British Superbike Championship Support Series

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The British Supersport Championship, National Superstock 1000 & 600 and the British Motostar Championship are the four main championship series that are run as support races alongside the British Superbike Championship. In 2012 the Motostar category replaced the defunct 125cc category that had been running since the start of the British Superbike Championship in 1988, Motostar was open to both 125 and 250 machines similar to Moto 3 machines. The Supersport racing started in 1989 and is a class comprising 600cc Motorcycles that are allowed racing modifications and custom tuning. It wasn't until 2000 that the Superstock 1000 category replaced the defunct 250cc category, with the Superstock 600 championship being the newest addition on the support series in 2008. In 2010 the Superstock 1000 and Superstock 600 categories also supported the British rounds of the Superbike World Championship and the Moto GP both at Silverstone.

British Supersport Championship[edit]

British Supersport Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2012 British Supersport Championship season
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams 5 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha)
Most recent champion(s) Alastair Seeley

British Supersport Championship is a support series to the British Superbike Championship (BSB). Until 2011 the British Supersport championship ran a single race at every BSB event, since then it has been expanded and now runs two rounds every BSB event. The machines are 600cc production bikes that are allowed a set amount of tuning and aftermarket parts. The BSS championship is seen as a stepping stone for the younger talent to go up to the British Superbike Championship, riders such as: Tom Sykes, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier having come through this championship in the past.

Scoring system[edit]

Current Points System
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Current Bikes Models[edit]

British Supersport Champions[edit]

Year Class Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
1989 Supersport 600 Rodney Knapp Yamaha [1]
1990 Supersport 600 John Reynolds Kawasaki [2]
1991 Supersport 600 Ian Simpson Yamaha [3]
1992 Supersport 600 Phil Borley Honda [4]
1993 Supersport 600 Jim Moodie Honda [5]
1994 Supersport 600 Ian Simpson Honda [6]
1995 Supersport 600 Mike Edwards Honda [7]
1996 Supercup Thunderbike Dave Heal Honda [8]
1997 Supersport 600 Paul Brown Honda [9]
1998 Supersport 600 John Crawford Suzuki [10]
1999 Supersport 600 John Crawford Suzuki [11]
2000 Supersport Jim Moodie Yamaha [12]
2001 Supersport Karl Harris Suzuki [13]
2002 Supersport Stuart Easton Ducati [14]
2003 Supersport Karl Harris Honda [15]
2004 Supersport Karl Harris Honda Harris Finished on 232 points with 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 rides [16]
2005 Supersport Leon Camier Honda Camier finished with 202 points including 4 wins and 2 DNFs in 13 racers [17]
2006 Supersport Cal Crutchlow Honda Crutchlow won the title easily with 242 Points 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 races [18]
2007 Supersport Michael Laverty Suzuki [19]
2008 Supersport Glen Richards Triumph Richards collected a total of 240 points with 4 wins and 0 DNFs from 12 races [20]
2009 Supersport Steve Plater Honda 215 Points with 4 wins [21]
2010 Supersport Sam Lowes Honda [22]
2010 Supersport Alastair Seeley Suzuki [23]

National Superstock 1000 Championship[edit]

National Superstock 1000 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2012 National Superstock 1000 Championship season
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams 4 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha)
Most recent champion(s) Richard Cooper

The National Superstock 1000 Championship is a support race for the British Superbike Championship, the superstock 1000 meaning that all the bikes have to be of a stock spec. This means that racing is much cheaper than in other categories as such this category gets many more entrants than any other class on the BSB grid.

National Superstock 1000 Champions[edit]

Year Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
2001 Paul Young 236 Points [13]
2002 David Jefferies 237 Points [24]
2003 Andy Tinsley 178 Points [25]
2004 Danny Beaumont 214 Points [26]
2005 Lee Jackson 194 Points [27]
2006 Brendan Roberts 216 Points [28]
2007 Glen Richards 223 Points [29]
2008 Steve Brogan Honda 273 points & Won 8 of the 12 races [20]
2009 Alastair Seeley Suzuki 241 Points, won the first 9 meetings, moving to Superbike class for the last 2 races [21]
2010 Jon Kirkham BMW [22]
2011 Richard Cooper BMW [23]

National Superstock 600 Championship[edit]

National Superstock 600 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2012 National Superstock 600 Championship season
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams 5 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha)
Most recent champion(s) Josh Day

The National Superstock 600 Championship is a support race for the British Superbike Championship, the superstock 600 meaning that all the bikes have to be of a pretty stock spec, meaning the bikes that are produced to ride for the public, with a maximum engine size of 600cc.

National Superstock 600 Champions[edit]

Year Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
2008 Lee Johnston Yamaha 207 with 1 win [20]
2009 Jamie Hamilton Kawasaki 165 with 2 wins [21]
2010 Josh Day Yamaha 3 wins, 5 pole positions [22]
2011 Keith Farmer [23]

British Motostar Championship[edit]

British Motostar Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2012 British Motostar Championship season
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams 4 manufacturer (Aprilia, Aztec GP, Honda, Seel)
Most recent champion(s) Kyle Ryde

The British Motostar Championship is a support race for the British Superbike Championship, this class developed from the defunct 125cc category. Both 125cc and 250cc bikes are allowed in this class as a way of a stepping stone to the new Moto 3 class at world championship level which runs 250cc Moto 3 bikes.

British 125 & Motostar Champions[edit]

Year Class Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
1996 125cc Robin Appleyard 306 Points [8]
1997 125cc Darren Barton Honda 204 Points [9]
1998 125cc Chris Palmer Honda 159 Points [10]
1999 125cc Darren Barton Honda 205 Points [11]
2000 125cc Kenny Tibble Honda 168 Points [12]
2001 125cc Leon Camier 178 Points, beating Casey Stoner to the title by 3 points [13]
2002 125cc Chris Martin 289 Points [24]
2003 125cc Michael Wilcox 183 Points [25]
2004 125cc Christian Elkin 224 Points [26]
2005 125cc Christian Elkin 197 Points [27]
2006 125cc Daniel Cooper 207 Points [28]
2007 125cc Luke Jones 249 Points [29]
2008 125cc Matthew Hoyle Honda 190 points winning 6 of the 12 Races [20]
2009 125cc James Lodge Honda 182 points winning only 1 race of 12 [21]
2010 125cc James Lodge Honda [22]
2011 125cc Kyle Ryde Honda [22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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