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BSB grid almost complete for 2012

A series of important confirmations sees the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship grid swell to 31 riders, with just two seats left to be filled.
The grid for the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship is now almost complete, with only Quay Garage Racing still to confirm its riders for the upcoming season.

A flurry of announcements in recent weeks have seen the grid grow to 31 riders, among them a series of high profile entrants, including Noriyuki Haga at Swan Yamaha, Anthony West at newcomers Supersonic BMW and Alex Polita at Jentin Doodson Ducati.

Following the confirmation this week that former World Endurance Champion Freddy Foray is joining the ranks in place of Simon Andrews at Quattro Plant (née PR) Kawasaki, just Quay Garage Racing remains to reveal who will race in 2012, though there is still a month until the start of the new season at Brands Hatch.

In the meantime, the provisional grid for the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship is as follows:

1. Tommy Hill GBR Swan Yamaha YZF-R1
2. Noriyuki Haga JPN Swan Yamaha YZF-R1
3. Josh Brookes AUS Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000
4. Alastair Seeley GBR Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000
5. Michael Laverty GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR
6. Jon Kirkham GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR
7. Shane Byrne GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R
8. Stuart Easton GBR Rapid PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R
9. Michael Rutter GBR MSS Colchester Kawasaki ZX-10R
10. Peter Hickman GBR MSS Colchester Kawasaki ZX-10R
11. Graeme Gowland GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR
12. James Westmoreland GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR
13. Alex Lowes GBR WFR Honda CBR1000RR
14. Gary Mason GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R
15. Freddy Foray FRA Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R
16. Chris Walker GBR Pr1mo BKR Kawasaki ZX-10R
17. James HIllier GBR Pr1mo BKR Kawasaki ZX-10R
18. Ian Lowry GBR Padgetts Honda CBR1000RR
19. Luca Scassa ITA Padgetts Honda CBR1000RR
20. John Laverty GBR Splitlath Redmond Aprilia RSV4
21. Florian Marino FRA Splitlath Redmond Aprilia RSV4
22. Dan Linfoot GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR
23. Barry Burrell GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR
24. Tristan Palmer GBR GBmoto Honda CBR1000RR
25. Luke Quigley GBR GBmoto Honda CBR1000RR
26. Anthony West AUS Supersonic BMW S1000RR
27. Patric Muff SUI Supersonic BMW S1000RR
28. Alex Polita ITA Jentin Doodson Ducati 1199
29. Tom Tunstall GBR Jentin Doodson Ducati 1199
30. Scott Smart GBR Moto Rapido Ducati 1199
31. Abdulaziz Binladin KSA Moto Rapido Ducati 1199
32. TBA Quay Garage Honda CBR1000RR
33. TBA Quay Garage Honda CBR1000RR



Related Pictures

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Tommy Hill - Swan Yamaha [pic credit: Jamie Morris]
Tommy Hill - Swan Yamaha [pic credit: Jamie Morris]
John Hopkins - Samsung Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Jamie Morris]
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda - ihphotography.net
Gary Mason Tsingtao WK Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Filip Backlund - FFX Yamaha [pic credit: FFX Yamaha]
Tommy Bridewell Milwaukee Yamaha - ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW Motorrad - ihphotography.net
Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW Motorrad - ihphotography.net
Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda - ihphotography.net
Josh Waters Tyco Suzuki - ihphotography.net
John Hopkins Tyco Suzuki - ihphotography.net
James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Jakub Smrz Millsport Ducati - ihphotography.net

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Andrew Long

March 03, 2012 12:22 PM

Just shows what you can do with a few rule changes to cut costs and get more bikes on the grid especially in these troubled times. Bet WSBK will be watching how the evo class experiment works in 2012 with a view to adopting certain aspects in 2013.

kwikkwak - Unregistered

March 03, 2012 9:53 AM

Its great to see such a large grid but i just hope and pray that no riders or teams drop out during the season because of a lack of sponsorship,it seems some are still struggling to find funds.after the first wsbk round i just cant wait for this season to start :D



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