Donington World Superbikes round live on Quest


Free-to-air channel Quest will be showing the races from round six of the 2017 Superbike World Championship exclusively live from Donington Park on May 27-28 from 12pm on both days.

The Discovery-owned broadcaster will pick up the weekend’s action, including both World Superbike races and support championship events, as its sister channel Eurosport is focussing on its coverage of French Open tennis and Giro d’Italia cycling.

This year marks the 30th season of World Superbikes, which is being contested over 26 races at 13 circuits, starting at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia and ending at Qatar Losail International Circuit in November.

The first three rounds have proved profitable for the British contingent with the current world champion Jonathan Rea maintaining his position at the top of the riders’ championship.

If Rea takes the top spot once again he will become the first rider to win three consecutive World Superbike titles. Last year, en route to his second title, he equalled what only three men had done in the previous 29 years of WSB.

One of those was another Briton, Carl Fogarty, on the famous red Ducati machinery he became synonymous with. If Rea can win the title in 2017 he will be only the third rider to win three titles in all. As well as Fogarty, the other rider to achieve this is Australian Troy Bayliss.

Rea may not have things all his own way this season. Chaz Davies on the factory Ducati finished the 2016 in dominant form, winning the last six races and only lost out on the runner-up spot in the championship after Rea let his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes through to secure enough points to pip Davies by only points.

Rea has said it is not making history that motivates him, but beating the competition and winning races. And this year winning races may just be that bit more difficult.

Both days action will be broadcast live and free on Quest over the weekend of May 27-28.

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