Superbike World Championship

  • fim superbike world championship
    worldsbklogo.png
    superbike world championship logo
    categorymotorcycle racing
    countryinternational
    inaugural season1988
    riders26
    constructors(yamaha, ducati, bmw, honda, kawasaki)
    riders' championjonathan rea
    makes' championkawasaki racing team
    motorsport current event.svg current season

    superbike world championship (also known as sbk, world superbike, wsb, or wsbk) is a motorsport road racing series for modified production motorcycles also known as superbike racing. the championship was founded in 1988. the superbike world championship consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. each round has two full length races and, from 2019, an additional ten-lap sprint race known as the superpole race.[1][2] the results of all three races are combined to determine two annual world championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.

    the motorcycles that race in the championship are tuned versions of motorcycles available for sale to the public, by contrast with motogp where purpose built machines are used. motogp is the motorcycle world's equivalent of formula one, whereas superbike racing is similar to touring car racing.

    europe is superbike world championship's traditional centre and leading market.[3] however, rounds have been held in the united states, malaysia, new zealand, canada, japan, australia, russia, qatar, thailand, and south africa and the series plans on keeping extra-european circuits in rotation. an indonesian race was also proposed for the 2008 season, but this was later canceled by the fim.[4]

    the championship is regulated by the fim, the international governing body of motorcycle racing. as of 2013 the championship is organised by dorna.[5]

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FIM Superbike World Championship
WorldSBKlogo.png
Superbike World Championship logo
CategoryMotorcycle racing
CountryInternational
Inaugural season1988
Riders26
Constructors(Yamaha, Ducati, BMW, Honda, Kawasaki)
Riders' championJonathan Rea
Makes' championKawasaki Racing Team
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Superbike World Championship (also known as SBK, World Superbike, WSB, or WSBK) is a motorsport road racing series for modified production motorcycles also known as superbike racing. The championship was founded in 1988. The Superbike World Championship consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. Each round has two full length races and, from 2019, an additional ten-lap sprint race known as the Superpole race.[1][2] The results of all three races are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.

The motorcycles that race in the championship are tuned versions of motorcycles available for sale to the public, by contrast with MotoGP where purpose built machines are used. MotoGP is the motorcycle world's equivalent of Formula One, whereas Superbike racing is similar to touring car racing.

Europe is Superbike World Championship's traditional centre and leading market.[3] However, rounds have been held in the United States, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia, Qatar, Thailand, and South Africa and the series plans on keeping extra-European circuits in rotation. An Indonesian race was also proposed for the 2008 season, but this was later canceled by the FIM.[4]

The championship is regulated by the FIM, the international governing body of motorcycle racing. As of 2013 the championship is organised by Dorna.[5]

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