Supersport 300 World Championship
CategoryMotorcycle sport
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2017
Riders' championSpain Adrián Huertas
Official websiteworldsbk.com
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The Supersport 300 World Championship is a motorcycle racing competition on paved surfaces, for production-based motorcycles. Created in 2017, the championship runs as a support class to the Superbike World Championship.[1]

History

The Supersport 300 World Championship was born in 2017 as a replacement for the European Junior Cup category that worked as a hotbed of the future stars of Superbike until 2016, this new championship has world-class status by the FIM. Like its predecessor, the championship runs alongside the World Superbike Championship and the Supersport World Championship but only in European rounds.[2]

The objective of this category is to create a ladder to Superbike in an accessible way and with a mechanical equality that allows all the drivers to have the same winning options. The championship began on April 2, 2017 at MotorLand Aragón, in a race that had 37 drivers who crowned Scott Deroue as the first driver to win a race in category 3. Spaniard Marc García was the first Supersport 300 world champion to overcome the Italian Alfonso Coppola by one point.

On September 30, 2018, Ana Carrasco, who had been a year earlier the first woman to win a world championship race organized by FIM, became the first female champion of the world in the history of motorcycle racing.[3]

On 2019 season, in order to face the big entry list[4] (caused by the success of previous edition), FIM split Practice and Qualifying into 2 groups with best 30 riders racing on Sunday.[5] The series has been noted for its close competition, which has been criticised as dangerous due to the risk of riders striking each other in the event of falls.[6][7]

Regulations

According to the regulation approved by the International Motorcycling Federation, drivers must be at least fifteen years of age to participate. Despite being a world championship, it never ran outside Europe at the moment.

The bikes allowed to run in this category are not exclusively 300 engine capacity, which is why the minimum weight and revolutions per minute vary for each motorcycle model.

Starting from the Aragon GP 2018 the limits imposed by the FIM are the following:[8]

Champions

Riders' championship

Season Rider Pts Bike Team
2017 Spain Marc García 139 Yamaha YZF-R3 Halcourier Racing
2018 Spain Ana Carrasco 93 Kawasaki Ninja 400 DS Junior Team
2019 Spain Manuel González 161 Kawasaki Ninja 400 Kawasaki ParkinGO Team
2020 Netherlands Jeffrey Buis 220 Kawasaki Ninja 400 MTM Kawasaki Motoport
2021 Spain Adrián Huertas 255 Kawasaki Ninja 400 MTM Kawasaki

Manufacturers' championship

Season Manufacturer Pts Bike
2017 Japan Yamaha 196 Yamaha YZF-R3
2018 Japan Kawasaki 176 Kawasaki Ninja 400
2019 Japan Kawasaki 216 Kawasaki Ninja 400
2020 Japan Kawasaki 335 Kawasaki Ninja 400
2021 Japan Kawasaki 381 Kawasaki Ninja 400

Note

  1. ^ "About WordSSP300 - Yamaha Racing".
  2. ^ "2017 World Superbike Calendar | 13 Round Schedule (Updated 2/7/2017)". 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Ana Carrasco Crowned 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Champion in France".
  4. ^ "Supersport 300: 50-rider provisional entry list for 2019 season". 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "WorldSSP300 to see new format in 2019". 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ Thukral, Rachit; Fränzschky, Sebastian (27 September 2021). "Baz brands SSP300 "most dangerous class" after Vinales' death". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  7. ^ Oxley, Mat (28 September 2021). "Moto3 and WorldSSP300 deaths: something needs to change". Motor Sport magazine. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  8. ^ - Supersport 300 Assen: Rivisto il regolamento del Mondiale