May 5 2010.

This weekend - the 8th and 9th of May - sees the Thundersprint take place in the town centre of Northwich, Cheshire. Over the last few years this event has become one of the most popular and well-attended events on the motorcycling calendar.

Over 100 classic, custom and race machines will be on display alongside the Bikesafe Interactive Learning Experience and numerous trade stands. On Saturday afternoon there's the chance to meet the stars of the show, with plenty of places to eat, drink and watch the two-wheeled world go by on offer. The individually timed sprints, run over a 400m course, take place on Sunday and racers taking part will include the ever popular BSB racer Chris Walker (riding the brand new Norton 961) and BBC MotoGP commentator Steve Parrish, on a Yamaha R1. Admission on both days is free.

Phoenix Distribution, the UK importer of Arai helmets is based very close to the Thundersprint and has been a long term supporter of the event - the Arai Race Support Service that is usually seen at BSB paddocks will be in attendance, assisting any member of the public with an Arai that needs advice, service or attention. In addition, Arai is providing the trophies for winners of the following Thundersprint Races; Sidecar, Golden Age, Classic 250, 350 and 500, Lightweight and Modern Classics.

Thundersprint Organiser, Frank Melling said: "We are delighted to have Arai sponsor our race trophies again. It is so pleasing to have one of motorcycling's most iconic companies being so closely involved with the Thundersprint, truely  the world's greatest "Grand Prix in a Car Park."

John Wakefield, Managing Director of Phoenix Distribution, is as equally happy to be involved: "It's great being part of this event with our Arai sponsorship and Race Service. It's a day out the whole family can enjoy and showcases all the positive things about motorcycling. It's certainly a unique occasion."

For more information on the Thundersprint please visit