European Superstock 1000 Championship

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European Superstock 1000 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 European Superstock 1000 Championship
Sport Motorcycle sport
Founded 1999
No. of teams 6 manufacturers (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha)
Most recent
champion(s)
Italy Raffaele De Rosa (rider)
Italy Ducati (manufacturer)

The European Superstock 1000 Championship, formerly FIM Superstock 1000 Cup or Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, is a supporting class to the Superbike World Championship.

Overview[edit]

The series was introduced in 1999 as a European championship[1] and in October 2004 became the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.[2] It was classified as a FIM Prize.[3] For 2017, the FIM CEV European Superbike Championship was discontinued and the FIM Cup was renamed European Superstock 1000 Championship, with its status changed back to European championship.[4][5]

The championship has been organized and promoted as its parent series by FGSport—renamed Infront Motor Sports in 2008[6]—until 2012 and by Dorna since the 2013 season.[7]

Regulations[edit]

Technical regulations[edit]

Much the same as the Superbike World Championship but all the bikes are much closer stock to spec and there is an age restriction on riders. FIM Superstock 1000 motorcycles are allowed modifications more aimed at safety and crash survivability/repairability than outright performance such as fiberglass silhouette bodywork with fluid retention capabilities and improved hand and foot controls. FIM Superstock 1000 motorcycles are allowed performance modifications such as brake pads and discs, chaindrive systems, exhaust systems, fork internals and rear shock absorbers.

Sporting regulations[edit]

At his inception, the series was restricted to riders aged from 16 to 24;[1] the upper limit was raised to 26 in 2011[8] and to 28 in 2015.[9]

The points system is the same for the riders' championship and the manufacturers' championship, but only the highest-finishing motorcycle by a particular manufacturer is awarded the points for the latter championship.

Points scoring 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

Champions[edit]

Season Rider champion[10] Motorcycle Team Manufacturer champion[11]
1999 United Kingdom Karl Harris Suzuki GSX 750 R GR Motosport Not awarded
2000 United Kingdom James Ellison Honda 900 CBR Ten Kate Young Guns
2001 United Kingdom James Ellison Suzuki GSX 1000R Hi-Peak Crescent Suzuki
2002 Italy Vittorio Iannuzzo Suzuki GSX 1000R Alstare System Suzuki Italia
2003 Italy Michel Fabrizio Suzuki GSX 1000R Alstare Suzuki Italia
2004 Italy Lorenzo Alfonsi Yamaha YZF-R1 Italia Lorenzini by Leoni
2005 Belgium Didier van Keymeulen Yamaha YZF-R1 Yamaha Motor Germany Japan Yamaha
2006 Italy Alessandro Polita Suzuki GSXR1000 K6 Celani Suzuki Italia Japan Suzuki
2007 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 1098S Ducati Xerox Junior Team Japan Yamaha
2008 Australia Brendan Roberts Ducati 1098R Ducati Xerox Junior Team Italy Ducati
2009 Belgium Xavier Siméon Ducati 1098R Ducati Xerox Junior Team Italy Ducati
2010 Italy Ayrton Badovini BMW S1000RR BMW Motorrad Italia STK Germany BMW
2011 Italy Davide Giugliano Ducati 1098R Althea Racing Italy Ducati
2012 France Sylvain Barrier BMW S1000RR BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Japan Kawasaki
2013 France Sylvain Barrier BMW S1000RR BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Germany BMW
2014 Argentina Leandro Mercado Ducati 1199 Panigale R Barni Racing Team Japan Kawasaki
2015 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF Nuova M2 Racing Italy Aprilia
2016 Italy Raffaele De Rosa BMW S1000RR Althea BMW Racing Team Italy Ducati

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SuperStock – Preview". superbike.it. SBK Superbike International. Archived from the original on 8 May 1999. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "FIM Centenary Congress – Paris 2004". fim-live.com. FIM. 23 October 2004. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statutes and by-laws Financial regulations Sporting code Disciplinary and arbitration code 2015". fim-live.com. FIM. 7 February 2015. p. 131. Archived from the original on 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "FIM, FIM Europe and Dorna Announce Restructured European Championships". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "FIM Superbike Commission to bring updates to The Superbike World Championship for 2017". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Infront rebrands leading promoter in motor sport, FGSport, as Infront Motor Sports". infrontsports.com. Infront Sports & Media. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Sam Tremayne (2 October 2012). "Dorna to organise both World Superbikes and MotoGP from 2013". autosport.com. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "STK 1000 FIM Cup entry plays numbers game". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Decision of the Superbike Commission". worldsbk.com. Dorna WSBK. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Stock 1000 Champions – Riders". oldsbk.perugiatiming.com. Superbike World Championship. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Stock 1000 Champions – Manufacturers". oldsbk.perugiatiming.com. Superbike World Championship. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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