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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

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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.


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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

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This stuff is so cool!
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