British Superbikes confirm September 2016 date for Donington Park round
Donington Park will host the crucial first round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship ‘Showdown’ phase on 16/17 and 18 September 2016, after the official calendar was announced by series organisers today (Friday 2 October).
Donington hosted a hugely successful opening round to the championship this year, with record crowds, and the 2016 event will be just as exciting, being the first of the three ‘Showdown’ rounds.
The Showdown is where the top six riders in the championship get elevated to the ‘Title Fighter’ status, in the championship’s unique end of season format. Donington will therefore be a first indication of which rider is likely to be crowned champion at the end of the season.
Donington Park Sporting Director Bob Adams commented: “We are delighted to be hosting this important round of the British Superbike Championship in 2016, and great that we can confirm the date almost a year in advance. It will be a very exciting event for spectators and a crucial one for the riders and teams.”
This announcement is the latest big event to confirm its Donington dates for 2016, with the calendar so far shown below.
Donington Park 2016 – events confirmed so far:
16-17 April – Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
30 April – 2 May – Donington Historic Festival
5-7 August – Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival
16-18 September – MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
For more information on events at Donington Park, visit www.donington-park.co.uk