2018 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
2017 1st Superbike World Championship
2016 1st Superbike World Championship
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
2017 3rd Superbike World Championship
2016 2nd Superbike World Championship
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-10RR

Race Machine

Production Model

Ninja ZX-10RR

ZX1000Z

Designed to deliver race-winning circuit performance, the Ninja ZX-10RR further elevates the potential for victory in the Superbike World Championship care of a number of race-focused improvements that complement the strong acceleration and sharp handling of the already formidable Ninja ZX-10R.
Its modified cylinder head was designed with a race-tuned engine in mind. Its quick shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts. And forged Marchesini wheels designed specifically for the Ninja ZX-10RR contribute to quick direction changes.
Features inherited from the Ninja ZX-10R include Kawasaki’s next-level electronic engine and chassis management systems, the high-spec Balance Free Front Fork that features the same construction used on Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes’ race machines, and its potent Brembo brake package.


Promotion Video (Ninja ZX-10R)

Championship Standings

2018 Superbike World Championship

Pos. No. Rider Machine Total R1
02/25
R2
03/25
R3
04/15
R4
04/22
R5
05/13
R6
05/27
R7
06/10
R8
06/24
R9
07/08
R10
09/16
R11
09/30
R12
10/14
R13
10/27
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 159 11 20 25 13 25 20 25 20                                
2 7 Chaz Davies Ducati 129 16 16 25 20 25 16 11                              
3 33 Marco Melandri Ducati 115 25 25 8 9 13 16 10 9                              
4 60 Michael vd Mark Yamaha 103 7 9 9 20 11 11 20 16                                
5 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 101 20 13 10 10 10 13 25                            
6 12 Xavi Fores Ducati 100 13 16 20 11 16 11 13                                
7 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha 76 10 11 11 16 9 13 4 2                              
8 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 45 3 6 1 8 7 7 6 7                          
9 76 Loris Baz BMW 44 5 7 5 4 5 1 9 8                          
10 2 Leon Camier Honda 42 9 10 13 10                        
11 81 Jordi Torres MV Agusta 39 8 6 8 7 10                              
12 40 Roman Ramos Kawasaki 28 2 5 2 3 6 5 5                                  
13 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 25 4 7 1 6 1 6                        
14 36 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 24 6 4 3 3 8              
15 21 Michael Ruben Rinaldi  Ducati 21 8 9 4                        
16 45 Jake Gagne Honda 17 4 3 2 4 4                
17 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia 16 8 1 7  
18 99 PJ Jacobsen Honda 15 2 6 2 2 3        
19 34 Davide Giugliano Aprilia 11 3 3 5        
20 68 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 7 5 2    
21 37 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 2 1 1                    

Kawasaki Racing Team

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