World SBK Season 35 announced that the team has signed riders. Jonathan Rea holds the record for most wins. He set this record between 2015 and 2020. Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, the 2021 Turkish rider, will lead the season and become the new champion, ending Jonathan Rea’s campaign. Jonathan Rea is the best driver with 107 race wins and six titles.
1. Jonathan Rea | United Kingdom | (107 Wins)|.
He may lose the title to the Turkish competitor, but he will retain his six world titles. The combination of Rea and Kawasaki Ninja proved to be the best pairing in WSBK, winning six consecutive championships between 2015 and 2020.
2. Carl Fogarty | United Kingdom | (59 wins)
Carl Fogerty bagged two titles in 1994-95 and 1998-99 making him the World Superbike champion. He won 59 races in his career. In 2019, Jonathan Rea broke his record with the fifth title.
3. Troy Bayliss | Australia | (52 wins) |
Troy Bayliss is one of Australia’s greatest riders, having won the Superbike World Championship three times in his career. He failed to win the title but won the World SBK rider ranking with Ducati in 2001, 2006, and 2008.
4. Noriyuki Haga | Japan | (43 wins) |
Noriyuki Haga is the best rider on this list, but despite his 43 Superbike wins, he has yet to win a WSBK title. He recently came to the tournament after finishing second three times in 2000, 2007, and 2009.
5. Tom Sykes | United Kingdom | (34 wins) |
Tom Sykes began his career in 2008 and with 34 SBK victories ranks fifth on the all-time list. He was originally registered as a driver for the Suzuki team in 2010. He moved to the Kawasaki team and in 2013 won the only race.
6. Troy Corser | Australia | (33 wins) |
Tory Corser has held the achievement of the highly experienced rider in the history of WSBK. He also won 377 races and 33 victories. He won the title of Ducati 916 in 1996 and, also Suzuki in 2005.
7. Chaz Davies | Wales | (32 wins) |
Before making his SBK debut with Aprilia, Chaz Davies began his career in the junior MotoGP class, where he finished an impressive 9th in the standings after taking his first win of the rookie season. With 28 of his 32 career victories on the Ducati superbike, he will retire at the end of the 2021 season to ride for the Go Eleven team.
8. Colin Edwards | United States | (31 wins) |
The American rider won the 2000 and 2002 championships on the Honda VTR1000 superbike after a great battle with Ducati’s Troy Bayliss. Like Australian Bayliss, Edwards did not return to WSBK after being away from Moto GP.
9. Doug Polen | United States | (27 wins) |
Poland won 2 WSBK titles in 1991 and 1992 on a Ducati 888 and held the record with Jonathan Rea for most wins in a season with 17 in 1991.
10. Carlos Checa | Spain | (24 wins) |
Checa started WSBK for Ten Kate Honda and took 2 wins in his rookie season. After switching to Ducati in 2010, he won the championship a year later and took 15 wins and 21 podiums on the 1098R.