The MCE 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.
Standard format of 25 points for a win, then 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 are awarded for each of the races from the opening nine events. Riders then drop their worst two scores.
From this point on, the top six riders in the championship standings (only) become the 'Title Fighters' for the final three events. Each Title Fighter begins The Showdown with 500 points, plus additional points for each podium position they obtained in the Main Season: 5 for a win, 3 for a second, and 1 for a third.
The standard points scoring format from the Main Season then continues for The Showdown, with all points scores from the final seven races counting.