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BAHRAIN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP THE BEST RACE SERIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

British winters are absolute pants for racing, which is why folk from all over head to Bahrain to race identical Panigale 899s under the glowing warmth of winter sun (and floodlights). We got stuck in and tried a round out…

BAHRAIN SBK

Too cool, bro!

I’m pretty sceptical of a good deal, so when the Bahrain Superbike Championship offers six rounds and a test day at the Bahrain International Circuit, with bike hire and all consumables like tyres and fuel included… for just £6,600, it made me wonder how the hell it was possible. This best kept secret came to my knowledge via a mate who I race with in BSB’s Ducati Tri-Options Cup. He bloody loves the craic and egged me on into getting my name down for the season’s finale, a few weeks back. So after a chinwag with the series director Hussain AlKooheji, we managed to nab a spot on the grid for the final round of the 2016/17 series. Sun, sea and racing bikes – does it get any better than that?!

Spike just got lucky…
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