BSB: 2018 calendar announced
Dates for the 2018 British Superbike Championship have today been confirmed with the series once again taking place over 12 rounds with no major changes to the schedule.
The season gets underway with its traditional Easter Bank Holiday opener, again taking place at Donington Park, between 31st March and 2nd April before heading to the Brands Indy circuit two weeks later before the May Bank Holiday round at Oulton Park.
The series will then pause for a five-week break while many teams compete at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT road races before resuming at Snetterton between 15th and 17th June.
Knockhill moves to the later date of 6th-8th July ahead of the first of two Brands Hatch GP rounds.
The super-fast Thruxton will again play host to the eighth round of the series before the 2018 Party in the Park at Cadwell Park, which again misses out on the Bank Holiday weekend to the British MotoGP.
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The final round of the main season, a triple header at Silverstone, will decide the Showdown six in early September before a quick turnaround to Oulton Park the following week for the opening round of the title fight.
The annual visit to Assen will take place between 28th-30th September ahead of the season finale at Brands Hatch on 12th-14th October.
2018 British Superbike Championship
All dates remain provisional
31 March – 2 April Donington Park GP *
13-15 April Brands Hatch Indy
5 – 7 May Oulton Park *
15 – 17 June Snetterton
6 – 8 July Knockhill
20 – 22 July Brands Hatch GP
3 – 5 August Thruxton
17 – 19 August Cadwell Park
7 – 9 September Silverstone GP [Triple header]
14 – 16 September Oulton Park
28 – 30 September Assen
12 – 14 October Brands Hatch GP [Triple header]
*Bank Holiday weekend