The Spanish and French rounds of the 2020 World Superbike Championship have been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now been labelled as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation and continues to spread around the globe.
As a result, the 2020 WSB calendar has now been altered. The Spanish round at Jerez has been moved from March 27-29, to October 23-25.
Meanwhile, the French round at Magny-Cours has been pushed back a week to October 2-4. This is due to the recent MotoGP calendar changes which have led to the Aragon Grand Prix being held on the original date of the French round in WSB.
As it stands, no new date has been suggested for the Qatar round of WSB. Originally round two in the championship, Qatar became the first postponement in the series because of coronavirus.
Currently the next round of the championship will take place at Assen on April 17-19, however this is subject to change due to the current uncertainty surrounding coronavirus.
“FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are working extensively with Circuits and Government Officials following up the situation in each country and will inform accordingly in due course if there are further changes to the 2020 Calendar,” an FIM statement reads.