The upcoming season of WorldSBK is announced, the first race will take place in the month of February at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, in Australia. Superbike World Championship teams announced the riders line-ups for the season 2023. Jonathan Rea, Dominique Aegerter and Álvaro Bautista hold top contract deals with the WorldSBK teams. Some riders recently changed their teams. WorldSBK riders salaries reported.
|WSBK Riders||Base Salary||Potential Bonus||Teams||Contracts|
|Jonathan Rea||$1.8m||$500k||Kawasaki Racing||2023|
|Dominique Aegerter||$750k||$300k||Yamaha Team||2023|
|Scott Reading||$650k||$300k||BMW Motorrad||2023|
|Alex Lowes||$625k||$200k||Kawasaki Racing||2023|
|Alvaro Bautista||$500k||$250k||Aruba.it Racing||2023|
|Toprak Razgatlıoglu||$500k||$200k||Pata Yamaha||2023|
|Andrea Locatelli||$500k||$150k||Pata Yamaha Team||2023|
|Michael van der Mark||$450k||$200k||BMW Motorrad||2023|
|Tom Sykes||$400k||$150k||Kawasaki Racing||2023|
|Remy Gardner||$350k||–||Yamaha Team||2023|
|Michael Ruben||$300k||–||Aruba.it Racing||2023|
|Garrett Gerloff||$300k||–||Bonovo Action BMW||2023|
|Xavi Vierge||$300k||–||Team HRC||2023|
|Axel Bassani||$275k||–||Motocorsa Racing||2023|
|Loris Baz||$275k||–||Bonovo Action BMW||2023|
|Lorenzo Baldassarri||$275k||–||GMT94 Yamaha||2023|
|Philipp Oettl||$275k||–||Team GoEleven||2023|
|Hafizh Syahrin||$250k||–||MIE Racing Honda||2023|
|Isaac Vinales||$250k||–||TPR by Viñales Racing||2023|
|Eric Granado||$250k||–||MIE Racing Honda||2023|
|Bradley Ray||$150k||Yamaha Motoxracing||2023|
|Oliver Konig||$100k||–||Orelac Racing||2023|
What is Potential Bonus how much riders earn?
Potential Bonus is awarded to the riders in MotoGP and Superbike Championship if they retain their position in the top drivers standings for another year. If a rider finished third in the season, the team offered him contract which include potential bonus to finish in the top 5 position. It depends on the teams how much they offered to the riders in the of bonuses. The top three riders earn most money from potential bonuses.
How Much Riders Earn from Prize Money?
The official information regarding WorldSBK prize money not revealed yet however back in year 2018, a source reported that WSBK riders earn based on their standings in the points table. The first place rider earn share of $200k from the prize money, $175k awarded to second place rider and third place rider receive share of $100k.
Jonathan Rea : Salary $1.8m :
Jonathan Rea is looking forward to become the champion seventh time his contract deal with Kawasaki renew and he is currently earning $1.8m reported by number of media outlets in UK and US.
Dominique Aegerter : Salary $750k :
Dominique Aegerter is the racer to watch this season, he is hopeful to give tough challenge to Alvaro Bautista, Scott Reading and Toprak Razgathiolglu for the WorldSBK championship, his current contract worth of $750k a season with Yamaha Team.
Scott Reading : Salary $650k :
Scott Reading is hopeful to win the WorldSBK championship title this year. He hold contract with BMW Motorrad in 2023 worth of $650k and if retain the top position in the season earn potential bonus upto $300k.
WorldSBK riders salaries will be updated in year 2024 further details regarding to contracts or new entry during the season details will be updated once the move of rider is confirmed.