The fifth round of this year’s World Superbike Championship at the Imola venue saw Alvaro Bautista and Ducati’s stranglehold on the series finally ended.
Motorcycle Racing Quiz of the Year: 2015
Well what a year of motorcycle racing that was! We saw riders fighting it out to the bitter end, others dominating the track, big names finally reaching their well earned title…it all went on.
But, if we were to test your knowledge on some of the biggest events from 2015 how would you fare? Let’s find out…
2015 was a stupendous year for the MotoGP division as Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez fought tooth and nail all year long, ending with a thrilling, and bitter, climax. Elsewhere, Johann Zarco and Danny Kent gave their respective countries plenty to cheer about so here are a few teasers to test your memory.
Jonathan Rea was quite simply the dominant force in last year’s World Superbike Championship as he became Northern Ireland’s fourth World Champion, but it was also a stunning year all round for Great Britain as they claimed the first four places in the Championship – try these questions below.
Josh Brookes finally got his hands on the British Superbike Championship in 2015 after years of trying and the Australian eventually ran out a comfortable winner. But how many races did he win? Who won the BSB Rider’s Cup? And which was the only team to get two riders into the Showdown? How will you fare in our BSB quiz?…
With wins for established front runners John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey and Ian Hutchinson as well as young pretenders Lee Johnston and Peter Hickman, 2015 saw another excellent year on the roads. Records were broken and the racing was nothing but fast and furious – but how well do you remember who won what, where and when?
So, how well did you do? Did our questions stump you or did you find them a doddle? Why not share your comments below!
Having started watching motorcycle races all over the world form childhood, Phil Wain has been a freelance motorcycle journalist for 15 years and is features writer for a number of publications including BikeSport News and Classic Racer, having also been a regular contributor to MCN and MCN Sport. He is PR officer for a number of teams and riders at both the British Superbike Championship and International road races, including Smiths Triumph, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, John McGuinness, Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor. He is also heavily involved with the Isle of Man TT Races, writing official press releases and race reports as well as providing ITV4 with statistical information.