The Superbike World Championship already has a provisional calendar for this new 2021 season and with substantial changes compared to previous seasons.
The pandemic continues to affect competitions and this SBK 2021 season will delay the start until April. Gone is the opening date in February in Australia, which at the moment does not have a confirmed date due to current restrictions.
The SBK World Championship will start on April 23 at the Assen Circuit (Netherlands) and with the presence of all categories. From there he will travel to our neighboring country Portugal, to play the second round of the championship at the Estoril track between 7 and 9 May.
The Motorland Aragón track will celebrate the third round of the championship, being the first of the three visits to our country for the SBK World Championship. Between May 21 and 23, the SBK and SSP, in their two displacements, will compete in this round, although at the moment, the presence of the public cannot be confirmed.
From Spain the championship will move to Italy, more specifically to the Misano Circuit between June 11 and 13, and then move to the United Kingdom, to the Donington Park Circuit between July 2 and 4, only for the SBK category .
France will be the next stop of the championship, at the legendary Magny-Cours circuit from September 3 to 5. A month in which three rounds will be played, with the next visit to Spain, the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit and from there to the Jerez track, between the 24th and the 26th. The Iberian Peninsula centers a large part of the championship calendar with five rounds and with the next visit to the Portimao route (Portugal) between October 1 and 3.
This calendar has been designed to play its final part outside of Europe, with the next round in Argentina, at the San Juan Circuit (October 15 – 17) from where it will travel to Malaysia (Mandalika Circuit) between November 12 and 14. , although the Malaysian layout is pending homologation.
The Phillip Island Circuit in Australia would dispute the twelfth round of the season, although at the moment it has no scheduled date, as well as the thirteenth round of the World Cup, which has not been confirmed by the organization, with the country and dates pending to be announced.
The WSBK 2021 World Championship kicks off a new and interesting season with new drivers, teams and a clear favorite, Jonathan Rea and his Kawasaki ZX-10R who will be the target to beat to try that the Northern Irish rider does not add a new title to his already extensive collection of six consecutive championships.