2021 Assen WorldSBK opener postponed until July

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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**