On-track preparations for the 2012 British Superbike Championship will soon begin, with initial shakedown tests to be followed by in-depth development of the new spec Superbikes.

Spain will once again be a favoured winter training ground, with leading teams likely to be on track at Cartagena from March 1-3, then Alcarass from March 4-7.

Two UK tests will then follow, at Brands Hatch Indy on March 21, then Snetterton on March 22.

The 2012 BSB season, which features a round at Assen in The Netherlands, will start on the weekend of April 6-9 at Brands Hatch.