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Oulton Park race fans set for MCE BSB thriller this weekend

Monday, July 02 2012

Thousands of fans will flock to Oulton Park in Cheshire this weekend (6/7/8 July) for the sixth round of the 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as the title fight between the leading contenders intensifies.

The spectacular parkland circuit is one of the most challenging on the calendar and a real favourite for spectators thanks to the superb views all around the venue's elevated banks. It's also regarded as a real rider's circuit due to its sweeping fast corners and ever-changing gradients.

Defending champion Tommy Hill currently leads the standings but his main rivals including Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Michael Laverty won't be giving an inch as they attempt to wrestle the advantage from the Swan Yamaha star. There is also a pack of contenders including former World Superbike runner-up Noriyuki Haga and Tommy Bridewell aiming to become the eighth different race winner of an enthralling 2012 campaign.

Byrne, who is determined to close in on the standings lead, said: "I am looking forward to Oulton Park and we have been working hard ready for the weekend so it will be down to me and lady luck to get the results for the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team. From previous experience the second visit of the season is always faster and from the May round I dare say that I expect Tommy (Hill) to be strong but there are always other guys coming through but we will be ready!"

In addition to the three MCE BSB races (first on Saturday, two on Sunday) 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 Ducati 848 Challenge. Fans can meet the riders during a free of charge pit walk on Sunday's raceday and big screens around the circuit mean you won't miss any of the action.

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