BSB 2015: championship standings after Brands Hatch

The 2015 British Superbike Championship is now over

THE 2015 British Superbike championship has now ended with Australian Josh Brookes taking the title crown for the first time in his career. 

The Milwaukee Yamaha rider has finished the 2015 BSB championship with 703 points, despite his first DNF of the season happening in the final race of the year. Brookes has also become the first Australian to win the British Superbike title since Troy Bayliss in 1999. 

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne, who will be on a PBM Ducati next year, finished in second with 662 points while James Ellison finished in third for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team. 

Tyco BMW's Michael Laverty marginally pulled himself up as he won his first race of the season to finish with 601 points, while his teammate Tommy Bridewell finished in sixth. 

The British Superbike championship is now over until April next year, but teams will be heading to various circuits to undergo intense winter testing before the 2016 championship begins. 

The final 2015 Championship standings:

1Josh BrookesYamaha703
2Shane ByrneKawasaki662
3James EllisonKawasaki614
4Michael LavertyBMW601
5Dan LinfootHonda556
6Tommy BridewellBMW545
7Luke MosseyKawasaki168
8Richard CooperKawasaki156
9Peter HickmanBMW150
10Christian IddonSuzuki146
11Stuart EastonKawasaki139
12Danny BuchanKawasaki125
13Jason O'HalloranHonda103
14Lee JacksonBMW101
15Billy McConnellBMW98
16Howie MainwaringKawasaki90
17John HopkinsDucati76
18Chris WalkerKawasaki67
19Ryuichi KiyonariBMW66
20James WestmorelandKawasaki66
21Broc ParkesYamaha38
22Jack KennedyKawasaki35
23Martin JessoppBMW32
24Jakub SmrzYamaha30
25Josh WatersSuzuki28
26Filip BacklundKawasaki19
27Ian HutchinsonKawasaki8
28Adam JenkinsonYamaha7
29Luke StaplefordKawasaki6
30Robbin HarmsBMW5
31Michael RutterKawasaki3
32Jed MetcherKawasaki1
33Julien Da CostaHonda1
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