Everything you need for Silverstone WSB

Think of Silverstone and you probably think of Michael Schumacher leading a tedious procession of Snore-mula One cars from pole position all the way to the podium.

But this weekend you’ll see some proper racing there when World Superbikes descends on the circuit for the first time in the 16-year history of the series.

Though we’ve got used to WSB and GP rounds being held at Donington Park, Silverstone’s bike racing tradition is just as glorious – before Donington took over hosting the British GP in the 1980s, the circuit was the scene of many classic battles between Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene.

The rivalry will be just as intense this weekend, too. Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker and James Toseland will have tens of thousands of fans screaming their support, and Colin Edwards and Ben Bostrom will be trying to make sure Troy Bayliss doesn’t have it all his own way. If any F1 fans turn up by mistake, they’ll be gobsmacked by how exciting racing at the circuit can be.

Meanwhile, you’ll be impressed with what’s on offer off the track. Silverstone’s owners have recently spent a wodge upgrading the grandstands and spectator areas, and a new access road and bike park will make getting to see the action as hassle-free as possible.

General Details:

Opening times:

Friday May 24: 8am. Saturday May 25: 8am. Sunday May 26: 6am

Ticket prices:

Race day ticket on the gate £35. Friday only (on the day) £8. Saturday only (on the day) £15.

Book your tickets by calling Octagon Motorsports on: 01327-850140 or visit: www.octagonmotorsports.com

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff