Brembo and the anglo-italian-japanese axis of World Superbike

Brembo braking systems are the undisputed rulers of highly modified production motorcycles

It will take a Japanese bike, a rider from the United Kingdom and Italian brakes to win this year’s WorldSBK, as the first 10 championship races have already shown: out of 20 races, 15 were won by Kawasaki. Only 5 victories slipped by the Japanese manufacturer; 4 went to Ducati with Chaz Davies and one to Aprilia with Leon Haslam. Most significantly however, Kawasaki managed to win 10 consecutive races and take 6 Superpole wins.

The contingent of riders from the U.K. on the other hand, has not yet lost a race. It won all 20 races in 2015: 12 victories went to North Irelander Jonathan Rea, 4 to Welsh Chaz Davies, 3 wins went to British Tom Sykes (teammate of Rea) and British Leon Haslam  (son of legendary Rocket Ron Haslam) won once. 



These results are even more incredible when one considers that only 6 riders from the United Kingdom race full-time for World Superbike. Still, these 4 racers hold the top 4 positions in the classification. Jordi Torres, the Spanish rider who is in fifth place, trails Haslam by 73 points, Sykes by 109 points, Davies by 122 points and is so much as 266 points behind Rea.

Doing even better than the British riders are the Brembo braking systems. They were victorious in 20 out of 20 World races and took 58 podiums out of the 60 assigned. It was the talented Dutch rider, Michael Van Der Mark, who kept Brembo from making a clean sweep when he tore away two third places at the races on his home turf (Assen). In the other 9 competitions  though, Brembo monopolized the podiums in both races, doing so with bikes from almost all of the manufacturers, from Kawasaki to Aprilia, from Ducati to Suzuki, demonstrating its superior product which integrates perfectly with all motorcycle brands.