A decision has been made to cancel the three previously postponed rounds as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It will actually be the first WSB season in history to not have a race in the UK – and with Assen having been a permanent fixture on the calendar since 1992, its streak as the longest continually serving track in WSB is over.
Speaking about the news, Gregorio Lavilla, Executive Director of the Sporting and Organisation Departments said: “I am personally very sad to announce the subsequent cancellations of the three rounds. As a fan of our sport, I am extremely saddened not to go to WorldSBK’s birthplace at Donington Park and the ‘Cathedral of Speed’ at Assen, a track which has featured on our calendar uninterrupted since 1992. I am equally as sad not to not have the spectacle of a night race in Qatar, always something we look forward to. We explored all avenues in order to find a solution but unfortunately, one could not be found. However, this mustn’t cast a cloud over the Championship. The majority of our events in 2020 will happen and plans for a full, complete 2021 are well underway. We would like to thank everyone involved for their tireless work and cooperation, and also the fans for waiting patiently before our season resumes.”
For more information on the current WSB schedule, click HERE.
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