Rea, Haslam and McGuinness headline Motorcycle Live 2018

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Motorcycle Live is arguably the best place away from the paddock to meet and greet some of the world’s top racers – and 2018 will be no different. The UK’s biggest bike show will open on Saturday 17 November with no fewer than FIVE 2018 world champions gracing the Black Horse Stage, in the Eurosport Entertainment Zone, paving the way for a star-studded week of rider appearances.

2018 World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea, 2018 World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden, 2018 World Sidecar Champions Tom and Ben Birchall and 2018 World Supersport 300 Champion – and the first female rider to win a solo motorcycle world championship – Ana Carrasco, will all appear on the Black Horse Stage with James Whitham at 12.30pm.

2018 British Superbike Champion Leon Haslam and legendary four-time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty will also appear at the show on the opening day, taking part in Q&As on the Black Horse Stage and signing sessions on their respective sponsor stands. Fogarty and Rea will take part in a chat together with James Whitham at 14.00, comparing notes on the eight SBK titles they hold between them.

The rest of the week will continue in a similar vain, with popular riders, commentators and personalities, such as James Westmoreland, Danny Buchan, Keith Huewen, Steve Plater and John Reynolds, all taking part in the non-stop entertainment. Carl Fogarty will return to the show every day from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 November.
Saturday 24 November will see Motorcycle Live join forces with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to host the first ever official ‘BSB Day’. There will be special guest appearances from a whole host of Bennetts BSB stars, including 2018 champ Leon Haslam and fellow 2018 showdown contenders Bradley Ray, Peter Hickman and Glenn Irwin. James Whitham will host on-stage Q&As with the riders, getting all the lowdown from another thrilling season of edge-of-your-seat racing.

On Sunday 25 November, TT Day will bring the show to a close with a takeover on the Black Horse Stage featuring all the biggest names from the Isle of Man event, including John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson. The riders will also appear on the Isle of Man TT stand for signing sessions and photo opportunities.

Motorcycle Live 2018 takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-25 November. Advance tickets are on sale now priced at just £19.50 per adult, £12 for Seniors, £1 for 11-16 year olds* and FREE for children aged ten and under**. There is also a £25 advance ticket, which includes entry to the show and an Oxford HD MAX disc lock worth £25.00.

To book, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk

Who’s there when:

Saturday 17 November
Andy Reid
Ana Carrasco
Ben and Tom Birchall
Carl Fogarty
Dean Harrison
Fred Clarke
Glenn Irwin
James Westmoreland
Jo Collier
John Reynolds
Jonathan Rea
Jordan Weaving
Lee Johnston
Leon Haslam
Steve Plater
Tai Woffinden

Sunday 18 November
Andy Reid
Ben and Tom Birchall
Danny Buchan
Dean Harrison
Glenn Irwin
James Westmoreland
Jo Collier
John Reynolds
Lee Jackson
Lee Johnston
Steve Plater

Monday 19 November
Ian Lougher
James Westmoreland
Joey Thompson
John Reynolds
Steve Plater

Tuesday 20 November
Adam McLean
Derek McGee
James Westmoreland
Michael Laverty
Steve Plater

Wednesday 21 November
Gary Johnson
James Westmoreland
Martin Jessop
Michael Laverty
Steve Plater

Thursday 22 November
Carl Fogarty
Danny Webb
James Westmoreland
Keith Huewen
Ian Hutchinson
Steve Plater

Friday 23 November
Andy Reid
Carl Fogarty
Fenton Seabright
Jamie Coward
James Westmoreland
Jo Collier
Michael Rutter
Steve Plater

Saturday 24 November – BSB Day
Ben and Tom Birchall
Brad Jones
Bradley Ray
Carl Fogarty
Charlie Nesbitt
Christian Iddon
Conor Cummins
Dan Jones
Dave Molyneux / Patrick Farrance
Davey Todd
Fenton Seabright
Fraser Rogers
Glenn Irwin
Ivan Lintin
James Ellison
James Hillier
James Rispoli
James Westmoreland
John Holden / Lee Cain
John McGuinness
John Reynolds
Lee Jackson
Leon Haslam
Luke Mossey
Michael Laverty
Peter Hickman
Richard Cooper
Ryan Vickers
Steve Plater
Tommy Bridewell
Tim Reeves / Mark Wilkes

Sunday 25 November – TT Day
Ben and Tom Birchall
Carl Fogarty
Conor Cummins
Dave Molyneux / Patrick Farrance
Davey Todd
Dean Harrison
Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin
James Hillier
James Westmoreland
John Holden / Lee Cain
John McGuinness
John Reynolds
Peter Hickman
Tim Reeves / Mark Wilkes
Steve Plater

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