I can’t think of many other venues more suitable for the launch of our new competition than Brands Hatch. A natural amphitheatre with an illustrious history that has seen some of the worlds greatest motorsport competitors on both 2, 3 (we can’t forget the awesome sidecar racers here!) and 4 wheels compete wheel to wheel and elbow to elbow over the years. Couple that with a fantastic weekends racing courtesy of the MCE Insurance British Superbikes and we’re onto a winning combination (no pun intended!) Being our first public facing event it’s fair to say that we were a little nervous and apprehensive. However, we needn’t have been because the feedback we received from everyone was spoke to was really positive. The beautiful Yamaha R1 60th anniversary edition quite rightly attracted a lot of attention and many of those who came to speak to us ended up buying tickets in the hope that they will be the lucky winner of the fantastic bike.
The reality is that there can only be one winner, but I found myself rooting for everyone who I sold a ticket to! I sincerely hope that whoever wins in October is over the moon with their prize and all of us at MotoPrizes will be super excited to make the draw and give the good news to that one lucky winner.
Away from us and back to the racing, we want to congratulate Luke Mossey on an excellent maiden double victory. He rode with passion, determination and a drive to show his team, his team mate, all the other riders and every BSB fan that he is a real threat for this years crown. Those who thought they might see a two-horse Byrne and Haslam race are in for a bit of a shock I think! We were gutted to see Ellison fall after such a strong weekend where he smashed the lap record, put the bike on pole and then acheived the fastest lap in race one. To come away with two DNF’s and zero points must be gutting for him and his team. It was also a shame for others who crashed during the races including Shakey Byrne on his BeWiser Ducati during race 2 after the losing the front on his Panigale. He’ll no doubt come back stronger and more determined than ever to get onto the podium at Oulton Park for the round 3.
We’re all very much looking forward to the next round at Oulton Park on 29th April – 1 st May. We’re looking forward to meeting more fans, selling more tickets and watching some more of what is easily the best domestic Bike racing championship on the planet.
See you at Oulton!