Australian Superbike Championship

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Australian Superbike Championship
Category Superbike racing
Country Australia
Inaugural season 1980
Tyre suppliers Dunlop Tyres
Riders' champion Australia Wayne Maxwell
Official website http://www.asbk.com.au/index.php
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Australian Superbike Championship is the leading motorcycle racing series in Australia. Organised by Motorcycling Australia, the championship, run for Superbike class racing motorcycles, has been run each year since 1987. The series was known in its first two years as the Australian Endurance Championship before adopting the Australian Superbike Championship title in 1989. The series has produced a string of top motorcycling talent, including future World Champion, Troy Corser and multiple AMA champion Mat Mladin. The series has several times over the years attempted to bolster its image by running as a support category at car racing events like the Australian Touring Car Championship and with V8 Supercars, as well as the Australian motorcycle Grand Prix. It has frequently provided wild card riders for the Australian hosted rounds of the Superbike World Championship allowing emerging stars to showcase themselves against world class riders. This has helped in the past Mick Doohan, Troy Bayliss and Anthony Gobert launch international careers.

In 2010 a split in Superbike racing saw the creation of a rival series called Formula Xtreme, later known as the Australian FX-Superbike Championship. Attempts to merge the two series for the 2012 season broke down.[1] Support for the ASC has declined in favour of the AFSC and manufacturer supported teams (like Yamaha) were amongst the first.

Champions[edit]

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Season Champion Bike
Australian Superbike Series
1980 Andrew Johnson Kawasaki Z1000 Mk.II
1981 Rob Phillis Suzuki GSX1100
1982 Rob Phillis Suzuki GSX1100
1983 Rob Phillis Suzuki GSX1100
1984 Rob Phillis Suzuki GSX1100
1985 Rob Phillis Suzuki GSX1100
1986 Malcolm Campbell Honda VFR750
Australian Endurance Championship
1987 Tony Armstrong Suzuki GSX-R750
1988 Rob Phillis Kawasaki GPX750R
Australian Superbike Championship
1989 Malcolm Campbell Honda RC30
1990 Malcolm Campbell Honda RC30
1991 Aaron Slight Kawasaki ZXR750R
1992 Mat Mladin Kawasaki ZXR750R
1993 Troy Corser Honda RC30
1994 Anthony Gobert Honda RC45
1995 Kirk McCarthy Honda RC45
1996 Peter Goddard Suzuki GSX-R750
1997 Martin Craggill Kawasaki ZX-7RR
1998 Martin Craggill Kawasaki ZX-7RR
1999 Steve Martin Ducati 996RS
2000 Shawn Giles Suzuki GSX-R750
2001 Shawn Giles Suzuki GSX-R1000
2002 Shawn Giles Suzuki GSX-R1000
2003 Craig Coxhell Suzuki GSX-R1000
2004 Adam Fergusson Honda CBR1000RR
2005 Josh Brookes Honda CBR1000RR
2006 Jamie Stauffer Yamaha YZF-R1
2007 Jamie Stauffer Yamaha YZF-R1
2008 Glenn Allerton Honda CBR1000RR
2009 Josh Waters Suzuki GSX-R1000
2010 Bryan Staring Honda CBR1000RR
2011 Glenn Allerton BMW S1000RR
2012 Josh Waters Suzuki GSX-R1000
2013 Wayne Maxwell Suzuki GSX-R1000
2014 Glenn Allerton BMW S1000RR

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