, Australia
Rd2 – 31 July-2 August – Jerez, Spain
Rd3 – 7-9 August – Portimao, Portugal
Rd4 – 28-30 August – MotorLand Aragon, Spain
Rd5 – 4-6 September – MotorLand Aragon, Spain
Rd6 – 18-20 September Catalunya, Spain
Rd7 – 2-4 October – Magny-Cours, France
Rd8 – 9-11 October – San Juan Villicum, Argentina
Rd9 – 6-8 November – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

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