News 8 Jul 2020

ASBK calendar reshuffle anticipated following Morgan Park delay

Further revisions to the 2020 championship schedule to be made.

Image: Russell Colvin.

The scheduled second round of the 2020 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is up in the air after Motorcycling Australia (MA) confirmed that Morgan Park will no longer take place between 21-23 August.

Phillip Island was initially due to hold round two until it was then moved to Queensland, however, a spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria prompting further border closers has made for additional challenges.

“We have been clear with competitors and teams that the COVID-19 environment will require their flexibility and understanding in 2020,” ASBK sporting director Simon Maas explained. ‚ÄúThese date changes are incredibly difficult and challenging to keep finding workable solutions. We are sure the ASBK paddock is frustrated by this latest delay, as we are too. We again thank the entire ASBK paddock for their patience as we are all in this situation together right now.”

According to a short statement released by MA this afternoon, further reviews to this year’s ASBK calendar are currently underway and an updated schedule can be expected for release in the coming days. The next scheduled event on the previously-released calendar was Winton in Victoria, scheduled for 11-13 September.