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2020 Superbike World Championship

(GBR/ Honda). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Gold and Goose/ David Goldman

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.

2020 Superbike World Championship

The 2020 season ran from February 29 until October 18. It was plagued by postponements and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea made it six championships in a row with his team, Kawasaki.

Round Dates Country Circuit
1 February 29-March 1 Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
2 August 1-2 Spain Circuito de Jerez
3 August 8-9 Portugal Algarve International Circuit
4 August 19-30 Spain Motorland Aragon
5 September 5-6 Spain Motorland Aragon
6 September 19-20 Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
7 October 3-4 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
8 October 17-18 Portugal Autodromo do Estoril

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