The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Oulton Park for the opening round of the crucial Showdown stage of the season. Six riders will battle it out over the final three rounds to become the 2018 champion - so expect fireworks in Cheshire!
Shane 'Shakey' Byrne continues his title defence but he will face an incredible fight if he is to retain the crown, with contenders including Leon Haslam and Josh Brookes queuing up for the steal after missing out in 2017.
The weekend features a host of support class action and is sure to be a pivotal event in the fight for the 2018 championship titles.
Last years pole sitter: Jake Dixon (RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki) 1m:33.959s
2017 Extreme Qualifying: Oulton Park