848 Challenge to continue in 2013

Fancy pitting yourself against some of the UK's best? Well get prepared for the 2013 season

Press release from 848 Challenge:

MSVR and Ducati UK are delighted to announce a joint partnership for the 2013 season as the Ducati 848 Challenge becomes an established feature of the British Superbike Championship. For the first time, the series comes under the organisation of MSVR with the full support of Ducati UK.

The prestigious one make series has produced exhilarating racing in the past three seasons with average grid sizes of 30 riders and is expected to crown a third different champion this year as riders compete on a level playing field running equal Ducati 848 machinery.

With comprehensive high definition quality television coverage on British Eurosport, and a calendar featuring the top UK BSB and International events and circuits (including, Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Donington and Oulton Park,) the series offers a great opportunity to enjoy top-class racing. The 2013 series will be a permanent class to the MCE British Superbike Championship series with the calendar to be announced in due course.

“It’s great to be able to confirm the 848 Challenge will continue into 2013” said Tim Maccabee, Managing Director of Ducati UK “we wanted to confirm the series early so that riders can start their plans for next year in good time – and the level of rider support amongst the 2012 paddock made it an easy decision”.

Stuart Higgs, BSB Series Director concluded: “The Ducati 848 Challenge has steadily grown enjoying an average grid of thirty riders this season. The high quality presentation and standard of racing has more than justified its new full time position supporting the MCE British Superbike Championship.”

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