For those looking to experience some high speed thrills this UK Bank Holiday, the British Superbike championship can provide it in spades. This weekend, Cadwell Park in the English county of Lincolnshire will be hosting the ninth round of Britain’s premier motorcycle championship, a great motorsport event for all the family.
There will be three Superbike races during this round, one on Sunday and two on Bank Holiday Monday, plus races for the Supersport and Superstock classes. The circuit itself is a demanding and undulating course that winds for two miles through a wooded valley, offering spectacular views for spectators. The track is perhaps most famous for the section known as ‘The Mountain’, where the steep gradient ensures that a racing bike will become airborne by several feet when at speed.
London’s Shane Bryne currently leads the championship with 255 points, with John Hopkins and Tommy Hill in second and third place respectively. HM Plant Honda rider Byrne is looking to win this weekend to consolidate his lead ahead of the final three rounds that will decide the title.
“I am definitely looking forward to getting back out again on the HM Plant Honda. This weekend is the team’s home round so I am keen to do a good job for them there, as they have had strong results there in the past, and I want to be pulling in those Podium Credits,” said Bryne to the UK Honda racing website.
There are eight other riders competing this weekend that still have a mathematical chance of taking the title, including Tommy Hill, Michael Laverty, Josh Brookes and reigning champion Ryuichi Kiyonari from Japan. Second place man John Hopkins will sit out this round while he recovers from injuries suffered in practice for the Czech Grand Prix at Brno a few weeks ago.