2021 Assen WorldSBK opener postponed until July| WorldSBK staff | WorldSBK
This year’s proposed opening WorldSBK round at Assen has been postponed until July after local authorities banned major events until June 1.
“Following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting regulations, the FIM, Government Officials, the TT Circuit Assen and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) informs of the postponement of the Dutch Round to the 23rd to the 25th of July,” said a statement.
“As local authorities have determined that no major events may be held in Drenthe until the 1st of June 2021, the Dutch Round, initially scheduled from the 23rd to the 25th of April, will now take place at the end of July.
“FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are constantly working with Government Officials and Circuits in order to continue putting the safety of everyone first. Any further updates to the 2021 WorldSBK calendar will be communicated accordingly.”
The season will now open at Estoril in May and the updated schedule looks like this:
|7– 9 May||Portugal||Circuito Estoril**|
|21 - 23 May||Spain||MotorLand Aragón|
|11 - 13 June||Italy||Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”|
|2 - 4 July||United Kingdom||Donington Park|
|23 - 25 July||The Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|3 - 5 September||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
|17 - 19 September||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|24 - 26 September||Spain||Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto|
|1 - 3 October||Portugal||Autódromo Internacional do Algarve|
|15 – 17 October||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum|
|12 – 14 November||Indonesia||Mandalika International Street Circuit***|
|STC||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit**|