World Superbike Championship stars Leon Haslam and Sylvain Guintoli will make a special guest appearance at Brands Hatch during the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship round on August 7-8.
Haslam and Guintoli will join the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team to complete demonstration laps on their Alstare Suzuki World Superbikes as part of the anniversary celebrations taking place at the Kent circuit during the biggest event on the BSB calendar.
Haslam currently lies second in the WSB championship standings and is fighting to secure a maiden World Superbike Championship crown for Suzuki this season as the Japanese manufacturer celebrates their 50th year of racing and the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R. The former BSB title contender will be at Brands Hatch meeting fans before completing demonstration laps on Sunday, whilst Guintoli will appear on the Saturday.
The Suzuki celebrations at Brands Hatch mark the return of former BSB ace Guintoli to the British Superbike paddock after his switch to WSB this season. He became a firm favourite with the British fans after his spell in the 2009 championship with the Worx Crescent Suzuki team, which included a victory and podium finishes.
Haslam said: “I am really excited about the Brands Hatch weekend as it is going to be a big celebration and it will be great to have the chance to ride my Alstare Suzuki race bike around the Grand Prix circuit. I was at Snetterton for the previous round of the BSB championship and Tommy Hill put in three strong performances for Suzuki, so I will be there to cheer him and do some flying laps on Sunday.”
Guintoli added: “I can’t wait for this event as last year I never got the chance to ride the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit as that was one of the rounds I missed through injury. I did a few laps in a car but to get out there on the Alstare Suzuki race bike is going to be awesome and I am looking forward to coming back for a BSB event. I had a lot of support from the British fans last year so I am looking forward to catching up with them.”