BSB: Life in the fast lane at Bennetts BSB

Original Apprentice winner Tim Campbell continued his life in the fast lane yesterday with a high-speed pillion aboard the Bennetts Buell with former triple Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie. The businessman who managed to stay cool under...

Original Apprentice winner Tim Campbell continued his life in the fast lane yesterday with a high-speed pillion aboard the Bennetts Buell with former triple Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie. The businessman who managed to stay cool under pressure from Sir Alan Sugar was unable to contain his excitement at the experience with Mackenzie -- who he described as "a God".

The Bennetts policyholder -- who rides a Suzuki GSXR 750 -- enjoyed a flying lap at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent in glorious sunshine, which left him speechless for a few seconds before exclaiming that the experience was "unbelievable". He said: "I started out by trying to be really cool at first by putting my hands on the tank of the Bennetts Buell, but before we'd even made it half way round the track I was clinging on to Niall and had my arms wrapped around him."

Tim was previously quoted as saying that he had learnt from Sir Alan how to take risks and his nerves of steel were confirmed when he stepped off the Bennetts Buell with his helmet hiding a huge grin.

The action at the re-run of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship season opener was also witnessed by celebrity motorcyclist Jodie Marsh, who rode to the event aboard a Harley-Davidson. She was unable to experience the Bennetts Buell pillion due to her recent surgery but declared that a previous pillion experience with Ron Haslam was "better than sex." She met Haslam's son and championship contender Leon on the grid yesterday as well as other British contenders Leon Camier and Tom Sykes.

The nation's favourite bike insurance provider invited Tim and Jodie to the event as personal guests after a new date was set for the event. The bright sunshine was in stark contrast to the thick snow that cancelled the first event just five weeks ago at the same circuit.

-credit: bsb

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Series Other bike
Drivers Tom Sykes , Ron Haslam , Jodie Marsh , Leon Camier