Celebrate 10 Years of Hayabusa at
Santa Pod With Suzuki
21st August 2009
Suzuki GB will welcome all owners of
its legendary Hayabusa to a special birthday bash
at Santa Pod Raceway over the weekend of the 10th
and 11th October, as the world's fastest production
bike celebrates 10 years at the top.
Launched to the UK public in 1999, the GSX1300R Hayabusa
was an instant hit, delivering more performance in
a standard road-going machine than ever before. Undergoing
only one major update in its ten-year history, the
Hayabusa remained faithful to its original concept,
quickly becoming a cult bike the world-over and the
preferred choice of drag racers and top-speed record
protagonists the world over.
Talking about the special birthday bash, that runs
as part of the final round of the ACU and Straightliners
drag championships, was Suzuki GB marketing manager,
George Cheeseman: "Naturally we're delighted
to confirm this special event at Santa Pod to celebrate
ten years of the Hayabusa. It's an iconic machine
that has captured the hearts of thousands of riders
across the globe, and so it's only fair we honour
it in this way, while we thank those who have made
it so successful."
As well as giving riders the opportunity to try their
hand at drag racing for just £30, the event
will also host the final round of the UK Stunt Riding
Championship with Suzuki supported rider Mattie Griffin,
along with the Extreme Muscle Bike display. Running
on both Saturday and Sunday, with customers able to
camp from Friday evening, attendees can participate
in the 'Run What You Brung' classes on both days,
with a special Suzuki GB trophy for riders competing
on standard and mildly modified machines. On top of
this Suzuki will also offer road test rides on a number
of machines, including the Hayabusa powered B-King.
- Unlimited Run What You Brung Track Action*
- ACU Drag Racing Championship Finals
- Straightliners Championship Finals
- Suzuki Roadshow & Test Rides
- Hayabusa & B-King Secure Parking
- Technical Workshop
- Retail Area
- Helicopter Rides
- Live Band
- Refreshments Tent
Admission costs £10 per day, with children
under 16 free. A weekend ticket costs £25.00
with camping from Friday evening provided free of
charge. Unlimited track action costs £30.00
per day. Terms and conditions apply to track action.
Participants of the test ride must bring both parts
of driving licence to qualify.
To pre-book your ticket visit: www.santapod.co.uk.