Free practice sessions

To revitalize the competition and its media interest, this year the promoter of the World Superbike Championship has made various changes to its weekend programme. There are now only three practice sessions on Friday. On Saturday, the Superpole becomes a classic qualifying session which defines the starting grid for Race 1 in the afternoon. A Sprint race of ten laps is now held on Sunday morning. It is used to establish the grid for the classic race 2. 

The Races

The Superbike World Championship involves 13 events. Each event consists of two heats of approximately 40 minutes over a distance of 90 to 110 km. Points are awarded at the finish of each heat according to the same scale as in Grand Prix: 25, 20, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pt. This season, the creation of the Sprint race on Sunday morning allows the first ten riders to score additional points on the following scale: 12/9/7/6/5/4/3/2/1. With three races and different formats, teams have the opportunity to work on various strategies throughout the weekend while riders and fans can enjoy an even more exciting show.

Technical regulations

The Superbike World Championship is raced with motorcycles from series production. To enter a new model, a manufacturer must have produced 2,000 vehicles for homologation. The number of engines is limited to seven for the Superbike class. Pirelli is the official tyre supplier, the allocations of which have dropped from 26 to 24 treads per race weekend.


Capacity: 1000 cc (1200 cc for Ducati twin cylinders)
Horsepower: 230 horsepower
Weight: 165 kg
Max speed: 330 km/h
Maximum capacity of the fuel tank: 24 litres

Number of entries

18 riders from 9 different nationalities (Argentina, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey)

Top of the bill

Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam, Alvaro Bautista, Tom Sykes, Alx Lowes, Michael Van der Mark, Marco Melandri, Eugene Laverty, Chaz Davies…

The manufacturers

Kawasaki, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, BMW


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