British Motorsport Promoters Limited [BMP] today confirmed the launch of the 2003 British Superbike Privateers' Cup, with the first race due to take place at the first Oulton Park round [3-5 May].

The series, which will run 18 races within the British Superbike race at nine events, will be open to 1000cc 4-cylinder machines running closely to MCRCB 1000cc Superbike regulations.

The Privateers' Cup is aimed exclusively at independent challengers on privately modified production-based motorcycles.

The series will provide excellent financial support to the competitors through travel allowances and prize funds in excess of ?150,000. There will also be support for those running Dunlop tyres, as the firm will reward competitors based on race performances at each event. Regulations will favour highly competitive 4-cylinder machinery.

British Superbike Championship Series Director, Jos Foulston, said: "With six 2002 World Superbike factory machines on the grid this year, the standard of machinery has never been higher. We have identified the need to fully promote a subsidiary series alongside the flagship British Superbike Championship. I would like to welcome all prospective competitors to this new series, which will enjoy stability supporting the main Superbike Championship until at least the end of 2005."



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