World Superbike championship organisers have cancelled the Imola round as part of the 2020 season overhaul, while also rescheduling both the Aragon and Misano rounds for later in the year.

Following the postponements of the Qatar, Spanish and Dutch rounds, organisers have confirmed the first cancellation to its 2020 season with the Italian round at Imola, set to take place on May 8-10, called off without a replacement date.

In sweeping changes to the World Superbike calendar, the Aragon round (May 22-24) has been pushed back to August 28-30 with the Misano round (June 12-14) becoming the new season finale on November 6-8.

The extensive calendar alterations are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has forced the 2020 World Superbike campaign to be stopped after the opener took place at Phillip Island in February.

The new World Superbike schedule sees Donington Park become provisionally promoted to host the second round on July 3-5 – subject to both the coronavirus developments and when the Qatar round is rescheduled.

“It is with regret that after a range of scenarios being discussed and reviewed and in agreement with Circuit Officials, that the Acerbis Italian Round at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari [Imola] has been cancelled,” a World Superbike statement confirmed.

The changes fall into line with the rest of the major motorsport cancellations and postponements, with both MotoGP and F1 not set to restart until late June at the earliest, but each series is closely monitoring the developing situation in preparation for further postponements.

 

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