With MotoGP scrapping its Argentine GP – and all flyaway events for 2020 – last week, it was expected that WSBK’s sole remaining race outside of Europe would also get axed.
On Thursday, governing body the FIM and promoter Dorna Sports confirmed that the round – which was originally due to be the season finale before the calendar had to be rejigged – has been postponed to 2021.
“Health and safety come first and along with the travel restrictions, logistical challenges and the uncertainty of the immediate future, we regret not being able to find a solution that meets the needs of all.
Jorge Chica, Secretary of State for Sports of the Government of San Juan added: "After long discussions together with Grupo OSD and DWO, organisers of the FIM Superbike World Championship, we have decided to suspend this event that was going to be held at the San Juan Villicum Circuit in October 2020.
WSBK has run three rounds so far this season, with the opener at Phillip Island followed by rounds at Jerez and Algarve in the past two weeks.