The British Superbike championship season kicks off this weekend (31 March-2 April) at Donington Park, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary year.
A line-up of world-class competitors has been assembled, and will thrill the crowd at the Leicestershire circuit this weekend with home hero Leon Haslam – who hails from Smalley in Derbyshire – determined to chase down five-time champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. Both battled it out for last year’s title, with Byrne stealing it by the narrowest of margins.
Haslam is gunning for revenge, and what better place to start than his home circuit?
Picture: Brian Tyler