The 2020 New Zealand Superbike Championship has been postponed until further notice due to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The series has currently run three of its five rounds with Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600 riders in the hunt for titles, but the decision to lock-down all motorised and other sports has been made.
In the main SBK class, Suzuki’s Scott Moir was the stand-out individual in the premier class three weeks ago, winning at the Hampton Downs third round and rocketing from fifth to second in the standings, the 35-year-old father-of-two now just three points off the series lead.
Glen Eden’s defending National Superbike Champion Daniel Mettam, on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 bike very similar to Moir’s, was second-best at the Hampton Downs weekend and also on the charge for championship honours.
But all of this is academic and possibly worth little more than bragging rights, with two rounds and three Superbike races at each of those events still in the pipeline.
The final two rounds, set for Manfeild and then Taupo, have been postponed and it may not be until November, or possibly even later than that, before the multi-class series is back on track.