Mervyn Whyte MBE

The British Superbike Championship has appointed Mervyn Whyte, MBE, as Chief Steward for a third consecutive year.

Whyte, technical director of the North West 200, will work closely alongside series director Stuart Higgs for all 12 rounds of the championship, which begins at Brands Hatch on April 22-25.

Whyte said: “I'm delighted to once again take on the role of Chief Steward at the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship series. It's been an enjoyable and highly charged challenge and has enabled me to further enhance my knowledge and experience and provided a fascinating insight into how the British Superbikes races are managed. I'm delighted to again be working with Director Stuart Higgs and his excellent team of officials and my BSB work is hugely beneficial to the operational management of the Relentless International North West 200.”