WorldSBK riders will not get their annual visit to California in 2019 as the Laguna Seca round is not on the calendar.
The circuit announced that no WorldSBK race will take place there next season but hopes the series will return in 2020.
“The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship series will not be racing in North America in 2019, but is anticipated to return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2020,” said a statement.
It is not clear which track will replace the American round but Sokol in Kazakhstan has been heavily tipped.
Sokol is a clockwise track designed by Hermann Tilke, boo, is nearly five kilometres long, 15m wide with five rights and eight lefts. It is situated close to the border with Kyrgyzstan, if that helps.