|Supersport World Championship|
|Current season||2007 Supersport World Championship|
|Champion|| Kenan Sofuoğlu (Rider) |
|Video||600 supersport racing in the late 80s from Carnaby|
Supersport World Championship is a top level motorcycle racing competition based on recent or current production motorcycles that are available to the public. The Championship is organized and promoted by FGSports and is sanctioned by the FIM.
As of 1999 World Supersport is a a support class to the Superbike World Championship. Supersport racing has also been one of the most popular classes of national racing for many years.
To be eligible for World Supersport,a motorcycle must have a four-stroke engine of between 400 and 600cc for four-cylinder machines, and between 600 and 750cc for twins, and must satisfy the FIM homologation requirements.
World Supersport regulations are much tighter than in World Superbikes. The chassis of a supersport machine must remain largely as standard, while engine tuning is possible but tightly regulated. As in World Superbike, a control tyre is used, although World Supersport regulations dictate that the tyres must be road legal and therefore slicks are not allowed.
A World Supersport race takes place at every World Superbike round. Starting positions are decided by the riders’ fastest laps from two 45-minute qualifying sessions and each race is approximately 100km long.
Supersport World Champions
The points system is the same for the Riders' Championship and the Manufacturers' Championship, but only the highest-finishing motorcycle by a particular manufacturer is awarded the points for the latter championship.
Homologated motorcycles for 2007
|Model||Production period as from|
|Ducati 748R (H3)||January 2002 - end|
|Ducati 749R (H5)||January 2004 - present|
|Honda CBR600FS||January 2001 - end|
|Honda CBR600F4i||January 2001 - end|
|Honda CBR600RR (PC37)||January 2003 - end|
|Honda CBR600RR (PC37)||January 2005 - end|
|Honda CBR600RR (PC40)||January 2007 - present|
|Kawasaki ZX 600 K (ZX-6RR)||January 2003 - end|
|Kawasaki ZX 600 M (ZX-6RR)||January 2004 - end|
|Kawasaki ZX 600 N (ZX-6RR)||January 2005 - end|
|Kawasaki ZX 600 P (ZX-6RR)||January 2007 - present|
|Suzuki GSX 600 R (K4)||January 2004 - end|
|Suzuki GSX 600 R (K6)||January 2006 - present|
|Triumph Daytona 600||January 2003 - end|
|Triumph Daytona 675||January 2006 – present|
|Yamaha YZF-R6||January 2003 - end|
|Yamaha YZF-R6||January 2005 - end|
|Yamaha YZF-R6||January 2006 - present|
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