British Supersport Championship

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British Supersport Championship
Sport Motorcycle sport
No. of teams 6 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, MV)
Most recent
champion(s)
2015 Luke Stapleford (rider)
Triumph

British Supersport Championship is a support series to the British Superbike Championship (BSB) for engine capacities smaller than Superbike. British Supersport runs one or two rounds per weekend at each BSB event. The BSS championship is seen as a stepping stone for the younger talent to progress to the British Superbike Championship or to World level classes. Riders such as: Tom Sykes, Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier all started off in this championship.

Race weekend[edit]

Friday

  • Practice 1 (40 Mins)
  • Practice 2 (40 Mins)

Saturday

  • Qualifying (2 Sessions)
    • Session 1 (40 Mins)
    • Session 2 (40 Mins)

Times combined from 2 sessions to make up final grid

  • Sprint race (reduced laps)

Sunday

  • Warm Up (10 Mins)
  • Full race

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]

Season Class Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
1989 Supersport 600 England Paul Brookes Yamaha [1]
1990 Supersport 600 England John Reynolds Kawasaki [2]
1991 Supersport 600 Scotland Ian Simpson Yamaha [3]
1992 Supersport 600 England Phil Borley Honda [4]
1993 Supersport 600 Scotland Jim Moodie Honda [5]
1994 Supersport 600 Scotland Ian Simpson Honda [6]
1995 Supersport 600 England Mike Edwards Honda [7]
1996 Supercup Thunderbike England Dave Heal Honda [8]
1997 Supersport 600 England Paul Brown Honda [9]
1998 Supersport 600 Scotland John Crawford Suzuki [10]
1999 Supersport 600 Scotland John Crawford Suzuki [11]
2000 Supersport Scotland Jim Moodie Yamaha
2001 Supersport England Karl Harris Suzuki
2002 Supersport Scotland Stuart Easton Ducati [12]
2003 Supersport England Karl Harris Honda [13]
2004 Supersport England Karl Harris Honda Harris Finished on 232 points with 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 rides [14]
2005 Supersport England Leon Camier Honda Camier finished with 202 points including 4 wins and 2 DNFs in 13 racers [15]
2006 Supersport England Cal Crutchlow Honda Crutchlow won the title easily with 242 Points 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 races [16]
2007 Supersport Northern Ireland Michael Laverty Suzuki [17]
2008 Supersport Australia Glen Richards Triumph Richards collected a total of 240 points with 4 wins and 0 DNFs from 12 races [18]
2009 Supersport England Steve Plater Honda 215 Points with 4 wins
2010 Supersport England Sam Lowes Honda
2011 Supersport Northern Ireland Alastair Seeley Suzuki
2012 Supersport Australia Glen Richards Triumph
2013 Supersport Scotland Stuart Easton Yamaha
2014 Supersport Australia Billy McConnell Triumph
2015 Supersport England Luke Stapleford Triumph
2016 Supersport Scotland Tarran Mackenzie Kawasaki

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  15. ^ http://www.crash.net/british+superbikes/news/4440/1/camier_scoops_supersport_title.html
  16. ^ http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--racing-news/bsb-haslam-and-crutchlow-sign-for-hm-plant-honda/1765.html
  17. ^ http://londonbikers.com/news/4165/relentless-suzuki-2007-british-supersport-champions
  18. ^ http://www.glenrichards.co.uk/2008/09/28/news-glens-wins-champ08/

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