WorldSBK provides update on 2020 calendar, Donington postponed

The 2020 WorldSBK Championship will resume with events at Jerez, Portimao and Aragon; Donington Park and Assen both postponed

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The 2020 WorldSBK season will resume on the 31st July – 2nd August in Jerez after Dorna provided an update on its proposed calendar, though the British round at Donington Park has been officially postponed until later in the year.

Though Dorna has stopped short of providing an entirely new schedule for now, it says it is closing on finalising where and when rounds two, three and four will take place during the month of August.

As previously reported, the season will resume on July 31 – August 2 at Jerez directly after MotoGP restarts its season with two rounds on back-to-back weekends at the Andalusian circuit. 

From here, WorldSBK travels across the border to Portimao the following weekend on August 7-9, before moving on to Motorland Aragon on August 28-30 in line with the provisional schedule.

As a result of this, Donington Park – which remained listed on the rearranged schedule for July 2-4 – has now been postponed to a date later in the year. In addition, Assen in the Netherlands has been pushed back for a second time having already been moved from April to August.

Dorna says it will communicate new dates for both of these events in due course.

“We are very positive about the future, as all the signs are pointing in a good direction to start in Jerez. We are looking at all possible scenarios for all three classes to race, although we continue to work hard on finding the optimum scenario for all parties.,” said WorldSBK Executive Director Gregoria Lavilla.

“A lot will depend on the measures that various governments will implement. As for Donington Park and Assen, we are working with the circuits and governments to establish the best possible outcome for all, with the intention to hold those rounds towards the end of the 2020 season.”

Donington Park’s postponement comes after MotoGP confirmed the British MotoGP at Silverstone has been cancelled for 2020.