Snetterton race circuit underwent a major redevelopment over the
winter of 2010 with the track transformed to become one of the best
in the UK through a combination of rider exhilaration, spectator
entertainment and safety.
The 3-mile Snetterton 300 incorporated a completely new infield
section of approximately 1 mile integrated with a revised version
of the original Snetterton circuit. Snetterton 300 is the
newest circuit in the UK and the second longest in the country, and
has been designed as an international circuit.
Michael Laverty became the seventh winner from eight races in a
dramatic round at Snetterton.
Laverty was full of confidence as he powered into the
sun-drenched circuit, but he was denied the winning double by a
momentary flash of a warning light in the first race. Reigning
champion Tommy Hill exploited that by taking the lead and powering
his Swan Yamaha to a second victory of the season, with Laverty
second in front of the Tyco Suzuki of Josh Brookes.
Laverty's led throughout the second race but behind them there
was plenty of drama. Hill was in contention until he was sidelined
by a machine problem and his team-mate Noriyuki Haga crashed out of
fourth. Shane Byrne whose first race was ended by machine problems
made the most of his engine change to take second ahead of
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