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BSB: MotorSport Vision to run British Superbikes

Published: 20 February 2008

MotorSport Vision has taken over the responsibility of organisation and promotion of the British Superbike championship from Dorna UK.

MSV has signed a ten-year agreement with the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board to be responsible for the organisation and promotion of the British Superbike Championship.

BSB has been running in its current format since 1996 with the commercial rights held by Dorna UK for the past four years of a five year contract. But the Spanish-owned company has agreed to terminate their contract a year early.

MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer said:  “BSB is Britain’s most popular motor sport attracting big crowds at the circuits and large audiences on television.   On purchasing the circuits in 2004, as soon as I saw my first BSB race, I was completely hooked. The racing is incredibly close and full of drama.  The top riders really are heroes!”

MSV takes over the commercial rights from Dorna UK, a division of the Spanish based MotoGP World Championship rights holders.  Palmer continued:  “We are very appreciative of the investment Dorna has put into BSB over the last four years and look forward to continuing to expand the championship in the future.”

BSB will now be run by MSVR, MotorSport Vision’s racing division, from its Brands Hatch base. 

Stuart Higgs, who will continue to be the Series Director commented: “Jonathan Palmer and MotorSport Vision have already contributed greatly since the start of their involvement in 2004 in the both the development and the direction of the championship.  This migration into the position of rights holder combines their high standards of operation, presentation and forward thinking together with the strengths and the potential that the entire British Superbike championship platform clearly has.  I am tremendously excited about the new structure and the opportunities that lie ahead."

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