Vote for your 2012 BSB Rider of the Year

CLICK HERE to rate each of the British Superbike Championship riders out of ten for their 2012 performances...
With new regulations, a full grid of bikes, a quality blend of riders and the added twist of the now familiar 'Title Showdown', British Superbikes 2012 had all the ingredients to provide a fitting sequel to last year's dramatic finale.

In the end, things weren't quite as 'last gasp' as they were in 2011, Shane Byrne's run of wins during the critical three-round 'Showdown' carrying him towards what became a relatively comfortable third career BSB title on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.

Nonetheless, the BSB 2012 was never just about one man and when you consider Josh Brookes scored more points than anyone else during the entire year and Tommy Hill enjoyed a comfortable lead heading into the Title Showdown, picking the top rider for the season isn't such an easy task.

Furthermore, with Alex Lowes and Tommy Bridewell enjoying breakthrough campaigns in 2012, James Westmoreland claiming the BSB Riders' Cup and Michael Laverty, Chris Walker, Ian Lowry and Jon Kirkham all tasting the winners' champagne this year, there was more than one standout.

Which is why we aren't just asking you to pick your top rider for 2012, we want you to rate a selection of them out of ten. Once tallied, we will then count down the top ten BSB riders of 2012 based on your scores…

To submit your ratings, all you need to do is, CLICK HERE

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Race 2 start [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Shane Byrne - PBM Be Wiser Ducati [credit: BSB Media]
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Stavros - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 1:56 PM

Has to be Brookes. Hardly put a foot wrong all year while riding a bike clearly slower than his main competitors to actually accumulate more points than anyone else for the season.


December 01, 2012 11:14 PM

Shakey, of course. He missed races because of injury and still won his 3rd BSB championship. ( He would have won last year's championship if it wasn't for the shoot-out ). He's getting on in years but still winning. And he's staying in BSB for 2013 to go for a record-breaking 4th BSB championship. Definitely impressive.

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