British Superbikes postpones Oulton Park, Donington Park rounds

The British Superbike Championship will not begin until June at the earliest after rounds two and three were postponed due to the coronavirus

Josh Brookes, Scott Redding [credit: Ian Hopgood]

Rounds two and three of the 2020 British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park and Donington Park have been postponed after a suspension on all motorcycle racing in the UK was extended to the end of May due to the coronavirus.

Last week, rights holders MSVR confirmed the scheduled opener at Silverstone was pushed back after the MCRCB and ACU suspended all racing activity until the end of April at the earliest, but this has now been pushed back further to May 31.

This means round two at Oulton Park (May 1/2/3) and Donington Park (May 22/23/24) can no longer take place, with MSVR saying they are postponed rather than cancelled.

“Monday (23 March) the UK Government announced further and unprecedented measures designed to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus and limit COVID-19 infections.

“Following the latest Government updates, the MCRCB and the ACU have currently suspended all motorcycle circuit racing events until at least May 31, a decision which will be kept under review as the situation progresses.

“MSVR can confirm that in addition to last week’s postponement of the opening round at Silverstone (April 10/11/12), the Oulton Park (May 1/2/3) and Donington Park (May 22/23/24) rounds of the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship have now also been postponed.

“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.”

As it stands, round one of the 2020 BSB season is set to take place on 19-21 June at Snetterton, though one of the postponed rounds could come before that if the UK is able to go racing again by then.