News 3 Aug 2023

Jerez announced as replacement venue for final WorldSBK round

Spanish circuit to host 12th round of 2023 season on 27-29 October.

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Jerez has been named as the replacement venue to host the final round of the 2023 Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), with the 12th stop on this year’s calendar to take place at the Spanish circuit between 27-29 October.

The final round of the season was originally slated to be contested at Circuito San Juan Villicum, Argentina, from 13-15 October, but the event was cancelled due to the intense electoral calendar faced by the country.

The presence of Spain in WorldSBK began at Jerez in 1990 with the opening round of that season – the championship returned to the Andalusian venue on several occasions – in the mid-2010s and more recently from 2019 to 2021. The Spanish circuit has hosted 21 WorldSBK races in its history, with the latest held in September 2021.

“We are delighted to bring the WorldSBK championship back to its roots at the legendary Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for the final round of the 2023 season,” said WorldSBK executive director Gregorio Lavilla.

“Jerez holds a special place in the history of our sport, and it is only fitting that we conclude this remarkable season at a venue with such rich heritage. We look forward to witnessing the fierce competition and celebrating the sport’s legacy with the passionate fans in Andalusia.”

With this latest update, the WorldSBK and WorldSSP seasons will conclude their respective campaigns at Jerez at the end of October. The WorldSSP300 season will finish as planned with the Pirelli Portuguese Round at Portimao from 29 September to 1 October.

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 – 27 OCT – 29 OCT – Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, Spain (WorldSSP)