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The Superbike World Championship is the world’s premier Superbike racing event, first held in 1988.
A series of rounds makes up the championship, with each round consisting of two races and, as of 2019, a ten-lap ‘Superpole’ race. The results of the races are combined at the end of the series to determine the winners of the driver’s championship, and the manufacturer’s championship.
The bikes are tuned versions of motorcycles available to the public, different from the MotoGP which uses purpose-built machines. While the MotoGP is alike to Formula One, the Superbike World Championship is more akin to sports car racing.
The 2020 season runs from February 29 until October 11.
Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea is the five-time defending champion, as is his team, Kawasaki.
|1||February 29-March 1||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit|
|2||March 14-15||Qatar||Losail International Circuit|
|3||March 28-29||Spain||Circuito de Jerez|
|4||April 18-19||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|5||May 9-10||Italy||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari|
|6||May 23-24||Spain||Motorland Aragon|
|7||June 13-14||Italy||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|8||July 4-5||England||Donington Park|
|9||August 1-2||Germany||Motorsport Arena Oschersleben|
|10||September 5-6||Portugal||Algarve International Circuit|
|11||September 19-20||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|12||September 26-27||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
|13||October 10-11||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum|