2010 World Superbike Championship runner-up Leon Haslam will make a special appearance at Oulton Park this weekend - his first in the UK since being announced as an official factory rider for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport operation next season.

Fans attending the tense title-deciding round of the popular MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in Cheshire will see Britain's highest-ranked rider on the world stage take to the track for the first time on championship and race-winning BMW S1000RR machinery in demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday.

The former BSB runner-up will be at Oulton to support his friend and fellow BMW rider Steve Brogan, who is defending a slender points advantage in the championship's EVO category.

"Leon joining us at Oulton Park this weekend adds further to the already huge sense of expectation of a great occasion," enthused BSB series director Stuart Higgs. "The weather forecast also looks set to approach 70 degrees - perfect weekend weather for the history-making six-rider British Superbike title fight in front of a huge crowd."

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