There was both good and bad news in terms of the latest 2020 World Superbike Championship calendar.

The Andalusian Government, Mayor of Jerez and Dorna have agreed to propose to the Government of Spain that the Jerez WorldSBK round takes place on the weekend of August 2, immediately after two MotoGP events at the same circuit.

"With the health and safety of all concerned at the forefront of the proposal, the proposal process regarding the Spanish Round is underway and updates will be communicated accordingly," said a WorldSBK statement.

Although officially Donington Park still holds its July 5 date, which due to previous postponements and cancellations means it is listed as the next event after Phillip Island, Jerez is now much more likely to be the scene of the belated second round.

Meanwhile, Oschersleben has now been dropped from the 2020 schedule.

"Regrettably, after many scenarios being examined and evaluated and due to the extension of the German government's ban on large gatherings, the German Round has been cancelled," said the statement.

"All parties are working on a suitable solution for the German Round that meets the interests of everyone for 2021."

As with Jerez, Dorna is planning to run WorldSBK immediately after MotoGP at the tracks where they both race this season, which would mean Aragon, Catalunya and Misano also have a good chance of going ahead, but a question mark hangs over the other rounds...

Latest 2020 WorldSBK Calendar

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

1 March

Australia

Phillip Island

 

15 March

Qatar (postponed)

Losail

 

10 May

Italy (cancelled)

Imola

2

5 July

UK

Donington Park

3

2 August

Spain (proposed)

Jerez

 

2 August

Germany (cancelled) 

Oschersleben

4

23 August

The Netherlands

Assen

5

30 August

Spain

Aragon

6

6 September

Portugal

Portimao

7

20 September

Spain

Barcelona

7

4 October

France

Magny-Cours

8

11 October

Argentina

San Juan Villicum

9

9 November

Italy

Misano

 

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