Almeria in Spain will play host to a three-day MCE British Superbike shakedown from March 25-27 ahead of the official UK tests as the momentum builds towards the championship opener in April.

A number of leading teams will also test in Spain prior to the Almeria test after a controversial ban on overseas testing was lifted.

The first official UK test of the season will take place at Donington Park on April l, featuring sessions for not only for BSB and British Supersport contenders but also the Superstock classes and the one-make Ducati TriOptions Cup and Triumph Triple Challenge riders.

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This will be the first chance for fans to see the teams and riders on track ahead of the opening round of the season at Brands Hatch, which takes place at Easter from April 18-21.

Following the Donington test, teams and riders will travel to Snetterton for a two-day test on April 8-9.

After the opening round of the championship at Brands Hatch, teams will have the chance to test at Oulton Park on April 25 ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend meeting at the Cheshire venue.

All of the official UK tests are open to the public with entry to the circuits free of charge.