Saturday, 9 July 2011

World Superbikes roundup

As many will have noticed this blog tends to focus on the British Superbike Championship. Many of the riders in this championship aspire to go on the the world stage and battle it out for the WSBK Championship so it's time for a quick update on their season so far.

So what hope of a British winner of the 2011 WSBK Championship? Well, in a word, none. We are beyond the halfway stage of the season and the highest placed brit is Leon Camier, former BSB Champion, he lies in fifth place in the standings, 136 points down on current leader Carlos Checa and with former Grand Prix winners, Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri also standing in his way. Sixth place man Leon Haslam is finding the going tough on the BMW S1000R after his great season last year when he nearly won the championship aboard the Suzuki.

The title looks most likely to go to Spain as Carlos Checa has been close to the top step of the podium all season and at a wide variety of tracks. The veteran rider has really performed well and has got the maximum out of his Ducati while those around him have struggled to match his consistancy.

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