MOTORCYCLING: Superbikes heading for Cadwell Park

Louth's Honda Racing is targeting MCE BSB wins at Cadwell Park. Photo: James Wright
Louth's Honda Racing is targeting MCE BSB wins at Cadwell Park. Photo: James Wright

Tens of thousands of fans will descend on Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park circuit next weekend (August 21-23) for the biggest round of the MCE British Superbike Championship calendar. And having returned to the series this year after taking a sabbatical in 2014, a front-running local team is aiming to make it an event to remember.

Louth-based Honda Racing are three-time MCE BSB champions, and claimed the title with Alex Lowes in 2013. They made the decision not to compete in a full-time capacity in 2014, but treated this as a development year for the CBR1000RR Fireblade, and the team has already achieved four podium finishes on their championship comeback this season.

Honda have their hopes of champagne celebrations at Cadwell Park pinned on their 27-year-old rider Dan Linfoot. He finished on the podium last time out at Thruxton and, with their second rider Jason O’Halloran sidelined by injury, the Yorkshireman knows the team’s hopes rest on his shoulders.

Dan said: “Cadwell Park is always a big round for Honda Racing and with Jason out, I need to put on a good show.

“I am really focused on two strong races there. We have seen the Honda prove to be a really strong package at Cadwell Park in the past, for example with Alex Lowes, so we will be pushing for the best possible results.”

The MCE BSB event at Cadwell Park gets underway on Friday, August 21,with free practice, followed by Datatag Qualifying and support races on the Saturday. Main raceday kicks off on the Sunday with warm-ups and a programme of two MCE BSB races plus a further six support classes, including the thrilling Motorpoint British Supersport Championship.

Tickets for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park are available from £26 in advance with free entry for under-13s.

For more information visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000.