Officials Announce Additional Round to 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike Championships
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Circuito Estoril officials and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) announced an additional round to the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
The Circuito Estoril, situated just 30 km from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, will host the WorldSBK class, along with the FIM Supersport World Championship and the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship from 16 to 18 October.
The event will replace the Riviera di Rimini Round at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’ as the season-ending round. This will also be the first time in WorldSBK history that two rounds will be held in Portugal. The track has been on the WorldSBK calendar in the past: the first year of the Championship in 1988 and in 1993, the most recent occasion.
The Estoril round has not yet decided about the presence of fans and on-site external media, but a decision will be made soon, in accordance with the current protocols.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all parties involved, the Riviera di Rimini Round of the 2020 Championship at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’ has been cancelled. 2020 was the final year of the current contract and despite the cancellation, a new three-year deal has been secured to bring the fastest production-based championship in the world to the Adriatic Coast again. 2021 will mark the 30th year of WorldSBK’s presence at the track, with it being on the calendar in all but two years of racing.