With Kawasaki confirming Alex Lowes as part of its 2020 World Superbike championship rider line-up alongside Jonathan Rea, the grid is starting to take shape for next season.

Toprak Razgatlioglu has replaced Lowes at the Pata Yamaha team to become the latest name joining the official 2020 World Superbike line-up as pace gathers for next year over the final rounds of this season.

With Leon Haslam axed at Kawasaki, Lowes has duly filled that spot for 2020 next to reigning champion Rea, while the second spot at the new factory Honda squad alongside Alvaro Bautista is unconfirmed.

Haslam and Leon Camier remain the most high-profile riders without a formally announced ride for 2020, while the likes of Sandro Cortese, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Loris Baz are also yet to be officially confirmed for next year.

With Marco Melandri retiring at the end of 2019, World Supersport title challenger Federico Caricasulo is expected to step up to the Superbike class next season at GRT Yamaha.

The majority of World Superbike teams will begin winter testing for the 2020 season at Jerez in December – five weeks after the 2019 season finale in Qatar at the Losail International Circuit on October 24-26.

The full 2020 World Superbike championship calendar is yet to be announced but the season will get underway at Phillip Island on February 28 - 1 March.

2020 World Superbike Championship grid:

Kawasaki Racing Team:

Jonathan Rea

Alex Lowes

Aruba.it Racing Ducati:

Chaz Davies

Scott Redding

Pata Yamaha:

Michael van der Mark

Toprak Razgatlioglu

Honda:

Alvaro Bautista

TBA

BMW Motorrad:

Tom Sykes

Eugene Laverty

Pedercini Kawasaki:

Jordi Torres

Lorenzo Savadori

GRT Yamaha:

TBA

TBA

Ten Kate Yamaha:

TBA

Barni Ducati:

TBA

Orelac Kawasaki:

TBA

Team Goeleven Ducati:

TBA

 

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