As quickly as the rescheduled British Superbike Championship began… it ended!
So that was the British Superbike Championship (BSB). Even though all motorcycle racing planned for 2020 was initially wrecked by the Covid-19 pandemic, racing organisations worldwide managed to pull rabbits from impossibly small hats to stage some forms of motorcycle racing championships. Ok, they may have been short and sweet, and spectating was via electronic and see-through plastic screens, but it gave us racing fans something to smile about – and for this reason alone, we here at Evotech Performance would like to thank everyone who made it possible. From organisational teams to riders, team truck drivers to sponsors and those in between, we applaud you. Long and loud.
The UK’s premier race series, BSB, was rearranged into a half-season of six triple-header race events. In a nutshell, the 18-round championship proved to be a bruising gladiatorial spectacle. There were plenty of “offs” and trackside battles fought, but racing is racing and everyone was pleased just to be competing.
Josh Brookes of VisionTrack Ducati, under the control of team PBM, left the final three-race round at Brands Hatch as winner of the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. It wasn’t an easy win because the McAMS Yamaha duo of Jason O’Halloran (2nd) and eventual fifth-placed man Tarran Mackenzie were extra keen to take race wins. So was Brookes’ VisionTrack team-mate Christian Iddon, who had to settle for third place. An extra shake of well-done sauce goes to Glenn Irwin and his Honda Racing team companions. Ending the championship in fourth-spot on the new-new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP with minimal riding and development work is a result in itself. At the same time, the supporting race series championship winners and teams deserve equal amount of congratulatory applause.
Special thanks and elbow bumps go to all Evotech Performance supported teams. Thanks for letting us witness your dedication to the sport, and thanks also for the trust in our specialised race products and services. Here’s to 2021 and whatever it may bring.