Superbike World Championship, also known as SBK, is the worldwide Superbike racing championship founded in 1988.
Each round has two races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.
The motorcycles that race in the SBK championship are versions of motorcycles available for sale, and are different from those participating in MotoGP, which is the most popular motorcycle world’s competition and equivalent of Formula One.
Rounds have been held in the United States, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia, Qatar, and South Africa and the series plans on keeping extra-European circuits in rotation.
The championship is regulated by the FIM, the international governing body of motorcycle racing, and managed and promoted by FGSport. (wikipedia)
SBK 2016 season has started with Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia and double win of Chaz Davies. Season ends with Losail International Circuit which will be held in Qatar from 28 October.
Superbike World Championship 2016 Schedule
- 26-28 Feb Yamaha Finance Australian Round
- 11-13 Mar Motul Thai Round
- 01-03 Apr Pirelli Aragon Round
- 15-17 Apr Prosecco DOC Dutch Round
- 29-01 May Motul Italian Round
- 13-15 May Fassi Malaysian Round
- 27-29 May Acerbis UK Round
- 17-19 Jun Pirelli Riviera de Rimini Round
- 08-10 Jul Geico US round
- 16-18 Sep Pirelli German Round
- 30-2 Okt French Round
- 14-16 Okt Spanish Round
- 28-30 Okt Qatar Round
Teledeporte has signed a three-year contract extension to their current deal. The agreement will see that every round of the Superbike World championships will be broadcast in Spain on Teledeporte.
Teledeporte will also provide a commentary team and depth analysis. Spanish rounds will be covered by Teledeporte crew stationated on trackside, with a high-definition camera to bring fans closer to the action.
For satellite TV users Teledeporte is available via Hispasat 30°W and Astra 19.2°E satellite positions on frequencues 11038V and 11851V with symbol rates 22000 and 27500 and FEC correction 5/6.
TV3 will throughout Catalonia, providinig the coverage in Catalan language with a focus on Catalan rider Jordi Torres.
Eurosport will be a home of SBK until 2019
Eurosport and Dorna have extended a deal, which means that Eurosport will cover Superbike World Championship across the Europe with exclusivity in UK until 2019.
Along with online promotion across Eurosport’s digital platforms, fans will also be able to enjoy the championships on Eurosport Player. (worldsbk)
Peter Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport, said in his statement: “Dorna WorldSBK has been a great partner of Eurosport’s for almost 20 years and we are pleased to continue the relationship until 2019.
Eurosport viewers are already excited to seeing how reigning champion Jonathan Rea defends his number 1 plate when the 2016 season lines-up later this month and can they look forward to the story continuing on Eurosport for three more seasons.”
The German version of Eurosport is the only one available free–to–air via Astra 19.2°E satellite position.
Mediaset Channels cover SBK in Italy
Mediaset will broadcast the entire season of World Superbike.
Italy 1 will broadcast live and in HD the ” Race 1 ” on Saturday and ” Race 2 ” on Sunday.
Mediaset Italy 2 will broadcast the weekend motorcycling Superbike, Supersport and Superstock 1000, from qualifying to the races. Both channels broadcasts free-to-air via Eutelsat 5°W satellite position.
Sportmediaset streams live, on the site and app, the whole motorcycle weekend, in simulcast with Mediaset Italy 2. The event, once concluded, will be accessible on the site at any time with services and whole races. (mediaset.it)
Middle East and North African market in BeIN Sports portfolio
In the Middle East and across North Africa, continental network beIN Sport will broadcast WorldSBK in more than 20 countries, with special attention to the Qatari rider Al Sulaiti. (worldsbk)