Spaniard Lavilla began this year's campaign as a 'stand-in' rider for Honda's injured James Haydon. He went on to claim six victories and five second places in eleven outings, earning him the title in remarkable fashion.
This year's championship was always going to be unpredictable and the stage was set for a thoroughly exciting season. The injury and subsequent retirement of reigning champion John Reynolds and Yukio Kagayama's move to the World Superbike Championship left a highly coveted gap in the line up of favourites for the 2005 title.
New kid on the block 2004 Supersport Champion Karl Harris was out to make a name for himself, alongside MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams and TT winner John McGuinness. But old favourites Sean Emmett, Michael Rutter and Scott Smart weren't going to give in without a fight, and neither were up and coming names Leon Haslam and Ryuichi Kiyonari, who maintained good placings throughout the 11 rounds.
This official review delivers hard-fought, knee-scraping, high-tension action from one of the most competitive national bike series in the world. Relive all the drama and action with the best trackside and on-bike camera footage plus interviews and background info. Special DVD extras include interviews with Reynolds, Rutter, Hodgson, Walker and Kiyonari, plus special features on Scott Smart and Vivaldi Racing, Lavilla and Team Bosses.
Jostling, elbow-to-elbow racing at blistering speeds! It's time for them to show us what they're made of!