For the first time in two years, the Bennetts British Superbikes Championship in association with Pirelli makes a triumphant return to Thruxton Circuit this weekend (July 31/August 1) and it is set to be a spectacular show.
After a pandemic-enforced hiatus last year, the full-throttle action of the BSB speeds back to the fastest circuit in the UK to continue what has been a pulsating 25th Anniversary season so far.
It won’t just be the BSB that makes a welcome return to Hampshire either, with the Thruxton gates open to an unrestricted crowd for the first time since August 2019.
Christian Iddon speeds into the weekend as the rider to beat with victories at Knockhill and Brands Hatch, as well as a further four visits to the podium, placing him at the top of the standings.
Riding better than ever, the VisionTrack Ducati ace will be keen to extend his advantage out front whilst holding off the ever-growing queue of rivals that are hot on his heels.
McAMS Yamaha duo Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mckenzie have both stood on the top step of the podium and they sit second and third in the points; whilst Danny Buchan isn’t too far away as well.
Throw into the mix the likes of reigning champion Josh Brookes, local hero Tommy Bridewell, emerging young hotshot Rory Skinner and the experienced Peter Hickman, among many others, and you begin to see why this year is as competitive as ever.
Whilst there will be three BSB races to headline the weekend, those in attendance will be able to enjoy plenty more on-track highlights too courtesy of a stacked support programme.
Action from the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship, Molson Group British Sidecars, Honda British Talent Cup, Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 and HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship will undisputedly get pulses racing.
Away from the racing a bustling trade village will be on-site, supercar displays, skid pan rides, food stalls and live entertainment make the event perfect for all the family.
All tickets are available to purchase at the gate on arrival.
Fri 30 July - £5
Sat 31 July - £18
Sunday 1 August - £35
Sunday 1 August + Paddock Pass - £45
TEENS (13 - 15 years old)
Fri 30 July - FREE
Saturday 31 July - £5
Sunday 1 August - £10
Children 12 and under go free!
Whilst a majority of restrictions have now been lifted, we continue to have a range of measures to keep everyone as safe as can be. The safety of our customers, competitors, volunteers and officials is of the highest importance and you will be able to see details of our measures throughout the venue.
A provisional timetable is now available here
big screens are back
Three big screens will be located around the main spectator areas at the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Race Meeting this Sunday (1 Aug) so that you don't miss a second of the action.
Screens will be located at: 1. The Complex (Campbell/Cobb corners) 2. Club Chicane 3. Allard (First Corner)
Helmet and Leather Storage
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and Rally for Heroes will be offering Helmet and Leather storage throughout the weekend.
Two storage locations will be available:
- In the main motorcycle bike park
- In the trade village area near the entrance from the car park.
MOBILITY SCOOTER HIRE AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND
Unity Mobility will be providing scooter hire this weekend. There will be a selection of manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to hire each day to give you the freedom to get around.
To book your scooter please email email@example.com availability is limited, so prebooking is advisable.
Scooter Hire - £15 per day / £25 both days
Manual Wheelchair - £8 per day / £15 both days
Find the answers to some of the common questions about the BSB race meeting at Thruxton here
With eye-watering speeds of up to 200mph set to be clocked around Thruxton this weekend, the BSB’s return is not one to be missed.