New calendar in the works as 2020 BSB season postponed again

MSVR promise to reveal a revised 2020 BSB calendar in early June after the MCRCB extends suspension of track activity until July

Josh Brookes, Scott Redding [credit: Ian Hopgood]

The start of the 2020 British Superbike Championship has been postponed by another month after the MCRCB extended the suspension of track activity to the end of June.

The opening three rounds of the 2020 BSB season at Silverstone, Oulton Park and Donignton Park had already been postponed after MCRCB confirmed there would be no permission to race until the end of May, but this has now been pushed back to June 30th.

It means the fourth round of the season at Snetterton is the latest event to be postponed.

Despite the new setback, series organisers MSVR say it is working on a new calendar based on the latest government advice with regards to sporting events and promises to publish it at the start of June.

It remains to be seen whether BSB will follow the trend of other series’ by adopting closed-door races without spectators.

“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.”