BSB » Tommy Hill wins 2011 BSB title by 0.006secs!

Tommy Hill wins the 2011 MCE British Superbike Championship after prevailing in a breathtaking last lap battle with John Hopkins that ended with them split by 0.006secs.

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pp916 - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 9:07 AM

The scoring system has given Hill a championship that will always be in question..that's a pity.
Hopper? Well looking back at the weekend he choked and gave it away....Saturday he didn't capitalize on Hill running a spare slower engine and admitted himself he rode tight, Sunday his biggest mistake was not going out for morning warm-up...if he had the sensor failure would have shown up then, and in the final race he seemed frozen to the spot behind Ellison for all of the race when he should have pushed past and made his escape before Hill got close. But what really disappointed me was him sliding over to Shakey to tell him he was the real champion....sorry but that smacks of a bad loser.

dave from the don - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 9:38 AM

That pass into Dingle Dell was fantastic from Hill, I think that was definitely the race winning pass.

I've ridden through that section myself and it is a completely blind right hand turn. There are signposts up on the right side of the track up to help guide you in: III, II, I

Dale - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 9:40 AM

@ pp916, john & co

The Rugby World Cup is on at the moment.
Currently try's are worth 5 points, penalties 3, & conversions 2 ... but that wasnt always the case.
In the past try's were worth 3 & penalties 2.

In initial RWC's there was no bonus point system for scoring more than 4 points or finishing within 7 points of the opposition.

Are you going to go back & recalculate all the points under the old system, & then declare a whole parallel RWC history of your own with your own winners.

Things change.
Move with the times or become a fossil.

Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 9:57 AM

10 on its way to a my local Hospice as promised pre season if Hill beat Laverty on the same bike.. Congratulations to all the champions no matter what my views on the scoring system.. Thanks to Hopkins for providing us with the opportunity to see a genuine class act.. I hope some of our new BSB friends from over the pond stay with us next season even when he moves on to pastures new.. Including you "Uncle Sam" were ever you've gone.. But the biggest congratulations saved for Suzuki's only Champion AGAIN.. Alastair Seeley..

borat - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 10:10 AM

I'm still buzzing now after that last race, truly, truly awesome stuff!!
Even the wife was out of her chair yelling "gooo on Hopper!" (to no evail, sadly) and the dog actually ran across our new laminate floor for the first time to see what all the noise was about. Sad there had to be a loser, but well done to Tommy.
Now, where are my pills...........

pp916 - Unregistered

October 10, 2011 12:49 PM

I have absolutely no interest in the scoring system in rugby....grear sport but WTF relevance has it got to motorcycle racing?
Every other major racing championship around the world, and all the other classes in BSB adopt the conventional scoring system, why? Because it works!
The last round would have still had a final showdown element as 3 riders would have been in with a shot, it adds nothing. Supersport & 125 came down to a last race climax without this artificial manipulation and superbike would have been just the same.

Richard Mushet

October 10, 2011 7:45 PM

Dale - your comment about rugby union scoring has nothing to do with the ridiculous showdown system. Do they stop a rugby match with 20 minutes to go and write off all the points scored?

Scoring used to be different in the days of Hailwood and Ago when the top 6 only scored points, with 1st place taking 8 points. At the end of the day it was still only the person who scored the most points at the end of the season. A bit different to podium credits and showdown totals isn't it?


October 11, 2011 1:25 AM

@Commentary Comedy Gold! That comment is right up there with so many Murrayism's...

Jack is a legend of the commentary box... he gives me a good laugh when watching the races and Jack and James make one of the best commentary teams in the world.

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