Assen, Donington Park, & Qatar Dropped from WorldSBK Calendar

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As the restart of the 2020 WorldSBK Championship draws near, Dorna and the FIM have issued an updated calendar.

In the previous version of the calendar, the British, Dutch, and Qatar rounds of the WorldSBK series were listed as to be determined.

These three races, at Doningon Park, Assen, and the Losail International Circuit, have now been canceled due to the organizational headaches created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With those three rounds dropped, eight rounds remain on the calendar. The season restarts at Jerez on August 2nd, the week after MotoGP’s second race at the track.

The WorldSBK paddock then heads west to the Portimao circuit in Portugal, before taking two weeks off and traveling to the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

Back to back rounds in Aragon are followed by a single trip to Barcelona, before the WorldSBK circus heads north to Magny-Cours for the French round.

They then prepare to fly to Argentina, to the San Juan Villicum circuit, though that round remains to be confirmed, because of the pandemic. The season then finishes up in Misano in Italy.

Revised 2020 WorldSBK Championship Calendar:

Date Country Circuit WorldSBK WorldSSP WorldSSP300
Feb 28th –  March 1st Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit X X  
July 31st – August 2nd Spain Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto X X X
August 7th – 9th Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve X X X
August 28th – 30th Spain MotorLand Aragón X X X
September 4th – 6th Spain MotorLand Aragón X X X
September 18th – 20th Spain Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya X X X
October 2nd – 4th France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours X X X
October 9th – 11th Argentina* Circuito San Juan Villicum X X  
November 6th – 8th Italy Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” X X X

* Event to be confirmed

Source: WorldSBK

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