WEEKEND ACTION

2018-10-13 08:53
The second weekend of October sees Suzuki teams and riders in action from America, to India and the UK.

The Buildbase Suzuki Team is in action at Brands Hatch in the UK for the final round of the 2018 British Superbike and National Superstock Championship, with the aim of lifting the Superstock title with Billy McConnell aboard the GSX-R1000. The Australian currently holds second position, 10.5 points behind with one race and 25 points up for grabs. BSB Superbike riders Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper are also planning to improve on their 6th and 14th positions on their GSX-R1000 machinery in this triple header to round-out a highly competitive season.

In America, $1 million dollars is up for grabs at the season closing Monster Energy Cup race in Las Vegas. The event tonight (Saturday) will see former event winner Chad Reed (2004 and 2008) join the Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team aboard the RM-Z450. There are three races, with big money for each race win. But if one rider takes victory in each, they will win the Million Dollar prize.

In India, the Suzuki Gixxer Cup series heads to Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore for the third and penultimate race in the single-make series using identically-prepared Gixxer SF 150cc machinery.

October 13: Monster Energy Cup Supercross, Las Vegas. USA. The Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing Team will be in action, with former AMA Champion Chad Reed back out of retirement, following his guest ride at the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship in August. Practice starts at 12:00hrs local time, running through to the Last Chance Qualifier at 16:00hrs with the top 4 riders going through to the Main Events. A Video Pass for the event, costing $29, is available from the official Supercross Live website: HERE.

October 13-14: British Superbike Championship. Round 12. Brands Hatch, Kent. UK. The final round of BSB and British Superstock will see races for Buildbase Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 Superbike riders Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper, while Billy McConnell has just one race to try and turn a 10.5-point deficit to win the National Superstock title, with 25 points available for the race win.

October 13-14: Round 3. Gixxer Cup. Kari Motor Speedway. Coimbatore. India. Exciting race action is expected in both the Expert and Novice classes with both having a full, enthusiastic line-up of young hopefuls aboard their Gixxer SF motorcycles.

Source: Team Suzuki Press Office

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