The organization of the WSBK World Championship today announced the modification of two events of the 2020 calendar due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Jerez round that had to be played between March 27 and 29 is delayed to October.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the entire planet and all sectors and the world of sports is not being exempted. The SBK World Cup already saw the round in Qatar being postponed indefinitely due to the restrictions imposed by the country on the entry of visitors.
As expected and given the increase in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Europe, the organization of the World Superbike Championship has announced the modification of the dates of two rounds, Jerez and Magny-Cours. The appointment in Spain had to be held between March 27 and 29 and is now postponed until October 23 and 25. The same happens with the appointment in France that delays its dispute from September 25 to 27 until October 2 to 4.
The organization of the SBK World Championship has already announced the postponement, without a defined date, of the round to be played in Qatar, which should be the second round of the calendar, but which currently has no scheduled date to be played. In this way and provisionally, the championship should dispute its next appointment at the Assen Circuit between April 17 and 19.
As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe progresses, it is forcing the organizers of the SBK and MotoGP World Championship to modify the calendars, so that in the coming days and weeks, more changes could occur. Dorna, the organizing company of both championships, ensures that they will make all their efforts so that the great prizes are disputed on the indicated dates, always with the safety of personnel as the main point and if necessary, with the circuits closed to the public.