Team HRC and factory riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam are set for the final round of the 2020 Superbike World Championship, taking place at the Estoril circuit in Portugal this weekend. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the calendar has featured just eight events in total, making for a unique yet very intense championship season.
Bautista and Haslam are keen to round out the season with positive results aboard their CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP machines. Both have experience of the Estoril track, though not for a long time and not with the Superbike of course, the championship not having visited the circuit for many years.
The Circuit Estoril has featured on the WorldSBK calendar before, albeit many years ago, in both 1988 and 1993. A technical track, it presents four left-hand turns and nine right-handers, and also incorporates a very long straight almost 1 km in length. The circuit is located close to the coastal town of Estoril and not far from Lisbon.
The final free practice session of the 2020 season will get underway on Friday at 10.30am local time, while the two Superbike races and the Tissot Superpole race will play out over Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend schedule (CET -1):
10.30 – 11.20 – SBK Timed Practice 1
15.00 – 15.50 – SBK Timed Practice 2
9.00 – 9.20 – SBK Free Practice
11.00 – 11.25 – Superpole
14.00 – SBK Race 1
9.00 – 9.15 – SBK Warm-up
11.00 – SBK Superpole race
14.00 – SBK Race 2
Circuito Estoril – Av. Alfredo César Torres2646 – 901 Alcabideche – Portugal www.circuito-estoril.pt The Circuito Estoril, situated just 30km from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, will host the WorldSBK class, along with the FIM Supersport World Championship and the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship from the 16th – 18th… read more.