British Supersport Championship

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.

British Supersport Championship
SportMotorcycle sport
No. of teams6 manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha, MV)
Most recent
champion(s)
2019 Jack Kennedy (rider)
Yamaha

From 2018, a new British GP2 class was introduced to be run within existing Supersport races. Devised by MSVR, it is based on Moto2 machines.[1]

Race weekendEdit

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Qualifying (30 minutes)
  • Sprint race (reduced laps)

Sunday

  • Warm Up (10 Mins)
  • Full race

Scoring systemEdit

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 machines usedEdit

SupersportEdit

British GP2Edit

  • Various chassis makes, as seen in Moto2; when previously competed in Moto2, using only Honda 600 cc engines
  • Any other chassis (or modified stock chassis)
  • Four cylinder engines over 400 cc to 600 cc
  • Three cylinder engines over 500 cc to 675 cc[1]

British Supersport ChampionsEdit

Season Class Rider Motorcycle Notes Ref
1989 Supersport 600   Paul Brookes Yamaha [2]
1990 Supersport 600   John Reynolds Kawasaki [3]
1991 Supersport 600   Ian Simpson Yamaha [4]
1992 Supersport 600   Phil Borley Honda [5]
1993 Supersport 600   Jim Moodie Honda [6]
1994 Supersport 600   Ian Simpson Honda [7]
1995 Supersport 600   Mike Edwards Honda [8]
1996 Supercup Thunderbike   Dave Heal Honda [9]
1997 Supersport 600   Paul Brown Honda [10]
1998 Supersport 600   John Crawford Suzuki [11]
1999 Supersport 600   John Crawford Suzuki [12]
2000 Supersport   Jim Moodie Yamaha
2001 Supersport   Karl Harris Suzuki
2002 Supersport   Stuart Easton Ducati [13]
2003 Supersport   Karl Harris Honda [14]
2004 Supersport   Karl Harris Honda Harris Finished on 232 points with 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 rides [15]
2005 Supersport   Leon Camier Honda Camier finished with 202 points including 4 wins and 2 DNFs in 13 racers [16]
2006 Supersport   Cal Crutchlow Honda Crutchlow won the title easily with 242 Points 6 wins and 2 DNFs from 13 races [17]
2007 Supersport   Michael Laverty Suzuki [18]
2008 Supersport   Glen Richards Triumph Richards collected a total of 240 points with 4 wins and 0 DNFs from 12 races [19]
2009 Supersport   Steve Plater Honda 215 Points with 4 wins
2010 Supersport   Sam Lowes Honda
2011 Supersport   Alastair Seeley Suzuki
2012 Supersport   Glen Richards Triumph
2013 Supersport   Stuart Easton Yamaha
2014 Supersport   Billy McConnell Triumph
2015 Supersport   Luke Stapleford Triumph
2016 Supersport   Tarran Mackenzie Kawasaki
2017 Supersport   Keith Farmer Yamaha
2018 Supersport   Jack Kennedy Yamaha
2019 Supersport   Jack Kennedy Yamaha

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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