Knockhill - BSB Championship standings

Josh Brookes ekes ahead of Tommy Hill in the British Superbike standings... although Hill has more podium 'credits' in hand
The battle for the 2010 British Superbike Championship has seen Josh Brookes take charge in the provisional standings as it looks increasingly likely the six showdown competitors will come from a pool of eight riders.

Following the sixth round of the season at Knockhill, Brookes has moved ahead of Tommy Hill by four points, while Ryuichi Kiyonari leapfrogged Michael Laverty into third position.

Importantly, however, Hill still technically leads the way by virtue of the podium 'credits' that will be handed out when the are equalised for the final three events. Hill currently has 15 extra points, compared to Brookes and Kiyonari on 13 each.

The win for Michael Rutter also sees him go relatively clear in the battle for a crucial top six finish after nine events, leaving the current battle for the sixth and final spot down to John Laverty, Alastair Seeley and Stuart Easton - the trio are split by just 16 points with eight races still to go, although dropped scores are still to be taken into account.

Elsewhere, Honda have moved clear in the manufacturers' standings over Suzuki – with reigning champions Yamaha down in fifth -, while Hudson Kennaugh is leading on the MAR Kawasaki in the inaugural Evo championship.

2010 British Superbike Championship Rider standings after six rounds

1. Josh Brookes HM Plant Honda 166 points
2. Tommy Hill Worx Crescent Suzuki 162
3. Ryuichi Kiyonari HM Plant Honda 148
4. Michael Laverty Relentless Suzuki 146
5. Michael Rutter Ducati 139
6. John Laverty Buildbase Kawasaki 108
7. Alastair Seeley Relentless Suzuki 101
8. Stuart Easton Swan Honda 92
9. Chris Walker CW Suzuki/MSS Colchester Kawasaki 65
10. Martin Jessopp 57
11. Tommy Bridewell Quay Garage Honda 50
12. James Ellison Swan Honda 48
13. Gary Mason MSS Colchester Kawasaki 41
14. Simon Andrews MSS Colchester Kawasaki 35
15. Dan Linfoot Motorpoint Yamaha 29
16. Yukio Kagayama Worx Crescent Suzuki 25
17. Adam Jenkinson Buildbase Kawasaki 23
18. Peter Hickman Ultimate Yamaha 20
19. Andrew Pitt Motorpoint Yamaha 18
20. Steve Brogan Jentin BMW (E) 18
21. Hudson Kennaugh MAR Kawasaki (E)
22. Ian Lowry Motorpoint Yamaha 9
23. Gary Johnson AIM Suzuki (E) 6
24. Christian Iddon SMT Honda 5
25. Luke Jones PR Racing Yamaha 4
26. David Anthony MIST Suzuki (E) 3
27. Aaron Zanotti Red Viper Spike Suzuki (E) 3
28. David Johnson Two Brothers BMW (E) 3
29. Steve Mercer SMR Yamaha 2
30. Craig Fitzpatrick Close Print Finance Honda (E) 1
31. Alex Lowes Redline KTM (E) 1

British Superbike Championship Evo Rider standings after six rounds

1. Hudson Kennaugh MAR Suzuki 198 points
2. Steve Brogan Jentin BMW 170
3. David Johnson Two Brothers BMW 132
4. Pauli Pekkanen 777 RR Suzuki 116
5. Gary Johnson AIM Suzuki 116
6. Aaron Zanotti Rider Viper Spike Suzuki 109
7. David Anthony MIST Suzuki 103
8. Chris Burns Splitlath Aprilia 96
9. Pete Ward Astro Kawasaki 60
10. Craig Fitzpatrick Close Print Finance Honda 53
11. Michael O'Brien Motomob Yamaha 38
12. Alex Lowes Redline KTM 29
13. Michael Howarth Magic Bullet Suzuki 19
14. Steve Heneghan Quattro Plant Honda 13

British Superbike Championship Manufacturer standings after six rounds

1. Honda CBR1000RR 248 points
2. Suzuki GSX-R1000 220
3. Ducati 1098R 146
4. Kawasaki ZX-10R 106
5. Yamaha R1 58
6. BMW S1000RR 18
7. KTM RC8 1
8. Aprilia RSV-4 0

Related Pictures

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Josh Brookes, Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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