WorldSBK bosses have this morning confirmed the European Superstock 1000 championship will cease to exist at the end of 2018.

After 19 seasons of successful racing in around Europe, with 17 different champions and six different manufacturers taking titles in the class, the decision to not continue the series has been made following the evolution of technical regulations in WorldSBK over recent years.

“We want to thank all our teams and riders for their commitment and effort throughout the seasons. STK1000 has provided some sensational racing action over the years, but now are looking ahead to the future of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. We now want to focus on the promotion and expansion of our three main categories,” said series boss Daniel Carrera.

So Markus Reiterberger could well be the last ever champion should he be crowned this weekend.

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