2013 BSB calendar announced
The 2013 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship calendar has been announced by series promoters MSVR, following approval by governing body the MCRCB.
Next year's championship will again comprise of 12 events across eight UK circuits as well as a round at Assen in The Netherlands.
The season commences at Brands Hatch at the start of April before heading to Thruxton a week later and then Oulton Park on the traditional May Bank Holiday weekend.
The annual Scottish round of the championship at Knockhill will again take place in June before returning to the Snetterton 300 circuit in July.
The summer Brands Hatch Grand Prix round returns in July before a triple-header second visit to Oulton Park on 9-11 August and the August Bank Holiday 'Party in the Park' at Cadwell Park.
Donington Park in Leicestershire will again host the crucial final round of the Main Season on 6-8 September, where the top six riders for the Showdown phase of the championship will be decided.
The Showdown will once more take place at two current MotoGP venues with the legendary Assen opening the three title-deciding rounds following its successful debut in 2012.
The penultimate round will take place at Silverstone GP on 4-6 October and two weeks' later on 18-20 October the hallowed Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will host the triple-header season finale.
Notably, the final round of BSB at Brands Hatch will be held on the same weekend as the final round of the World Superbike Championship at Jerez (subject to FIM confirmation).
2013 MCE Insurance British Superbike calendar:
5-7 April Brands Hatch Indy Kent
12-14 April Thruxton Hampshire
4-6 May Oulton Park* Cheshire
14-16 June Knockhill Fife
5-7 July Snetterton 300 Norfolk
19-21 July Brands Hatch GP Kent
9-11 August Oulton Park Cheshire Triple Header
24-26 August Cadwell Park* Lincolnshire
6-8 September Donington Park GP Leicestershire
20-22 September Assen The Netherlands
4-6 October Silverstone GP Northamptonshire
18-20 October Brands Hatch GP Kent Triple Header
* Denotes Bank Holiday