2012 British Superbike championship calendar

Assen added to the BSB calendar for 2012

THE calendar for the 2012 British Superbike championship has been announced, revealing that the series will include a round at Assen next season.

For 2012, the BSB series will continue with the same 12-round, 26 race format including the three-race Showdown, but alongside the eight major UK circuits the domestic championship will feature a round at the famous Assen circuit in the Netherlands.

The 2012 season commences at Brands Hatch on its traditional Easter weekend slot in April before heading to Thruxton one week later and Oulton Park in May. BSB then returns to the Snetterton 300 circuit before visiting Knockhill for the annual Scottish round in June and Oulton Park for the second time in early July. The summer Brands Hatch round on the Grand Prix circuit has been brought forward to 20-22 July to avoid a clash with the London Olympic Games.

Two weeks after the August Bank Holiday at Cadwell Park, Donington Park in Leicestershire will now host the critical final round of the Main Season on 7-9 September.The Showdown will take place at two current MotoGP venues with the Silverstone Arena GP circuit following Assen on 28-30 September, before concluding at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in October.

2012 MCE Insurance BSB Calendar: April - Brands Hatch Indy

13.14.15 April - Thruxton

5.6.7 May - Oulton Park International

25.26.27 May - Snetterton 300

22.23.24 June - Knockhill

6.7.8 July - Oulton Park International

20.21.22 July - Brands Hatch GP

25.26.27 August - Cadwell Park

7.8.9 September - Donington Park GP

21.22.23 September - TT Circuit Assen (NL)

28.29.30 September - Silverstone GP

12.13.14 October - Brands Hatch GP