The bulk of the racing for the World Superbike Championship is done in Europe and runs for 9 months of the year. The format of the sport is similar to many motorsports in that each individual race is contested at a different track, the winner of the race is awarded point for finishing in positions 1 – 15. The winner of an individual event is awarded 25 points and the rider finishing in 15th place is awarded 1 point.
There are 13 events in total with the winner being the rider that has accumulated the most points of the 13 events.
Most of the motorcycle racing involving Superbikes are at European tracks but there are events held in the United States, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, South Africa, Qatar so like MotoGP it has a worldwide appeal.