The Bennetts British Superbike championship has confirmed the postponement of its 2020 opening round at Silverstone amid the coronavirus prevention measures.

With the majority of public events and sporting arrangements called off until May as part of global efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus, BSB has duly announced its 2020 opener will not take place on April 10-12 as championship organisers look to reschedule the round.

BSB officials also confirmed the two-day pre-season test at Silverstone planned for April 1-2 has been cancelled.

It follows the MCRCB and the ACU’s suspension of all motorcycle circuit racing events until at least the end of April following the latest government advice.

“Yesterday (16 March) the UK Government announced further and significant measures designed to supress the spread of the Coronavirus and limit COVID-19 infections,” a statement from BSB officials confirmed.

“Following the MCRCB and the ACU’s suspension of all motorcycle circuit racing events until at least the end of April, a decision which will be kept under review as the situation progresses, MSVR can confirm that the forthcoming official test (1/2 April) at Silverstone is cancelled, and the opening round of the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship also at Silverstone (10-12 April), will be postponed until later in the year.

“Series promoter and organiser MSVR is continuing to work closely with teams, circuits, broadcasters and partners to evaluate the constantly-changing situation and will provide further updates when available.”

Oulton Park is currently set to host the new opening round of the 2020 BSB campaign on May 1-3.

 

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