British F1: Oulton Park opener moved back to late June
The Bennetts British Superbike Championship celebrates its 25th anniversary season against a challenging backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions and a ban on spectators during 2020.
The current regulations on crowd attendances at non-seated venues are set to be lifted on June 20th, so MSVR has taken the bold decision to postpone the start of the new season until the legions of loyal fans can return in force to support and celebrate a quarter of a century of the series.
Intrinsically linked with this decision, the British Sidecar Championship will also benefit from the returning hordes of spectators.
The traditional Oulton Park season opening race will now move to the first available restriction-free weekend, that being 25-27 June.
The two other rounds scheduled prior to 21 June (Thruxton and Snetterton) have also found new homes later in the season. Round two now finds itself at Knockhill 9-11 July.
All rounds except for the Oulton debut event will each feature two races with the new schedule making for an action-packed if somewhat tight season. First and foremost, the prospect of having spectators returning trackside is the all-important factor and one which will be of huge benefit to the teams.
The revised dates are as follows –
|25 – 27 June||Oulton Park||1 race|
|9 – 11 July||Knockhill||2 x races|
|23 – 25 July||Brands Hatch GP||2 x races|
|30 July – 1 August||Thruxton||2 x races|
|6 – 8 August||Cadwell Park (ISR)||2 x races|
|20 – 22 August||Cadwell Park||2 x races|
|3 – 5 September||Snetterton 300||2 x races|
|1 – 3 October||Donington Park GP||2 x races|
|15 -17 October||Brands Hatch GP||2 x races|