Karl Muggeridge has won his first title in six years after wrapping up the German-based IDM Superbike series at Hockenheim.
Muggeridge switched to the domestic series after being unable to land a ride in the World Superbike Championship in 2010, the Australian having competed in 113 traces over a period of five seasons.
Riding with the Holzhauer Honda team, Muggeridge claimed the title with five race wins and a further three podiums, beating former World Supersport rival and BMW rider Werner Daemen in the process.
“I'm glad it's over and that we got the job done,” said the 2004 World Supersport Champion. “The season is only six months long, with eight races but we had 12 tests before and during the season, so I have never been so busy. We had a pretty good season but after I had a big crash, when I was taken out at the Sachsenring, I have been suffering with pain from a neck injury.
“In the final round the other guys had to make up 31 points, and I just had to not do anything silly. I stayed out of trouble and we took the championship."
In the manufacturers' reckoning, Austrian company KTM scored its first-ever Superbike title with the vee-twin RC8.