News 24 Jul 2023

Argentinean WorldSBK round cancelled for 2023

New venue to be announced that will host the final round.

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The Argentinean round of the 2023 Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) has been cancelled, with a new venue to be announced that will host the final round of the season in its place.

Originally set for 13-15 October at Circuito San Juan Villicum, the event has been cancelled due to the intense electoral calendar faced by the country, which has led to a complex situation affecting the daily lives of people, provinces, and businesses.

“Considering the proximity of upcoming national and provincial elections, Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO), Grupo OSD, and the San Juan government have chosen to suspend the event at the San Juan Villicum circuit,” a statement from the FIM read.

“Furthermore, the round was scheduled on the eve of a government transition in the province, and it has been decided to wait and keep the schedule of events open for the new administration, showing respect for the political context and allowing proper planning for events of the magnitude of WorldSBK.

“The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization will soon announce a new venue that will host the final round of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season.”

WorldSBK made its return to Argentina in 2021, with San Juan also featuring on the calendar last year. The next round of the 2023 season is set to take place this weekend at Most, Czech Republic, as defending champion Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.It Racing Ducati) leads the standings.

2023 Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) calendar (updated):

Rd1 – 24-26 FEB – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Australia (WorldSSP)
Rd2 – 3-5 MAR – Mandalika International Street Circuit, Indonesia (WorldSSP)
Rd3 – 21-23 APR – TT Circuit Assen, The Netherlands (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd4 – 5-7 MAY – Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, Spain (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd5 – 2-4 JUN – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd6 – 30 JUN – 2 JUL – Donington Park, United Kingdom (WorldSSP)
Rd7 – 14 -16 JUN – Imola, Italy (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300
Rd8 – 28-30 JUL – Autodrom Most, Czech Republic (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd9 – 8-10 SEP – Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd10 – 22-24 SEP – MotorLand Aragon, Spain (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd11 – 29 SEP – 1 OCT – Autodromo International do Algarve (WorldSSP, WorldSSP300)
Rd12 – TBA – TBA