BSB: Junior Supersport class introduced for 2018

Published: 16 November 2017

British Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new Junior Supersport series alongside a growing selection of support classes in 2018.

Replacing the KTM RC Cup, the series will feature riders between the ages of 14 and 22 and adopt the regulations from the Supersport 300 World Championship, which was introduced successfully alongside the Superbike World Championship this year.

Bikes eligible to race in the series include Kawasaki’s new Ninja 400, Yamaha’s YZF-R3, Honda’s CBR500RR as well as the KTM RC390.

The new junior series joins a host of other feeder classes that will feature on the BSB calendar, including a number of rounds of the all-new British Talent Cup.

“Britain has often been criticised for not having a coherent development class structure for the upcoming young riders, however this has now been corrected and completely revitalised with three diverse championships,” said BSB boss Stuart Higgs.

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“The association with Dorna for the British Talent Cup represents the best ever opportunity for young British talent to be scouted, developed and integrated into the World Championship career path.  Having seen first-hand the presentation of the Asia Talent Cup, this will be something that will take British racing to new standards of recognition. 

“The British Motostar Championship, whilst reduced in the number of championship events, does allow for some budget relief, is still our reference series with prime race event billing, live television coverage and exceptional grids. I’m very proud that both 2017 champions are moving to the next phase of International Talent Series promoted by Dorna.     
“We are very excited about the new British Junior Supersport Championship; which will be another budget-friendly class and with new models coming from several manufacturers, will add diversity to this exciting form of racing that is developing across the world.

“Preceding all of this we will maintain our association with the Cool FAB Racing series which nurtures riders at an even earlier age.  This series will also receive greater recognition in the future with a new very significant development which will further enhance its position and reputation.”   

2018 British Talent Cup Calendar

31 March - 2 Apr*

Donington Park GP

BSB

25-27 May

Donington Park GP

WSBK

16-18 June

Snetterton 300

BSB

24-26 Aug  

Silverstone GP 

MotoGP

28–30 September

Assen

BSB

16-18 November

Valencia

MotoGP


2018 HEL British Motostar Championship Calendar

13-15 April

Brands Hatch Indy

5-7 May 

Oulton Park 

6-8 July

Knockhill

20-22 July  

Brands Hatch GP

3-5 August

Thruxton

17-19 August

Cadwell Park

7-9 September

Silverstone GP

14-16 September

Oulton Park

12-14 October

Brands Hatch GP 


2018 British Junior Supersport Championship

31 March-2 April

Donington Park GP

13-15 April

Brands Hatch Indy

16-18 June

Snetterton 300

6-8 July

Knockhill

3-5 August

Thruxton

7-9 September

Silverstone GP

14-16 September

Oulton Park

12-14 October

Brands Hatch GP          

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