A PAIR of tickets for the British Superbike Championship meeting at Thruxton next weekend, are up for grabs for a lucky reader, thanks to a link-up between MPA Creative and the Basingstoke Gazette.

Thruxton is the next stop on the calendar for the all-action MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next weekend, with the high-speed Hampshire venue primed to stage one of the fastest two-wheeled events anywhere in the world.

When the UK’s biggest motor sport series races into the country’s quickest circuit, sparks always fly – both literally and figuratively.

Thruxton represents a formidable challenge for Britain’s premier biking heroes – and its flat-out sweepers invariably generate spectacular slipstreaming scraps and riveting racing, with competitors reaching almost 200 mph through the fastest sections.

Not only that, but the story so far in 2017 suggests the high-octane action will be hotter than the mid-summer sun.

Defending champion Shane Byrne currently leads the way for Ducati, but Kawasaki duo Luke Mossey and Leon Haslam are right on his heels, with a whole host of other riders similarly poised to pounce as the sprint for the end-of-season top six ‘Showdown’ intensifies.

In addition to the on-track thrills, the Pit Walk at 9.30am on Sunday morning offers the opportunity to meet the riders and grab autographs and selfies with the stars of the show. Tickets are available in advance from just £12 and on the gate from £16. For further information, call 01264 882200 (option 1) or visit thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/bsb.

You could however, enter our competition to win a pair of race weekend passes worth £78.

Just correctly answer the question below and email you answer with your home address and telephone number to the sportsdesk@basingstokegazette.co.uk to arrive no later than midday on Tuesday August 1.

Who has scored the most wins during the 2017 British Superbike season so far?

a) Shane Byrne

b) Luke Mossey

c) Leon Haslam