WORLD SUPERBIKES HITS 30, BUT HAS IT BEEN A HAPPY BIRTH­DAY?

Tech­ni­cally, 2018 is the 30th an­niver­sary of WSB – but 2017 is the 30th sea­son of WSB rac­ing, so let’s cel­e­brate it a bit, eh?

Fast Bikes - - CONTENTS - WORDS:BJKUB AS CRONIN& KELP ICS:KE LEDGE

Thirty en­tire sea­sons of World Superbikes will have flown by, come the end of 2017. Bonkers, no? With two races per event week­end, that’s one hell of a lot of ac­tion (over 700 races) over those three decades, and there have been thrills and spills, as well as plenty of tasty con­tro­versy along the way. Pho­tog­ra­pher ex­traor­di­naire Kel Edge has been there since the start when he ditched Grand Prix du­ties to go cover Steve McLaughlin’s fledg­ling pro­duc­tion based series. We asked him to sup­ply us with some snaps from past to present, for a gallery of his­toric superbike love­li­ness for you to savour, and to give us a word or three on each of them. After all, there’s prob­a­bly not an­other man alive that knows WSB as well as Kel!

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