Haslam and Guintoli to visits Brands

Suzuki's World Superbike stars Leon Haslam and Sylvain Guintoli will make a special guest appearance at Brands Hatch during the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship round on 7/8 August.

Haslam and Guintoli will join the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team to complete demonstration laps on their Alstare Suzukis, as part of the anniversary celebrations taking place at the Kent circuit during the biggest event on the BSB calendar.

Haslam currently lies second in the 2010 WSBK championship standings, during Suzuki's 50th year of racing and the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R.

The former BSB title contender will be at Brands Hatch meeting fans before completing demonstration laps on Sunday, whilst Guintoli will appear on the Saturday.

“I am really excited about the Brands Hatch weekend as it is going to be a big celebration and it will be great to have the chance to ride my Alstare Suzuki race bike around the Grand Prix circuit," said Haslam.

"I was at Snetterton for the previous round of the BSB championship and Tommy Hill put in three strong performances for Suzuki, so I will be there to cheer him and do some flying laps on Sunday.”

Guintoli became a firm favourite with the British fans after his spell in the 2009 championship with the Worx Crescent Suzuki team, which included a victory and podium finishes.

“I can't wait for this event as last year I never got the chance to ride the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit as that was one of the rounds I missed through injury," said the Frenchman.

"I did a few laps in a car but to get out there on the Alstare Suzuki race bike is going to be awesome and I am looking forward to coming back for a BSB event. I had a lot of support from the British fans last year so I am looking forward to catching up with them.”

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Haslam, Czech WSBK Race 2 2010
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Sylvain Guintoli, Suzuki, Sepang [Credit: Peter McLaren]
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Cubikrube - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 11:00 AM

This was a really good weekend last year, had an absolute blast with all the classic bikes going around. Palmer certainly knows how to put on a show, shame we can't have WSB there anymore. So this weekend i will mostly be watching WSB, next weekend i shall be mostly watching BSB and i'll be camping at both! Woohoo! :)

derek - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 8:48 PM

Sounds like a good programme. Would like to see Leon get a test on the GSV-R coz I bet he'd be quick. Will be good to see Guinters back in the UK too. Top bloke. Tom Sykes is racing the WSB Kwak too, so as weekend's go it's got a lot going for it.

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