BSB calendar for 2009 announced.

The calendar for the 2009 Bennetts British Superbike Championship has been announced with a handful of revisions, including a mid-summer race at Brands Hatch that will occupy the slot vacated by the World Superbike Championship.

With the 2009 BSB grid continuing to fill up, next year's calendar will have a similar appearance to this season's schedule, with 24 races held over 12 rounds and at ten circuits.

The most notable change is the season finale, which will be held at Oulton Park rather than end in its traditional Brands Hatch slot.

The reason for this is Brands Hatch, which will also host the season opener once again, will make a second appearance on calendar in August as a replacement for the World Superbikes, which recently confirmed wouldn't be returning to the Kent venue.

As previously stated by MotorSport Vision's Jonathan Palmer, it is anticipated that the weekend will act a focal point for the season, with 'major on and off-track content and entertainment' planned. Full details of this event, which will be run on the Grand Prix layout, will be announced in due course.

The season will begin on Friday 10th April 2009 at Brands Hatch (Indy), where teams will be given an extra day of testing to prepare for the Bank Holiday races on the Monday.

From there, the calendar will take in Oulton Park, Donington Park, Thruxton, Snetterton, Knockhill, Mallory Park, Brands Hatch GP, Cadwell Park, Croft, Silverstone and again at Oulton Park.

The 2009 Bennetts British Superbike calendar:-

1. April 10-13 Brands Hatch
2. May 2-4 Oulton Park
3. May 23-25 Donington Park
4. May 29-31 Thruxton
5. June 19-21 Snetterton
6. July 3-5 Knockhill
7. July 17-19 Mallory Park
8. August 7-9 Brands Hatch GP
9. August 29-31 Cadwell Park
10. September 11-13 Croft
11. September 25-27 Silverstone
12. October 9-11 Oulton Park

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Race one starting grid, lights out
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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a - Unregistered

December 10, 2008 11:10 PM

The Brands situation is nothing less than a total let-down just as the championship's on an upward swing and with five Brits in the top class. Since I can't make Donington this time, I'll be off to Portimao for my WSB fix in 2009. As for BSB, I don't think there's anything to worry about really. We saw a lot of new faces in 2007 in BSB - and now they've all graduated onwards and upwards. I'd have liked to have seen a couple more like James Westmoreland come up from BSS to BSB, but I think we'll be fine.

Dogs Borrocks - Unregistered

December 11, 2008 10:20 AM

Yup the first poster has it bang to rights. I can't believe this is the "major event" JP talked about. But then again, did any of us really expect him to pull something like the Transatlantic trophy out the bag in the time he had left to organise it? Given the economic downturn though, maybe he has boxed clever to keep MSV in business for next year. Its bad timing with his previous statement but he may just have saved the MSV circuits from bankrupcy. I think you will find rather less people attending race meetings next year...

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