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The most important news about the British SBK championship, analysis and results after each race.

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The BSB (British Superbike Championship) is the British Superbike Championship, considered to be the best national championship for motorcycles derived from the series. In Great Britain it is highly regarded and followed by fans, which also goes beyond borders where motorcycling enthusiasts continue their careers beyond the islands.

It is one of the few competitions of world interest that Dorna does not manage, which does lead, for example, the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) or MotoGP. It is managed by a company called MotorSport Vision, which also owns several circuits where championship appointments are held. In the calendar we find circuits of England, Scotland and even the mythical Assen of the Netherlands.

The champion is decided by a different scoring system than usual, with a method called “Showdown”. The championship consists of 12 events called “rounds”. After the first 9 rounds, the 6 best drivers in the classification compete for the title in the last 3 rounds, accumulating only the points of the podiums of the 9 previous appointments. Each round consists of 2 or 3 races. In this way they prevent the championship from being decided much earlier and there is more excitement until the end. The organization has already shown several times that its pulse does not tremble to risk changes that favor the show and the truth is that they do something different within the world of motorcycles.

It is a “monogoma” championship, that means that Pirelli is the sole supplier of tires, as is also the case in the SBK World Championship. The British rider Shane Byrne is the most successful of this contest that began back in 1988, accumulating 6 wound. The only Spaniard to do so was Gregorio Lavilla, champion in 2005 with a Ducati 999 F04. Some of the motorcycles currently competing are BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1199, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 or Yamaha YZF-R1.


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