As anticipated here, the Superbike calendar is still to be finalised. The Assen round, originally scheduled to take place over the weekend of 25 April, has now been officially postponed until the end of the July, or rather the weekend of 25. A logical decision, which is the result of a ban on large-scale events with the public being imposed by the Dutch authorities.

Estoril the season-opener (?)

In light of this update, the first round of the 2021 season is now looking to be Estoril, over the weekend of 9 May, but this too remains in doubt. The critical coronavirus situation, which also affects Portugal of course, is a given, and so there is a chance that the championship may head directly to Aragon, originally scheduled as the round three host.

The new (provisional) 2021 SBK calendar

Translated by Heather Watson

WorldSBK, paddock rumours: Bradley Smith with Ten Kate