Confirming a 2021 racing calendar in the current climate is an impossible task, but the World Superbike Championship has at least sketched out the main features of next year's intended line-up.

All plans are of course "subject to the COVID-19 situation" but WorldSBK Executive Director Gregorio Lavilla has revealed a projected 11-13 round calendar, including two-three non-European events and "three brand new circuits".

The aim is to start the 2021 season in Europe next April, before moving on to the flyaway rounds in October.

“The target is to have between 11 and 13 rounds in total, with nine to ten in Europe and two or three non-European," Lavilla explained.

"What I can say is that we are working on having three brand new circuits that WorldSBK has never seen before, but I can’t say where at the moment.

"In Australia, the event will take place at the end of the year in order to analyse the situation by that time; for sure now, it’d be very risky to decide and commit to being there in February.

"We will put all of our European events first, starting in April until the first week of October and from that point, if the situation is good in Argentina, Australia and a race in the Middle East that we are working on, then they will go ahead.

"I think by July or August, we will know as we need to wait until nearer the time.”

This year's revised championship, which concluded last month, contained seven rounds held at; Phillip Island, Jerez, Portimao, Aragon, Barcelona, Magny-Cours and Estoril. Each race weekend features two main races plus a Superpole race.

 

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