2021 British Superbike calendar

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

 

When does British Superbikes start in 2021?

The 2021 BSB season will start on Friday the 25th June 2021 at Oulton Park, around a month later than previously planned.

After talks with the UK Government, series promoter and organiser MSVR has taken the decision that, with no further information available around the capacity limits that apply to non-seated venues during Step 3 of the Government's Roadmap plan, and due to the need to offer certainty to fans, series partners and stakeholders, the calendar has been updated and all events will now take place beyond 21 June – the date which provisionally marks the easing of spectator restrictions at large elite sporting events.

 

BSB Dates 2021

As at 15th March 2021

2021 British Superbike Championship Calendar

Round

Date

Circuit

1

June 25 - 27

Oulton Park

2

July 9 - 11

Knockhill

3

July 23 - 25

Brands Hatch GP

4

July 30 - Aug 1

Thruxton

5

Aug 13 - 15

Donington Park National

6

Aug 20 - 22

Cadwell Park

7

Sept 3 - 5

Snetterton 300

8

Sept 10 - 12

Silverstone National

9

Sept 24 - 26

Oulton Park

10

Oct 1 – 3

Donington Park GP

11

Oct 15 - 17

Brands Hatch GP

All rounds are Bennetts BSB triple-headers

 

BSB Test Days 2021

Circuit

Date

Silverstone National

April 28/29 ✓

Snetterton 300

May 4/5/6 ✓

Oulton Park

May 19 ✓

Donington Park National

June 8 ✓

 

 

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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.

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

28

RICH Energy OMG Racing

Bradley Ray

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

4

TAG Racing

Dan Linfoot

74

NP Motorcycles Lextek BMW

Joey Thompson

27

PowerSlide/Catfoss Suzuki

Bjorn Estment

79

GR Motorsport

Storm Stacey

11

Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing

Brian McCormack

20

PR Racing BMW

Brad Jones

42

PR Racing BMW

Joe Francis

1

VisionTrack PBM Ducati

Josh Brookes

21

VisionTrack PBM Ducati

Christian Iddon

7

Lee Hardy Racing

Ryan Vickers

5

Silicone Engineering Kawasaki

Dean Harrison

2

Honda Racing

Glenn Irwin

13

Honda Racing

Takumi Takahashi

88

Honda Racing

Ryo Mizuno

52

Buildbase Hawk Racing

Danny Kent

44

Buildbase Hawk Racing

Gino Rea

 

2021 BSB Season Preview

Ahead of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike season, Chris Newble and Michael Mann bring you the lowdown on all the runners, riders, teams and machines from the official Silverstone test.

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BSB Support Races 2021

 

QUATTRO GROUP BRITISH SUPERSPORT/GP2

25-27 June

Oulton Park

2 Races

9-11 July

Knockhill

2 Races

23-25 July

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

30 July-1 Aug

Thruxton

2 Races

13-15 August

Donington Park National

2 Races

20-22 August

Cadwell Park

2 Races

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

2 Races

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

2 Races

24-26 Sept

Oulton Park

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

2 Races

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races


HONDA BRITISH TALENT CUP

25-27 June

Oulton Park

2 Races

9-11 July

Knockhill

2 Races

23-25 July

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

30 July-1 Aug

Thruxton

2 Races

13-15 August

Donington Park National

2 Races

27-29 August

Silverstone GP (MotoGP)

2 Races

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

2 Races

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

2 Races


PIRELLI NATIONAL SUPERSTOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

25-27 June

Oulton Park

1 Race

9-11 July

Knockhill

2 Races

23-25 July

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

30 July-1 Aug

Thruxton

2 Races

13-15 August

Donington Park National

2 Races

20-22 August

Cadwell Park

1 Race

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

1 Race

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

2 Races

24-26 Sept

Oulton Park

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

2 Races

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

1 Race


PIRELLI NATIONAL JUNIOR SUPERSTOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

25-27 June

Oulton Park

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

30 July-1 August

Thruxton

1 Race

13-15 August

Donington Park National

1 Race

20-22 August

Cadwell Park

1 Race

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

1 Race

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

1 Race

24-26 Sept

Oulton Park

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

1 Race

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races


HEL PERFORMANCE BRITISH JUNIOR SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP

2-4 July

Donington Park GP (WSBK)

2 Races

9-11 July

Knockhill

2 Races

30 July-1 Aug

Thruxton

2 Races

13-15 August

Donington Park National

2 Races

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

2 Races

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

2 Races

24-26 Sept

Oulton Park

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

2 Races

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races


DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP

2-4 July

Donington Park GP (WSBK)

2 Races

23-25 July

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

13-15 August

Donington Park National

2 Races

20-22 August

Cadwell Park

2 Races

3-5 Sept

Snetterton 300

2 Races

10-12 Sept

Silverstone National

2 Races

24-26 Sept

Oulton Park

2 Races

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races


MOLSON GROUP BRITISH SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP

25-27 June

Oulton Park

1 Race

9-11 July

Knockhill

2 Races

23-25 July

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

30 July – 1 August

Thruxton

2 Races

6-8 August

Cadwell Park (LSR)

2 Races

20-22 August

Cadwell Park

2 Races

3-5 September

Snetterton 300

2 Races

1-3 October

Donington Park GP

2 Races

15-17 October

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

 

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