The 2020 British Superbike Championship will not hit the track until July at the earliest after the MCRCB confirmed it is suspending all track activity until the end of June.

The start of the 2020 season, which was due to begin in April, had already been put back by two months in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has now been extended by another month. It means no competitive track action will take place in the UK until July 1st at the earliest.

As such, the opening four rounds of the 2020 BSB Championship are affected, with the Silverstone, Oulton Park, Donington Park and now Snetterton postponed for the time being.

Despite this, MSVR says it is working on a new calendar based on the latest guidelines from the government and plans to publish this in the first week of June.

“Following the latest Government updates, the MCRCB is extending the suspension of permits which authorise Bennetts British Superbike (BSB) events until at least 30 June 2020,” read a statement.

“MSVR can also confirm that in addition to the previously advised postponement of the rounds at Silverstone (10/11/12 April), Oulton Park (1/2/3 May) and Donington Park (22/23/24 May), this has been extended to include at least the Snetterton round scheduled for 19/20/21 June.

“A new provisional Bennetts BSB calendar has been drafted, taking into account the roadmap of the Government’s phased reopening of activities. This has been undertaken in consultation with the teams, broadcasters and circuits in order to provide the best conditions for a credible, competitive and sustainable BSB Championship in 2020 and beyond. This calendar is intended to be published in the first week of June.”

It remains to be seen whether BSB will adopt closed-door races when the season does eventually start after race director Stuart Higgs stated it was his desire to avoid this scenario if possible.

 

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