2021 Australian Round officially postponed

Monday, 9 November 2020 11:38 GMT

The postponement of the Phillip Island meeting is aligned with a 2021 calendar structure designed taking into account global COVID-19 restrictions

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit has announced today the postponement of the 2021 WorldSBK Australian Round due to the ongoing complexities, restrictions and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on a global scale.

The 4.4km rollercoaster had held the season opener of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship uninterruptedly since 2009, including the thrilling 2020 spectacle which saw three different race winners in the WorldSBK class for the very first time.

Circuit management, Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) and the Victorian Government are already working together to develop an alternative date for 2021.

David Bennett, General Manager of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, said: “We have been closely monitoring the situation in Australia and globally, and working with our stakeholders.  We’ve delayed our decision as late as possible, but unfortunately with the uncertainty that exists in the world today, we are going to have to postpone our World Superbike round.

“I know this means a longer wait for fans, but the world’s leading production riders and their bikes will return to the island for more spectacular racing and the wait, as always, will be worth it.”

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