The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is taking shape with a provisional calendar in place ahead of the new season. Spanning four continents, the WorldSBK schedule has a refreshed look for the coming year and the title fight promises to take place until the very end of the season. 13 rounds are currently on the provisional schedule with Round 13 in Australia currently without dates; Indonesia is slated for a comeback for the first time since 1997 while Estoril will be part of a double header with MotorLand Aragon to start the 2021 season. All races are subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to the resulting restrictions.
The first nine rounds of the championship will take place across Europe; MotorLand Aragon begins work in Spain from 21st – 23rd May with the Estoril Round which will follow a week later. A return to Misano and Donington Park – the latter being reserved for the WorldSBK class – will follow and take the race through July 4. The Dutch round at Assen will take place as the fifth round in the height of the European summer from July 23 to 25.
Next stop is a brand new location at Circuito de Navarra in Spain, starting from the 20e – 22nd August, becoming the seventh different Spanish circuit from WorldSBK. The French round has a slightly modified slot in early September as the sixth round, followed two weeks later by the Catalunya WorldSBK round, before the Spanish round a week later, then another week later the Portuguese round in Portimao in departure. of October. This will be WorldSBK’s first triple header in over 20 years.
The final three rounds of the championship will take place outside of Europe, with Argentina being the first and Circuito San Juan Villicum, ahead of Indonesia’s return and the launch of the Mandalika International Street Circuit in WorldSBK (subject to approval). The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit is on the tentative schedule (subject to contract) but no dates assigned towards the end of the year yet. Non-European races will be held with only WorldSBK and WorldSSP classes.
Additionally, a Dorna-supported test took place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 on March 29-30, followed by a two-day WorldSBK test from March 31 to April 1, before the race. start.
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