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British Superbike Championship
The British Superbike Championship has become synonymous with some of the most exhilarating racing in world motorsport. This year under the guidance of MotorSport Vision, the championship is likely to go from strength to strength.
Managed and organized by MCRCB-Events, the British Superbike Championship, also abbreviated as BSB, is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom.
The Series and Race Director is Stuart Higgs whereas event marshals are provided by the Racesafe Marshals Association.
Ever year two championships are awarded, one for riders and one for manufacturers. A ?Cup' class exists for riders running in privately-owned teams. Shane Byrne (2001) and James Ellison (2004) were among past champions.
Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki all take part in the championship. The championship followed the Superbike World Championship in appointing Pirelli as the single control tyre supplier, until 2010. At present, Bennetts bike insurance is the championship's title sponsor.
The commercial and television rights have been given to MotorSport Vision. Niall Mackenzie was the most successful rider of the 1990s, winning three major titles. Other past champions were Neil Hodgson, Australian Troy Bayliss and Steve Hislop.
Only Chris ?the Stalker' Walker has finished as runner up 4 times. Many riders from the British Superbike Championship have gone on to race in the Superbike World Championship or MotoGP.
Spanish rider Gregorio Lavilla took away the British Superbike Championship 2005 title. His Ducati 999 F04 (1000 cc vee-twin) was ahead of 1000 cc in-line four Hondas ridden by Japanese rider Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter.
2004 champion John Reynolds suffered a severe injury in the entire season. After injury, the veteran, who also won the 1992 and 2001 championships, announced his retirement from racing. The 2003 champion Shane ?Shakey' Byrne came back to the series for 2006 on the Suzuki Reynolds vacated.
The 2006 British Superbike season was won by Kiyonari in Brands Hatch in front of a capacity crowd and a reported 1.5 million live TV viewers. The first runner up was Leon Haslam and Lavilla, the third.
In 2007 the championship featured 13 meetings, each featuring 2 races. Sky Sports and ITV gave its live congerage to the races. Kiyonari finished the championship as winner, with Jonathan Rea in second place and Haslam, the third.
Honda won the manufacturer's championship the same year.Early races have seen Ducati's Shane Byrne taking a lead over team-mate Leon Camier and the Hondas of Haslam and Cal Crutchlow.
The 2008 championship is likely to feature 12 meetings, all taking place within the UK. Each meeting will feature 2 races. The series is now live on British Eurosport, with highlights on Channel 4.
Pivotal to the success of the British Superbike series are the many support races. Unlike other titles and series around the world, the public are provided with an opportunity to get in amongst the action themselves.
Championships like the Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup, KTM 990 Super Duke Battle offer those with a Clubman licence and a modest budget a chance to race in front of a large number of spectators at any one of the British Superbike rounds.
The world's leading domestic Superbike series continues to be known as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship for the fourth consecutive year.