Motorpoint to back British Supersport for 2013

The BSS championship is set to be an exciting affair in 2013

British Superbike organisers MSVR and Motorpoint, one of the largest car supermarkets in the UK have announced an extension to the contract which saw them as the title sponsor of the British Supersport series in 2012 to be the full associate sponsor of the series for 2013.

The 12 round, 24 race 2013 British Supersport championship is set to be an exciting affair as champion Glen Richards (Smiths Triumph) returns to defend his title however is met with some tough competition in names like former champions Easton (Mar Train Yamaha) and Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki) and front runners such as Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki), McConnell (Smiths Triumph), Irwin (Mar Train Yamaha), Smart, Cooper, (Oxford TAG Triumph) Gowland (Seton Yamaha) and O’Halloran (Samsung Honda).

The British Supersport Championship starts alongside the British Sueprbike Championship at Brands Hatch 5-7 April, with testing throughout March (dates can be seen here) and will be televised live on British Eurosport and repeats with additional coverage on ITV.

Read on to see quotes from the announcement.

Motorpoint Owner & Managing Director, David Shelton announced: “We’re thrilled to be involved with the British Supersport Championship once again, because it’s something we feel passionate about. We’ve supported the series since 2009 and, for us, it’s the pinnacle of two-wheel racing. We’ll hold a number of fan engagement events at Motorpoint sites, as part of the build-up to selected race weekends”

BSB’s top man, Stuart Higgs had this to say:

“We’re proud that Motorpoint has extended and increased its partnership with us for the 2013 season.   The calibre of riders and teams in this year’s Motorpoint British Supersport Championship is at an all-time high and I’m delighted that Motorpoint has also become a full associate level sponsor of the MCE British Superbike Championship.”

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