What has surprised you most in 2009?
The trip to Miller Motorsports Park brought about the mid-way point in the 2009 World Superbike season, giving us an ideal chance to sit back and evaluate what has been an exciting and eventful seven rounds and 14 races.
Think back around four months to when the countdown to the start of the season at Phillip Island was reaching a critical stage, anticipation was reaching fever-pitch.
Two new manufacturer entries, a bevy of riding talent and an influx of British stars promised to make the 2009 season one of most interesting – and unpredictable – of recent years.
Fourteen races in and some of those questions posed pre-season have been answered – but did they turn out just as you expected?
We have identified eight reasons to have been surprised this season, but which has been the biggest turn up for you…?