The second round of the 2021 Bennetts Superbike British Championship at Knockhill has been reduced to a two-day event due to the latest Covid restrictions.
In a statement released today by the organizers of BSB, MSV, it states that “the change in format of the event relates only to the Knockhill round, as it is subject to different jurisdiction than all other events in the championship and the circuit operates with different restrictions placed on them. “
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Hopes that more spectators could attend BSB races over the next two months were dashed this week due to the four-week delay before the final lifting of Covid restrictions – which is now slated for July 19.
A maximum of 4,000 fans will be able to attend the opening round at Oulton Park, but it is not yet clear how many, if any, will be able to visit Knockhill for the second race meeting of the season.
The two-day event, to be held on July 10 and 11, will feature the three now traditional Superbike races which will be supported by double programs for each of the Quattro Group British Supersport / GP2 and Pirelli National Superstock championships as well as the Honda British Talent. Cup. .
The Pirelli Junior Superstock and HEL Performance Junior Supersport Championship races have been rescheduled for various events. The Junior Supertock Series will have one additional race at Oulton Park (June 25-27), while the Junior Supersport class will have two additional races at the WSB Donington meeting (July 2-4).
The Knockhill round of the Molson Group British Sidecar Championship is canceled and no replacement races are announced due to the calendar of the World and British Sidecar Championships.
The Knockhill race meeting will be broadcast live via the free Quest channel, alongside its regular spot on Eurosport. The free-to-air availability is a huge bonus for fans who won’t be able to attend.
Watch for MCN’s 2021 season preview supplement in next week’s issue of the newspaper, which appears Wednesday, June 26.