MAGNY-COURS PREPARES TO STAGE WORLD SUPERBIKE FINALE

Photo: Gérard Délio / Photopress

Photo: Gérard Délio / Photopress

 

After 13 full-throttle rounds the eni FIM Superbike World Championship is likely to be decided at Magny-Cours in France on October 5-7 where no less than five riders could still be in contention for this year’s crown.
Depending on results at this weekend’s penultimate round in Portugal, Magny-Cours’ season finale could be the setting for a closely fought encounter between 2010 champion Max Biaggi and fellow Italian Marco Melandri, as well as Huddersfield hero Tom Sykes who will be counting on the large contingent of passionate British fans making the cross-channel trip.
Reigning champion Carlos Checa and Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea remain mathematically in contention, although both likely require perfect Portuguese weekends if they are to figure in France. Leon Haslam, Chaz Davies and Irish rider Eugene Laverty have also appeared on the podium in 2012 and should be amongst the frontrunners again as they bid to round off their seasons in style.
A packed weekend schedule includes plenty of British interest in the support classes too where Sam Lowes could still be battling for the title of Supersport vice-champion. Kev Coghlan will be eager to extend his strong end to 2012 in Superstock 1000 while the Superstock 600 and KTM European Junior championships will also be in action.
This year marks not only the eni FIM Superbike World Championship’s 25th anniversary but also the 10th time that Magny-Cours will have staged a round of the series. The circuit also hosts Le Bol d’Or, the oldest and most prestigious 24-hour motorcycle race in the world as well as its historic counterpart, Le Bol d’Or Classic, making Magny-Cours a mecca for fans of two-wheeled racing.
Located just three hours south of Paris by motorway, Magny-Cours is the ideal destination for British fans to enjoy the eni FIM Superbike World Championship season finale. A range of ticket options, including VIP access, is available for all three days of the event that runs from October 5-7.
Tickets and pricing:
  • 3-day pass for Grandstand L (Adelaide hairpin) located near dining area and toilet facilities (category 2): €75
  • 3-day pass: €65
  • Sunday ticket* only: €55
  • Paddock pass (when purchased with one of the options above): €25
  • Under 16s: Free entry
  • Secure parking (8am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday) valid for one motorcycle and two helmets: €10
  • Non-secured parking, campsites and giant TV screens: Free upon presentation of race tickets
  • 3-day Aprilia SBK PLUS pass: General admittance, access to Grandstand K, paddock, secure bike parking (9am-7pm) and Aprilia Village: €80
  • 3-day Planet Power BMW pass: General admittance, access to Grandstand F, paddock, secure bike parking (9am-7pm), BMW Village, drinks and gifts: €80
Club Privilege: General admittance and access to this second floor VIP balcony overlooking the pit-lane and start/finish straight. Pass includes: VIP parking nearby, complimentary coffee facilities and open bar, buffet lunch, TV screens, weekend-long paddock access, chauffer-driven circuit tour via public-prohibited access roads and pit-lane walkabout: €250 (Saturday) or €350 (Saturday/Sunday)
*Single day tickets are valid on Sunday 7 October only. Grandstand (excluding F, K and L), paddock, pit-lane and vending area access is all included.
For further information and to book tickets please visit: www.magnysbk.com
For news about Nevers Magny-Cours please visit: www.circuitmagnycours.com
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