Shell and Ducati superbike world championship
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Superbike world championship
First managed by FGSport and then by Infront Sports in recent years, the championship is now in the hands of Dorna. Since 2014, and also thanks to the introduction of the Evo series that runs alongside the Superbike championship, numbers on the grid have been boosted, with the participation of eight international manufacturers and approximately 25 riders from at least nine different countries.
With events held at some of the world’s most important racetracks, Superbike riders take part in two races at each round, meaning that a total of fifty championship points are on offer each race weekend. This year the Superbike calendar comprises 13 events scheduled to take place in 12 different countries spanning five continents, with two races each weekend.
The current World Champion is French rider Sylvain Guintoli, who triumphed in the 2014 championship for Aprilia ahead of British stars Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) and Jonathan Rea (Honda).
2015 World Superbike calendar
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|24-May||United Kingdom||Donington Park|
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