16 Elite Teams will contest the 2012 British Superbike Championship - Photo Credit: Motorsport Vision

16 Elite Teams will contest the 2012 British Superbike Championship - Photo Credit: Motorsport Vision

 

This week has seen the announcement of several more riders that will be seen hammering around Britain’s finest circuits throughout 2012 and as the countdown continues towards the Easter curtain raiser, a star-studded line-up is taking shape. Riders who have tasted success in the World Superbike and Supersport Championships join the ranks, Noriyuki Haga the most illustrious, while reigning British Supersport Champion Alastair Seeley will also take his place in the field.

After coming so close last season, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be gunning for title number four but the man everyone will have to beat is defending champion Tommy Hill, who will proudly sport the number one plate on his Swan Yamaha.

2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship – Confirmed Rider Line-Up

Swan Yamaha
1.  Tommy Hill 41.  Noriyuki Haga
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
3.  Stuart Easton 67.  Shane Byrne
Honda Racing
7.  Michael Laverty 10.  Jon Kirkham
Tyco Suzuki
2.  Josh Brookes 34.  Alastair Seeley
WFR Honda
22.  Alex Lowes 27.  J. Westmoreland 81.  Graeme Gowland
MSS Colchester Kawasaki
4.  Michael Rutter 60.  Peter Hickman
GBmoto Racing Honda
33.  Tristan Palmer 51.  Luke Quigley
Quattro Plant Kawasaki
101.  Gary Mason 78.  Freddie Foray
Buildbase BMW
19.  Dan Linfoot 77.  Barry Burrell
Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki
9.  Chris Walker 37.  James Hillier
Splitlath-Redmond Racing
14.  John Laverty 21.  Florian Marino
Padgetts Racing
5.  Ian Lowry 99.  Luca Scassa
Quay Garage Racing
n/a n/a n/a n/a
Supersonic BMW
13.  Anthony West 24.  Patric Muff
Moto Rapido Ducati
36.      Abdulaziz Binladin 88.  Scott Smart
Jentin Doodson Motorsport
20.  Tom Tunstall 53.  Alex Polita