To celebrate the start of Britain’s biggest motorcycle show, the best of British racing talent will be out in force as part of a grand opening ceremony that will see MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow fire up his Yamaha M1 machine on the Black Horse Stage – kicking off Motorcycle Live 2011 in deafening style.
Crutchlow will be joined by the very best of British racing talent, including current World Supersport Champion, and Fast Bikes columnists, Chaz Davies and double World Superbike Champion James Toseland. Moto2 rider Bradley Smith and 125GP contenders Danny Webb and Taylor MacKenzie will also be there.
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Adding to the incredible sound of a Yamaha M1 being fired up, there will also be a Moto2 race bike adding to the noise, provided by FTR Moto. The combined roar of the two world-level race engines will mark the opening of Motorcycle Live 2011, where visitors can feel, touch, smell, ride and experience the very best that motorcycling has to offer.
“We wanted to do something totally different to open the show this year – something that represents what Motorcycle Live is all about,” explains Finlay McAllan, Managing Director of organisers MCI Exhibitions. “By having the two bikes fire up on stage, we are really bringing home the message that the ‘live’ element is not just a name. To tie this in with a celebration of British talent seemed very fitting. British racers are really making their mark on the world stage and it’s only right that the biggest bike show in their home country celebrates that fact.”
Once you’ve recovered your hearing, there’s plenty to do at Motorycycle Live this year – including two-wheel taster sessions in the Get On Arena, off-road experiences, on-road test rides, trials riding and of course, the experts will be doing their thing in the Ramp’d Up Freestyle Motocross Arena. This will all be accompanied by non-stop entertainment and appearances from racing stars and biking celebrities. The ticket price for Motorcycle Live 2011 is completely all-inclusive, meaning visitors can enjoy everything the show has to offer at no extra cost. Tickets are £16 in advance for adults, £10 for seniors, £6 for children aged 6-16 and kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free. Visit motorcyclelive.co.uk or call 0844 5812345. For the lastest news and updates, visit facebook.com/motorcyclelive or follow @motorcyclelive on Twitter.