A number of British Superbike Championship riders are gearing-up to
challenge the best Supermoto talent in the country on their home turf at the
final round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship at the Three
Sisters Circuit in Wigan on the 4th December.
While most of the major British bikesport series have now drawn to a close
the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship represents one of the last
opportunities this year for top-flight racing with Superbike riders being
drawn to the sports unique challenge of taking to dirt and tarmac on
Confirmed riders include multiple Isle of Man TT winner and Superbike
regular John McGuiness. The gifted all-rounder has also tried his hand at
Supermoto on a number of occasions in the past and is looking to push the
British Championship regulars as hard as he can on a Honda in the SM2 class.
Vivaldi Racing Superbike riders will also be out in force. Ben Wilson who
has had a couple of top ten finishes this year will be riding in the SM1
class alongside team mate Ollie Bridewell who finished fifth in the
Superstock championship with a number of podiums results. Superstock rider
Aaron Zanotti will also be taking part after a top 15 performance in the
Another member of the Bridewell clan, Tommy who had a very successful season
in the Virgin Mobile Cup where he finished third with four wins will be
taking part in the SM2 class on a KTM. The British Supersport Championship
is represented by seasoned campaigner Tom Tunstall who has considerable
experience on a Supermoto machine.
While Matt Winstanley has won the SM2 class with a round to spare it is
still all to play for in SM1 and the SM4 class for Juniors. SM1 has seen
spectacular racing all season with rivals Winstanley and Christian Iddon
banging bars at almost every outing. Iddon has had the edge in the big bike
class in most encounters but Winstanley has pushed him all the way losing
out in the last race of the day at the recently held round at Rowrah by just
seven thousandths of a second.
Others to look out for are World Championship rider Sam Warren and Belgian
regular Fred Fiorentino. Veteran Ady Smith has found some form recently with
Danny Tollett, Andy Mitchell and Matt Gordon likely to figure in the final
The format for the weekend is practice on Saturday the 3rd December from
10am with racing on Sunday 4th getting underway at 9.30am. Ticket prices are
£10.00 for adults. The Three Sisters Circuit is located in Wigan, Lancashire
with circuit details available at www.racing-school.co.uk.