‘King of Brands’ Challenge set to mix things up at Brands Hatch.


The MCE British Superbike Championship will be given a new twist this weekend as the series returns to Brands Hatch – with £50,000 up for grabs.

The format of race two has been changed with a challenge being thrown out to whoever may be on the front-row of the grid, to find out who will be crowned ‘MCE BSB Monster Energy King of Brands’.

As the three riders at the front of grid come back round from their warm-up lap they can choose to either take up their regular starting positions, or alternately they can risk it all by pulling up right at the very back of the grid.

Should they choose to take up this special challenge then they will each receive £5000 and double championship points.

The challenge doesn’t end there though and should one of those three competitors manage to come through and win the race, they will receive £50,000. A second-place finish will earn the rider £25,000 whilst a third-place finish will see £10,000 being awarded.

The important rule to remember is that only one of the riders who choose to start from the back can receive the prize fund.

This exciting new challenge comes fifteen years to the weekend since former British and World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson came through from the back of the grid to take victory at Oulton Park.

The rest of the race weekend will remain the same with the Datatag Extreme Qualifying session determining the grid for race one, and the fastest lap times in race one deciding the grid for the second race of the day.

Heading into round six of the championship, Shane Byrne has a 35-point lead over Josh Brookes after taking two doubles at Snetterton and Knockhill.