Since its first release in 2008, the official book of the Superbike World Championship has been an indispensible resource for all fans of the championship reserved for production derived bikes, the championship for bikes you can buy from your local dealer. Like every year, this book opens with a chapter devoted to the winner of the World Championship title. Plenty of space has been devoted to reports on the 12 scheduled races of the 2016 season, and to the bikes and riders that constitute the fundamental pieces in the complex SBK jigsaw. The "strong suit" of the official book, one of the parts that will delight fans of the series, is without doubt the one dealing with the engineering of these authentic jewels, described in the most minute detail - thanks to the contributions of specialists working for the various teams - and illustrated with numerous photos revealing all the secrets of the championship's leading players. The chapters on the "other world championships", Supersport and Superstock 1000 and 600 complete a book that should be on the shelves of every true fan.
Scottish journalist, Gordon Ritchie has been writing about motorcycles for more than 20 years, having been an engineer in a previous life. He has attended every Superbike World Championship race since becoming a freelance journalist at the start of the 1999 season, having been the Deputy Editor of SuperBike Magazine in the UK before then. Ritchie has been active in the MotoGP and BSB Championships over the years and contributes to some of the biggest motorcycle publications and websites in the world.
Fabrizio Porrozzi, born in Rome in 1961, is one of the top Superbike photographers, a sport he has followed right from the start. He owns an agency that also covers Moto GP.
Born in 1980 Federico Porrozzi is a motorsport journalist and reporter of motorcycle races. He has also worked as a press officer for various World Superbike Championship teams (including Althea Racing). Since 2013 he has been working on the motoring web portals for the Italian dailies Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.