Donington revs up for British Superbike official test day
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) will visit Donington Park next Thursday (31 March) for a major pre-season test day, with free entry for spectators.
British Superbikes is the world’s leading domestic superbike racing series, and a major crowd puller across the country, with breathless racing and almost gladiatorial combat from the stars of the sport, including Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, Ryuichi Kiyonari, John Hopkins, James Ellison and the returning Donington-local Leon Haslam, fresh from several years of front-running action in World Superbikes.
These pre-season test days are vital indicators as to who is looking in the best shape ahead of the new season, and action will run from just after 9am until 5pm. As well as three sessions for the Superbikes, the vast majority of the championships that support BSB around the country will be testing too, including Supersport, Superstock 600 & 1000, Ducati TriOptions and the young-guns of the Motostar series.
Fans will be able to get close to their heroes with a free pit walk during the lunch break, while the paddocks will be open throughout the day.
Hospitality taster experiences are available also, offering excellent views of the track, access to live timing TV screens, tea, coffee and fruit juices throughout the day and taster buffet lunch, for just £35 per person.
Spectators will be able to purchase advance tickets for the BSB round here in September from the Pit Stop Diner in the paddock. The Donington Collections will also be open throughout the day, offering a glimpse into the history of motorsport.
Donington Park Managing Director Christopher Tate commented: “The official pre-season test for British Superbikes at Donington has become a popular pre-season tradition for bike fans around the country, and a great way to see this year’s field in action before the season starts. After a very successful Season Launch for the British Touring Cars, we are looking forward to holding our second major test day for one of Britain’s major motorsport series in as many weeks.”