March 27 2014.

Riders in the 2014 Michelin Power Cup have the chance to win a brand new bike – thanks to the backing of Suzuki. The keys of the GSXR 600 will go to someone who buys a Michelin tyre at a Hottrax Motorsport series.

To better the chances of getting their hands on the 600cc machine, racers can be entered into the draw more than once, as for each Michelin tyre purchased, riders will be given a voucher to enter. The more tyres that racers purchase, the more chances they will have to win.

For amateur racers (pro or novice) the Michelin Power Cup Championships provide the ultimate racing experience at extremely competitive prices. With all the drama and excitement of professional racing, riders will experience the same level of paddock camaraderie, expert advice, generous hospitality and prestigious podium trophy ceremonies.

Racing around some of Britain’s best tracks, the action kicks off at Brands Hatch on March 22 and moves on to renowned circuits including Cadwell Park, Donington and Snetterton.

At each of the nine rounds, riders are guaranteed a timed practice, four competitive races, plus long distance riding around the best of Britain’s professional circuits.

The 5th Michelin Power Cup is set to be bigger and better than ever before and now for the first time includes a separate ‘rookie’ championship designed specifically for novice racers.

Both pro and novice championships have two classes for 600 and 1000 superstock based machines, all racing with Michelin’s Power range of tyres.

Designed to set blistering times on the track, the range includes the championship’s namesake, Michelin Power Cup tyres. These are the ultimate in competition tyres – road legal and with superb track performance allowing for incredible grip in the corners and super-fast lap times.

James Dimmock, Marketing Manager for Michelin Motorcycle in the UK and Republic of Ireland, said: “We’re really pleased that Suzuki is getting behind the Michelin Power Cup and other Hottrax series in this way.

“The series already attracts support from across the industry, with sponsors including Alpinestars, Arai, Protyre and Fuchs Silkolene. Their support coupled with our passion here at Michelin for the Power Cup mean that the series is now in its fifth year of successful racing.

“The Michelin Power Cup is a unique series and being able to offer incentives like this just makes it all the more special.”

The prize draw for the GSXR 600 is in addition to a host of other incentives for competitors in the Michelin Power Cup, including cash prizes, sponsor prizes and hospitality.

The top three riders in the new Michelin Power Cup Rookie Championship will share a £3,000 prize fund, while pro championship racers can win £800 in Hottrax vouchers per round – making an impressive total pro championship prize fund of £7,200.

With some of the lowest prices in British amateur racing, entrants can get take their place on the grid for just £245 per round plus £35 yearly club membership.

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