Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP & SBK Racers Battle at Carole Nash

MotoGP & SBK Racers Battle at Carole Nash

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Day 4

More racing stars flocked to day four of Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at The NEC, Birmingham with riders from MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes all in attendance. Besides interacting with fans, the motorcycle racers battled it out in the Arai Entertainment Zone.

Thousands of motorcycle fans headed to Birmingham on Tuesday to see their heroes in the flesh and get a look at the new bikes on offer for 2011.

MotoGP star Alvaro Bautista – who will remain with Rizla Suzuki GSV4 for the 2011 season – spent the day meeting and greeting fans and taking part in the fun and games on the Black Horse Stage in the Arai Entertainment Zone.

Bautista was joined by World Superbike rider Sylvain Guintoli – and the two went head to head in the Question of Bikes quiz hosted by BBC’s Steve Parrish.

After a well-fought battle alongside British Superbike stars Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty and actor Danny John Jules, the game ended in a draw.

Alvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP) says: “I’ve really enjoyed today. The quiz show was fun and it’s always great to meet the fans. It’s been a good opportunity to spend some time having photos taken with fans and doing signings. It’s a fantastic event with so much to see and do, I’d like to come back as a visitor!”

From new motorcycles to interactive riding experiences and plenty of special features, visitors have a lot to pack in to the day at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live.

Motorcycle race fans can get a look at the actual machines ridden to victory by MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo and World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi, while custom enthusiasts can get their fix in the Custom Xtreme Zone sponsored by BSH and Streetfighters.

For budding adventure riders the Escape Zone sponsored by Yamaha Super Tenere is the place to be, where visitors can find everything they need to plan the trip of a lifetime.

When it comes to finding the perfect motorcycle to do it on, pick from the cream of the motorcycling crop. Every major motorcycle manufacturer is present at the Event showcasing a huge range of new and favorite models.

Finlay McAllan (Managing Director of Event organizers, MCI Exhibitions) says: “It’s been another brilliant day with more big names from the racing world coming along to offer support. The feedback we’re getting from visitors has been incredibly positive with the main complaint being they haven’t got enough time to cram everything in! It’s music to our ears.”

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live runs until 5 December 2010. Tickets are £17 ($26) for adults, £10 ($16) for Seniors, £5 ($8) for children aged 11-16 and kids under 10 go free. All riding experiences are free. The Ramp’d Up Freestyle Motocross Arena is £5 per adult and £2.50 for children 5-16.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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