The World Superbike championship will return to Oschersleben for the first time in 16 years.

After two years without a German round on the race calendar, following the drop off of the Lausitzring round, the production-based championship will make its comeback at Oschersleben for 2020.

The German track previously hosted the World Superbike championship between 2000 and 2004 with next year’s round taking place between 31st July – 2nd August.

“First of all, I am happy that World Superbike will race again in Germany,” Ralph Bohnhorst, Executive Director of Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, said. “It is a great opportunity for the Motorsport Arena to be a good host for a prestigious international championship. 

“I am taking to heart the matter of enabling the return of the Superbike World Championship to Oschersleben after its last appearance in the years from 2000 to 2004. I am sure that both us and our guests will be able to experience the finest of motorsports and exciting races at Oschersleben.”

“I am very happy to see the FIM Superbike World Championship return to Oschersleben, it is a place I have fond memories of and some good results,” Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director, added.

“This area of Germany as enthusiastic about motorcycle racing and providing the fans with a world-class spectacle such as WorldSBK is an honour. I look forward to the round in front of the German audience and can’t wait to see the racing action unfold in Germany for the first time in three years.”

World Superbike championship organisers have also confirmed a 13-round 2020 race calendar despite not officially unveiling the full schedule.

Phillip Island will host the traditional season opener between the 28th February – 1st March, while the familiar Italian rounds at Misano and Imola have also been unofficially confirmed for the 2020 calendar.