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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 race 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 2019 season runs from February 23-October 26. This season is the first season to introduce the third ten-lap sprint race to each round.
|1||Feb 23-24||Australia||Phillip Island|
|2||Mar 16-17||Thailand||Chang International Circuit|
|3||Apr 6-7||Spain||Motorland Aragon|
|4||Apr 14||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|5||May 11-12||Italy||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari|
|6||Jun 8-9||Spain||Circuito de Jerez|
|7||Jun 22-23||Italy||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli|
|8||Jul 6-7||England||Donington Park|
|9||Jul 13-14||USA||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca|
|10||Sep 7-8||Portugal||Algarve International Circuit|
|11||Sep 28-29||France||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours|
|12||Oct 12-13||Argentina||Circuito San Juan Villicum|
|13||Oct 25-26||Qatar||Losail International Circuit|
The 2018 Superbike Driver’s World Championship was won by Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea for the fourth-straight year, with his team Kawasaki taking out the manufacturer’s championship for the fourth straight occasion and sixth overall.