News 14 Aug 2020

Argentine round of WorldSBK cancelled for 2020

Circuito San Juan Villicum to return once again from next year.

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Argentina has been removed from the 2020 Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) calendar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization have confirmed.

The round was originally scheduled for 9-11 October and was to enter its third year of WorldSBK action, however the series’ scheduled return will instead be postponed until 2021 as part of a three-year contract.

“It is a great shame not to be going to one of the most atmospheric events on the calendar,” said Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK executive director.

“Health and safety come first and along with the travel restrictions, logistical challenges and the uncertainty of the immediate future, we regret not being able to find a solution that meets the needs of all.

“We look forward to welcoming Argentina and San Juan back onto the calendar in 2021, where the passionate Argentinean fans can cheer on their heroes again.”

All parties involved examined and evaluated every possible scenario to make sure the event went ahead as planned. However, given the current situation and the subsequent health and safety concerns, travel restrictions and logistical challenges, the solution is to postpone the event.

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