2016 Superbike World Championship

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About the Superbike World Championship

The Superbike World Championship, a series recognised by the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation), is the pinnacle of production-based road racing. Centred in Europe, the series travels around the globe, with riders competing in 13 rounds of two races each. The rider who accumulates the most points over the year becomes world champion. Races are contested by production-based machines powered by 4-stroke 2-cylinder engines with displacements up to 1200cc, or 3- or 4-cylinder engines with displacements up to 1000cc. Because race machine modifications are limited, race performance is seen as a reflection of the performance of production counterparts, contributing to the popularity of this series.

Team & Rider(s)

Kawasaki Racing Team

Jonathan Rea #1
[Superbike]

Date of Birth: 2 February, 1987
Nationality: British

Career Highlights
2015 1st Superbike World Championship
2014 3rd Superbike World Championship
2013 9th Superbike World Championship
2012 5th Superbike World Championship
2011 9th Superbike World Championship
2010 4th Superbike World Championship
2009 5th Superbike World Championship
2008 2nd Supersport World Championship
2007 2nd British Superbike Championship
2006 4th British Superbike Championship
2005 16th British Superbike Championship
Jonathan Rea

Tom Sykes #66
[Superbike]

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1985
Nationality: British

Career Highlights
2015 3rd Superbike World Championship
2014 2nd Superbike World Championship
2013 1st Superbike World Championship
2012 2nd Superbike World Championship
2011 13th Superbike World Championship
2010 14th Superbike World Championship
2009 9th Superbike World Championship
2008 4th British Superbike Championship
2007 6th British Superbike Championship
2006 2nd British Supersport Championship
2005 5th British Supersport Championship
2004 6th British Supersport Championship
2003 8th British Supersport Championship
Tom Sykes

Machine(s)

Ninja ZX-10R

Race Machine

Production Model

Ninja ZX-10R

The 2016 model Ninja ZX-10R benefits from extensive feedback from the Kawasaki Racing Team as well as ongoing development research to further elevate its circuit prowess. A crankshaft with a lower moment of inertia contributes to stronger acceleration coming out of corners as well as sharper handling. Revised chassis dimensions put more weight on the front wheel, adding to cornering stability. A new Brembo brake package, which includes M50 monobloc calipers gripping larger discs, delivers stronger braking with increased control. The high-spec Balance Free Front Fork was jointly developed with Showa in WSB, and features the same construction used on Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes’ race machines. Finally, a compact IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) complements Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modelling program, enabling even more precise chassis orientation awareness, the key to the Ninja ZX-10R’s next-level electronics.


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Championship Standings

2016 Superbike World Championship

Pos. No. Rider Machine Total R1
02/28
R2
03/13
R3
04/03
R4
04/17
R5
05/01
R6
05/15
R7
05/29
R8
06/19
R9
07/10
R10
09/18
R11
10/02
R12
10/16
R13
10/30
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 498 25 25 25 20 20 16 25 25 20 20 20 16 16 20 25 25 25 25 13 20 16 20 20 16
2 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 447 11 10 20 25 16 20 20 16 16 25 8 25 25 20 20 20 25 20 4 16 16 20 16 13 20
3 7 Chaz Davies Ducati 445 20 6 13 16 25 25 20 11 25 25 16 13 16 13 16 25 10 25 25 25 25 25 25
4 60 Michael vd Mark Honda 267 16 20 16 13 9 16 9 7 9 10 8 8 16 6 13 9 10 8 20 11 11 10 7 5
5 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 248 7 13 11 10 16 10 7 8 8 25 11 10 10 16 11 16 6 7 13 13 11 9
6 81 Jordi Torres BMW 213 8 9 8 8 9 11 11 1 13 9 13 3 9 5 11 9 8 10 13 2 9 8 8 8 10
7 34 Davide Giugliano Ducati 197 13 16 6 11 10 8 11 13 10 20 20 9 2 16 20 9 3
8 2 Leon Camier MV Agusta 168 9 5 5 13 7 10 11 6 7 13 11 8 5 11 13 9 13 9 3
9 12 Xavi Fores Ducati 151 2 13 13 3 6 6 6 2 5 4 2 13 9 13 6 16 8 6 10 8
10 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 150 4 6 7 6 5 10 13 8 5 2 10 13 11 10 11 10 3 6 6 4
11 50 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 141 10 11 9 10 7 6 5 7 11 7 8 10 11 16 13
12 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha 131 2 10 8 7 8 9 5 10 11 3 8 11 2 8 5 9 9 6
13 15 Alex de Angelis Aprilia 96 3 7 2 5 8 4 1 2 9 1 4 3 7 4 20 6 2 5 3
14 25 Joshua Brookes BMW 89 6 7 1 3 3 5 2 3 5 4 2 7 5 2 3 2 9 4 5 6 4 1
15 40 Roman Ramos Kawasaki 89 5 4 4 4 4 4 7 4 3 3 7 4 1 6 3 7 3 3 4 5 2 2
16 21 Markus Reiterberger BMW 82 8 11 9 2 1 9 3 4 6 5 10 4 7 2 1
17 13 Anthony West Kawasaki 64 7 11 6 4 6 5 4 7 5 2 7
18 17 Karel Abraham BMW 33 3 5 1 1 2 2 4 7 1 2 4 1
19 59 Niccolo Canepa Yamaha 30 9 7 6 8
20 91 Leon Haslam Kawasaki 16 5 11
21 35 Raffaele De Rosa BWM 16 5 4 7
22 151 Matteo Baiocco Ducati 12 3 3 2 4
23 76 Matthieu Lagrive Kawasaki 11 10 1
24 99 Luca Scassa Ducati 10 3 1 5 1
25 44 Lucas Mahias Kawasaki 9 6 3
26 6 Cameron Beaubier Yamaha 6 6
27 9 Dominic Schmitter Kawasaki 5 1 1 3
28 4 Gianluca Vizziello Kawasaki 4 3 1
29 119 Pawel Szkopek Yamaha 3 1 2
30 46 Mike Jones Ducati 2 2
31 16 Josh Hook Kawasaki 2 1 1
32 20 Sylvain Barrier Kawasaki 2 1 1
33 56 Peter Sebestyen Yamaha 1 0 1
34 11 Saeed Al Sulaiti Kawasaki 1 1
35 94 Matthieu Lussiana BMW 1 1

Kawasaki Racing Team

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