FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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FIM Superbike World Championship Tickets
Location: 13 rounds in 10 countries
First Round: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Inception Date: 1988
Association: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
FIM Superbike World Championship TicketsEvery year, fans of motorsports look forward to the penultimate in Superbike racing, the FIM Superbike World Championship series, also known as the WorldSBK. These machines are not merely souped-up versions of production bikes. They are finely tuned "superbikes" that boast unparalleled power and speed while retaining street-legal status. The WorldSBK is comprised of a series of rounds that take place at specified racing facilities, each of which hosts one round of the championship circuit. For the 2020 season, Australia launches the WorldSBK series at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, a world-class racetrack in the state of Victoria. This marks a record 30th round to be held at this 4.445-kilometer circuit that sweeps around Bass Strait and is always a highly anticipated beginning run at one of the most exhilarating and beautiful courses in the series. To see this or any of the other rounds in the WorldSBK, be sure to grab your FIM Superbike World Championship tickets at StubHub today!
How many rounds are in the FIM Superbike World Championship?There are 13 rounds in the WorldSBK, each of which has three races. Originally, there were two races, and a third Sprint race was added in 2019. The first two races are approximately 40 minutes for a distance of 90 to 110 kilometers for each. The newly added Sprint race that takes place on Sunday allows the first 10 riders to earn additional points while providing even more racing excitement for the fans. The results of the races are awarded as points on the same scale as in Grand Prix, which will be used to appoint the championship winners, one of which is a rider and the other a manufacturer.
What countries compete during the FIM Superbike World Championship schedule of races?For 2020, there are nine different nationalities that are represented in the WorldSBK: Argentina, Turkey, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. There are 18 riders set to compete.
What motorcycles are eligible for the FIM Superbike World Championship?To introduce a new bike for use in the WorldSBK, a manufacturer is required to have produced a minimum of 2,000 vehicles for certification, and there is a limit of seven engines in the Superbike class. The technical specifications of the racing bikes are a capacity of 1,000 cubic centimeters (1,200 cubic centimeters for Ducati twin cylinders), a horsepower of 230, a weight of 165 kilograms, a maximum speed of 330 kilometers per hour, a tire tread of 24 and a maximum fuel-tank capacity of 24 liters.
What regulations are in place for the FIM Superbike World Championship?The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is the association that regulates and manages the Superbike World Championship schedule and its rules. The current edition of the rules and regulations are available at the FIM website and are available to all teams. Each team is responsible for ensuring that all persons connected with the team's entry observe these regulations. Each individual rider and any person in charge of an entered motorcycle has a joint obligation with the team to observe the regulations.
Who are notable winners of the FIM Superbike World Championship?Over the more than 30 years that the FIM Superbike World Championship has been in play, there have been many racers and manufacturers who have stood above the crowd. The manufacturers Ducati and Honda were dominant in the first decades of the championship, but Aprilia and Kawasaki have come into their own in the latter half of the competition. Early racing winners include Carl Fogarty, Doug Polen and Troy Corser as repeat winners. More recently, as of 2019, Jonathan Rhea has won the championship five times in a row and has amassed a total of 88 race wins and 168 podiums in his career.
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