The World Superbike championship will make its Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya debut in 2020.

Series organisers Dorna, the circuit and event managers Gemocat have reached an agreement for 2020, subject to race calendar confirmation, with the new round pencilled in for 18-20 September next year.

While the 2020 World Superbike championship race calendar is yet to be officially announced, the current two Spanish rounds at Aragon and Jerez are expected to be shuffled in order to make room for the Barcelona-based event.

The news is likely to also impact the future MotoGP calendar with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya tipped to lose its GP round after 2020 in order to make room on the race calendar for the new Indonesian round.

“With the inclusion of WorldSBK at the circuit, in addition to making history, the missing piece fits into our calendar of events, which will in-turn make for an exceptional 2020 season,” Joan Fontsere, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s General Director, said.

“We are very happy to be able to host the Catalunya Round of WorldSBK and we are sure that the fans will turn to this event and make this first addition a resounding success.”

“The new addition to the 2020 WorldSBK calendar is warmly welcomed and expected in great anticipation,” Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director, added. “The circuit has seen many memorable races in various motorsport disciplines and WorldSBK cannot wait to join the list.

“With such a rich heritage in motorcycle racing in Spain and the region, the Catalunya WorldSBK Round promises to be a great success for all parties involved.”

While the full 2020 World Superbike calendar remains unconfirmed, both the Australian (29 February-1 March) and Catalan rounds have been provisionally announced.

 

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