The top riders from the GSX-R Trophy will also be put forward to run as wild-cards in the GSX-R750 Cup, which supports World Superbikes at Brands Hatch and Donington Park in the UK, while the winner will be given the opportunity to race for Rizla Suzuki on a full factory Superbike during the Race of the Year at Mallory Park. Cash prizes are also available.

The GSX-R600 Trophy started out in 2007 as a grass roots championship, set up to find new home grown racing talent - and this year's series represents one of the cheapest ways to go racing.

For ?12,900 (Inc VAT) riders will be provided with a new race ready 2008 GSX-R600, a supply of Dunlop tyres per round, entry fees are covered, full protective clothing supplied by Dainese (helmet, boots, gloves, leathers and back protector), while experienced racers are on hand for tuition purposes.

Among those is none other than former British Supersport champion and three times British Superbike champion, John Reynolds, who will be an ambassador for the series.

JR is fired up about his involvement with the project; it is his desire to find the next Barry Sheene and he will be on hand to provide support and advice for all the Trophy riders.

"It is a mission of mine to find the next big talent in the UK," said Reynolds. "I have enjoyed a great career and now I am retired I want to cheer on the Brits as they take on the world. The ACU Suzuki GSX-R600 Trophy is aimed at getting people into racing and giving them the best possible platform to secure a professional ride after just a single season. I am proud to support it in any way."

The 2008 ACU Suzuki GSX-R600 Trophy will feature ten rounds, starting at Cadwell Park on May 4-5.

For more details visit www.acu.org.uk or www.gsxrtrophy.co.uk.

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