News 9 Jul 2020

Mid-September Winton date confirmed for ASBK restart

Queensland event moved back to be penultimate round of 2020.

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Another updated 2020 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) calendar has been released, with the series now set to resume at Winton in Victoria between 18-20 September.

That date – now round two instead of three – is one week later than what was most recently scheduled for Winton, while Morgan Park will be bumped back to the penultimate round on 6-8 November.

It’s been a turbulent time for Motorcycling Australia (MA) management in reshuffling the ASBK calendar following Victoria’s spike in coronavirus cases during the past couple of weeks. As a result, any further revisions that may occur will see affected events cancelled, rather than postponed.

“ASBK management wishes to again express our thanks to the Motorcycle Sportsmen of QLD for their flexibility and support, and further thanks to Winton Motor Raceway who have been a long-time supporter of ASBK,” a statement from MA read. ASBK wishes to also advise that any further impact of COVID-19 to the 2020 ASBK championship will result in the cancellation of any such round, and no further postponements will occur.

“We continue to ask the ASBK paddock for their understanding in this complex time and, again, remind competitors and teams that the COVID-19 environment is an unprecedented challenge. Their flexibility will be required throughout 2020.”

2020 ASBK championship calendar (revised):
Rd1 – 27 February-1 March – Phillip Island, VIC
Rd2 – 18-20 September – Winton, VIC
Rd3 – 2-4 October – Phillip Island, VIC
Rd4 – 16-18 October – Wakefield Park, NSW
Rd5 – 6-8 November – Morgan Park, QLD
Rd6 – 20-22 November – The Bend, SA