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Your essential guide to Brands World Superbikes

Published: 22 July 2003

Updated: 24 November 2014

Your essential 16-page guide to Brands World Superbikes is free with MCN, July 23.

Find out how you can help Hodgson on his way to victory, and find out why he thinks BSB star Yukio Kagayama will give him the most to think about at Brands. The British WSB championship leader also discusses the Ducati 999 he’s been so successful on this year, teammate Ruben Xaus, and his year so far.

We examine the differences between Hodgson’s works 999, and Chris Walker’s HM Plant Ducati 998, finding out they are more closely related than you might think. Walker and James Toseland are questioned about their contrasting takes on the Brands WSB experience. You can read their funniest stories about each other, and team boss Colin Wright, what they like most about the Kent circuit, and what they think of the new WSB rules for 2004.

Get a tour around the circuit with BSB leader and WSB wildcard Shakey Byrne, and his datalogger. He’s already won twice at the new-look track, and now you can see the speeds he’s hitting, and the gears he uses for each corner. You’ll also get the lowdown on the most versatile rider in the world, Yukio Kagayama, who’s riding in BSB, WSB and GPs in the space of 14 weekends.

We’ve got info on all the WSB wildcards, plus essential tips for Brands veterans and WSB virgins alike to make sure the weekend goes smoothly.

Plus, re-live the 10 greatest moments in Brands history, from Falappa in 1993, to John Reynolds in 2000. And win a signed Chris Walker lid and VIP passes, or 10 pairs of tickets and bags of Fila Ducati gear signed by Hodgson.

Your essential free guide to Brands, with the chance to win a replica Walker lid, VIP passes, tickets and signed Fila Ducati gear, is included with MCN, out July 23. You also get the pictures of the all-new Yamaha Fazers, testing the Honda Rune, and the world’s sexiest racer, the stunning Erin Normoyle. All in MCN, July 23.

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