Superbike Donington 2013 Live Stream - England Grand Prix25-26 May 2013
Superbike (SBK abbreviated) is a category of motorcycle road racing. There are national championships (France, Great Britain, Germany, USA ...) and created a world championship in 1988. This is managed by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM). Less known than the MotoGP (formerly "Moto GP"), it nevertheless brings many spectators.
Technically, motorcycles involved in Superbike motorcycles remain very close series, unlike MotoGP are prototypes. They can receive a host of improvements but not total overhaul. For example covers must have the same shape as in motorcycle series.
The Regulation provides for weight limits and different capacity according to the number of cylinders. Overall, machines with cylinder engines could be lighter and up to 1000 cm ³ go while the 4-cylinder was limited to 750 cc. Thus Ducati has historically dominated the championship (fourteen championships "builder" and twelve championships "pilot" with Raymond Roche, Doug Polen, Carl Fogarty, Troy Corser, Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson and James Toseland). In 2003, the FIM changes the rules for limiting the displacement to 1000 cc regardless of the number of cylinders. Since 2008 and the arrival of the Ducati 1098, the regulation allows twins to climb to 1200 cc.
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