Electronic aids such as traction control, launch control and anti-wheelie strategies were outlawed back in 2012 when controlled electronics were introduced. The objectives behind this included improving the spectacle by creating closer racing, increasing the opportunity for private teams to battle competitively and restricting performance by only allowing limited modifications to improve reliability and durability and to create parity between different motorcycle models and types.
BSB CHAMPION 1999
Australian Troy Bayliss came, saw and conquered, using BSB to showcase his talents before moving on to the world stage. He then graduated to WSB and Motogp. When he retired in 2008 he was a three-time WSB champion and the only man in history to have won a BSB, WSB and Motogp race.
BSB CHAMPION – 2006, 2007, 2010
Following a stint in GPS, the Japanese rider arrived in BSB with the full support of Honda and has become one of the greats. Kiyonari took on allcomers to become one of only three men to have won three BSB crowns or more. And he’s still racing in the series – riding for Suzuki in 2016.
BSB CHAMPION 1995, 2002
Regarded by many as one of the most naturally gifted racers of his generation, Hislop spent years fighting with the best in BSB and was part of epic championship battles with Mackenzie and Reynolds culminating in his title in 2002. Hislop lost his life in a helicopter crash in 2003.