MCE British Superbikes Head To Oulton Park

The thrilling MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship storms into Cheshire for the north west's biggest motorsport event at Oulton Park this May Bank Holiday weekend (5/6/7) as some of the world's leading riders prepare to tackle one of the country's most challenging circuits.

New technical regulations removing electronic aids have levelled the competition and emphasis is now back on the riders. The opening three races of the season have produced three different race winners and four different manufactures have already featured on the podium (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki). Ulsterman Ian Lowry leads the standings for Padgetts Honda by just two points from Australia's Josh Brookes, but their rivals are lining up to take the victories in the three races this Bank Holiday weekend including double champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.

The grid positions for the first race on Sunday (postponed from Brands Hatch) are already determined and reigning champion Tommy Hill faces a tough start from the fifth row; he is going to need to carve his way up the order. His Swan Yamaha team-mate Noriyuki Haga faces the same challenge as he returns to the Cheshire circuit that he last raced at in 2004.

Hill said: "We had a race win at Oulton Park last season so we want the same again. In the first race I will have a lot of work to do from row five but we will push as hard as we can and there are plenty of places to pass; that is why it is one of my favourite circuits. We missed out twice on the win at Thruxton so we need to change that this weekend."

In addition to three MCE BSB races (first on Sunday, two on Bank Holiday Monday) there will also be racing from the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championships, the Monster Energy Motostar Championship and the one make Triumph Triple Challenge. Fans can meet the riders during a free of charge pit walk on Bank Holiday Monday.

Advance adult tickets for raceday cost from £25 online in advance with children aged 12 and under free. For more information and to book visit www.oultonpark.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000.

 As North West Gears Up For Biggest Motorsport Event     02 May 12 The thrilling MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship storms into Cheshire for the north west's biggest motorsport event at Oulton Park this May Bank Holiday weekend (5/6/7) as some of the world's leading riders prepare to tackle one of the country's most challenging circuits.

New technical regulations removing electronic aids have levelled the competition and emphasis is now back on the riders. The opening three races of the season have produced three different race winners and four different manufactures have already featured on the podium (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki). Ulsterman Ian Lowry leads the standings for Padgetts Honda by just two points from Australia's Josh Brookes, but their rivals are lining up to take the victories in the three races this Bank Holiday weekend including double champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.

The grid positions for the first race on Sunday (postponed from Brands Hatch) are already determined and reigning champion Tommy Hill faces a tough start from the fifth row; he is going to need to carve his way up the order. His Swan Yamaha team-mate Noriyuki Haga faces the same challenge as he returns to the Cheshire circuit that he last raced at in 2004.

Hill said: "We had a race win at Oulton Park last season so we want the same again. In the first race I will have a lot of work to do from row five but we will push as hard as we can and there are plenty of places to pass; that is why it is one of my favourite circuits. We missed out twice on the win at Thruxton so we need to change that this weekend."

In addition to three MCE BSB races (first on Sunday, two on Bank Holiday Monday) there will also be racing from the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championships, the Monster Energy Motostar Championship and the one make Triumph Triple Challenge. Fans can meet the riders during a free of charge pit walk on Bank Holiday Monday.

Advance adult tickets for raceday cost from £25 online in advance with children aged 12 and under free. For more information and to book visit oultonpark.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000.