2023 British Superbike calendar

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The 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship calendar has been announced.

 2023 Bennetts BSB Dates
 2023 Bennetts BSB FAQ
 2023 Bennetts BSB Riders & Teams
 2023 Bennetts BSB Support Races

 

When does British Superbikes start in 2023?

The 2023 BSB season will start on Friday the 7th April 2023 at the Silverstone National Circuit. 

 

2023 BSB Test Dates

2023 BSB Test Date Calendar

Test

Date

Circuit

1

11/12 March 2023

Circuit de Navarro

2

25/26 March 2023

Donington Park GP

3

28/29 March 2023

Silverstone National

4

12/13 April 2023

Oulton Park

 

BSB Dates 2023

2023 Bennetts BSB Calendar

Rnd

Date

Circuit

1

7-9 April 2023

Silverstone (National)

2

29 April – 1 May 2023

Oulton Park

3

19-21 May 2023

Donington Park (GP)

4

16-18 June 2023

Knockhill

5

7-9 July 2023

Snetterton

6

21-23 July 2023

Brands Hatch (GP)

7

11-13 August 2023

Thruxton

8

26-28 August 2023

Cadwell Park

9

15-17 September 2023

Oulton Park

10

29 Sept – 1 Oct 2023

Donington Park (National)

11

13-15 October 2023

Brands Hatch (GP)

Showdown Rounds in BOLD

You can download and import these dates to your MS Outlook or Google calendar by clicking on this ICS File.

 

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BSB 2023 - Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023 Bennetts British Superbike season will continue the triple-header format across each of the 11 rounds, so 3 x 11 = 33 races.

The action will take place around the UK at eight circuits. We visit Oulton Park, Brands Hatch (GP layout) and Donington Park twice, though while there are two trips to Donington, each of the two rounds held at the Leicestershire circuit will take place on alternative layouts; National and GP. The BSB championship once again ventures North of the Border to Knockhill, where we are sure to receive a warm welcome.

For each round in 2023, the opening day hosts two free practice sessions for the Superbike class, where the fastest 12 riders overall will be seeded directly to the Day 2 Qualifying 2 (Q2) session.

Day 2 begins with a third, shorter Superbike free practice session in the morning, followed by Qualifying 1 (Q1), where the fastest three riders will progress to join the 12 seeded riders from Day 1 as they compete for pole position for the opening Bennetts BSB race, also known as the Sprint Race, and that takes place on the afternoon of Day 2.

The third and final day of competition will feature a morning warm up and the second and third Superbike races of the weekend, both of which are slightly longer.

The 2023 Bennetts BSB Title Showdown will undergo the first major change to its format since it was introduced with an incremental points’ system, replacing the split of having designated Title Fighters.

For next season, the notion of ‘Title Fighters’ and having a ‘cut-off point’ will be scrapped in favour of a format that will see points more heavily weighted during the final events for all riders.

As ever, the top fifteen riders after a race will receive points but the amount will vary between Rounds 1-8, Rounds 9 and 10 and then again for the Round 11 finale, as listed below.

It will culminate in the season-ending round at Brands Hatch featuring three races with 35 points being available for the winning rider.

Rounds 1 to 8 - The Main Season

Points Structure - 18, 16, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Rounds 10 and 11 - The Title Showdown [Oulton Park, Donington Park]

Points Structure - 25, 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Round 12 - The Title Finale [Brands Hatch]

Points Structure - 35, 30, 27, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

All events are live on Eurosport and at least four live free to air (FTA) on Quest, and their respective streaming services. Further, extensive highlights on Eurosport and also a new “raceday +1” highlights programme on Quest FTA. Find out more information regarding BSB on TV here. 

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Provisional 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Rider Line-up (As at 27th February 2023)

Despite the 2022 Season having only recently concluded, some teams have already confirmed their 2023 riders. We'll keep this list updated as and when the remaining teams confirm their plans.

No

Rider

Nat.

