Published: 10:00, 10 June 2020
| Updated: 11:02, 10 June 2020
Brands Hatch is set to host the final rounds of the British Superbike Championship and organisers are optimistic fans could be there to watch.
A provisional revised calendar has been announced with the championship heading to Brands in October.
Bennetts British Superbike Championship series director Stuart Higgs said: “We are optimistic that we will be able to welcome fans to BSB this season, enjoying these large outdoor circuit venues with plenty of room to socially distance.
“We are working with the circuits to agree protocols that meet all relevant guidance and will continue to do so as the guidance evolves over the coming weeks, with further announcements on this to follow.”
The Championship will run six triple-headers with 18 races instead of 27 and that means just one visit to Kent for 2020 - albeit potentially a big one.
Brands were due to host a round at the end of July but the BSB season will now start on August 7-9 at Donington Park.
The original date of October 16-18 still stands with the season finale to decide the champion taking place on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands.
All races will be broadcast live on Eurosport with free to air highlights on Quest and ITV4.
Given the reduction in championship races the usual ‘showdown’ format will be scrapped for 2020.
The regular supporting championships consisting of the Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2, British Talent Cup, Pirelli National Superstock, HEL Performance Junior Supersport, Ducati TriOptions Cup and Molson Group British Sidecars will also feature across the revised calendar of events.
Series director Mr Higgs added: “This has been an incredibly challenging period, but the enthusiasm, commitment and passion from everyone involved in the championship has been outstanding.
“To reach the position of announcing a provisional calendar is a big step forward.”
Track activity resumed at Brands this month, with trackdays and car testing taking place.
Circuit owners MotorSport Vision say the resumption has been welcomed across all of their tracks.
The gradual resumption of public track activity began on May 26.
MSV said: “A range of measures have been implemented to reduce the need for personal contact - meaning attending an event should carry no more risk of infection, and likely much less, than a trip to your local supermarket.”
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