Álvaro Bautista, actual campeón del mundo de Superbike, celebra la victoria que logró en Jerez en 2019.
The FIM and Dorna have announced this Monday the cancellation of the last Round of the Superbike World Championship that was to be held at the Argentine track of San Juan de Villicum next October. The test that will replace the Argentine one will be announced soon and the Circuito de Jerez is one of the firm candidates to host this event in the championship led by the Spanish and current world champion Álvaro Bautista.

Jerez hosted a World Championship event for series-derived motorcycles without interruption between 2013 and 2021 -with the exception of 2018-, but in 2022 the agreement was not renewed due to financial problems on the track. Laura Álvarez, at that time the Economics delegate of the Jerez City Council, pointed out in this regard that the test was deficient and economically unfeasible, estimating the imbalance at 700,000 euros.

The first round of the Superbike World Championship in Jerez was in 1990 and it took 23 years for the Arcos road to host a race in this championship again, it was in 2013 with the PP government in the Jerez City Hall.
Álvaro Bautista, rodando en el Circuito de Jerez.
"The Argentine Round, closing the curtain on the 2023 Superbike World Championship, which was scheduled to take place from October 13 to 15 at the San Juan Villicum Circuit, has been cancelled," WorldSBK announced on Monday. The decision is due to the "intense electoral calendar facing the country" and due to "the upcoming national and provincial elections, the Dorna WSBK (DWO) organization, the OSD Group and the San Juan government have chosen to suspend the event at the San Juan de Villicum circuit." "In addition, the round was scheduled on the eve of a government transition in the province and it has been decided to wait and keep the event schedule open for the new administration, showing respect for the political context and allowing proper planning for events of the magnitude of WorldSBK," the statement added.

The Superbike World Championship celebrates this last weekend of July the eighth Round of the championship and after the 'impass' of August, the contest will enter its final stretch with the last four tests: Magny Cours (from September 8 to 10), the Spanish event at Motorland Aragón (from September 22 to 24) and the Portuguese event in Portimao (September 29 to October 1). The last test, from October 27 to 29, for which Jerez is running, could decide the title of the main category. Álvaro Bautista has the championship well on track with 70 points over the Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu from Pata Yamaha, the only one who can fight for the title, since both Andrea Locatelli and Jonathan Rea are 183 and 190 points away from Talavera.
News obtained from Diario de Jerez.