The Bennetts British Superbike Championship points system is designed to create a crescendo of competition towards the end of the season to minimise the chances of anyone securing the title before the final event of the year. This revolutionary concept was introduced for 2010.
As the regular length season returns, the established Showdown format will apply, with some changes for 2021:
The Main Season will now consist of 8 events and 24 races.
Points will awarded to the first 15 finishers using the regular format of 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
After the 24th race, the top eight riders in the championship standings will graduate as Title Fighters and be elevated to 1000 points together with any Podium Points accrued in the Main Season. Podium Points will be awarded for each main season race as follows: 1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd - 1 point.
For the remaining 3 events, 9 races, points will awarded to the first 15 finishers using the regular format of 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
The BSB Riders Cup will continue to be awarded to the first rider outside of the Title Fighters in the final standings.