BSB announces three-race events!

Two rounds of the 2009 British Superbike Championship will feature three races, instead of the usual two, the championship organisers have announced.

"At a meeting held in September 2008 between the BSB manufacturer and team liaison groups and MSVR it was agreed by those present to consider a three race format for the BSB class at future, selected events," said a MCRCB/MSVR statement. "This was passed to MCRCB for approval which was granted.

"MSVR have selected the events at Brands Hatch on Aug 7/8/9 and Oulton Park on Oct 9/10/11 where the BSB class will have three Championship races over the weekend.

"The most likely format will be one race on Saturday and two on Sunday. It is envisaged that full broadcast coverage will be in place for the Saturday race(s).

"At all other championship rounds their will be two races for the BSB class which will result in a twenty-six race championship at twelve events."

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BSB Brands Hatch. Race 1.
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
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]

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George - Unregistered

December 25, 2008 10:51 AM

The Brands hatch extra race sounds a good idea at the height of the summer,but the Oulton park round in October is a joke as with the short days and the noise restrictions on Sunday the schedule will be too packed to even get the 2 bsb races completed with the supporting classes. Maybe for the extra race at Brands and Oulton they could have FP1 and FP2 on Friday as normal then Saturday morning FP3 would become Qualifying and Saturday afternoon would be Race one with Race 2 and 3 on Sunday. This would make Saturday more of a spectacle for the fans and it would be no more expensive for the teams which in this current economic climate is what we should be aiming for..

rockingrodders - Unregistered

December 24, 2008 5:59 PM

Hey Chris, Why not? Billy, What pressure? This a sport of choice. They do it cos they enjoy it and to entertain the likes of you and me. If not they can say no. Looking forward to next season and this just adds a new twist. Nice one. :)

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