After a decade of waiting, we'll finally be getting a new Superbike video game. SBK 22 will be released later this year and is being developed by Milestone.
Superbikes is one of the most eventful motorcycle racing series out there with some excellent riders. Here's the full list of fully-licenced teams and riders we expect in SBK 22!
Current SBK bike
As we've not seen SBK bikes in video games for a long time, it'd be good to refamiliarise ourselves with them. Superbikes are high-powered sports bikes that are derived from road bike models.
There are currently five bike manufacturers in the Superbike Championship. These are BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha.
Multiple teams use the same chassis and there are currently 24 full-time riders. There are also a handful of wildcard and replacement riders too, but we don't expect them to make an appearance in SBK 22.
Full rider and teams list
Here's what we believe the full roster will be upon the game's launch:
|BMW Motorrad||BMW||45||Scot Redding|
|BMW Motorrad||BMW||60||Michael van der Mark|
|Bonovo Action||BMW||50||Eugene Laverty|
|Bonovo Action||BMW||76||Loris Baz|
|Team GoEleven||Ducati||5||Phillipp Ottl|
|Aruba.It Racing||Ducati||19||Alvaro Bautista|
|Aruba.It Racing||Ducati||21||Michael Ruben Rinaldi|
|Barni Spark||Ducati||29||Luca Bernardi|
|Barni Spark||Ducati||47||Alex Bassani|
|Team HRC||Honda||7||Iker Lecuona|
|Team HRC||Honda||97||Hafizh Syahrin|
|MIE Racing||Honda||35||Leandro Mercado|
|MIE Racing||Honda||36||Leandro Mercado|
|TPR Team||Kawasaki||84||Loris Cresson|
|Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||1||Toprak Razgatlıoğlu|
|Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||55||Andrea Locatelli|
|Yamaha Motoxracing||Yamaha||2||Roberto Tamburini|
|GYTR GRT||Yamaha||3||Kohta Nozane|
|GYTR GRT||Yamaha||31||Garret Gerloff|
|Gil Motor Sport||Yamaha||25||Chistophe Ponsson|
Superbike weekends have a very unique format. Most racing fans won't be familiar with it, but the general rundown is as follows:
- 1st free practice (50 minutes) and 2nd free practice (50 minutes)
- 3rd free practice (20 minutes)
- Superpole qualifying (25 minutes) - Sets the starting positions for Race 1 and the Superpole Race
- Race 1
- Warm-up (15 minutes)
- Superpole Race
- Ten lap race.
- Top 9 finishers set their grid position for Race 2; positions from 10th onwards set from Saturday's Superpole.
- Race 2
Release Date and Consoles
SBK 22 will be released worldwide on September 15, 2022 on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X|S and PC (Steam).