The 2020 World Superbike championship calendar has been officially confirmed with the United States round at Laguna Seca and the Thailand round at the Chang International Circuit omitted from the schedule.
After the season opener at Phillip Island, the two Italian rounds at Imola and Misano plus the new rounds at Oschersleben and Barcelona had been provisionally revealed, championship organisers have formally announced the full 2020 calendar.
With the World Superbike championship retaining its 13-round schedule, it sees both Laguna Seca and the Chang International Circuit rounds axed. While the Thailand round omission had been expected following the Thailand MotoGP shift into the World Superbike calendar slot in mid-March, the loss of the US round means the series will not visit North America in 2020.
With Qatar moving from the season finale to the second round to fill the gap vacated by the Thai round, it sees the Argentina host the final round of the season at San Juan on 9-11 October. It also means the Losail International Circuit will host MotoGP and World Superbikes on consecutive weekends next March.
Full 2020 World Superbike championship calendar
28 February-1 March Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
13-15 March Qatar Losail International Circuit
27-29 March Spain Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto
17-19 April The Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
8-10 May Italy Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola
22-24 May Spain MotorLand Aragón
12-14 June Italy Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”
3-5 July United Kingdom Donington Park
31 July-2 August Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
4-6 September Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
18-20 September Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
25-27 September France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
9-11 October Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum
While both the World Superbike championship and the World Supersport championship will race at all 13 rounds on the 2020 calendar, the World Supersport 300 championship will start in Spain at Jerez and conclude a 10-round season in France at Magny-Cours.
Phillip Island will also host its traditional final pre-season test on 24-25 February with an official mid-season test yet to be confirmed. In 2019 the mid-season test took place at Portimao two weeks before the Portuguese round.