Kw-logo-smaller

World Superbike Championships

The 2010 World Superbike Championship (SBK) has begun. It’s the motorcycle race that makes your jaw drop. The racers are traveling at up to 200 mph, 4 or 5 motorcycles are almost touching each other about to go into a 180 degree turn, then as the road bends to the left the motorcycles leans almost horizontal to the ground and the racer’s knee is only one inch from touching the road. Miraculously nobody falls, and they hit the straightaway full flight ready to do it all over again, and again, and again.


Every year there are 13 championship races all over the World on unique racetracks from Salt Lake City, USA to Kyalami, South Africa. On March 27th-28th in Portimao, Portugual, the second SBK championship of the year took place with two races between the top 20 Suberbike racers. Max Biaggi from team Aprilia Alitalia Racing, an Italian Auto Company, won both races earning a nice trophy, some prize money, and most importantly the points for his team which add up to determine the champion at the end of the year.


Factories for First Place

Superbike ChampionshipSuperbike Championship

The SBK is really a race between the factories that produce the motorcycles. The factories try to build the fastest bike, then they assemble a team of the fastest riders and sign them to a contract, then they enter the riders into the competitions to win points. The most points at the end of the year earn bragging rights and big contracts with sponsors, and that’s where the real money is won. The most famous motorcycle racer, Valentino Rossi, earns 40-50 millions of dollars a year and is in the top 10 highest paid athletes in the World.


Website Wheels

Superbike ChampionshipSuperbike Championship

The SBK is not easily found on American television but if you would like to see more action, you can read all about the results and look at all the different tracks across the world on the main Website. There are usually highlights available on youtube.


Highlights SBK Portimao, Portugal

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

rebeccamichaelsteven
This stuff is so cool!
commented: Wed Apr 11, 2012

there are 1 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1152643465656

Coolest Motor Sport? Vote!

  • NASCAR.
  • Indy Car.
  • Rally Car.
  • Drag Racing.

related stories

If you missed your chance to see X Games 3D: The Movie last summer, you can now bring it home!
Sebastian Vettel won the last race of the Formula 1 season at Abu Dhabi to finish in second place...
Noriyuki Haga crashed in the first race at Portimao on Sunday to place second in Championship poi...

Sports in the forums

AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Cheerleading:
Because most cheerleaders are in the the rich, good looking, great looking, amazing looking, unbelievably gorgeous top 1% of the school environment. They've been held to certain entitlements for their entire life, and are naturally snobby towards others. 
reply about 7 hours
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Cheerleading:
idk
reply about 7 hours
-Gwen42--
[Bristol] 1.) Ryan Blaney #22 2.) Kyle Busch #54 3.) Chase Elliott (R) #9 4.) Ty Dillon (R) #3 5.) Regan Smith #7 {Points:} 1. Chase Elliott 3 wins (R) 2. Regan Smith 1 win  3. Elliott Sadler 1 win [Next race: Atlanta] Announcment:  Chase Elliott possibly doing double duty at Atlanta and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
reply about 21 hours
Triya
Ronaldo :)
reply 1 day
zaho
zaho posted in Soccer (Football):
Ronaldo :hippie
reply 2 days

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...