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2020 BSB rider line-up takes shape as provisional entry revealed

The provisional entry list for the 2020 BSB Championship is released with 28 riders across 19 teams set to start the Silverstone opener

MSVR have revealed the provisional 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship entry list confirming a small handful of previously unconfirmed teams and racing numbers.

After a steady stream of announcements in the wake of Scott Redding’s 2019 BSB title win in October, most high-profile seats have now been assumed with a number of rider swaps among the top teams.

The provisional entry list features 28 rider spots (24 of which have confirmed names) across 19 different teams.

Among the confirmed teams with ‘TBA’ riders includes 2018 runners-up RAF Regular& Reserves Kawasaki, which ran youngster Ryan Vickers last season, Team WD-40 Kawasaki and Team 64 Kawasaki. It also confirms NP Motorcycles will step up to BSB from Superstock after entering two rounds in 2019.

Elsewhere, Matt Truelove has his entry confirmed on Yamaha machinery. The former Superstock rider rode a McAMS-prepared Raceways Yamaha in 2019, but his entry is listed as TBA on the 2020 provisional list.

Who is confirmed to the 2020 BSB grid?

With champion Redding departing for WorldSBK, Paul Bird Motorsport has signed Christian Iddon as his replacement alongside Josh Brookes. The team will become known as VisionTrack Ducati after securing a new title sponsor.

FS-3 Racing secures official Kawasaki backing – plus Massingbed Munday title sponsorship – and will run Danny Buchan alongside Lee Jackson, while Tommy Bridewell remains with Oxford Racing Ducati following their breakout season together.

McAMS Yamaha retain Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran but swap to the new generation Yamaha R1, while Honda Racing will enter the new CBR1000RR-R with brother pairing Glenn Irwin and Andrew Irwin on rider duties.

Elsewhere, BMW’s challenge is fronted by Smiths Racing – an unchanged rider line-up of Peter Hickman, Alex Olsen – and TAS Racing, which lures Bradley Ray and promotes Taylor Mackenzie to its team. The manufacturer also gains a new customer in OMG Racing, which has signed Hector Barbera alongside Luke Mossey.

Other notable entries include Buildbase Suzuki, which has signed Keith Farmer and rookie Kyle Ryde, plus Bike Devil Insurance which will run a Ducati for Gino Rea.

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