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2020

The Quattro Group British Supersport Championship leads the support class line up and in 2020 will feature an incredible line up of riders representing the world's leading manufacturers.

The middleweight class for typically 600cc capacity machines has regularly provided some of the fiercest, closest racing ever seen and for nearly three decades has been exclusively restricted to production based models.

Following two years of evaluation, prototype machines of a similar specification to those seen at World and European Championship level in the Moto2 category were formally accepted into the British Championship for the first time IN 2018 and will continue in 2020.

The category, designated British GP2 will allow for current Honda-powered Moto2 machinery that has been used in World or European Championship competition as well as new, independent constructor projects utilising any 600cc four cylinder or 675cc three cylinder engines to a technical specification very similar to Stock 600.

The Quattro Group British Supersport and British GP2 categories race side by side and be separately classified – together with a background classification to see who is the best of the best.

A new, expanded format for the future of the British Talent Cup (BTC) was announced following an agreement reached between MotoGP™ and WorldSBK™ rights holder, Dorna Sports (Dorna), and British Championship promoter and organiser MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR).

After two seasons in its current format, the British Talent Cup will be expanded to a thrilling ten-round, twenty-race championship from 2020 – 2022. The series will be restricted to riders between 12 and 17 years of age, with teams and riders open to enter in a traditional manner. The technical regulations will mirror the highly successful Dorna-promoted European Talent Cup, which specifies the exclusive use of an essentially standard specification Honda NSF 250 R motorcycle.

Part of Dorna’s Road to MotoGP™ programme, the British Talent Cup will become the sole British Moto3™ Championship class. There will be two races at each event, nine supporting the British Superbike Championship (BSB) and a season highlight racing at the British Grand Prix. The provisional 2020 BTC calendar will start with a pre-season test in Spain in March, ahead of visits to ten different circuit configurations; Assen, Brands Hatch GP, Donington Park National and GP, Knockhill, Oulton Park, Silverstone National and GP, Snetterton and Thruxton.

The BTC will benefit from the high visibility and live national television broadcast coverage offered at BSB events together with the International profile provided by Dorna’s global media platform. Dorna will remain hands-on at all BTC events with rider coaching support in order to assess the stars of tomorrow.

A full season in the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship the following season is up for grabs, and two BTC riders will also be granted the opportunity to participate in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event. These three riders will be selected by Dorna from the top nationals from the British Isles, as the BTC will be open to all nationalities.

The Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship is fiercely-contested and will feature several big hitters as some big names return to the class for the new season title fight!

The Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship line-up will feature upcoming riders ready to take the next step. The "Junior Superstock" class requires the first three in the previous years' championship to move on so young aspiring riders to complete a full grid for 2020.

The HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship will feature at eight Bennetts BSB events and is aimed as an entry level class for riders aged 13 -22 years old competing on production machines from 300cc – 500cc.

The Ducati TriOptions Cup calendar will comprise eight rounds at prestigious UK circuits and Assen in the Netherlands with two points scoring races per round featuring the new Ducati Panigale V2, superseding the Panigale 959 in the 2020 Cup.

The 959 Panigale has been raced in the Ducati one-make championship for the last three years and will initially continue to be eligible in the championship alongside the new Panigale V2 for the 2020 season.

The twin-cylinder Panigale has been comprehensively updated, renamed the Panigale V2, it takes on a totally new design. The V2 retains the same the 955 cm³ Superquadro engine but (now Euro 5 compliant) delivers even more power (+5 hp) and torque (+2 Nm). With a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm.

Now in their tenth season running with the top flight, the F1 Sidecars provide an entertaining addition to the Bennetts BSB weekends. The new season will see the best ever grids compete on the BSB calendar with entrants from across the world.

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