2020 WorldSBK entry list finally revealed… but not complete

The 2020 WorldSBK entry list is revealed with little more than a month to go until the opening round at Phillip Island, Australia

WorldSBK Start Field Line-up

The 2020 WorldSBK entry list has had its belated reveal ahead of the first test of the year in Spain with 22 full-time entries set to compete for this year’s title.

While the 2020 list is traditionally revealed in December to reflect the November closing date for entries, issues with two teams confirming its riders for the season led to it being delayed by more than a month.

Even so, those teams in questions – Pedercini Kawasaki and MIE Racing – still have its riders ‘TBA’ with just over a month to go before the start of the season in Australia.

Indeed, Pedercini Kawasaki originally announced Jordi Torres and Lorenzo Savadori as its riders but problems with its title sponsor have seen it slim to a single ‘to be announced’ entry suggesting both riders have been released from their contracts.

MIE Racing meanwhile still seemingly has plans to run a pair of satellite Hondas, with one seat taken by Takumi Takahashi but the identity of the second rider to come in the run up to Phillip Island.

Elsewhere, there are no surprises beyond what has already been announced with Team HRC confirmed as the name for the new factory Honda entry, while the only brand-new teams on the grid are Brixx Performance (Sylvain Barrier) and Motocorsa Racing (Leandro Mercado).

In all, 22 riders will compete in 2020 – an increase on the 19 full-time entrants – though this will be slightly reduced for the opening flyaways when Motocorsa and possibly Brixx join from round three onwards.

Based on these numbers, Ducati is best represented with six entries (from the European rounds), with five Yamahas, five Kawasakis, four Hondas and two BMWs

WorldSBK Start Field

2020 WorldSBK Entry List - FINAL

Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
Alex LowesGBRKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
Chaz DaviesGBRDucati Panigale V4 RAruba.it Racing - Ducati
Scott ReddingGBRDucati Panigale V4 RAruba.it Racing - Ducati
Toprak RazgatliogluTURYamaha YZF-R1PATA Yamaha WorldSBK
Michael van der MarkNEDYamaha YZF-R1PATA Yamaha WorldSBK
Eugene LavertyIRLBMW S1000 RRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
Tom SykesGBRBMW S1000 RRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
Xavi ForesESPKawasaki ZX-10RRKawasaki Puccetti Racing
Garrett GerloffUSAYamaha YZF-R1GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team
Federico CaricasuloITAYamaha YZF-R1GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team
Loris BazFRAYamaha YZF-R1Ten Kate Racing Yamaha
Leon CamierGBRDucati Panigale V4 RBarni Racing Team
Michael Ruben RinaldiITADucati Panigale V4 RTeam GOELEVEN
Maximilian ScheibCHIKawasaki ZX-10RRORELAC Racing VERDNATURA
Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda CBR1000RR-RMIE Racing Althea
Alvaro BautistaESPHonda CBR1000RR-RTeam HRC
Leon HaslamGBRHonda CBR1000RR-RTeam HRC
Leandro MercadoARGDucati Panigale V4 RMotocorsa Racing *
Sylvain BarrierFRADucati Panigale V4 RBrixx Performance *
Sandro CorteseTBAKawasaki ZX-10RRTeam Pedercini Racing
Jordi TorresTBAHonda CBR1000RR-RMIE Racing Althea *

* To compete from Round 3 (Jerez) onwards