As is normal in superbike racing there has already been a raft of rider movements and machinery changes in both the World Superbike championship and the British Superbike championship.
Reigning British Superbike champion, Josh Brookes, moves into the World Superbike championship with the same SMR team that won him his first title for 2016. The team will move away from Yamaha for 2016 and will instead run factory-supported BMW S1000RR's. Josh has proven his ability to help develop a bike during a season and will need to get up to speed quickly if he wants to compete for podiums in the early rounds.
Yamaha make a belated return to the World Superbike paddock, with Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli. The new Yamaha R1 has already proven itself in other superbike series around the world and the fully factory supported team will be one to watch in 2016.
After failing to secure a ride in World Superbike for 2016, Leon Haslam returns to the British Superbike Championship aboard the factory supported JG Speedfit Kawasaki. He will add his considerable talent to what is already a stacked British Superbike line-up!
It's all change at PBM for 2016 as they return to their roots to run the Ducati Panigale for the 2106 British Superbike season. Shane Byrne retains his place in the team and is joined by up and coming rider from British Supersport, Glenn Irwin. With full factory backing, expect to see a return to the front for the distinctive sound of a Ducati twin!