MOTORSPORT: Cadwell Park unveils full race calendar

Bike fans can see classic and vintage machines in action at Cadwell Park this season. Photo: Russell Lee
Bike fans can see classic and vintage machines in action at Cadwell Park this season. Photo: Russell Lee
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Cadwell Park’s 2016 calendar has been confirmed, with 25 events running almost every weekend from March until November.

The biggest highlight of the year will be the Wolds venue’s annual round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, which returns to its traditional Summer Bank Holiday date on August 27-29.

Triple champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be out to regain his crown, but faces opposition that includes returning World Superbike star Leon Haslam, plus crowd favourites Ryuichi Kiyonari, John Hopkins and many more. Expect fans from across the UK will flock to Lincolnshire this August to see their heroes tackle the fearsome Mountain, bringing a party atmosphere to Cadwell Park.

As a firm favourite amongst the two-wheeled fraternity, Cadwell Park will host many more motorcycle events throughout the year, with almost every club in the UK paying homage to the venue. This also includes historic action from the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club on June 3-5 and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club on June 24-26 and September 24-25.

Historic car racing fans won’t miss out either, with the Wolds Trophy firmly established as a nostalgic treat. This year’s event on June 18/19 will feature a mixture of classic single-seaters and saloons from the 1950s to 80s, whilst one week later an earlier era will be recalled at the Vintage Sports Car Festival on June 24, with pre-war cars and a period feel to the off-track entertainment.

Followers of more modern machinery will be looking forward to Modified Live on April 24. It’s headlined by the spectacular Time Attack Championship, which features fast and furious action against the clock, and there’s a host of demonstrations, rides, displays and off-track activities to enjoy.

The season is bookended with two stage rallies, offering all of the excitement from the forests within a single venue. The Alan Healy Memorial Rally on April 10 will be the penultimate round of the new Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship, whilst the North Humberside Stage Rally takes place on November 20.

Tickets for many 2016 events at Cadwell Park are now on sale from £10, with free entry for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk

Cadwell Park 2016 season highlights: Sun 10 Apr - Alan Healy Memorial Rally, Sun 24 Apr - Modified Live, Fri 3-Sun 5 Jun - CRMC Classic Bike Championships, Sat 18-Sun 19 Jun - Historic Wolds Trophy, Fri 24-Sun 26 Jun - VMCC Vintage Bike Championships, Sun 24 Jul - Vintage Sports Car Festival, Sat 27-Mon 29 Aug - MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Sat 24-Sun 25 Sept - VMCC Vintage Bike Championships, Sun 20 Nov - North Humberside Stage Rally.