The novel coronavirus outbreak is touching all forms of motorcycle racing. After MotoGP had to change its calendar twice in the past two days, the WorldSBK series has also had to change its plans. With the Spanish round at Jerez scheduled for the end of the month, that became untenable.
So the Jerez round of WorldSBK has been pushed back to the end of the year, and is due to be held on the weekend of October 25th.
An arrangement has also been made with the Magny-Cours round of WorldSBK, moved a week later to avoid a clash with MotoGP at Aragon, which had also been changed to make way for Thailand. The French round of WorldSBK will now be held on the weekend of October 4th.
The WorldSBK season is now set to hold its second round of 2020 on the weekend of April 19th. But all planning at this time is provisional, and subject to change. Below is the press release and revised schedule:
|28 Feb – 1 March||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||X||X|
|13 – 15 March||Qatar||Losail International Circuit*||X||X|
|17 – 19 April||The Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen||X||X||X|
|8 – 10 May||Italy||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola||X||X||X|
|22 – 24 May||Spain||MotorLand Aragón||X||X||X|
|12 – 14 June||Italy||Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”||X||X||X|
|3 – 5 July||United Kingdom||Donington Park||X||X||X|
|31 July – 2 August||Germany||Motorsport Arena Oschersleben||X||X||X|
|4 – 6 September||Portugal||Autódromo Internacional do Algarve||X||X||X|
|18 – 20 September||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya||X||X||X|
|2 – 4 October||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours||X||X||X|
|9 – 11 October||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum||X||X|
|23 – 25 October||Spain||Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto||X||X||X|