With European nations adopting different approaches to lifting COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, it remains unclear in which countries racing will return this year and when. Uncertainty over travel restrictions, which could exclude some competitors from travelling to the 2020 SuperFinale in Portugal, was also a major factor.
It is for these reasons that Yamaha Motor Europe opted to cancel this year's YXZ1000R SuperFinale while continuing to support those YXZ1000R European Cup rounds that do take place this season. The focus now is on ensuring that the 2021 SuperFinale will be a fitting celebration at the end of what everyone hopes will be a full season of racing.
Launched last year, the YXZ1000R Cup is a mono-brand racing community that features within various European championships taking place in Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom, with participants competing to win a brand new YXZ1000R. Running in parallel is the YXZ1000R Challenge, which ranks YXZ racers who aren’t contesting the European Cup with the winner receiving free entry to the 2021 Baja Aragon.
Further updates on the 2020 YXZ racing situation and the 2021 season will follow as the global situation becomes clearer.