MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa will head up a star-studded roll call of racers attending this year’s Motorcycle Live at The NEC Birmingham from 19-27 November. The Repsol Honda rider will appear on Monday 21 November as a guest of Arai, joining a long list of riders already confirmed for the nine-day show.
The World Superbike stars will be out in force with Castrol Honda’s Jonathan Rea, BMW Motorrad’s Leon Haslam, Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes, newly-signed Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier and Effenbert Liberty Racing’s Sylvain Guintoli all making an appearance. Rea will attend on Sunday 20 November, Haslam will make a two-day visit on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, Sykes and Camier will appear on Saturday 19 November and Guintoli will be present on Monday 21 November.
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The Brits in the opening day line-up will take part in a celebration of the best of British racing talent to open the show, alongside 2011 World Supersport Champion Chaz Davies, 2011 British Superbike Champion Tommy Hill, Moto2 star Bradley Smith and MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow, who will be firing up his Yamaha M1 live on the Blackhorse Stage at 10.30am on Saturday 19 November.
Other stars to appear throughout the nine-day show include 125GP title contender Johann Zarco (Monday 21 November), young Brits Sam and Alex Lowes (Monday 21 November), road racing favourites John McGuinness (Sunday 27 November) and Guy Martin (Sunday 20 November) and MX stars Zach Osbourne and Arnaud Tonus (Saturday 26 November).
A full listing of riders attending the show can be found here.
The Black Horse Stage, in the Arai Entertainment Zone, will feature a TT takeover, with a themed Q&A hosted by James Whitham and a special Fast Bikes Question of Bikes quiz hosted by Steve Parrish and contested by the TT stars. The racers will also be around all day for fan meet & greets and autograph sessions. TT star Guy Martin won’t make it for TT day but will make an appearance at the show on Sunday 20 November.
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 5 and underaccompanied by a paying adult go free. Visit the Motorcycle Live website or call 0844 5812345. For the lastest news and updates, visit facebook.com/motorcyclelive or follow @motorcyclelive on Twitter.