Jerez to host season-ending World Superbike round

Spain will replace Argentina as the season-ending WorldSBK round as the teams will now head to Jerez

Jerez to host season-ending World Superbike round

THE curtain will close on the 2023 World Superbike season at the historic circuit of Jerez, as the Prometeon Spanish Round will replace the previously scheduled season-ending round in Argentina.

It was announced at the end of last month that the San Juan Villicum circuit would not be hosting the event this year, a move that was taken because of a government transition in the province due to take place around the time of the race, as well as national and provincial elections in the region. 

Now though we can confirm that it will be the fan and rider-favourite circuit of Jerez that will be stepping in, something the track first did in 1990 when it then opened the season’s racing.

A statement from WorldSBK Executive Director, Gregorio Lavilla, reads: 

"We are delighted to bring the WorldSBK championship back to its roots at the legendary Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for the final round of the 2023 season. Jerez holds a special place in the history of our sport, and it is only fitting that we conclude this remarkable season at a venue with such rich heritage. We look forward to witnessing the fierce competition and celebrating the sport's legacy with the passionate fans in Andalusia."

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THE 2023 World Superbike championship will not travel to the Argentinean circuit of San Juan Villicum, as the organisers have cancelled the event scheduled to take place at the end of the season.

The round was due to be the final round of the 2023 season, but now a new replacement round will be chosen and communicated in due course.

The move has been chosen to show respect for a government transition in the province due to take place around the time of the event, as well as national and provincial elections in the region. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu - Pata Yamaha, 2022 WorldSBK
Toprak Razgatlioglu - Pata Yamaha, 2022 WorldSBK

The full statement from World Superbike organisers reads:

The Argentinean Round, the curtain closer of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, which was scheduled to take place on October 13th-15th at the Circuito San Juan Villicum, has been cancelled. This decision is due to the intense electoral calendar faced by the country, which has led to a complex situation affecting the daily lives of people, provinces, and businesses.

'Considering the proximity of upcoming national and provincial elections, Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO), Grupo OSD, and the San Juan government have chosen to suspend the event at the San Juan Villicum circuit.

'Furthermore, the round was scheduled on the eve of a government transition in the province, and it has been decided to wait and keep the schedule of events open for the new administration, showing respect for the political context and allowing proper planning for events of the magnitude of WorldSBK.

'The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization will soon announce a new venue that will host the final round of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season.'

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