BSB to return to Assen in 2013

The 2013 British Superbike Championship will again go to continental Europe after next season's calendar was announced.

BSB to return to Assen in 2013

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Brookes passes Byrne on final corner at Assen (BSB)

The 2013 season will comprise 12 events across eight UK circuits plus the opening Showdown event 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 9/10/11 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 6/7/8 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 this year.

The penultimate round will take place at Silverstone GP on 4/5/6 October and two weeks’ later on 18/19/20 October the hallowed Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will host the triple-header season finale.

2013 British Superbike Championship calendar:

5/6/7 April - Brands Hatch Indy (Kent)

12/13/14 April – Thruxton (Hampshire)

4/5/6 May - Oulton Park * (Cheshire)

14/15/16 June – Knockhill (Fife)

5/6/7 July - Snetterton 300 (Norfolk)

19/20/21 July - Brands Hatch GP (Kent)

9/10/11 August - Oulton Park (triple header) (Cheshire)

24/25/26 August - Cadwell Park * (Lincolnshire)

6/7/8 September - Donington Park GP (Leicestershire)

20/21/22 September – Assen (The Netherlands)

4/5/6 October - Silverstone GP (Northamptonshire)

18/19/20 October - Brands Hatch GP (triple header) (Kent)

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