We keep you up to date with the British Superbikes season schedule and the latest betting odds for all upcoming races.
Bradley Ray, the 2022 champion, has switched to World Superbikes, plus it's also out with the old and in with the new in terms of championship format.
Instead of the season ending with a play-off style title fight, all riders still in with a mathematical chance of winning the title will be eligible for extra points in the three-race Showdown, but more points are on offer for those who excel when the pressure is at its highest.
Here's a rundown of all you need to know throughout the 2023 British Superbikes season.
|What||2023 British Superbikes|
|Where||England and Scotland|
|When||Friday 7th April - Sunday 15th October 2023|
|How to watch||Eurosport & Quest|
|Odds||Outright: Tommy Bridewell 1/4, Glenn Irwin 10/3|
8th - 9th April: Round 1 (Silverstone National) | Race winners: Kyle Ryde; Josh Brookes; Glenn Irwin
30th April - 1st May: Round 2 (Oulton Park) | Race winners: Josh Brookes; Tommy Bridewell; Glenn Irwin
20th-21st May: Round 3 (Donington Park GP) | Race winners: Glenn Irwin; Kyle Ryde; Glenn Irwin
17th-18th June: Round 4 (Knockhill) | Race winners: Glenn Irwin; Kyle Ryde; Glenn Irwin
8th-9th July: Round 5 (Snetterton 300) | Race winners: Tommy Bridewell; Tommy Bridewell; Tommy Bridewell
22nd-23rd July: Round 6 (Brands Hatch GP) | Race winners: Ryan Vickers; Tommy Bridewell; Tommy Bridewell
12th-13th August: Round 7 (Thruxton)
27th-28th August: Round 8 (Cadwell Park)
16th-17th September: Round 9 (Oulton Park)
30th September-1st October: Round 10 (Donington Park National)
14th-15 October: Round 11 (Brands Hatch GP)
There are 11 races during the season at all the same venues, although in a slightly different order to the 2022 season.
The Silverstone National circuit again hosts the season-opener in April, but this year Cadwell Park stages the last event of the Main Season instead of Snetterton.
Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch once again host The Showdown portion of the season.
The next three scheduled races are as follows:
|What||British Superbikes - Round 9|
|Where||Oulton Park, Little Budworth, Cheshire|
|When||Friday 15th September - Sunday 17th September|
|How to watch||Eurosport & Quest|
Friday 15th September
12:45 - Practice 1
15:35 - Practice 2
Saturday 16th September
09:45 - Practice 3
13:10 - Qualifying
13:29 - Qualifying 2
Sunday 13th August
12:00 - Warm up
13:15 - Race 2
16:15 - Race 3
Teams are allowed to enter a maximum of two riders, although many run just one.
Five manufacturers' motorcycles are used - Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha and BMW - and the models raced must bear a close resemblance to their roadgoing counterparts.
With last year's champion rider Ray having left, his OMG team elevates Kyle Ryde to team leader status, with Ryan Vickers joining the squad.
Rookie Tim Neave joins Jason O'Halloran at McAMS Yamaha, while Andrew Irwin returns to the factory Honda team alongside Tom Neave.
Ex-Honda man Glenn Irwin is back with Paul Bird Motorsport, entered under the BeerMonster Ducati banner.
He partners Tommy Bridewell as the Ducati runners look to bounce back from a disappointing 2022.
|BeerMonster Ducati||Glenn Irwin, Tommy Bridewell|
|Mar-Train Racing Yamaha||Jack Kennedy|
|DAO Racing Kawasaki||Dean Harrison|
|LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha||Ryan Vickers, Kyle Ryde|
|TAG Racing Honda||Hector Barbera|
|Tactix by Lloyd and Jones BMW||Luke Mossey|
|Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki||Lee Jackson, Max Cooke|
|Honda Racing UK||Andrew Irwin, Tom Neave|
|Oxford Products Racing||Christian Iddon|
|McAMS Yamaha||Justin O'Halloran, Tim Neave|
|FHO Racing BMW||Josh Brookes, Peter Hickman|
|Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki||Liam Delves, Jack Scott|
|Lovell Kent Racing Honda||Danny Kent|
|Crendon Honda by Hawk Racing||Josh Owens|
|Mastermac by Hawk Racing Honda||Charlie Nesbitt|
|Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda||Davey Todd|
|Starline Racing Kawasaki||Storm Stacey|
|SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad||Danny Buchan|
|Lee Hardy Racing Kawasaki||Bradley Perie|
|ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team||Leon Haslam|
The main rule change introduced for 2023 sees a rethink of The Showdown, as the final three races of the year are known, and is aimed at keeping more riders in the title fight as the campaign draws to a close.
The season has split into a Main section and a Play-off since 2010 in response to the 2009 season in which Leon Cammier wrapped up the championship with four rounds to spare.
That anti-climax proved a turn-off, so to ensure the season finished on a crescendo a new format was created, similar to that in use in NASCAR.
After the first nine races of the season, all riders had to drop their two worst results and the top six from that criteria were each elevated to 500 points, with extra bonuses depending on how many podiums they had achieved.
This effectively levelled the playing field and left six riders to battle it out over the final three rounds.
This year, the 500-point idea is scrapped but a new points system will be used in the last three races.
All races are shown live on TV on Eurosport and through streaming service Discovery+, while four rounds, Knockhill (16th-18th June), Snetterton (7th-9th July), Thruxton (11th-13th August) and Oulton Park (15th-17th September), will be broadcast live on free-to-air on QuestTV, which also screens highlights on Tuesday evenings.
Bradley Ray of OMG Racing won the title by 21 points ahead of Glenn Irwin.
Ray had been leading the championship after the Main Season and held on despite winning only two of the nine races during The Showdown.