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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 May 22.

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

Round Dates Country Circuit
1 May 22-23 Spain Motorland Aragon
2 May 29-30 Portugal Ciruito do Estoril
3 June 12-13 Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
4 July 3-4 United Kingdom Donington Park
5 July 24-25 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
6 August 7-8 Czechia Autodrom Most
7 August 21-22 Spain Circuito de Navarra
8 September 4-5 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
9 September 18-19 Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
10 September 25-26 Spain Circuito de Jerez
11 October 2-3 Portugal Algarve International Circuit
12 October 16-17 Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum
13 November 13-14 Indonesia Mandalika International Street Circuit

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