World wide known
One of the best and significant motorsport shows Eni FIM Superbike was born in 1988.
In 2012 WSBK made a visit to Russia where it was cheered by thousands of fans gathered at Moscow Raceway.
The first ever Superbike champion was Fred Merkel (Honda), and in 2013 the crown was won by the British Tom Sykes (Kawasaki).
2012 brought us an opportunity to see a Russian face amongst world’s best – Yakhnich Motorsport’s young and bright driver Vladimir Leonov won two podiums during his first ever Supersport season.
The championship as opposed to MotoGP does not allow to use prototypes which makes it a low-budget, fare play, full of drivers series with comparable (to MotoGP) results as medium speed here is less only for 10kmh and maximum is more than 300kmh.
The main difference between this series and MotoGP is in the bykes. Eni FIM Superbike is an example of a famous marketing principle: “ Wins on Sunday, Sales on Monday” as all drivers use upgraded versions of stock bykes which are available for sale. That’s why Superbike is highly supported by manufacturers (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Ducati and Aprilia) and popular amongst motofans.
On a basis of road bikes types there three different classes of Superbike World Championship: Superbike, Supersport, Superstock.