World Superbike Night - Club Amadeus, Northallerton - Wednesday 3rd September 2008
WORLD CHAMPIONS DESCEND ON NORTHALLERTON
Some of the best motorcycle racers in the world descend on Northallerton in North Yorkshire a week next Wednesday night (3rd September) when the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club 'World Superbike Night' takes place at Club Amadeus in the town.
Headlining the bill is the multiple World Championship winning Hannspree ten Kate Honda Team who are in the UK just prior to the eleventh round of the World Superbike Championship meeting which takes place at Donington Park over the weekend of 5/6/7th September.
Former MotoGP star Carlos Checa is enjoying a fantastic first season in WSB and the Spanish rider knows all about the region as he had a property in Great Ayton when racing for the works Yamaha team!
Another rider with UK roots is Japanese ace Ryuichi Kiyonari who will be making his second visit to Club Amadeus. A double British Superbike Champion, 'Kiyo' is red hot favourite to add to his Brands Hatch double in the last round when he tackles Donington Park.
The third member of the Hannspree ten Kate Superbike Team is Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu who won last year's World Supersport Championship and with it, recorded the team's amazing seventh successive crown in the class.
It looks like it will be eight on the bounce also as the two Supersport riders, Andrew Pitt from Australia and Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea, currently run first and second. Rea is always a popular visitor to Northallerton and will be joined on stage by the 2001 World Supersport Champion Pitt also.
There will be a number of other star guests in attendance in the show which will be co hosted by Eurosport commentator James Whitham and BSB Pit Lane reporter Larry 'Scoop' Carter.
As well as the normal chat show and autograph sessions, there will be a raffle and an auction plus trade stands and all money raised will be distributed amongst local competitors.
Admission costs a mere £5 on the door (£4.00 NYRRSC members) with the show getting underway at 7.45pm prompt.