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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 runs from February 29 until October 11.

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea is the five-time defending champion, as is his team, Kawasaki.

Round Dates Country Circuit
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

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