The Superbike World Championship is the best production bike series in the world and produces some of the most fiercely contested two-wheel racing action on the planet.
Over the event weekend, you will get to see two wheel racing action you won’t believe on a challenging and formidable race track that is the fastest in the world.
The motorcycles that race in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship are based on recent or current production bikes on sale to the general public through the normal manufacturer channels.
The championship event programme for Phillip Island is made up of the following classes:
The Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) is based on the production-derived Superbike machines, 1000cc four-cylinder bikes and 1200 cc twins. Exhaust systems, engine management, suspension, brakes, wheels and some engine parts can be modified.
The production series will continue with the three-race format in 2020 with two 22-lap Phillip Island battles and the ten lap Tissot Superpole Race making both Saturday and Sunday race days for WorldSBK.
The Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP) is based on the production-derived Supersport machines, less modification that the top category. Eligible machines are 600cc fours, 675cc triples and 750 twins, bikes are smaller, lighter and less powerful that Superbikes. The Supersport category is also vitally important for manufacturers.
The production-based categories always attract the world’s top motorcycle companies, as the motto “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” becomes most relevant in this global show-case for the manufacturers’ latest road-bike machinery.
The 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, Yamaha Finance Round – Phillip Island will see Australian superbikes lead the national classes, with all with all local categories launching their 2020 national championships and guaranteeing spectacular racing for all three days.