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2021 Superbike World Championship

(GBR/ Honda). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Gold and Goose/ David Goldman

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.

2021 Superbike World Championship

The 2021 season runs from April 24.

Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea is the six-time reigning champion.

Round Dates Country Circuit
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
13 TBA

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