British Supersport Championship

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British Supersport Championship
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams6 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, MV)
Most recent
champion(s)
2019 Jack Kennedy (rider)
Yamaha

British Supersport Championship is a support series to the British Superbike Championship (BSB) for engine capacities smaller than Superbike. British Supersport runs one or two rounds per weekend at each BSB event. The BSS championship is seen as a stepping stone for the younger talent to progress to the British Superbike Championship or to World level classes. Riders such as: Tom Sykes, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier all started off in this championship.

British Superbike Championship

The British Superbike Championship (BSB), currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom, and is widely acknowledged as the premier domestic superbike racing series in the world.

Tom Sykes British motorcycle racer

Tom Sykes is a professional motorcycle racer who has competed in World Superbike Championship for ten years. Following his fourth place finish in 2018, Sykes left the Kawasaki factory racing team and will be racing a 2019 for Shaun Muir Racing in 2019.

Cal Crutchlow British motorcycle racer

Cal Crutchlow is a British professional motorcycle road racer, who currently competes in the MotoGP World Championship for CWM LCR Honda. In early 2017, the RAC awarded Crutchlow the Torrens Trophy, an accolade made in recognition of "outstanding contribution to motorcycling in the United Kingdom". When making the award, the RAC spokesperson cited "the first Brit to win a premier class race since Barry Sheene in 1981".

Contents

From 2018, a new British GP2 class was introduced to be run within existing Supersport races. Devised by MSVR, it is based on Moto2 machines. [1]

MotorSport Vision motorsport promoting company

MotorSport Vision (MSV) is a motorsport organisations and an operator of six UK venues. MSV has a portfolio ranging from major two and four wheel championships to organising the PalmerSport corporate driving event.

Race weekend

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Scoring system

Current Points System
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Current machines used

Supersport

Honda CBR600RR motorcycle

The Honda CBR600RR is a 599 cc (36.6 cu in) sport bike, part of the CBR series that was introduced by Honda in 2003 as a race replica version of Honda's CBR600F series. It won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008, and again in 2010 and 2014.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is a 600 cc class motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki. It was introduced in 1995, and has been constantly updated throughout the years in response to new products from Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.

Suzuki GSX-R600

The Suzuki GSX-R600 is a 600 cc class, or supersport, sport bike in Suzuki's GSX-R series of motorcycles.

British GP2

British Supersport Champions

SeasonClassRiderMotorcycleNotesRef
1989 Supersport 600 Flag of England.svg Paul Brookes Yamaha [2]
1990 Supersport 600 Flag of England.svg John Reynolds Kawasaki [3]
1991 Supersport 600 Flag of Scotland.svg Ian Simpson Yamaha [4]
1992 Supersport 600 Flag of England.svg Phil Borley Honda [5]
1993 Supersport 600 Flag of Scotland.svg Jim Moodie Honda [6]
1994 Supersport 600 Flag of Scotland.svg Ian Simpson Honda [7]
1995 Supersport 600 Flag of England.svg Mike Edwards Honda [8]
1996 Supercup Thunderbike Flag of England.svg Dave Heal Honda [9]
1997 Supersport 600 Flag of England.svg Paul Brown Honda [10]
1998 Supersport 600 Flag of Scotland.svg John Crawford Suzuki [11]
1999 Supersport 600 Flag of Scotland.svg John Crawford Suzuki [12]
2000 Supersport Flag of Scotland.svg Jim Moodie Yamaha
2001 Supersport Flag of England.svg Karl Harris Suzuki
2002 Supersport Flag of Scotland.svg Stuart Easton Ducati [13]
2003 Supersport Flag of England.svg Karl Harris Honda [14]
2004 Supersport Flag of England.svg Karl Harris Honda Harris Finished on 232 points with 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 rides [15]
2005 Supersport Flag of England.svg Leon Camier Honda Camier finished with 202 points including 4 wins and 2 DNFs in 13 racers [16]
2006 Supersport Flag of England.svg Cal Crutchlow Honda Crutchlow won the title easily with 242 Points 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 races [17]
2007 Supersport Ulster Banner.svg Michael Laverty Suzuki [18]
2008 Supersport Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glen Richards Triumph Richards collected a total of 240 points with 4 wins and 0 DNFs from 12 races [19]
2009 Supersport Flag of England.svg Steve Plater Honda 215 Points with 4 wins
2010 Supersport Flag of England.svg Sam Lowes Honda
2011 Supersport Ulster Banner.svg Alastair Seeley Suzuki
2012 Supersport Flag of Australia (converted).svg Glen Richards Triumph
2013 Supersport Flag of Scotland.svg Stuart Easton Yamaha
2014 Supersport Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy McConnell Triumph
2015 Supersport Flag of England.svg Luke Stapleford Triumph
2016 Supersport Flag of Scotland.svg Tarran Mackenzie Kawasaki
2017 Supersport Ulster Banner.svg Keith Farmer Yamaha
2018 Supersport Flag of Ireland.svg Jack Kennedy Yamaha
2019 Supersport Flag of Ireland.svg Jack Kennedy Yamaha

See also

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