The 2002 British Superbike Championship kicks off at the world famous Silverstone Circuit this Easter weekend for what promises to be the start of another electric season of high-octane racing.

British Superbike is by far the best-supported national Championship of its type in the world. Big on power, high on speed and full of fierce action, there is no substitute.

Lining up on the grid will be reigning British Champion John Reynolds on his all-new Crescent Racing Suzuki who will be fighting to retain his title against rival Steve Hislop on his Monstermob Ducati. Crowd favourites Michael Rutter, Dean Thomas and Shane "Shaky" Byrne, the 2001 Privateer Champion, will all be on Ducatis, and will be up against the experience of Steve Plater and Simon Crafar on Yamahas, and the youth of Karl Harris on his Suzuki.

The British Superbike Championship boasts a bumper support race package. For 2002, the National Superstock, National Supersport, National 125's, National Junior Superstock and the Ducati Monster S4 Challenge series will all take their positions on the starting grid, providing an exhilarating weekend of bike action no fan will want to miss.

Not only will race fans be kept entertained by the track action, but the whole family can also enjoy off-track activity such as karting, tradesites and the ever-popular Pitlane Walkabout.

Adult tickets cost ?15 in advance for the whole weekend or ?20 on the day. Kids 15 years and under go free (when accompanied by a full-paying adult). Car parking is free and a free creche facility will be available on a first-come first-served basis - all of which adds up to a great value day out for all the family.

Racing starts at 12.10 on Monday 1 April and concludes at approximately 17.15.

To book your tickets, or for further information on the British Superbike Weekend, please contact Octagon Motorsports' booking office on 01327 850140 or visit



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