May 21st

Burnicle: The World Superbike action at Donington will be first class

The voice of motorcycling, Jack Burnicle, says that fans attending this weekend’s (22-24 May) World Superbike Championship at Donington Park will be seeing top class action.

Burnicle is the lead motorcycle commentator on Eurosport, and a well-known figure throughout the biking world. He commented: “The racing at Donington will be terrific. There will be spectacular performances from the British riders who have become absolute heroes on the continent. Fans going to Donington will realise they are seeing absolute first class racers in action.”

Like many in the paddock, Burnicle has been impressed by the form of the British riders in this year’s championship, and is expecting more success for title leader Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki.

“It’s difficult at the moment to look beyond Jonathan for victory, he’s riding in such a relaxed and devastatingly rapid fashion. He’s in a very comfortable place, he loves the bike, he loves the team and the Kawasaki bike just sounds so sweet from the very beginning of the weekend. He’s stepped onto the bike this year and is just loving it, and the team aren’t even having to meddle with it much.

“We’ve heard Leon Haslam say he needs to take the fight to the Kawasaki’s so let’s look out for him doing that. I think Chaz Davies on the Ducati will be strong, but look out too for Davide Giugliano who really astonished us with how sharp he was, straight back on the bike at Imola, and also Jordi Torres because he is now coming back to a track he knows well and I think he’s going to be strong this weekend.

“One person that tends to get overlooked is Leon Camier. That boy is riding so hard and so well and with such commitment on a motorcycle that scarcely manages to stay together for two laps in a row. What he’s doing on it is quite remarkable and MV Agusta really appreciate what he’s doing with the bike.”

Action at Donington kicks off this afternoon (Thursday) with media activity at midday before the paddock is opened up to the public from 2pm, with the Paddock Show and also a Riders for Health charity auction and autograph session. The on track action starts at 9.15am on Friday morning.

Tickets for the race weekend will be available on the gate on all three days with free entry for children aged 13 and under.

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