The MCE British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli has turned into yet another fantastic season, with incredible racing and plenty of drama.
There have been seven race winners so far with Michael Laverty, Ian Lowry, Josh Brookes, Jon Kirkham, Tommy Hill, Chris Walker and Shane Byrne all tasting victory in one of the most talent filled grids to date. Reigning Champion Tommy Hill leads the title hunt but ‘Shakey’ Byrne and fast Aussie Josh Brookes are snapping at his heels…
Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres are used throughout the 30 rider field and this combined with restricted ‘electronics’ and engine tuning has meant that more riders than ever have been able to battle at the front, as the series has worked hard to create a ‘level playing field’. Under BSB rules the top six riders in the standings at round nine (Donington Park) will be put into their own special ‘Title Fighter’ shootout for the remaining three rounds, so the end of the season should be electric!
BSB Championship Points
(after round 7- Brands Hatch)
11Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) 266
2. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 256
3. Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) 246
4. Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda) 172
5. Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) 124
6. Noriyuki Haga (Swan Yamaha) 113