Ready, set, go! The appointment is for August 2nd, when the Superbike will raise the curtain after the Covid-19 lockdown. As we anticipated in the last few hours, it will be a restart based on six rounds, namely, Jerez, Portimao, and Aragon, to which were added Barcelona, Misano, and Magny-Cours.
To this regard, in these very hours, the SuperSport and Dorna teams are discussing whether to introduce a possible second race for three of these rounds, namely Jerez, Portimao, and Aragon.
The objective is, in fact, to arrive at the end of the season and to have had a total of 10 races, including the first one in Phillip Island. We spoke about this with Andrea Quadranti, who expressed his point-of-view: “I confirm that we're progressing in our talks with the Organizer," the patron of the MV Agusta team - engaged in the SuperSport - said. "The new schedule should be based on six rounds, and having only six races between now and the end of the season is not a suitable number for a team like mine and others. There's the fact of the sponsors."
Quadranti then maps out the path that should be taken: “For the first three races of August, a second round is being evaluated, which would possibly have fewer laps than the first," he added. This surely won't be a problem in a race weekend where there won't be activities, such as the pit walk reserved for guests."
The MotoGP will formalize its calendar this week, so we'll be waiting for the Superbike and any other news.