2021 British Superbike calendar

 

The 2021 British Superbike Championship provisional calendar has been announced following approval by its governing body, the MCRCB.

 

When does British Superbikes start in 2021?

The 2021 calendar will follow a new format, with a schedule of UK tests ahead of a later start to the season, which launches at Oulton Park on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May (29/30/31) 2021, for the first time in championship history.

 

BSB Dates 2021

2021 British Superbike Championship Calendar

Round

Date

Circuit

1

May 29 - 31

Oulton Park

2

June 4 - 6

Thruxton

3

June 18 - 20

Snetterton 300

4

July 9 - 11

Knockhill

5

July 23 - 25

Brands Hatch GP

6

August 6 - 8

Donington Park National

7

August 20 - 22

Cadwell Park

8

September 10 - 12

Silverstone National

9

September 17 -19

Oulton Park

10

October 1 - 3

Donington Park GP

11

October 15 - 17

Brands Hatch GP

 

BSB Test Days 2021

Circuit

Date

Donington Park

April 13

Silverstone

April 28/29 

Snetterton

May 4/5/6

Oulton Park

May 19

 

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BSB 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are on sale for all 2021 BSB Race Events with the full anticipation of spectator attendance.

The main change to the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season is the triple-header format across each of the 11 rounds, so 3 x 11 = 33 races. That’s more races in one season than ever before in its 25-year history.

The action will take places around the UK at nine circuits. We visit both Oulton Park and Brands Hatch (GP layout) twice, and while there are two trips to Donington Park, each of the two rounds held at the Leicestershire circuit will take place on alternative layouts; National and GP.

Also, having not made it onto the condensed 2020 calendar, we also return to Cadwell Park, Knockhill and Thruxton.

Ten of the eleven rounds take place over a traditional Friday, Saturday, Sunday weekend. The first round is currently scheduled for Oulton Park on 29th – 31st May which is a Bank Holiday weekend and therefore the action shifts back a day and takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

For each round in 2021, we welcome a slightly amended format, with the opening day hosting two free practice sessions for the Superbike class, where the fastest 12 riders overall will be seeded directly to the Day 2 Qualifying 2 (Q2) session.

Day 2 begins with a third, shorter Superbike free practice session in the morning, followed by Qualifying 1 (Q1), where the fastest three riders will progress to join the 12 seeded riders from Day 1 as they compete for pole position for the opening Bennetts BSB race, also known as the Sprint Race, and that takes place on the afternoon of Day 2.

The third and final day of competition will feature a morning warm up and the second and third Superbike races of the weekend, both of which are slightly longer.

Yes. The established Showdown format, first introduced in 2010, returns after a COVID-hit hiatus in 2020, but with some changes for 2021.

The Main Season will now consist of 8 rounds containing 24 races with championship points being awarded to the first 15 finishers as per usual: 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Then the top eight riders in the championship standings will graduate as Title Fighters and be elevated to 1000 points together with any Podium Points accrued in the Main Season.

Podium Points will be awarded for each main season race as follows:

1st - 5 points

2nd - 3 points

3rd - 1 point

For the remaining 3 rounds (9 races), points will continue to awarded to the first 15 finishers using the standard format

Additionally, The BSB Riders Cup will continue to be awarded to the first rider outside of the Title Fighters in the final standings, i.e. the rider who finishes 9th in the championship.

Please check with each circuits T&C’s for precise details.

All events live on Eurosport and at least four live free to air (FTA) on Quest, and their respective streaming services. Further, extensive highlights on Eurosport and also a new “raceday +1” highlights programme on Quest FTA. Find out more information regarding BSB on TV in 2021 here. 

BSB Riders & Teams 2021 - Provisional Grid

#

Team

Rider

65

CDH Racing Kawasaki

Josh Owens

60

FHO Racing

Peter Hickman

6

FHO Racing

Xavi Fores

18

Synetiq BMW

Andrew Irwin

83

Synetiq BMW

Danny Buchan

77

RICH Energy OMG Racing

Kyle Ryde

95

McAMS Yamaha

Tarran Mackenzie

22

McAMS Yamaha

Jason O'Halloran

46

Oxford Products Racing Ducati

Tommy Bridewell

11

FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

Rory Skinner

14

FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

Lee Jackson

12

DB Race Team

Luke Mossey

4

TAG Racing

Dan Linfoot

8

NP Motorcycles Lextek BMW

Lachlan Epis

79

GR Motorsport

Storm Stacey

11

Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing

Brian McCormack

20

Brad Jones

PR Racing BMW

42

Joe Francis

PR Racing BMW

 

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BSB Support Races 2021

BRITISH SUPERSPORT/GP2 DATES 

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 2 RACES
4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 2 RACES
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 2 RACES
20-22 AUGUST CADWELL PARK 2 RACES
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 2 RACES
17-19 SEPT OULTON PARK 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 2 RACES
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES

BRITISH TALENT CUP DATES

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 2 RACES
4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 2 RACES
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 2 RACES
27-29 AUGUST SILVERSTONE GP (MotoGP) 2 RACES
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 2 RACES

SUPERSTOCK 1000 CALENDAR

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 1 RACE
4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 1 RACE
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 2 RACES
20-22 AUGUST CADWELL PARK 1 RACE
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 2 RACES
17-19 SEPT OULTON PARK 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 2 RACES
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 1 RACE

SUPERSTOCK 600 CALENDAR

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 1 RACE
4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 1 RACE
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 1 RACE
2-4 JULY DONINGTON PARK GP (WSBK) 2 RACES
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 1 RACE
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 1 RACE
20-22 AUGUST CADWELL PARK 1 RACE
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 1 RACE
17-19 SEPT OULTON PARK 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 1 RACE
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES

JUNIOR SUPERSPORT DATES

4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 2 RACES
2-4 JULY DONINGTON PARK GP (WSBK) 2 RACES
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 2 RACES
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 2 RACES
17-19 SEPT OULTON PARK 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 2 RACES
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES

DUCATI CUP CALENDAR

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 2 RACES
2-4 JULY DONINGTON PARK GP (WSBK) 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL 2 RACES
20-22 AUGUST CADWELL PARK 2 RACES
10-12 SEPT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 2 RACES
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES

BRITISH SIDECAR CALENDAR

29-31 MAY OULTON PARK 1 RACE
4-6 JUNE THRUXTON 2 RACES
18-20 JUNE SNETTERTON 300 2 RACES
9-11 JULY KNOCKHILL 2 RACES
23-25 JULY BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES
6-8 AUGUST CADWELL PARK (ISR) 2 RACES
20-22 AUGUST CADWELL PARK 2 RACES
1-3 OCTOBER DONINGTON PARK GP 2 RACES
15-17 OCTOBER BRANDS HATCH GP 2 RACES

 

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