The 2020 Australian Superbike Championship calendar dates have been revealed.
The most interesting developments are the return of Wanneroo Raceway in Western Australia, known as Barbagallo. ASBK Superbike competitors will head straight across the Nullarbor after round three at The Bend in South Australia on May 10, before the WA round on May 17. Just as years ago the Mallala and Wanneroo rounds used to run on back-to-back weeks, it just makes sense.
Eastern Creek, or Sydney Motorsports Park for those younger than me, has also been dropped off the calendar once again.
Action gets underway with ASBK running with the World Superbikes at Phillip Island at the end of February, as has become almost traditional.
The final two rounds of the 2019 ASBK Championship will also be in Victoria. Winton will host the penultimate round on the weekend of September 13 before the finale heads to Phillip Island on the first weekend of October.
Wakefield Park in Southern NSW hosts the second round at the end of March while the sole Queensland round will again be at Morgan Park in late July.
M.A. CEO Peter Doyle
“We’re currently witnessing one of the most thrilling ASBK seasons in history, but next year is shaping up to be even bigger and better,” Mr Doyle said.
“We’ve included a couple of events with an international flavour – the World Superbike round at Phillip Island and the International Motorfest at The Bend, and we’re also very excited to be running alongside the Supercars at Perth, where fans will get to witness the best of both two and four-wheeled motorsport.
“Were also going back to some regional venues that have passionately supported our championship. The Benalla Auto Club has been a valuable supporter of ASBK since 2016, and both Wakefield Park and Winton always attract good crowds from their regional communities. Similarly, Morgan Park is a well-run facility that draws motorcycle racing fans from Warwick and the surrounding areas.
“From a racing perspective, we have a good mixture of high-speed tracks like Phillip Island and The Bend, mixed with more technical circuits like Wakefield Park and Winton. This will give riders and teams the opportunity to exploit their specific strengths at different stages of the season.”
2020 ASBK Championship Calendar
Rnd 1; Feb 27 – March 1 | Phillip Island, VIC
Rnd 2; 27-29 March | Wakefield Park, NSW
Rnd 3; 7-10 May | The Bend, SA
Rnd 4; 15-17 May | Barbagallo, WA (SBK only)
Rnd 5; 7-9 August | Morgan Park, QLD
Rnd 6; 11-13 September | Winton, VIC
Rnd 7; 2-4 October | Phillip Island, VIC