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The Superbike World Championship is the world’s premier Superbike racing event, first held in 1988.
A series of rounds makes up the championship, with each round consisting of two races and, as of 2019, a ten-lap ‘Superpole’ race. The results of the races are combined at the end of the series to determine the winners of the driver’s championship, and the manufacturer’s championship.
The bikes are tuned versions of motorcycles available to the public, different from the MotoGP which uses purpose-built machines. While the MotoGP is alike to Formula One, the Superbike World Championship is more akin to sports car racing.
The 2021 season runs from April 24.
Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea is the six-time reigning champion.
|1||April 24-25||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|2||May 8-9||Portugal||Autodromo do Estoril|
|3||May 22-23||Spain||Motorland Aragon|
|4||June 12-13||Italy||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|5||July 3-4||United Kingdom||Donington Park|
|6||September 4-5||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
|7||September 18-19||Spain||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|8||September 25-26||Spain||Circuito de Jerez|
|9||October 2-3||Portugal||Algarve International Circuit|
|10||October 16-17||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum|
|11||November 13-14||Indonesia||Mandalika International Street Circuit|
|12||TBA||Australia||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit|