|No. of teams||6 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, MV)|
|2019 Jack Kennedy (rider) |
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|2004||Supersport||Honda||Harris Finished on 232 points with 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 rides|
|2005||Supersport||Honda||Camier finished with 202 points including 4 wins and 2 DNFs in 13 racers|
|2006||Supersport||Honda||Crutchlow won the title easily with 242 Points 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 races|
|2008||Supersport||Triumph||Richards collected a total of 240 points with 4 wins and 0 DNFs from 12 races|
|2009||Supersport||Honda||215 Points with 4 wins|
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