All Star line-up at the British Grand Prix for the inaugural “Silverstone 200″
The ‘Silverstone 200’ event format of two 100 kilometre length races is the first time that riders from four different World, British and National Championships have competed head-to-head. The two races feature a high-calibre rider line-up who, between them, have celebrated four World Championship race wins, five British Championship titles and a further twenty seven race victories in the British Championship classes.
The open class parameters, allowing any make and model of machinery between 600 and 1200cc, has attracted riders and teams representing seven manufacturers – Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Triumph – including title-winning MCE British Superbike Championship teams Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Stuart Easton, and Samsung Honda’s Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham. They are joined by fellow BSB riders Gary Mason, Tristan Palmer, Luke Quigley, John Laverty, Florian Marino, Aaron Zanotti and the UK’s fastest female, Jenny Tinmouth.
Former British Supersport champion Sam Lowes is on a high following his maiden race win in the World Supersport Championship. His World Supersport race-winning Bogdanka PTR Honda team will be aiming high as Lowes – joined by Frenchman Jules Cluzel, winner of the 2010 Moto2 British Grand Prix – is utilising this event to obtain track data before the team returns in August for their World Championship race.
Reigning Superstock 1000 British Champion Richard Cooper heads up a four-strong Oxford TAG Triumph line-up, alongside team-mate and former British Supermoto champion Christian Iddon. The entry is further enhanced by some of the top teams in the ultra-competitive National Superstock Championship. Regular top ten riders include David Johnson, Josh Elliot (both Carbontek BMW) and Lee Costello (Halsall Racing Kawasaki).
The two 16 lap races take place following the MotoGP™ qualifying session and race on Saturday and Sunday respectively, with free practice on Friday and the all-important qualifying practice session on Saturday at 12:05hrs.
SILVERSTONE 200 ENTRY
No | Name | Hometown/Country | Team | Class | Capacity/Machine
3 Stuart Easton Harwick Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki BSB 1000 Kawasaki
4 Paul Curran Cannock IDAQ.com STK 1000 Suzuki
7 Michael Laverty Toombridge Samsung Honda BSB 1000 Honda
8 Jenny Tinmouth Ellesmere Port Hardinge Sorrymate.com BSB 1000 Honda
9 Josh Elliot Ballinamallard Carbontek Racing STK 1000 BMW
10 Jon Kirkham Derby Samsung Honda BSB 1000 Honda
11 Sam Lowes Lincoln Bogdanka PTR Honda WSS 600 Honda
14 John Laverty Toombridge Splitlath Redmond Racing BSB 1000 Aprilla
15 Jon Waghorn Minster on Sea JW Smart Service/Park Lane BMW STK 1000 BMW
16 Jules Cluzel France PTR Honda WSS 600 Honda
20 David Johnson Australia Carbontek Racing STK 1000 BMW
21 Florian Marino France Splitlath Redmond Racing bsb 1000 Aprilla
23 Shaun Winfield Swadlincote Oxford TAG Triumph BSS 675 Triumph
33 Tristan Palmer Tamworth GB Moto BSB 1000 Honda
34 Jonathan Howarth Barnsley Kawasaki Team Green G&S Racing STK 1000 Kawasaki
39 Lee Costello Bolton Halsall Racing Team STK 1000 Kawasaki
41 Gary Winfield Swadlincote Oxford TAG Triumph BSS 675 Triumph
47 Richard Cooper Hucknall Oxford TAG Triumph BSS 675 Triumph
51 Luke Quigley Stourbridge GB Moto BSB 1000 Honda
53 Joe Burns Newcastle Joe Burns Racing STK 1000 BMW
56 James East Royston Mackrory Racing BSS 600 Kawasaki
61 Daniel Fowler Hampton Fowler Racing STK 1000 Honda
64 Aaron Zanotti Loughborough A-Plant Suzuki BSB 1000 Suzuki
67 Shane Byrne Sittingbourne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki BSB 1000 Kawasaki
77 Jonathan Railton Huntingdon INMOTO STK 1000 Kawasaki
79 Simon O’Donnell Greenham Simon O’Donnell Racing STK 1000 Kawasaki
88 Luke Stapleford Sinope Profile Kawasaki BSS 600 Kawasaki
100 Matt Layt Norwich Formwise/Close Bros. Racing BSS 675 Triumph
101 Gary Mason Litchfield Quattro Plant Kawasaki BSB 1000 Kawasaki
121 Christian Iddon High Peak Oxford TAG Triumph BSS 675 Triumph
151 Jamie Poole Corby Watts Ducati SBK 1098 Ducati
167 Stefan Cappella Reigate Howard Davies Property Maintenance STK 1000 BMW
For further information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.silverstone.co.uk.
Source: Silverstone Circuit