151 days, 5 months, the time since the last time the WorldSBK protagonists were on the track; from the exciting opening stage of Phillip Island, a century full of difficult and complicated moments seems to have passed. 5 months ago nobody could have expected the world to suffer such a lockdown, and 3 months ago there was only a faint hope to get back on track so soon. But here we are, from Jerez de la Frontera, where, between maximum precautions, rigid protocols, masks, sanitizers and social distancing, the WorldSBK Championship will restart!

#WorldSBKReturns, yes because we return to live our passion, the adrenaline returns, overtaking and hard brakings return and finally we will hear the engines roaring, the show comes on again for the fans who will follow us from home… back to everything that in the past months has been terribly missing!

Team Go Eleven arrives at the Jerez de la Frontera stage, aware of having regained the feeling and alchemy of the beginning of the season thanks to a positive two-day test at the Misano circuit at the end of June. The extremely high temperatures, over 40° in the air, will bring the physical stability of the riders and the mechanical strength of the bikes to the limit. Now is the time to leave room for action on the track, so let WorldSBK Returns be!

Michael Rinaldi (Rider):
“We finally are at the Jerez weekend after this long forced break! It’s almost like starting the Championship from the ground, Australia was really too long time ago, from here we start our journey again. We come from a couple of positive tests and this gave us the possibility to improve the bike again; I like the track, but the extreme heat conditions will make everything more difficult both physically and at the set-up level. In the next few days we will meet particular conditions of asphalt and grip, but I am confident to achieve good results. I will have to manage sessions as not to waste energy, but I am very happy to be back on track, and to do it on a track that I particularly like!”

Following here you are the schedule to follow Jerez de la Frontera WorldSBK:

The programming of SKY Sport MGP / HD

Friday 31-07-2020:
9.00-9.30, Supersport 300, Free practice 1A
9.45-10.15, Supersport 300, Free practice 1B
10.30-11.20, Superbike, Free Practice 1, live
11.30-12.15, Supersport, Free practice 1
13.30-14.00, Supersport 300, Free practice 2A
14.15-14.45, Supersport 300, Free Practice 2B
15.00-15.45, Superbike, Free Practice 2, live
16.00-16.45, Supersport, Free Practice 2, live

Saturday 01-08-2020:
9.00-9.20, Superbike, free practice 3
9.30-9.50, Supersport, Free practice 3
10.00-10.15, Supersport 300, 3A free practice
10.25-10.40, Supersport 300, Free practice 3B
11.00-11.25, Superbike, Superpole, live
11.40-12.05, Supersport, Superpole, live
12.20-12.40, Supersport 300, Superpole, live
13.00, Supersport 300, Last Chance Race
14.00, Superbike, Race 1, live
15.15, Supersport, Race 1, live
16.30, Supersport 300, Race 1, live

Sunday 08-08-2020:
9.00-9.15, Superbike, Warm up
9.25-9.40, Supersport, Warm up
9.50-10.05, Supersport 300, Warm up
11.00, Superbike, Superpole Race live
12.30, Supersport, Race 2, direct
14.00, Superbike, Race 2, live
15.15, Supersport 300, Race 2, live

The programming of TV8 / HD

Saturday 01-08-2020:
14.00, Superbike, Race 1, live

Sunday 08-08-2020:
13.00, Superbike, Superpole Race, deferred
14.00, Superbike, Race 2, live

All times refer to Italian time, live times refers to the green traffic light, for replicas and deferred instead at the beginning of the transmission.

TV8 / HD (channel 8 of DTT and TV Sat and channel 121 of SKY)
SKY Sport MGP / HD (SKY channel 208)
SKY Sport Uno / HD (channel 201 of SKY and channels 472 and 482 of the DTT)

Ramello Elia