from Barry Nutley
Against a difficult and ever-changing backdrop, and a determination not to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to emerge the winner in 2020, a last-minute deal has given a lifeline to a meaningful and exciting International event to round off the season in style.
A concerted effort between the RKB-F1 Motorsport/Santander Salt, MSVR and a major German commercial partner, has resulted in a two-round, four-race International Sidecar Superprix to run in Germany and the UK.
The popular Oschersleben track, always a favourite with the teams, will host the opener over the weekend of 2-4th October, with the climax two weeks later at Brands Hatch October 16-18th.
Named “The Bonovo Cup”, the German leg presents an unavoidable clash with the penultimate Molson Group British round at Donington Park, so for some teams there will be a difficult choice to make. That fact alone, however, will add spice to both series and maybe give less prominent teams a greater crack at the British points.
The finale will be named “The Santander Salt Cup”, and in keeping with our tradition at the Brands Hatch BSB season closer, double points will apply but this time around, only on the FINAL race for both the International Superprix and British series.
Four races each of twenty-five minutes minimum will decide the outcome, with a generous prize fund of 15,000 Euros up for grabs in each leg of the Superprix competition.
This is a real incentive for teams to enter and commit to both rounds.
It is therefore anticipated that the very best sidecar crews will support the event, thus giving us sight and sound of world-class sidecar racing in 2020. That is certainly something we thought would not happen this year.
Entry detail for Oschersleben can be found here www.batc.de
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