The news had been in the air for months, but official confirmation arrived today. The Argentine round of the 2020 Superbike World Championship has been postponed to 2021. The round was originally scheduled for October 9-11 and was to enter its third year of World SBK activity: with a three-year contract, the round will take place as part of the 2021 Championship and will therefore be able to host the Argentine public for the third season, one year later than originally planned, with a date yet to be confirmed.
All parties involved have examined and evaluated every possible scenario to ensure that the event unfolds as planned. However, given the current situation with the Covid pandemic and the resulting health and safety concerns, travel restrictions and logistical challenges, the solution is to postpone the event to 2021.
"It is a great shame not to be going to one of the most atmospheric events on the calendar," commented Gregorio Lavilla. "Health and safety come first and along with the travel restrictions, logistical challenges and the uncertainty of the immediate future, we regret not being able to find a solution that meets the needs of all. We look forward to welcoming Argentina and San Juan back onto the calendar in 2021, where the passionate Argentinean fans can cheer on their heroes again.”