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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.

The British Talent Cup will be one of the showcase support races when the Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Donington Park on August 7/8/9. After a long break from racing obliged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the action can’t begin soon enough – and the Cup has joined forces with Honda UK as a title partner. The new collaboration is fully focused on developing the stars of the future in the Road to MotoGP™ programme and gives the Honda British Talent Cup a new look for 2020.

The inaugural BTC season took place in 2018 and it moves into an exciting new era this year following an agreement between MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports (Dorna) and British Championship promoter and organiser MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR). The series is open to riders between 12 and 17 years of age and the technical regulations mirror the highly successful Dorna promoted European Talent Cup, which specifies the exclusive use of an essentially standard specification Honda NSF250R motorcycle. That makes it an even playing field for the sole British Moto3™ Championship class – and a perfect partner for Honda UK.

Racing is at the heart of Honda’s DNA, and the marque has a strong history of success since first entering motorcycle Grand Prix racing in 1959. In 2019, Honda completed a triple crown of title victories, with Marc Marquez dominating in MotoGP™, Tim Gajser winning the MXGP World Championship and Toni Bou taking to the top in the Trial World Championship. In January, Honda Racing rider Ricky Brabec also won the Dakar Rally 2020, giving Honda its first Dakar victory since 1989.

The Honda British Talent Cup will not only be a fight for points on the track, but will also feature a prize fund awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race. The series’ tyre partner Dunlop is also offering the prize of front and/or rear tyres for riders who finish on the podium, and there will be an end of season prize fund presented to the top three riders in the final overall standings.

Additionally, Dorna will select a rider from the British Isles to compete in the 2021 FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship, another step forward on the Road to MotoGP™.

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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