WSBK Australia 2019 – The wait is over. One of the most exciting seasons of the World Superbike Championship is here, a championship that this year welcomes two new factory teams (BMW and Honda) and also opens its doors to the 125cc 2006 world...
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The most important News about the WorldSBK Championship.
The Superbike World Championship (WSBK) is a championship that has been organized since 1988 and depends on the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM). While MotoGP is for prototype motorcycle racing created with only one purpose, to compete, WorldSBK motorcycles are derived from the production series, of which a minimum number of them required to be manufactured and marketed to the public use.
These are four-stroke bikes and depending on the cylinders used can be smaller or larger displacement. The only tire supplier is Pirelli and apart from some brands participating in MotoGP such as Aprilia, Ducati, Honda or Yamaha, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, and BMW currently compete.
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The scoring system is the same as in MotoGP, adding 25 points to the winner where the top 15 scores. In each event called "Round" 2 races are disputed, so if someone wins both races can add up to 50 points in a weekend. On Saturday the fight for the pole is disputed and the classification of these training defines the starting grid of the first race. For the second race, the first 3 of the first race go on to occupy the positions of 7th to 9th on the grid, while the classified ones of the 4th to the 9th advance 3 positions. This makes the 4th classified of the first race is placed on the pole for the second. A formula that has been applied since recently and that gives second sleeves with a very intense first lap, with many overtaking. The ease of overtaking becomes a key factor to overcome.
Within this contest, along with the WorldSBK class, others are organized such as Supersport (600cc motorcycles), Supersport 300 and Superstock 1000, with models designed with almost 100% of motorcycle street components.