2014 British Superbike Championship

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2014 British Superbike season
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The 2014 British Superbike Championship season was the 27th British Superbike Championship season. Shane Byrne took the championship, riding a Kawasaki for Paul Bird Motorsport. Byrne's fourth title – after previous triumphs in 2003, 2008 and 2012 – saw him set a new record for the series. He scored 11 victories during the season, and was able to win the championship by 62 points ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari, a three-time series champion. Kiyonari had trailed by 12 points going into the final round of the season at Brands Hatch, but Kiyonari crashed out of contention during a free practice session, and fractured a collarbone in the process. Kiyonari won seven races during the season for the Buildbase BMW team. Third place in the championship was decided in the final race between Milwaukee Yamaha team-mates; a third-place finish for Tommy Bridewell, compared to a fifth place for Josh Brookes, allowed Bridewell to take the position by three points. Brookes took four race victories to his team-mate's single victory at Cadwell Park, which was his first in British Superbikes.

Outside of the Showdown, Stuart Easton was the winner of the BSB Riders' Cup, finishing in seventh place in the overall championship standings. Although only recording two podium finishes during the season, consistent finishing allowed Easton to remain in front of the chasing pack, most notably GBmoto's James Ellison. Ellison started the season with six successive podium finishes and had been in contention to make the Showdown, but he was forced to miss several rounds after a crash at the second Brands Hatch meeting which resulted in a broken femur. The only other riders to win races during the season were three more first-time winners in the series; Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Waters won at the second Brands Hatch meeting, Peter Hickman won at Cadwell Park for the RAF Reserves team – having replaced Simon Andrews in the team, after his death at the North West 200 road race in May – and Quattro Plant Kawasaki's Howie Mainwaring won the opening race of the final Brands Hatch meeting.

Kawasaki won the manufacturers' championship, 124 points clear of Yamaha. Byrne, Kiyonari and Brookes all scored seven points towards the Speedy Fastest Lap League, with all three riders each setting a lap record at some point during the 2014 campaign.

Race calendar and results[edit]

2014 Calendar
Main Season
Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Rider Winning Team
1 R1 England Brands Hatch Indy 21 April Australia Josh Brookes England James Ellison England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
R2 England James Ellison England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
2 R1 England Oulton Park 5 May England Shane Byrne Australia Josh Brookes England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
R2 Australia Josh Brookes Australia Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha
3 R1 England Snetterton 300 15 June England Shane Byrne England Shane Byrne England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
R2 Australia Josh Brookes England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
4 R1 Scotland Knockhill 29 June Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari England Shane Byrne Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
R2 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
5 R1 England Brands Hatch GP 20 July England Shane Byrne England Shane Byrne Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
R2 Northern Ireland Keith Farmer Australia Josh Waters Tyco Suzuki
6 R1 England Thruxton 3 August Czech Republic Jakub Smrž England Dan Linfoot Australia Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha
R2 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Australia Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha
7 R1 England Oulton Park 9 August England Shane Byrne Australia Josh Brookes Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
R2 10 August England Shane Byrne Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
R3 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Australia Josh Brookes Milwaukee Yamaha
8 R1 England Cadwell Park 25 August England Shane Byrne Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari England Tommy Bridewell Milwaukee Yamaha
R2 England Shane Byrne England Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda
9 R1 England Donington Park 7 September United States John Hopkins Australia Josh Waters Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
R2 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
The Showdown
10 R1 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 21 September England Christian Iddon England Jon Kirkham Australia Josh Waters Tyco Suzuki
R2 England Dan Linfoot England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
11 R1 England Silverstone Arena GP 5 October Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari England Shane Byrne England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
R2 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari Buildbase BMW
12 R1 England Brands Hatch GP 18 October England James Ellison Australia Josh Waters England Howie Mainwaring Quattro Plant Kawasaki
R2 19 October Australia Josh Brookes England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
R3 England Tommy Bridewell England Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki

Entry list[edit]

