News 6 Oct 2015

Provisional 2016 British Superbike Championship calendar announced

Pirelli to remain official tyre supplier for coming seasons.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

The provisional 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship calendar has been announced, once again spanning 12 rounds next season.

It’s also been confirmed that Pirelli will remain the official tyre supplier, in addition to presenting sponsor of the series through the 2020 season.

Pirelli won a competitive five-year supply tender organised by MSVR (MotorSport Vision Racing), after proving to offer high-performing, consistent tyres alongside logistical expertise over the last eight seasons.

The agreement covers the Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 1000 and 600 classes, plus one marque races (such as the Ducati TriOptions Cup).

The series organisers MSVR look to retain the consistency and fairness that this control supply relationship has given, with any changes to tyre specification taken in consultation with teams, well in advance of implementation.

The agreement also continues the link between WorldSBK and BSB, with the international series introducing a ground-breaking agreement with Pirelli for single tyre supply back in 2004.

Provisional 2016 British Superbike Championship provisional calendar:
Rd1 – 8-10 April – Silverstone GP
Rd2 – 30 April – Oulton Park International
Rd3 – 20-22 May – Brands Hatch Indy
Rd4 – 24-26 June – Knockhill
Rd5 – 8-10 July – Snetterton 300
Rd6 – 22-24 July – Thruxton
Rd7 – 5-7 August – Brands Hatch GP
Rd8 – 27-29 August – Cadwell Park
Rd9 – 8-11 September – Oulton Park International
Rd10 – 16-18 September – Donington Park GP
Rd11 – 30 September-2 October – Assen
Rd12 – 14-16 October – Brands Hatch GP