1999 MCN British Superbike Championship

Niall Mackenzie and Yamaha barely had a chance to try for a 4th championship in a row; Cadbury's withdrew their sponsorship at the end of 1998 and, while they at least managed to race thanks to a deal with Virgin just days before the first round, the team struggled to make the brand new YZF R7 competitive. The championship remained competitive - although most of the protagonists were Ducati riders - and with an unlikely overtake for the win at the final corner at Donington followed by the closest finish in the series' history at Oulton Park, 1999 produced several memorable races. Chris Walker, now riding for Kawasaki, finished runner-up for the 3rd consecutive year behind Australia's Troy Bayliss who claimed Ducati's first title. The Privateers Cup also went to an Australian - Paul Young, whose partnership with Ray Stringer's team succeeded in developing their own Yamaha R7 enough to beat the Kawasakis of Dave Heal and Phil Giles.

DateRd.CircuitEvent NameData
1999-03-281Great Britain Brands Hatch (Indy)MCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-04-052Great Britain ThruxtonMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-04-253Great Britain Oulton ParkMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-05-094Great Britain SnettertonMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-05-315Great Britain Donington Park (Natl.)MCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-06-206Great Britain Silverstone (Natl.)MCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-07-187Great Britain Oulton ParkMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-08-088Great Britain KnockhillMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-08-159Great Britain Mallory ParkMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-08-3010Great Britain Cadwell ParkMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-09-1911Great Britain Brands HatchMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!
1999-09-2612Great Britain Donington ParkMCN British Superbike ChampionshipGO!

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The following official data is currently missing:

1999-06-20 Silverstone (Natl.): Free Practice 2

Copies of any of this information would be greatly appreciated. If you have any additional information about this season's races or riders, please contact me!