2014 Entry List
Team Constructor Bike No. Riders Rounds
Bimota Alstare Junior Team Bimota Bimota BB3 2 England Christian Iddon 10
123 France Christophe Ponsson 6–12
Milwaukee Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 3 Australia Josh Brookes All
46 England Tommy Bridewell All
Quattro Plant Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 4 England Dan Linfoot All
37 England James Hillier 1
43 England Howie Mainwaring 3–12
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 5 Scotland Stuart Easton All
67 England Shane Byrne All
RAF Reserves Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 6 England Simon Andrews 1–2
60 England Peter Hickman 4–12
Team WD-40 Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 7 England Barry Burrell 1–11
Australia Bryan Staring 12
FFX Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZF-R1 8 England Ian Hutchinson 1–7
Sweden Filip Backlund 9–12
Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 9 England Chris Walker All
77 England James Ellison 1–5, 8–12
Halsall Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 10 England Jon Kirkham 4–12
39 England Lee Costello 1
50 England Harry Hartley 1–3
Tsingtao WK Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 10 England Jon Kirkham 1–2
50 England Harry Hartley 4
60 England Peter Hickman 3
101 England Gary Mason 7–12
Bathams BMW BMW BMW S1000RR 11 England Michael Rutter 1–9
24 Switzerland Patric Muff All
Tyco Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 12 Australia Josh Waters All
21 United States John Hopkins All
Buildbase BMW BMW BMW S1000RR 14 England Lee Jackson 5–7, 10
23 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari All
27 England James Westmoreland 1–4, 8–12
33 Northern Ireland Michael Dunlop 1
Gearlink Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 15 England Ben Wilson All
Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 18 Netherlands Kevin Valk 10
35 Australia Mitchell Carr 1, 3, 9–10
England Shaun Winfield 2, 6, 11–12
47 England Richard Cooper 1–6
75 Australia Glen Richards 7–8
88 England Scott Smart 7–8
101 England Gary Mason 5
Two Wheel Racing Honda Honda Honda CBR1000RR 20 England Jenny Tinmouth 1–7, 11–12
Quelch Afterdark Motorsport Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 26 England Josh Wainwright 1
Saudi Falcons BMW BMW S1000RR 36 Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Binladin 9
RidersMotorcycles BMW BMW BMW S1000RR 40 England Martin Jessopp 1–2, 5–12
SBK City Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 45 Brazil Rhalf Lo Turco 1–3, 5–12
Refresh Debt Solutions Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 53 England Joe Burns 10
Morello Services PBR Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 55 England Peter Baker 1–2
56 England John Ingram 3–12
GGH/STEL Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 64 England Aaron Zanotti All
PR Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 68 Australia Jed Metcher 10–12
303 Northern Ireland Keith Farmer 1–8
Honda Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR 86 France Julien Da Costa[1] 3, 9, 11–12
Millsport Ducati Ducati Ducati 1199 Panigale 96 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž 1–8
Moto Rapido 12
MotoDex Performance First BMW BMW S1000RR 127 Denmark Robbin Harms 11–12

Championship standings[edit]

Riders' championship[edit]

Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
The Championship Showdown
1 England Shane Byrne Kawasaki 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 Ret 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 682
2 Japan Ryuichi Kiyonari BMW 16 4 Ret Ret 5 4 1 2 1 Ret 3 3 1 1 4 Ret Ret 1 1 2 2 2 1 WD WD WD 620
3 England Tommy Bridewell Yamaha 7 9 4 5 4 3 6 7 Ret 4 5 DNS 4 7 8 1 3 3 Ret 9 3 10 4 5 6 3 587
4 Australia Josh Brookes Yamaha Ret 2 2 1 2 Ret 4 4 6 8 1 1 2 2 1 4 DSQ 4 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret 8 4 5 584
5 England Dan Linfoot Kawasaki 11 8 6 7 7 6 7 6 5 7 4 4 5 4 3 7 11 8 14 6 4 4 7 4 8 6 577
6 England Chris Walker Kawasaki 2 5 Ret 8 6 Ret 5 3 4 9 7 5 Ret 5 7 3 8 11 10 16 Ret 12 12 10 Ret 10 525
BSB Riders Cup
7 Scotland Stuart Easton Kawasaki 6 6 5 4 Ret 13 3 5 10 14 16 7 9 6 5 9 Ret 5 4 3 6 5 6 6 5 4 231
8 England James Ellison Kawasaki 3 3 3 3 3 2 Ret 8 3 DNS DNS DNS 14 11 4 7 11 3 7 2 2 223
9 Australia Josh Waters Suzuki 15 16 13 13 10 10 Ret 16 14 1 17 12 8 9 6 5 5 6 5 1 8 7 5 2 16 15 192
10 United States John Hopkins Suzuki 5 11 Ret 9 9 7 9 11 9 10 8 8 6 Ret Ret 13 DNS Ret 9 Ret 5 Ret DNS Ret 10 8 125
11 England Peter Hickman Kawasaki 19 Ret 120
Honda 14 13 12 13 12 10 7 Ret 13 6 1 7 7 12 Ret 9 9 13 11 9
12 England Jon Kirkham Kawasaki 21 DNS 9 10 17 17 13 6 11 6 14 8 9 8 6 12 13 Ret Ret Ret 15 3 7 7 118
13 England James Westmoreland BMW 10 7 8 6 Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 Ret 10 8 14 10 8 10 9 9 14 96
14 England Howie Mainwaring Kawasaki NC 16 Ret DNS 11 DNS 18 9 10 Ret 15 15 12 13 12 8 Ret Ret 14 1 3 Ret 82
15 Czech Republic Jakub Smrž Ducati 9 Ret 10 11 Ret 8 12 12 7 Ret 6 13 11 12 10 DNS DNS 14 12 11 82
16 England Richard Cooper Kawasaki 8 15 7 Ret 10 9 11 9 8 2 DNS DNS 69
17 Switzerland Patric Muff BMW 14 14 14 15 8 Ret DNS DNS 15 DNS 10 11 12 10 Ret 14 13 9 16 Ret Ret 14 13 Ret 13 13 60
18 England Michael Rutter BMW 12 17 11 12 Ret 14 13 10 DNS DNS 9 DNS Ret 11 11 19 10 16 Ret 47
19 France Julien Da Costa Honda Ret 5 15 6 6 8 15 14 Ret 43
20 England Ben Wilson Kawasaki 4 10 15 16 Ret 15 16 Ret 17 15 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 12 9 Ret 19 13 Ret Ret DNS 12 Ret 17 40
21 England Gary Mason Kawasaki Ret 11 Ret 17 18 16 4 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 Ret 11 DNS DNS 29
22 England Barry Burrell Kawasaki Ret 20 19 18 11 11 8 Ret Ret DNS 13 14 13 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 19 15 Ret Ret 27
23 Northern Ireland Keith Farmer Kawasaki 19 19 Ret Ret 14 DNS 15 14 Ret 3 14 DNS 17 13 Ret DNS DNS 26
24 Australia Glen Richards Kawasaki 16 14 12 10 7 21
25 Sweden Filip Backlund Yamaha 17 15 Ret 9 13 11 Ret 15 12 21
26 England Martin Jessopp BMW 13 12 12 14 20 19 19 16 Ret DNS DNS 18 Ret Ret 17 18 14 17 16 Ret Ret DNS 15
27 Australia Jed Metcher Kawasaki 7 13 18 18 18 12
28 England Lee Jackson BMW 16 18 15 Ret 15 16 16 10 12 12
29 England Christian Iddon Bimota 5 Ret 11
30 England Ian Hutchinson Yamaha 23 Ret 16 Ret 13 12 18 15 18 16 22 17 Ret 19 19 8
31 England John Ingram Kawasaki 16 Ret Ret DNS 19 12 20 18 18 18 17 17 14 Ret 18 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret 17 19 6
32 Netherlands Kevin Valk Kawasaki Ret 11 5
33 England Scott Smart Kawasaki 19 15 14 Ret 15 4
34 England Harry Hartley Kawasaki 18 13 17 17 DNS DNS DNS DNS 3
35 England Aaron Zanotti Suzuki 22 21 18 19 15 18 Ret Ret 21 17 21 15 21 20 Ret Ret Ret 18 20 15 Ret Ret 19 DNS 23 Ret 3
Australia Bryan Staring Kawasaki 17 Ret 16 0
Denmark Robbin Harms BMW Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 0
England Jenny Tinmouth Honda 27 23 20 20 17 17 19 18 22 DNS 23 19 20 22 Ret 18 20 19 19 22 0
France Christophe Ponsson Bimota Ret DNS 22 21 20 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 19 18 20 22 Ret 0
Australia Mitchell Carr Kawasaki 20 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNS 17 18 0
England Lee Costello Kawasaki 17 18 0
England Shaun Winfield Kawasaki 21 21 24 20 20 17 Ret 20 20 0
Brazil Rhalf Lo Turco Kawasaki 28 24 22 23 18 19 23 20 Ret 21 23 Ret 21 20 Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 21 21 21 0
England Peter Baker Kawasaki 26 22 Ret 22 0
Northern Ireland Michael Dunlop BMW 24 Ret 0
England Josh Wainwright Kawasaki 25 Ret 0
England Simon Andrews Honda Ret DNS Ret DNS 0
England Joe Burns Kawasaki Ret Ret 0
England James Hillier Kawasaki Ret DNS 0
Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Binladin BMW DNQ DNQ 0
Pos Rider Bike BRH
England
OUL
England
SNE
England
KNO
Scotland
BRH
England
THR
England
OUL
England
CAD
England
DON
England
ASS
Netherlands
SIL
England
BRH
England
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiyonari returns, Lowes joins Samsung Honda". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.

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