Team

Motorcycle

2

Glenn Irwin

GBR

PBM Ducati

Ducati Panigale V4R

4

Jack Kennedy

IRE

Mar-Train Racing Yamaha

Yamaha YZF-R1

5

Dean Harrison

GBR

DAO Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

7

Ryan Vickers

GBR

OMG Racing Yamaha

Yamaha YZF-R1

8

Hector Barbera

ESP

TAG Racing Honda

Honda CBR1000RR-R

12

Luke Mossey

GBR

L1 Racing BMW

BMW M 1000 RR

14

Lee Jackson

GBR

Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

16

Luke Hopkins

GBR

NP Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

18

Andrew Irwin

GBR

Honda Racing UK

Honda CBR1000RR-R

21

Christian Iddon

GBR

Oxford Racing Products Ducati

Ducati Panigale V4R

22

Jason O'Halloran

AUS

McAms Yamaha

Yamaha YZF-R1

25

Josh Brookes

AUS

FHO Racing BMW

BMW M 1000 RR

30

Max Cook

GBR

Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

34

Liam Delves

GBR

Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

46

Tommy Bridewell

GBR

PBM Ducati

Ducati Panigale V4R

52

Danny Kent

GBR

Lovell Kent Racing Honda

Honda CBR1000RR-R

54

Tim Neave

GBR

McAms Yamaha

Yamaha YZF-R1

55

Jack Scott

GBR

Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

60

Peter Hickman

GBR

FHO Racing BMW

BMW M 1000 RR

65

Josh Owens

GBR

Hawk Racing

Honda CBR1000RR-R

68

Tom Neave

GBR

Honda Racing UK

Honda CBR1000RR-R

74

Davey Todd

GBR

Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda

Honda CBR1000RR-R

77

Kyle Ryde

GBR

OMG Racing Yamaha

Yamaha YZF-R1

79

Storm Stacey

GBR

GR Motorsport Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

83

Danny Buchan

GBR

SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad

BMW M 1000 RR

86

Charlie Nesbitt

GBR

Hawk Racing

Honda CBR1000RR-R

97

Bradley Perie

GBR

Lee Hardy Racing Kawasaki

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

 

2023 Bennetts BSB Support Class Dates

 

2023 Bennetts BSB Support Races

Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2 Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

2 Races

29 April - 1 May '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

2 Races

16 - 18 June '23

Knockhill

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

2 Races

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

2 Races

26 - 28 August '23

Cadwell Park

2 Races

15 - 17 September '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

2 Races

13 - 15 October '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

 

British Talent Cup Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

2 Races

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

2 Races

16 - 18 June '23

Knockhill

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

2 Races

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

4 – 6 August '23

Silverstone (MotoGP)

2 Races

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

2 Races

15 - 17 September '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

2 Races

 

Pirelli National Superstock Championship Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

2 Races

29 April - 1 May '23

Oulton Park

1 Race

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

1 Race

16 - 18 June '23

Knockhill

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

1 Race

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

2 Races

26 - 28 August '23

Cadwell Park

1 Race

15 - 17 September '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

2 Races

13 - 15 October '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

 

Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

1 Race

29 April - 1 May '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

2 Races

16 - 18 June '23

Knockhill

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

1 Race

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

1 Race

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

1 Race

26 - 28 August '23

Cadwell Park

1 Race

15 - 17 September '23

Oulton Park

1 Race

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

1 Race

13 - 15 October '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

 

HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

2 Races

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

2 Races

16 - 18 June '23

Knockhill

2 Races

30 June – 2 July

Donington Park (WSBK)

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

2 Races

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

15 - 17 September '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

2 Races

 

BMW F900R Cup Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

7 - 9 April '23

Silverstone National

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

29 April - 1 May '23

Oulton Park

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

30 June – 2 July '23

Donington Park (WSBK)

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

21 - 23 July '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

26 - 28 August '23

Cadwell Park

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

29 Sept - 1 October '23

Donington Park National

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

13 - 15 October '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Heats + LCQ + Main Event

 

Molson Group British Sidecar Championship Dates

Date

Circuit

Event

29 April - 1 May '23

Oulton Park

2 Races

19 - 21 May '23

Donington Park GP

2 Races

7 - 9 July '23

Snetterton 300

2 Races

11 - 13 August '23

Thruxton

2 Races

13 - 15 October '23

Brands Hatch GP

2 Races

 

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