NEXT RACE

2017 MCE British Superbikes
04 August - 06 August 2017

Thruxton

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes

    Round 7 - Thruxton

    04 Aug - 06 Aug 2017

    LENGTH

    3.79161 KM

    CORNERS

    11

    LETHAND

    4

    RIGHTHAND

    7

    LAP RECORD

    1:14.884 (2015)

    Thruxton

    Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW

    http://www.thruxtonracing.co.uk

    Originally built in 1940 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield and home to both the RAF and USAF, the site was used for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders during the D-Day landings.

    In 1946 it was decommissioned and from 1950 it was used for motorsport. Motorcycling was the first sport to be staged there, with four-wheeled racing commencing from 1952.

    Thruxton is one of the fastest circuits on the British Superbike Championship calendar and one which has hosted events as varied as World Endurance motorcycles, European F2 cars and trucks.

    The demands of the circuit range from the long, fast straights and flowing corners to tight, demanding Complex and Chicane sections.

     

    “Proper fast circuit, and scary on the back of a sidecar, especially from village to church corner where you are hanging on for dear life while you are flat out!”

    Ryan Charlwood

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes

    Round 8 - Cadwell Park

    18 Aug - 20 Aug 2017

    LENGTH

    3.508km

    CORNERS

    11

    LETHAND

    6

    RIGHTHAND

    5

    LAP RECORD

    1:26.590 (2016)

    Cadwell Park

    Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9SE

    http://www.cadwellpark.co.uk

    A real mecca for bike fans, Cadwell Park hosts the biggest round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, with thousands of spectators travelling to the circuit fondly nicknamed the ‘Mini-Nurburgring’ every August Bank Holiday weekend.

    Cadwell Park is probably most famous for ‘the Mountain’, where bikes frequently get airbourne, and it’s the striking mix of twists, cambers and gradients that have led to the circuit’s burgeoning popularity over the years.

     

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes

    Round 9 - Silverstone

    08 Sep - 10 Sep 2017

    LENGTH

    5.901km

    CORNERS

    18

    LETHAND

    7

    RIGHTHAND

    11

    LAP RECORD

    2:05.267 (2015)

    Silverstone

    Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN

    http://www.silverstone.co.uk

    Currently the home of the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, this former wartime airfield circuit can boast being one of the world’s foremost motorsport venues.

    Silverstone hosted the first ever round of the F1 World Championship in 1948, and over the years has developed to meet the needs of the modern sporting era.

    The circuit held the British Motorcycle Grand Prix for a decade, following the event’s switch to the mainland from the Isle of Man and has staged World Superbike Championship action in recent years in addition to the domestic series.

    In 2010 MCE BSB raced on the new Arena GP circuit for the first time.

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes
    SHOWDOWN

    Round 10 - Oulton Park

    15 Sep - 17 Sep 2017

    LENGTH

    4.307km

    CORNERS

    17

    LETHAND

    6

    RIGHTHAND

    11

    LAP RECORD

    1:34.483 (2015)

    Oulton Park

    Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9BW

    http://www.oultonpark.co.uk

    Widely acknowledged as the most picturesque race circuit in the country, Oulton Park is recognised as much for its stunning surroundings as the spectacular racing that takes place on its hallowed tarmac.

    Voted the best UK circuit by MCE BSB fans in 2007, Oulton Park features rapidly changing gradients and blind crests, and presents a supreme challenge to riders.

    Spectators can enjoy fantastic views of the action, with the outside of Knickerbrook in particular a favourite of the crowds.

     

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes
    SHOWDOWN

    Round 11 - TT Circuit Assen

    29 Sep - 01 Oct 2017

    LENGTH

    4.542 KM

    CORNERS

    17

    LETHAND

    6

    RIGHTHAND

    11

    LAP RECORD

    1:36.904 (2015)

    TT Circuit Assen

    De Haar 9, 9405 TE Assen, The Netherlands

    http://www.ttcircuit.com

    Assen circuit is steeped in motorcycle racing history and has been an iconic track for fans across Europe and renowned as ‘The Cathedral’. Assen has rapid changes in direction, and is fully surrounded by grass banks and grandstands, providing excellent viewing for the thousands of spectators who visit. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is known for its festive and extravagant atmosphere.

    The original Assen track was first used for the 1925 Dutch Tourist Trophy race, held on country roads through the villages. The circuit remained unchanged until 1955, when a new circuit was built close to the site of the original. The circuit was fundamentally redesigned in 2006, becoming the Assen TT Circuit. All alterations aside, only one section of the circuit is original; the finish line never moved.

     

  • 2017 MCE British Superbikes
    SHOWDOWN

    Round 12 - Brands Hatch GP

    13 Oct - 15 Oct 2017

    LENGTH

    3.916km

    CORNERS

    11

    LETHAND

    3

    RIGHTHAND

    8

    LAP RECORD

    1:25.426 (2011)

    Brands Hatch GP

    Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG

    Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in Europe.

    Having undergone a series of major improvements in recent years, the Kent circuit now attracts some of the biggest international events on the calendar. Ever since starting out as a dirt track motorcycle circuit in 1926, Brands Hatch has been characterised by its natural amphitheatre, with virtually the entire ‘Indy’ configuration visible from the spectator banking and grandstands.

    A firm fans’ favourite, Brands Hatch has also witnessed a number of significant moments in history.

     

    “Definitely an all rounder, its has two halves split between the Indy circuit which is good and the GB part in the woods which is really good!”

    Ricky Stevens