BBC Worldwide launched BBC Superbikes 2001 magazine yesterday (Friday) to support this season's BBC television coverage of British and World Superbikes Championships. The magazine features news pages, high-quality photography, "the story so far" and a pull-out wall chart calendar. The title, which has a print run of 80,000 copies, also has expert analysis and opinion from members of the BBC broadcast team, including Carl Fogarty, Leigh Diffey and Steve Parrish. Suzi Perry, the BBC's main presenter, appears on the front cover. BBC Sport's live coverage of the British and World Superbikes Championships follows the signing of a new four-year contract with the championships' organisers. The deal, which was announced in February, gives the BBC the opportunity to bring all 52 championship rounds of both competitions to BBC Grandstand at weekends, with extended highlights plus live coverage of World Superbike events. The cover price is £3.95 and distribution is by Frontline on full SoR. {{CTN }}